MTV Style Best Of 2010: Your Street Style

Celebs weren’t the only ones who dressed to impress in 2010. Throughout the year, we hit the streets to get you to Show Us Your Style and, BOY, were we floored (in a very good way) by what we found. There was Tabia in NYC who we spotted rocking Tron-style sunglasses that, to this day, rival the cool quotient of 30 Seconds to Mars’ frontman Jared Leto’s animal print shield shades. And we loved seeing all of the marvelous odes to Lady Gaga style outside her New York City concert; our fave Little Monster was Chris who got creative with caution tape (à la Gaga’s “Telephone” video). Read on for quotes and clips from other top street stylers.


We found Tabia, a 23-year-old who works in public relations, across the street from a Duane Reade in New York City. We were drawn to her entire ensemble—her torn jean vest/shirt, her metallic shell necklace, her braided ’do—but we were FIXATED on her outer space-inspired shades. “When I buy sunglasses, I look for something that other people don’t have,” said Tabia. Mission accomplished.

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New Yorker Chris was one of our favorite Little Monsters waiting outside a NYC Lady Gaga concert over the summer. Inspired by Gaga’s “Telephone” video, Chris wore what he called “construction gear,” which included caution tape, green shorts and flip-flops.

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What makes a sneaker hot? “It’s gotta be clean, more than anything. No ripped-up bottoms, can’t be squeezed up,” said Seth from the Bronx. We spotted this sneakerhead at Sneaker Con in October wearing orange/black/purple Adidas with a pair of Kill City jeans, a shirt from Goliath, a tan cargo jacket, oversize glasses, and a gray bucket hat.

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For Isabella, a 21-year-old from Cambridge, England, clothes are more than just cover-ups. “When I go shopping I look for stuff which is quite hard-core and rock ’n’ roll because I’m in an ’80s metal band back home. So I really really want to express my music through my style.” When we saw the Cambridge, England native she was wearing a graphic tank top, denim short shorts, combat boots, and a shaved head, like singer Cassie.

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We found Mikey, a fashion publicity student, over the summer wearing a funky pair of black Creative Recreation shoes, which he tucked his skinny jeans into. “I’m willing to spend like $200…I also have a red pair,” Mikey added. We’re not surprised! The kicks looked like a good investment—perfect for any season.

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