One of the joys of being a man, as I understand it, is gazing at women, and street style photographs are a boon for that pastime. Sure, women gaze at images of other women to admire a razzle dazzle outfit, or marvelous hair, or great legs, or a neat smirk (well, ideally), but men gaze at those same images slackjawed and mutter something about “a certain je ne sais quoi."

Well, now I’m going to show you a certain je sais ce que. Photos of serene giraffes dressed in actual cumulus clouds and Balenciaga boots are fun to look at, but they can also teach you loads about how to dress yourself. Here are 15 lessons you can learn from the recent slew of street style babes and bambis.

Rachel Seville is a writer living in New York who believes in miracles. Read her blog, Pizza Rulez, here and follow her on Twitter here.