Over the years, street style from New York Fashion Week has become just as important as the runway shows themselves. And while we still marvel at the glamour of the runway, there’s a huge appeal in the more down to earth looks we see on the streets. These are outfits we can easily see ourselves wearing everyday, probably more than the ones we see on the runway. So it doesn’t matter if you’re attending New York Fashion Week or not, these street style staples are must-haves that belong in every stylish girl’s wardrobe.
11 No-Fail Fashion Pieces A Girl Needs On New York Fashion Week
Street Style-Approved Outfits To Prep You For NYFW
New York Fashion Week is just around the corner, and I’m so excited to see all the new trends and collections! But aside from the runway shows, I’ll also keep my eye out for New York Fashion Week street style. It’s my go-to source for fashion-forward yet wearable outfit inspiration, and it should be one of yours too. Vogue editors recently talked about what they’ll be wearing to New York Fashion Week this season, and they’re all prioritizing comfort and function in their outfits. And while I’ve never been to New York Fashion Week, I’m sure we can all relate to wearing comfy yet stylish outfits. So read on for 11 street style-approved pieces to help you dress like it’s New York Fashion Week, every single day.
1. White Sneakers
When we talk about combining fashion and comfort these days, white sneakers are one of the first things that come to mind. I’m in love with this trend, and it seems like it’s here to stay. These days you can wear white sneakers with anything: jeans and a basic tee, cute skirts, and even shirt dresses like this one!
2. Laid-Back Basics
All the stylish girls are out for New York Fashion Week, all showing off their signature looks. But the true measure of style is how well you can pull off the most basic pieces. A simple way to upgrade a pair of ripped jeans and a plain tee? Layer it with a chic coat and some statement accessories like a belt.
3. Leather Jackets
If you don’t have a leather jacket in your wardrobe, get one right now. Whether your style is girly, edgy, or classic, a leather jacket is the fashion piece of choice for cool girls everywhere. For a New York Fashion Week-ready outfit, try a model off-duty look with comfy pants and a basic tee.
4. Bomber Jackets
Bomber jackets are great if you want to inject some color to your outfit but still keep the cool edginess of leather jackets. Dress it down like Gigi Hadid’s athleisure outfit, or dress it up with a floral dress like Olivia Palermo’s street style look.
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5. 70s-inspired Dresses
If you haven’t caught on to the 70s-inspired trend yet, now’s the time. Ruffles, bell sleeves, flare pants, and playful prints all make for a photogenic and New York Fashion Week-ready outfit.
I love wearing denim as much as you do, and I love it even more because it’s a street style-approved look! You can pair it with lounge pants or joggers for a laid-back look.
7. Statement Tops
As much as street style is about basics, New York Fashion Week also shows us that we should make statements with our outfits—sometimes even literally! This is a time when you can rock those graphic prints, statement tees or sweaters for the colder months, and really choose outfits that reflect your personality.
8. Sharp Blazers
Every girl needs a go-to blazer. Whether it’s for work or for fashion, this is a fashion staple that you can wear everywhere, including New York Fashion Week. These three cool girls all put their own personal spin on blazers, and I think I’ve just found my new #SquadGoal!
9. Statement Accessories
Accessorizing is one of the secrets to nailing a New York Fashion Week-worthy outfit. You’ve got your basic sneakers, jeans, and jackets, but your accessories will make you stand out from the crowd. Go wild with fun handbags, colorful shoes, and anything that will catch people’s attention.
10. Long Coats
This street style basic is also a closet staple. Long coats don’t just keep you warm, they’re a no-fail way to make any outfit even more chic.
Bomber jacket? Check. Jeans? Check. Statement tee? Check. What’s missing from this edgy New York Fashion Week-ready outfit? The perfect pair of boots. Much like the leather jacket, it’s sort of a uniform for stylish girls everywhere. And especially during the fall, boots are both stylish and practical.
Watch this video from ELLE UK TV for more New York Fashion Week inspiration:
Dressing for New York Fashion Week is a lot easier than you think. If you’re a budding trendsetter, you probably already have most of these staples in your wardrobe. I hope you’re as excited for New York Fashion Week as I am! What would you wear if you had the chance to go? Leave me a comment below!
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