Spotlight-Stealing NYFW Street Style
There’s a lot more to New York Fashion Week than designer collections cascading down runways. When fashion’s best-dressed and brightest descend on New York, half the fun is outside the shows. NYFW street style is as good as it gets, and among the bloggers, editors, stylists, and models, there’s a lot of creative, cutting-edge style to inspire us. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite street-style Instagram posts to prove the sidewalks can be just as brilliant as the catwalks.
Three of a Kind
There was a lot of fancy dressage at NYFW, but nothing was quite as darling as this three-piece suit on Karolina Antoniades. The coral brocade blazer-skirt-and-trouser set stood out on the chilly, gray streets of New York. Finished with black accessories, the ensemble is Upper East Side-approved.
Not Just Neutral
Neutral outfits were one of the most prevalent trends on the NYC sidewalks during Fashion Week. But leave it to Nicole Warne to put her own colorful spin on the style with a bright skirt. The high-contrast look is super-chic and perfect for spring.
Smells Like Team Spirit
Vogue.com’s own Alessandra Codinha is consistently dressed to the nines. But for Fashion Week she had a little fun in a sporty pom-pom hat. The combo of the glamorous, graphic fur coat and the throwback Patriots beanie gives off good vibes.
Playful Patterned Cape
The freezing temps at NYFW meant an abundance of statement-making outerwear. This crazy-fun cape was spotted on journalist and blogger Adi Heyman. Between bright colors and macramé trim, the piece looks fresh off the plane from an exotic locale. The personalized Hermès bag adds another punch of fun to this bold outfit.
Chunky Heeled Boots and Graphic Parka
These sky-high red patent leather boots didn’t impede Helena Bordon’s ability to float away after the Derek Lam show. Her shoes might have caught our eyes, but it’s the butterfly-print Valentino duster-parka that officially has us daydreaming of spring.
Casual in Colorful Fur
Aimee Song threw a graphic purple fur coat over her outfit to strut between shows in comfort and style. It’s hiding a suede jacket and black knit turtleneck that she paired with ripped skinnies and funky wedged loafers. The outfit is true to the laid-back West Coast style she’s known for but doesn’t feel even a little out of place in New York.
We’re taking notes on the look Aussie model Jessica Hart wore to the Tory Burch show. She pulled off a crop top and miniskirt midwinter by adding over-the-knee boots and a heavy leather and shearling jacket. The black-and-oatmeal palette is pretty enough, but the mixed textures — like cozy cable knit — make this look all the more eye-catching.
Blogger Martha Graeff looked prepared to conquer the world in this tailored red pant suit and pastel plaid coat. Many fashion week attendees rocked menswear-inspired looks, but Martha made the trend her own with bold colors instead of standard navy or black. Topping it off with a wide-brim wool hat was the perfect finishing touch.
Fashion Week Blues
Danish blogger Pernille Teisbaek made the most of the cold weather by bundling up in shades of blue. She kept the monochromatic look interesting by mixing a cashmere cape with a leather jacket and faded blue jeans. We love that she cinched the cape with an edgy black belt for a defined waist.
There are a lot of great things happening in this street-style shot of bloggers Camille Charriere, Danielle Bernstein, and DJ Chelsea Leyland. The trendy trio makes cold-weather layering look effortless in big collars and chic fur, but more than anything, we're jealous of those metallic, starred booties.
A classic black-and-white combination never fails. Perneille Teisbaek knew that when she put this look together. The chunky white beanie, striped turtleneck, and belted, oversized coat aren’t just sleek and modern, they’re sensible — it was cold out there!
Lace and Layers
Boho styles aren’t just for summer! Zanita Whittington paired an asymmetrical lace Zimmerman dress with dark flared jeans for a daring take on hippie chic. And it totally works! The pointed leopard pumps pulled the look together, and the soft brown coat kept her warm, we trust.
Full Skirt and Fur
If everyone looked as cool as Vanessa Hong hailing a cab, the fashion world just might implode. Her flippy, full-skirted coat is as playful as it is practical. And despite its feminine shape, it looks sporty in olive green and orange. But the pièce de résistance is the chubby, faux-fur scarf she simply threw over her shoulder. We’re all about it.