When New York Fashion Week arrives, so does the street style I adore. This is a time to get a sneak peek of what’s to come for the season ahead. Who better to take inspiration from than those who roam the streets of New York City? The looks are unhinged and span from every end of the spectrum you can imagine, but there’s magic in the chaos. Let’s talk NYFW street style!
As expected, suiting is everywhere. Some suiting highlights included polished looks with lots of pieces and complete sets instead of suiting separates. There is a major focus on neutral suiting and masculine, boxy fits with clean lines and a tailored finish. Think blazers, trousers, and vest sets with a classic button-up also paired with outerwear and lots of notably micro pleated midi skirts.
Loads of leather looks were spotted on celebrities and other eventgoers. The biker trend lends itself to studded outerwear and other leather-like pieces. There was a healthy sprinkling of metallic fabrics and silver hardware found, just as the biker style predicted. It was also no surprise to see racing stripes and other variations of biker-styled pieces, including a racer jacket.
Low Rise Bottoms
For the ultimate cool girl look, low-rise bottoms found their way around the streets of NYFW, and the variations were unique yet somehow cohesive. While there is normally a lot of denim worn in a variety of styles, it was pretty streamlined to low-rise denim bottoms and not much else. Low-rise micro mini skirts also made a presence in pleated, leather, and even sequined arrays.
Micro Floral Prints
Prints can be difficult to pinpoint, but a standout is micro floral prints. Specifically, on celebrities, tiny flowers consumed entire dresses, bottoms, jackets, and even matching head-to-toe suit looks. The colors were quite fall-forward, including black backgrounds and rich floral colorways.
Acid Washed Effect
At first, I wasn’t quite sure if this tie-dye spin-off was just a glitch in the system, but the more I researched, the more I saw faded bursts of color on all kinds of people, from celebrities to spectators. This print is like tye-dye, acid washing, and watercolor techniques merged into one finish. The splash of ombre-like colors included bright and more muted offerings, which added a little bit of fun to the unique looks and were a bit less predictable than standard tie-dye.
Although NYFW is coming to an end, there is still a ton of street style to look forward to in the approaching weeks ahead. My takeaways from the streets so far are that the biker trend is in full swing, floral print never dies, and low rise is here, but I’m not here for it (personally). Which street style trend is your favorite? Leave a comment below!