By: Aaron Royce
Street style during New York Fashion Week is almost as important as the runway shows themselves. When the brands are releasing pieces from their spring collections in February, fashionistas look to the streets for current style inspo. After all, who is wearing new, summery dresses outside when it's snowing?
What show-goers wear throughout the week has a major influence on between-season purchases- since those pieces are currently available. As fast fashion has proven, too, trends formed by street style stars are usually easy to replicate, and affordable for those on a budget. This winter's street style proved fun, quirky, throwback trends stole the show. Here are the best street style trends the Making it in Manhattan team saw during NYFW.
Barrettes and Bobby Pins
Everyone from Aimee Song to our EIC Caroline rocked these elevated middle school essentials during NYFW. Crystal pins stood out as a popular choice for numerous hairstyles. Since most are priced under $30, too, it's a low-commitment trend to invest in.
Cara crystal shooting star barrette, $27; nordstrom.com
Oversized, slim-fitting or anywhere in-between, denim always makes for a camera-ready NYFW outfit. Take the Canadian tuxedo for a spin the next time you need a casual-but coordinating-style inspo.
Topshop block denim jacket, $80; topshop.com
No matter the color, all kinds of snake prints were worn by NYFW attendees. Boots, bags, and jackets in various styles peppered venues this season. The pattern's trending for fall, too-so it'll be in style all year-round.
Alice & Olivia 'Dobrey' snake-print zip booties, $450; neimanmarcus.com
Another trend the MIIM team saw both on the runways and amongst the street style set was faux fur. From neutrals to every color of the rainbow, faux fur coats and jackets conquered fashion week. Consider adding a piece (or two!) to your outerwear rotation.
BLANKNYC cropped faux fur jacket, $98; nordstrom.com
This utilitarian trend kept show-goers warm on colder days (especially after the annual fashion week blizzard). Primary colors and patterns like plaids, luxury logos, and leopard were popular picks.
Urban Outfitters UO 'Hadley' puffer jacket, $89; Urbanoutfitters.com
The seventies are back, as far as show-goers are concerned. Tie-dye sweaters, hoodies and even pants (unsure how we feel about this yet) made the rounds between shows and presentations.
Mira Mikati tie-dye sweatshirt, $271; farfetch.com
Seventies trends from fall runways made their mark on February street style. Full-shearling coats or trimmed jackets in every shade made appearances on editors, influencers and buyers alike.
Sam Edelman oversized moto jacket, $136; samedelman.com
From ice blue to lavender, fashionista's brought their springtime A-game to beat the winter weather. Spring came early for those who swapped heavier jackets for lighter, double-breasted models.
Kendall & Kylie drop shoulder coat, $156; bloomingdales.com
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