It’s astounding how different one city can be from another. The four fashion capitals, New York, Paris, Milan, and London, all have distinctive styles. I’m going to explore that with my series of blogs about Fashion Week street style.
Street style blogs have a cult following for a reason. It captures individual style and it captures the feeling, mood and personality of that particular moment. Where you live affects your sartorial choices, and I want to explore that through these blogs. I’ve curated images, which stand out for its sense of style as well as that unique New York feeling. New York is urban and straight forward, just like these stylistas. Here are my picks:
Magazine editor Joanna Hillman isn’t afraid to wear two bohemian trends together. Billowy floral sleeves and fringe never looked this good together.
I love this chic yet subtle take on color blocking. It’s a different way to dress up in warm colors when it’s autumn.
Hanneli Mustaparta bucks the fashion rules dons a pair of floral overalls with gusto.
Look closely and you’ll see 3 different kinds of graphic stripe in this look. So edgy.
Model Lindsey Wixson nails Brooklyn cool in this ensemble. Love the brown belt and wide brim hat.
The architectural feel of the check print and especially the shoes reflects the New York skyline. But just like the city, there’s an unpredictable element. How amazing is that pink furry clutch?!
Make a bold statement in Moschino.
No shame in the matchy-matchy game. Start a new trend when you match your bright top with equally bright-hued sunglasses.
There’s no reason why culottes can’t be done up in leather. That plus sheer sleeves equals edgy glamour.
Editor Christine Centenera makes a strong case for pinstripes in this fashion forward look. Mostly black and navy, but never boring.
Sweater dressing gets elevated with stark white masculine oxfords.
This outfit is Upper East Side Gossip Girl style with a dash of modern. The white sneakers and ribbed turtleneck definitely put a trendy spin on the matching tailored blazer and shorts look.
Nothing says downtown cool girl like an unexpected outfit pairing. A standard striped Breton shirt gets upgraded by a tiered ruffle skirt.
Chiara Ferragni of the Blonde Salad blog looks adorable in this earthy 70s inspired look.
Leandra Medine of the Man Repeller shows us her unique style yet again. Sequined Rugby shirts have never looked this chic.
Stylist Liz Uy is an example of fashion excess done right. Printed platforms, oversized cuffed jeans, fringed clutch, and kimono tunic doesn’t sound like it should work, but it does.
Go big or go home. Fringe plus voluminous culottes is the definition of full throttle fashion.
Military green parkas are basically a staple in any city gal’s wardrobe. Here is a new and refreshing way to wear ’em.
White T-shirt is a casual must-have. Knot it to the side and tuck it in, style it further with a printed blazer and you’ve got a winner.
Contrast the trendiness of your It bag with a quirky vintage print and a ladylike classic bun.
New Yorkers are always in black. Black + dark denim looks extra polished with the addition of a classic leather belt.
Photos from Harper’s Bazaar