Dust off your Western boots, get acquainted with a trouser suit and don't pack away your floral summer dresses quite yet. At New York Fashion Week thus far, the chicest of the pack have been out and about turning the pavements into a new-trend party of sorts. However, as the days have passed I've introduced a kind of filter on what I look at and what I want to share with you: from hundreds of thousands of street style looks I'm really being picking and asking myself "can you wear this back home?" or "does this work on the tube?" Because wild ensembles are all well and good to pore over, but the sidewalks are supposed to be where tangible inspo comes from. The see-through dresses are out, the office-friendly midis are in.
The mood is truly autumnal out in NYC, so attendees are finding clever ways to start referencing the season without overheating in coats, chunky knits and tights. Sounds like some pretty timely inspiration for our own climate here in the UK, wouldn't you agree? Keep scrolling to see the best street style looks from NYFW. Check back often, as we'll be updating the gallery throughout the week.
It's the Prada bumbag/top we told you about! But doesn't it look really cool with straight-leg jeans and layered over a white tee?
Winter = sweater dress. Summer = raffia bag. Bring them together sometime.
Leandra loves a classic bouclé jacket (worn in a decidedly un-classic way) and we do too.
Leather skirts and white tees, it doesn't get more NYC than Eva's outfit.
Lisa Aiken making us fall in love with leopard print for the zillionth time.
When in doubt, add fun shoes.
Clashing Tory Burch patterns with snake-print accessories? Emili Sindlev wins again.
Red eyeshadow may feel like a stretch for some of us, but cowboy boots and a midi dress is applicable to all.
Another Rachel Wang outfit we just adore.
Alexa Chung's snakeprint pieces are proving to be very popular indeed.
Rework you holiday shirt with a smart skirt and heels.
Double the scarf prints = double the nowness. This Self-Portrait combination worn by Vanessa Hong has shot to the top of our shopping list.
Business, meet casual. Everyone's wearing sneaks with everything, jacket-dresses included.
Pink, camel, mustard and turquoise—it's a colour combo we're very willing to try.
The puffiest of puffy sleeves and the strappiest of strappy sandals. We're in love.
Head-to-toe baby pink? Yes, please.
Freddie Harrel and Paola Mathé make a strong case for prints and big earrings.
Yes, some trouser suits (like this Chloé one) look coolest with nothing underneath.
A suit? An animal print? A cool drawstring bag? A pair of white shoes? This seemingly simple look ticks off so many trends.
If Maria's look doesn't make you want to go out and buy fluffy high-heeled mules, nothing will.
Tartan is coming in strong for A/W 18. We like this schoolgirl formula with a white shirt and tights.
Belt bags and slip dresses: two essential summer items still going strong.
Never underestimate a shirtdress. It's timeless and can be restyled in a thousand ways.
Sweet dresses and bags look all the more current with sci-fi trainers.
"Wear your gown to work" day? We're behind that concept.
Chunky boots and bare legs á la Gala Gonzalez are a must-try in these autumnal months.
Animal prints are going to dominate this season—starting with leopard.
Sculptural heels are a street style photographer's dream.
We're going to see a lot more Dior Saddle bags in the coming weeks.
Sneakers plus a flowy dress? Yes. This look is all over the globe.
Up next, your guide to the best camel coats out there.