5 Lessons to Learn from New York Street Style

There’s no question about it, New York is the epicentre of fashion in the United States. But unlike other fashion capitals around the world, New York doesn’t get its fashion inspirations from the select few at the very top of the fashion industry. Instead, the very lifeblood of the City’s fashion comes from the people, from the everyday fashion lovers that walk the streets of the bustling city. Which is exactly why the fashion community should look towards not only the City itself but the people within it to mould and create their own personal styles. Because when it comes to style, New York’s got it going on!

A little bit of Rock & Roll

New York has always been a rebel city at heart. And the same goes for its citizens. Here, fashion blogger Sirin adds the perfect amount of punk rock to an everyday look by adding a simple black motorcycle jacket and a pair of black ankle boots to a pinstripe blue dress. It’s a look that balances rock glam and everyday wearability into one easy to digest package.

Be As Eccentric As You’d Like

The beauty of New York is that you can be whoever you want to be and no one will love you any less for it. Unlike other places in the United States, New York is a dizzying melting pot of sights, sounds, lights, and people. Where everyone can come together and share a little bit about themselves without fear of prejudice. And Farfetch style and creative VP Yasmin Sewell understands just that. Pair prints, colours, and wild accessories together to create a cacophonic fashion moment. You just might inspire someone else to come out of their fashion shell!

Hip Hop Never Dies

To say that New York lives and breathes Hip Hop would be an understatement. Hip Hop has been part of the cultural fibre that makes up New York City since rhymes were first spit back in the early days of the genre. So it comes as no surprise to see that same influence walking the streets of the Big Apple during fashion week. Now Hip Hop based fashion has evolved from the days of wearing Karl Kani jeans and Baby Phat hoodies, and Rapper Dej Loaf is showcasing just that by adding elements of old school Hip Hop and R & B (the elastic waistband sweats and subtle nod to Queen Mary J. Blige) and pairing them with modern fashion staples like the metallic puffer and sneaker boot.

The Wolf of 5th Avenue

If there’s one thing New York has taught business world well (apart from good business itself) is how to pick and wear the perfect suit. It comes as no surprise that those who live in the arguably the largest business trading centre in the world are going to pick up a little something here and there about dressing in dapper duds. Here, author Aimee Song takes the regular everyday suit and injects a whole lot of New York attitude in it by opting for a velvet jewel tone blazer and high waisted short — making the suit look less like Goldman Sachs and more like a Vogue after party ensemble.

Upper East Side Classic

Model Irene Kim perfectly encompasses what it’s like to dress like New York’s most affluent half in this all-black private school number. However, preppy Upper East Side dressing can sometimes be tricky, and teetering into the realm of comical school girl costume may be something that most people fall into. But Kim pulls it off beautifully. When aiming for a preppier look, try to think less “Lunch on the steps of the Met” à la Gossip Girl and more squeaky clean and pristine debutant with an edge.

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New York Fashion Week Street Style Report

Spring / Summer ’17 shows in New York once again brought together a diverse play of prints, fits, and vibes. While the runways were shining with a fresh scent of spring summer visions, street style lived here, in this moment. We were able to view an eclectic collection of on-my-way-to-a-show moments at the fashion capital. The streets were decorated with style stars in stunning candy-tones and monochrome fits, not to mention that the concrete jungle heat wave stopped no attendees from projecting their best looks this fashion week. You’re currently obsessing over sparkly slides, puffy sleeves, or silky jewel-toned slips, and we are too. These are the few of many ensembles that played our hearts.

Velvet Dreams

We saw it all over Victoria Beckham‘s runway, and it’s making its way back into our lives in all shades and forms. Summer sun brought these velvet looks to life, and we can’t wait to channel our textural love this fall.

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Shea Marie and Caroline Vreeland strutting down in their matching looks- on and off the Rebecca Minkoff runway.

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Rainbow hair, silk ties, flare bottoms AND blue velvet boots? Irene is always fashion week ready.


Yellow was a favourite colour on the streets.

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We adore this layered look. Take note, only half of your dress tucked in for your next occasion.

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Kate Foley’s Balloon sleeves! It’s shaping the trends.

Silky Slips

Easy breezy silk slips strolled down the streets- from blush to jewel tones, we’re loving all of these effortless looks, as they double the fun for accessorizing and layering.

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Leandra Medine and Amelia Diamond’s best friend coordinates in action.

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Rock n’ roll vibes from model Sora Choi’s off-duty look. Romantic blush slip paired with all black accessories. Now, this  really speaks her style.

Wrapped in Pink

Soft pink tones head-to-toe, wrapped silhouettes, and the comfiest footwear to make the NYFW rush a little more dainty.

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Lovely texture and colour details- plus, a metallic accessory. How would you recreate this look?

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Toronto’s favourite blogger Justine strolling down the streets of NYC in pastel tones. Pop of baby blue makes the cut!

Party Pants

Satin, suede, velvet, and, denim. Pants were a staple in all cuts and fits.

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With a play on texture, fit, or colour, this duo proves to be layering experts.

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Ruffles on pants, these are some amazing party pants.

Denim + Denim

Denim on denim on denim… The Canadian Tuxedo never gets old.

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This time around, we spotted quite a number of dresses over denim on our favourite street style captures.

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Team Novella, LOVE. Our Editor-in-Chief Drew Brown and Fashion Editor Ryan Wohlgemut rocking their denim looks.

Top 10 Beauty Instagram Moments

Summertime beauty regimes are currently glowing all around the world. “No-makeup” makeup looks, surf-sun touched lobs, and a bronzy tan may be the key rules dominating your summer beauty guides, but we are always seeing a new dimension of beauty on Instagram. These ladies are redefining beauty images- From makeup, skincare, nail trends and hair ideas, here are the top 10 beauty moments from Toronto and beyond.

1. @ireneisgood

This shot is an outfocus from her iconic rainbow hair. K-beauty sensation and model Irene Kim is rocking the dewy makeup look with a touch of glitter.




2. @justcodi

Aussie beauty label Dr. Roebucks is taking over the Toronto beauty wave, seen at Way Home. We love that their products are packed with natural ingredients- happiness (baby soft lips) guaranteed all summer long.

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3. @jamiejchung

White shirt and denim paired with bold berry lips- a signature Jamie Chung look that we can’t have enough of. xoxo

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4. @melissaandre

Quite possibly the best way to spend a Sunday downtown with your girlfriends. Princess treatment at Her Majesty’s Pleasure on King West- manicures✔️ cocktails✔️ blowout✔️

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5. @biancavenerayan

We know that Toronto’s Bianca Cavenerayan of Kastor & Pollux always has her face on check, and in simple terms, we’re talking about- strong brows, a few freckles, highlighter, and muted lips. Flawless.

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6. @nail_unistella

Rising nail artist Eunkyung Park of Unistella proves that Gucci vibes doesn’t only belong on bag or shoes.

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7. @p1m_toronto

Gwyneth Paltrow made an appearance at Holt Renfrew‘s Bloor Street flagship store to launch Juice Beauty. We are loving the sleek hair and soft makeup!

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8. @thecureapothecary

The Cure Apothecary is definitely one of Queen West’s gems. All organic shelves at this beautiful beauty boutique kindle our hearts for new products.

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9. @jodiblk_ 

Toronto’s blogger babe Jodi shares her YSL Beauty favourites. Take note from this beauty flatlay + dazzling packagaing!

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10. @flawlessbeauty_1

Sneak peek of this bold look on model India for our upcoming Fall issue. Stay tuned, as we are currently in the works of the best issue to date!

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