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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Paris Fashion Week Street Style Report

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It’s always pretty in Paris. We’ve arrived at our final instalment of fashion month street styles reports, and it’s an understatement to say that Paris is fashion’s fantasy. With endearing details of lace, chiffon, a play on powerful silhouettes and spontaneous tones, Paris’ street runway lived up to all our expectations and more. There was originality and romance all around, and we’re excited to share what our top 20 favourite looks were outside the shows. Famed European powerhouses unveiled what constructed ready-to-wear visions for Spring / Summer 2017, and these individuals embodied a subtle sense of Paris’ long history of fashion all week. We saw the least outfit changes and more personal styles. So now, whether you were catching up with shows behind the screen or studying street fashion through your Instagram feed, you survived fashion month! Till next season.

Robes in Paris

Silk robes, velvet robes, making day-to-night transition effortless. Instant drama, extra special, oh so dreamy. The delicate third-piece addition to these outfits elevate classic fits altogether. A hybrid of our favourite pyjama party looks- this time, kimono-inspired.

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Tassels! Fringe!

Twirling around in the city in their fun tassel + fringe picks. Pictured below are Alexa Chung in Miu Miu and Liz Uy in Balmain.

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The Miu Miu Girl Club

Slightly off-beat, go all out or nothing. Rebellious ballerinas, pearl slides, patched denim, florals, velvet coats, sparkly everything! Miu Miu marked the end of Paris Fashion Week with a 60s retro phenomenon, and showgoers were decked out head-to-toe in their very best, precious Miu Miu looks.

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Colour Wheel

Colour wheel spotting in Paris. Street style circuits were filled with solid primary colours; outerwear, dresses, and everything in between, because you can never go wrong with the core three.

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Checked in Gingham

Spring / Summer picnic staple✔️ Back to basics✔️ Unexpected pairing✔️

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Orange is the new Black

If New York was obsessed with yellow this month, it’s orange for Paris. Orange glasses, dresses, purses paired with black. Exposed-to-light lenses have been making a mark across all fashion capitals- typically in pink, red, or yellow, but we’re seeing a whole lot of orange frames in Paris!

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Paris Romance in Full Swing

What is PFW without romantic silhouettes and soft tones? Parisian light seeping through chiffon, there’s nothing more lust-worthy than these outfits floating around the city. Layers over layers of lace, it’s  their moment to shine.

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