7 NYFW Street Style Trends To Shop Before Everyone Else

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Be on the right side of the curve.

In news that should come as no surprise to anyone, the good people of NYC know how to throw together a *fire emoji* look—and especially when it comes to nailing NYFW trends. 

Of all the major fashion capitals, we’re tempted to say that the pavements outside the NYFW shows serve as the greatest proverbial oracle when it comes to predicting what we’ll all be buying for the forthcoming season. And this year did the exact opposite of disappointing—our shopping carts are as excited as our bank accounts are scared, ‘cause there was just So. Much. Goodness. to be had.

NYFW may be well and truly over, but these trends will be providing us with inspiration for many moons to come. As always, it’s advised that you try ’em out while they’re still haute. 

Hair Clips

Many thanks to cutie Alyssa for confirming what we knew to be true: hair clips are here to stay. When it comes to masking the fact that you skipped washing your hair or when it is being frightfully unruly, clips are truly Our Lord and Saviour. And, they’re cheap too!

SHOP THE LOOK: Okay, I know I said cheap, but if you are looking to treat yourself, this GUCCI clip has got your name all over it (actually tbh it actually has their name on it!). If I had you at cheap, you can still make your outfit on trend with these Valet shell clips instead.

Mismatched Suiting
We doubt we’ll ever forget suits, given that they make us feel like Diane Keaton and are 100% work appropriate. While the suit ~trend~ doesn’t require a shelf-life extension, given that it’s the most timeless outfit on the block, it’s still good to see fashionable humans mixing it up by… mixing it up…
SHOP THE LOOK: For all the viewers wanting to try this at home, I recommend clashing plaid prints. For e.g. this dress with this blazer.
Pouch Bags

They fit all the essentials, they’re easy to carry and look oh-so-chic. Everyone is making them, everyone is wearing them and they’re the easiest way to style a suit or your fave jeans/tee combo.

SHOP THE LOOK: Try this trend on a budget with this cheap and cheerful velvet bag or go wild and splurge on this leather one from Mansur Gavriel.

Animal Prints

Wow. Animal prints really shot to ubiquity overnight, huh? The streets of NYFW are out there looking like a jungle—anywhere we look this season, you can bet that an animal print will be staring us in the eye.

SHOP THE LOOK: I personally can’t get past a leopard midi skirt, nor a pair of snakeskin boots. What animal will be informing your street style look?

Chunky Sandals

On first glance, these may be a little too far gone but once paired back with everyday basics, chunky sandals are an easy way to toughen up any outfit and give it a super ‘fash’ edge.

SHOP THE LOOK: These affordable slides do all of the above whilst keeping things chic. Alternatively you can go full fashion/flatform with these sandals from Marni.

Patent Leather

This trend is going to reoccur for seasons to come because it’s the only fabric needed to make an outfit standout. It surprisingly compliments absolutely everything else and is a favourite of all ‘It’ girls worldwide including Alexa Chung.

SHOP THE LOOK: Splurge on this J Brand dress or save with this Weekday mini skirt

Skate Belts

We’ve poached a lot of trends from Avril Lavigne over the years, and now we’re here to claim one more: skater belts. We’ve already seen how effortlessly cool they look paired with baggy jeans, and now this street style accessory is out here showing that they can do so much more than just hold up a pair of pants.

SHOP THE LOOK: This OFF-WHITE logo belt will update any blazer in your closet.














Words, Madeleine Woon | Photography, Georgie Wood-Weber