New York Homegrown
Friday night calls for a festive ensemble that can make the rounds of various afterparties. Paco Rabanne has you covered: this light and lively chain-mail tank and leather pants combo will work just as well in the front row as it will at the Boom Boom Room, thanks in part to killer heels from Paul Andrew.
Best In Show
The debut collection from the Dutch designer behind Sies Marjan won over the fashion industry last February, and it’s exciting that those pieces get to come alive on the streets this season. This sunny double-breasted satin jacket and jacquard pants combo is a witty mix of throwback and polish.
The Mini Print
Paisley and florals are a match made in heaven thanks to a light hand from Joseph Altuzarra, whose fall collection put a whimsical-yet-flirty spin on ‘70s elements like printed silks and flowing silhouettes.
Pretty In Proenza
Tell the world you’re not only okay with the arrival of fall, but you’re fully embracing it by wearing this fiercely edgy rib-knit turtleneck dress from Proenza Schouler. Be prepared: paired with tonal and equally bold accessories, this look will stop traffic (or at least street style photographers).
The New Bohemian
Jane Mayle’s new incarnation as Maison Mayle strikes a chord for those seeking a sophisticated take on boho. Her heritage-style ready-to-wear is rich in texture and feminine silhouettes. We love the combination of a midi leather skirt with cropped lace top and sumptuous suede accessories.
The air is cooling, meaning booties are back to give bare toes a rest. Tabitha Simmons makes this easy thanks to dragonfly-print velvet ankle boots. And luckily, it’s not too cold yet—all the more reason to bare your legs wearing said shoes with a sweet lace mini dress and distressed denim jacket.
Shut It Down in Marc Jacobs
Few names are as synonymous with NYFW as Marc Jacobs, making it the perfect way to close out the week. Celebrate the iconic designer head-to-toe in this aptly offbeat mix of plaid, vinyl, sequins, and snakeskin.
Mix and Match
Playing with prints doesn’t have to be loud; it can be elegant and sleek. Try pairing a sophisticated pair of pinstriped trousers with a dark floral for a seasonal take on mixed prints. A structured sleeveless over a stark button-down makes for an edgy but clean statement.
The Little Velvet Dress
Sumptuous velvet is a fall favorite this year, and it works best in opulent berry hues. The draping of this Grecian Masscob dress shows off its rich texture, and especially when paired with sleek accessories like ankle strap heels and a chain strap bag. This statement necklace from Renee Lewis make a smart choice for day-to-night dressing.
Stella For The Win
If getting dressed for you is a combo of intrepidity and frivolity, this head-to-toe Stella McCartney look is for you—and for the street style snappers. The best part about this sleek and sporty outfit is that you’ll be the most comfortable person dashing between shows.
Nothing says “Welcome to Italy” like Marni—the fashion house known for its artsy-meets-luxe designs. This floral crepe tunic is understated but eye-catching—perfect for navigating the first day in a new city while blending in with the local fashion set.
Embrace your tough-yet-romantic side by contrasting feminine pieces like this Warm blouse with shorts and the tomboy edge of this suede bomber from Public School.
Fendi’s Latest It-Bag
Fall’s favorite bag silhouette is small in size and structured in shape. Fendi’s DotCom satchel hits the mark with whipstitching and black grommets to make it distinct. The rich Bordeaux hue looks extra-smart worn with an all-navy ensemble.
Updated Moto Jacket
A classic moto becomes a collectable with the addition of a distinctive twist, which is why this polka dot Comme des Garcons version is such a gem. Wear it with distressed jeans and quirky accessories like a Jimi Roos lips shirt and Saint Laurent sunnies for a bold look that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Sophisticated Slip Dress
Elevate the ‘90s trend of slip-dress-plus-tee by choosing sleek, grownup pieces like this Brock Collection abstract-print slip maxi, which layers playfully over a metallic knit T-shirt from Opening Ceremony. Pairing it with flat mules and a casual leather jacket make it a unexpected, thoroughly comfortable daytime look.
French Girl Chic
In Paris, classic pieces like a double-breasted blue blazers and black pumps come alive thanks to nonchalant styling and personal touches, like your favorite bag of the season and subtle jewelry.
Balenciaga City Style
A busy day of appointments calls for a casual-cool look that doesn’t sacrifice style. Balenciaga makes this easy with a relaxed take on utility pants, worn with an effortless floral top, ankle booties, and an all-purpose shopper—designed by creative director Demna Gvasalia.
Black on Black on Black
While a simple dress, moto jacket, and ankle boots may sound pretty standard, Givenchy has a way of adding the bold nuances that make the classic combo oh-so-cool. We especially love the contrast of the flirty vibe of the star choker against lace and the hard edge of the box bag and studded boots.
Dries Van Noten brilliantly mixes quirky decadence with classic sportswear for Fall ‘16, and we love the pairing of this leopard pencil skirt, collegiate sweater, and micro bag—it feels coolly retro and freshly modern all at once.
Fall denim is all about novelty, taking heavy inspiration from vintage and elements of deconstruction like raw hems and patchwork details. These Derek Lam 10 Crosby boyfriend jeans are right on trend and work well with a classic white tee and exaggerated flannel shirt. Bold booties add a playful edge.
Marant S’il Vous Plaîs!
Season after season, Isabel Marant puts a refined spin on effortless pieces like the leather skirt and the lace top. The wrap detailing and waist tie of the skirt work back subtly with the wrist ties of the Victorian blouse, while the boots—look at those boots!—infuse this look with that element of rock ‘n roll.
It’s hard to get more classic than straight leg jeans, a striped blouse, and a trench—but with thoughtful, well-made clothes, classic is never boring. In this case, the choice of Nicholas Kirkwood pumps with pearls in the heels add an irreverent touch to the fluid, cool ensemble.
Day To Night Shoe Swap
Flats to heels, heels to flats—weeks on your feet has you swapping footwear like a pro. With endless choices of fanciful styles, the Fashion Month shoe merry-go-round is a welcome opportunity to show off your latest accessory obsession 24-hours a day.
Ready for Takeoff
The Row cashmere, Nili Lotan boyfriend jeans, and Common Projects sneakers make for an ensemble that withstands the test of in-flight time. Bring a Ghurka bag for carry-on essentials (like Nannette de Gaspé dry masques) and you’ve got yourself a final look made equally for speeding down the runway or jetway.