As the first stop of fashion month, NYC is alive with energy right now. All eyes are on the runways, which will no doubt provide loads of inspiration for the months to come — and the fall season, when the collections are officially released. That said, as we all know, the looks worn outside the venues are often equally rife with trend-setting moments, especially on the beauty front. Yes, for every cool jacket, there’s an equally memorable makeup or hair moment. This season’s NYFW Fall/Winter 2024 street style beauty moments are no exception.
While NYC is known for its edgy and contemporary style, this week’s show-going guests turned to more classic hairstyles and accessories to amplify their ensembles. From bobs to box braids, understated and effortless seemed to be the underlying tone at first glance. However, by no means were the looks boring. Many show-goers used fun accessories and romantic hair bows to make an otherwise simple hair style stand out. The makeup front took a similar approach. A bold bleached brow or dark, moody lip proved to be the perfect pop of color for tonal outfits.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Ahead, the best street style beauty looks from NYFW below. Take notes and save your favorite for later.
Bouffants made an unexpected appearance at NYFW. Seen outside of Carolina Herrera, Leonie Hanne dons a classic style accented with floaty face-framing tendrils. Paired with her canary yellow dress and Chanel bag, her look is the epitome of ladylike dressing.
This guest took a retro approach to her look by pairing her bouffant updo with a wide headband, oversized glasses, and driving gloves. The final result is eclectic and captivating.
These two models sport teased bouffants standing outside of a show. Their voluminous hairstyle adds a punch of elegance to their casual off-duty outfits.
Classic Red Lips
Red lips are always en vogue during fashion month. While many variations to the hue rule the streets, a classic crimson shade is the most striking. This model wears hers with a matching eyeshadow for a bold tonal look.
If you think red and blue makeup sounds like a disaster together, think again. This model expertly pairs her cool-toned red lip with icy turquoise eyeshadow. Despite the amount of work that likely went into her look, the result appears effortless.
Out Of This World Nails
This guest’s silver metal nails are the ultimate edgy finish to their all-black getup. The natural length keeps the manicure from feeling overdone. But the chrome color and high-gloss shine are more than enough to make them stand out.
Why settle for just one cool nail design when you can sport several? This guest wears a different textural design on each fingernail and even changes up the colors.
Rosé Hair Colors
This soft rosé is a refreshing change of pace from bold and bright hair colors. A simple gold clip is all that’s needed to make the hue pop.
How cool are these rose-colored braids? The subtle ombré from black to deep pink has an alluring effect. It’s also fitting for her look, which has dark romantic vibes.
Fiery Red Hair
Red hair has captured the hearts of beauty’s A-listers for the better part of 2023. Though winter color trends tend to lean more natural, it’s no surprise that fiery looks like Meredith Duxbury’s copper strands are still a show stopper.
This guest’s bold red hair and soft tousled waves are absolutely perfect with her sequin blue gown. The cherry on top is the extra glossy shine that makes the color pop.
This guest’s burgundy-colored lipstick expertly sets off her scarlet getup. The matte finish keeps the look grounded and cohesive.
When paired with a crisp white blazer and shimmery silver pants, wine-toned lipstick feels sleek and modern. The rest of her makeup is clean, allowing her lips to be the focus. The result is nothing less than stunning.
Bangs and bobs are always a great combo. While there are many different ways to combine them, this boxy cut with a wispy fringe is a stellar choice. Together, they frame the face and highlight features like the eyes and jawbone.
Birkin bangs have an effortless and timeless appeal. But this sharp, fringy style gives an otherwise simple long haircut a modern feel. Stopping just at the brow bone, they enhance the shape of the face and show off its structure.
This showgoer’s look blends several beauty trends in one. Bold brows, glossy lips, micro-braids, the list runs the gamut. However, it’s her graphic eyeliner that takes the cake. The navy blue lines extend the shape of her eyes, making them the star.
Column dresses and sleek buns are a match made in heaven. This guest pairs her gold-fitted maxi with an equally elegant, slicked-back, braided bun. Not only does it aptly show off her face, but it puts her beautiful gown front and center.
A shiny silver fringe suit is bound to catch the attention of street style photographers. With such a bold outfit, it’s best to keep the rest of your look simple. This easygoing bun was the perfect choice. Its simplicity adds to the final effect.
Dark romance is alive and well at NYFW. This look features a slicked-back bun and dainty ballerina accessories, like jet-black ribbons and tiny rhinestones. It’s the ideal finish for an edgy all-black ensemble.
In the past, frosty pastel shadows have gotten a bad reputation for being loud or gaudy. But this guest's look is the complete opposite. Instead of over the top, the light wash of color feels fresh and modern.
Frosted eyeshadow is multi-dimensional and multi-faceted. Thanks to shimmering tones and an iridescent finish, it creates a unique look from every angle.
Despite being a style all its own, braids can be used to enhance other hairstyles. Instead of plain tendrils, this look uses two long plaits to frame the face. You may even say they’re the ultimate hair accessory.
Dutch braids made quite the splash at Paris Fashion Week. During the S/S 23 shows, several guests opted for the an elevated version for a whimsical look. This attendee brings that same sentiment to the streets of New York. The intricate pattern of her two plaits is like a work of art.
Waist-skimming box braids are a great way to make a statement. While small, micro styles are popular, medium-size braids offer a unique look. The free-flowing ends add a boho feel that’s right on trend.
A high braided ponytail looks cool and mermaid-esque when paired with a romantic sea-foam green dress. But why settle for just one? This guest wears three golden plaits which fall elegantly over her shoulder.
Classic box braids are forever timeless. Not only are they versatile, but they’re also easy to style. This guest sports a loose half-up and half-down look that’s effortless and reads very ‘90s chic.
Bows & Hair Clips
This guest turns a simple hair clip into a statement-making headband. The two rows of silver barrettes wrap around the crown of her head and serve two functions. First, they pin the hair back to show off her curls. But they also give her winter ensemble stylish flair.
Bows are one of the top beauty trends of the moment, likely because there are so many different ways to wear them. This guest simply flanks her middle-parted hair with sweet pale yellow clips.
Not all hair accessories have to be romantic. Instead of floaty ribbons, this guest uses two hair clips to dress up her braids.
You can never go wrong with a bold dark lip. Instead of opting for berry or wine, this guest shows how cool a black shade can be. The trick is to color-coordinate the rest of your look. Take a cue from this attendee who sports beige and black garments to complement her striking lip.
Though micro bobs are currently trending, the classic chin-length is still a strong look. A simple side part and bold red lip are all that’s needed to make this all-black ensemble pop.
Soft and romantic waves give this guest’s bob a glamorous feel. The shorter length, cropped just at the jawline, also adds to the timeless appeal of the style.
The brow trends may be skewing more natural, but at NYFW, the look is bold and bleached. The juxtaposition of the blonde brows and dark black hair is the epitome of edgy street style.
Bleached brows and a smoky eye are the ultimate combo. This keeps her platinum locks slicked-back and allows her bold makeup to take center stage.
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