The return of an in-person NYFW is like heading back to school after a long summer. Fashion editors, buyers, and influencers are catching up in-between shows after an almost two-year hiatus (of course, chit-chat was more work-related than it was about sleep-away camp). And, as you always plan out your very best ensemble for the first day back of the year to impress your fellow classmates, that’s exactly what attendees did this season — the New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2021 street style pulled out all the stops, and more. The classrooms (a.k.a runways) are back in session!
Fashion’s big reunion kicked off on Tuesday evening in the most joyful way possible — gathering a group together at the Brooklyn Grange to watch the Collina Strada show. The runway was full of energy and optimism — complete with mother-daughter runway pairings and a live musical performance — as was the large crowd of show-goers. For the rest of the week, prepare for a ton of exciting moments: celebrity-favorite jewelry brand Khiry is presenting for the first time, and the industry’s heavy hitters are all on the schedule (think: Tom Ford, Thom Browne, Altuzarra). Which all means one thing: the streets will be buzzing with can’t-miss outfits that offer up endless sartorial inspiration.
Below, find the best fashion week street style ensembles spotted at NYFW. As always, don’t forget to keep checking as the shows go until Sunday, September 12.
Michelle Li decided on a YanYan knits top, Helmut Lang skirt, and By Far bag.
Anaa Saber made her way to the Tory Burch show in a corduroy blazer, plaid shirt, and brown knee-high boots.
Aissata Kourouma wore a Ganni dress and accessories from Zara.
TZR’s Aemilia Madden walked the cobbled streets of Soho in a bright pair of Nike sneakers.
Olivia Perez arrived at Tory Burch in a chic seashell-embellished midi dress.
Alexandra Michler proved that summer isn’t quite over yet with her adorable floral dress and strappy sandals.
This model opted for a bright pair of green pants.
Rajni Jacques’ colorful knit top was the star of her eye-catching ensemble.
Chloe King’s outfit struck the perfect balance of sporty and ladylike.
Solange Franklin wore a vivid yellow Khaite dress out and about in New York.
Jenny Walton left her shirt at home — and looked oh-so-cool walking the streets in her just her bra.
Try choosing one bright hue for your accessories this fall.
Model Ruby Aldridge’s off-duty getup consisted of a cow print one-piece and coordinating brown loafers.
This attendee went the sporty route with her Beverly Hills Sports Club top and matching shorts.
Lisa Aiken, Fashion & Lifestyle Director at Neiman Marcus, trekked from show to show in Bottega Veneta’s zebra print two-tone leather pumps.
Nikki Ogunnaike, Digital Director at Harper’s Bazaar, wore a Tibi short suit, Chanel bag, and Celine loafers.
This show-goer faced the gloomy weather in a floral dress and bright pink socks.
This attendee arrived in perhaps the coolest trench coat ever courtesy of Monse.
A little someone named Megan Fox attended the Moschino show.
Try wearing your statement boots under a sheer dress for a fun styling technique.
Who knew purple and orange is such a chic color combination?
A printed midi dress and sleek sandals are always a good idea.
Rajni Jacques, Global Head of Fashion & Beauty at Snapchat navigated the streets of New York ever so gracefully in the Ugg + Eckhaus Latta clogs.
TZR’s Aemilia Madden wore a YanYan Knits top, Boyish jeans, and Gucci bag.
Evan Chen brought her daughter along for the ride. For her look, the fashion insider decided on a Margaret Howell blouse and Monse skirt.
Mary Leest proved that all a gray suit needs is a pop of color.
Moda Operandi’s Lauren Santo Domingo wore a New Yorker-approved all-black ensemble.
Here’s a creative fall layering look to test out.
Stylist Dione Davis (pictured on the left) gave the sweater vest trend her stamp of approval.
Twins Reese and Molly Blutstein made the crosswalk their runway.
Model Paloma Elsesser’s off-duty look consisted of a graphic tank, olive green trousers, and cool platform flip-flops.
Aimee Song wore a full Peter Do ensemble.
Orange is definitely the new black, according to New Yorkers.
A very stylish reunion.
This show-goer demonstrated the power of a cool belt.
Jo Rosenthal took to the streets in her mom’s vintage slip dress and Simon Miller’s red snakeskin boots.
Amy Julliette Lefévre is bringing back the trousers tucked into boots trend that emerged a few seasons back.
Elle’s Jade Young Vallario teamed a Paco Rabanne top and plaid skirt — and completely nailed it.
This attendee sported a white fitted tank and relaxed green trousers.
Model Liya Kebede and her daughter Raee were all smiles on the street.
The matching knit set trend is going strong in New York.
Courtney Trop, Molly Blutstein, and Reese Blutstein arrived at Collina Strada decked out in the label’s eccentric garments.
Take a page out of this fashion girl’s book and try mixing animal prints this fall.
TZR’s Senior Fashion Editor Aemilia Madden went with a cozy-cool ensemble for day one.
Shelby Hyde, market editor at Harper’s Bazaar, arrived at Collina Strada in a vivid green top from The Frankie Shop and a JW PEI black and white checkered bag.
This show-goer brought out playful prints and bold colors.
Riverdale’s Camila Mendes made an appearance at the Collina Strada show sporting the label’s hot pink matching set.
Vogue’s Senior Fashion Writer Liana Satenstein made a bold statement with her denim selection.
TZR’s Deputy Beauty Editor Hannah Baxter went with a bright green top and perfectly tailored trousers.
More sightings of team TZR! Fashion news writers Valerie Stepanova and Emma Childs strolled into the venue together while, of course, looking oh-so stylish.
This is your cue to match your mask to your dress.
These colorful cowboy boots are most definitely made for walking.