Ask any fashion insider and they’ll immediately tell you that the city’s bi-annual event — aka New York Fashion Week — is finally back in full swing. To match this energy, it seems like showgoers collectively decided to kick their outfits up a notch, too. The stylish VIPs, editors, buyers, and off-duty models are already making their way from one show to the next in outfits that could rival those on the runway. For New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023, the street style crowd took a unique approach to dressing for the trends, too, so you’re always in for a pleasant outfit surprise.
Some fashionistas were partial to cargo jeans, sheer dresses, and ballet flats. Other attendees came up with their own styling tricks — like wearing multiple tops or bottoms together — which translated into extra attention-grabbing outfits. Further, the fashion royalty flocked to Manhattan’s Hammerstein Ballroom to take in Fendi’s 25th anniversary celebration of its Baguette bag, thereby debuting next-level looks for the occasion.
Below, see the most noteworthy street style moments from New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 so far.
On the last day, Leonie Hanne attended the Tom Ford show in an extra voluminous and fuzzy purple coat.
Step one: wear (vegan) leather from head to toe for a sleek look. Step two: finish it with a pair of black leather opera gloves.
This guest paired her purple outfit with a lime green bag and gold sandals.
According to Anna Wintour, red and black is the color combo to wear for fall 2022. She teamed her red guipure lace maxi dress with a black blazer-style leather jacket and black boots.
Meanwhile, Annie Estrin paired red pants, platform shoes, and a beret with a beige trench coat by Sorelle.
Djouliet Amara went full sparkle mode for the last day of NYFW.
Kelley Heyer looked like a modern-day princess ahead of the Wiederhoeft runway show. Her look comprised a frothy Lucille Reynolds dress and a yellow handbag by For the Ages.
This stylish duo confirmed that matchy-matchy couple outfits are still very much a thing this fall.
Jess Xu sported a glam bikercore look on Day 6 of NYFW. She went all out with the jewelry, too, and wore at least one ring on every single finger.
TZR’s Editor-in-Chief Kathy Lee was photographed outside of the Brandon Maxwell show. Her Bottega Veneta dress tapped into the latest street style trend: the color orange.
This guest wore a pair of light blue jeans underneath her sheer, ruffle dress. (A dress over jeans look is a brilliant styling hack, by the way.) Her jelly shoes and Matrix-inspired sunnies made the outfit stand out even more.
Chloe King’s joyful outfit for the Peter Do show was the textbook definition of maximalism.
This attendee added a touch of fun to her white shirtdress by layering a fruity sweater vest on top.
This stylish showgoer dressed up her baggy blue jeans with a rainbow-hued corset courtesy of Christopher John Rogers.
Tina Leung’s Peter Do outfit for the label’s Spring/Summer 2023 show took oversized suiting to the next level.
Now, here’s a friendly reminder that the micro miniskirt trend still prevails.
A guest at Veronica Beard proved that two jackets are, in fact, better than one.
Mytheresa’s Fashion Buying Director Tiffany Hsu found a city-friendly way to style an itty-bitty bikini top. Take note of her clever approach to layering, too.
Sneakers were a practical footwear choice for individuals who bounced from show to show. This NYFW guest also provided a smart fall transitional outfit tip: style a crop sweater vest over your puff-sleeve dress for warmth.
Aemilia Madden was spotted outside the Coach show in a purple and green checkered skirt from Miu Miu, which she paired with two-tone ankle boots and a black cardigan sweater on top.
There’s so much to appreciate about this look. For starters, Aleali May nailed the biker fashion trend with her motocross jacket by Vanson Leathers. Underneath, she layered a sultry crystal-beaded top with cutouts all over. The icing on the cake? A pair of chalky five-toed booties from the Balenciaga x Vibram collab.
This pregnant street styler confirmed that, contrary to the popular belief, you don’t have to hide your baby bump beneath layers of clothing.
Miki Cheung zhuzhed up her gray look with a hot pink, crystal-bedazzled corset plus matching sunnies.
According to this fashion-savvy showgoer, armor-style bustier tops reign supreme.
All hail cargo pants! Here, Thássia Naves styled the “ugly” bottoms with a flossy black and green top plus a long gray buttoned jacket, then completed her fashion week OOTD with a bright yellow bag.
Sarah Lysanders made a convincing case as to why you should wear your party dresses with boots, not heels. She teamed her slime green puff sleeve, off-the-shoulder dress with a pair of tall Shark Lock boots from Givenchy.
For a cozy yet stylish look, try pairing your favorite sweats with a silky shirt and chunky lug-sole boots.
Chloe King hit all the maximalist notes in this printed, crop jacket and red drawstring shorts.
On Day 3 of NYFW, TZR’s Editor-in-Chief Kathy Lee sported a green T-shirt plus a mixed-media skirt from Khaite as she made her way to the label’s Spring/Summer 2023 runway show.
Greivy Lou sported a maximalist look that included a floral dress with a black mesh top from Find Me Now underneath (a style hack anyone can copy). She accessorized with a white bag, chunky jewels, and multicolored frames. For shoes, she picked out a pair of white chunky pumps from Charles & Keith and teamed them over pink and red striped socks.
This showgoer’s street style look channeled two completely different vibes. She paired her sequin party pants with a low-key, netted tote bag from Prada.
Vanessa Hong wore a corset-style tube top and added a pair of baggy low-rise jeans on bottom. She completed the look with ultra chunky black boots and futuristic gray sunnies from Westward \ Leaning, which added an edge to her outfit.
This season, the Canadian tux looks in street style truly run the gamut. Babba Rivera wore a shearling jacket and a miniskirt in the same patchwork denim material and paired them with beige cowboy boots for a cohesive Western-inspired outfit.
Some attendees, like this stylish showgoer, incorporated athletic gear into their looks. Here, the clever pairing of basketball shorts and silver knee-high boots created a sporty-glam vibe.
For many street stylers at NYFW, cargo pants were the style du jour. This attendee sported a pair in a camo print and teamed it with an orange tie-dye top, plus a bright orange shoulder bag.
This NYFW showgoer dressed down her tailored ensemble with black sneakers and a graphic white tee.
This guest wore floral crop top with some seriously exaggerated shoulders. She kept her look simple on the bottom with a pair of bootcut jeans.
TZR’s Editor-in-Chief Kathy Lee wore an outfit that included a clever styling trick. She cinched a boxy blazer with a skinny brown belt.
Michelle Li teamed her sheer lacy skirt with a tangerine-hued graphic tee on top for a sultry-casual look.
Cindy Bruna made her way to Altuzarra’s Spring/Summer 2023 show in a coordinated sweater and skirt ensemble, which she accessorized with a single lilac opera glove.
Take Mariah Bernardes Maia’s look as a sign to add a fringed, rhinestone-bedazzled denim jacket to your wardrobe ASAP.
This stylish attendee proved that you can combine even the most seemingly clashing colors like lime green and azure in one outfit without making your look feel overwhelming.
This street styler doubled down on the color green and wore a blazer, a sweater, and a bag in the same grassy hue.
For Day 2 of NYFW, Instagram’s Director of Fashion Partnerships Eva Chen wore a pair of cropped wide-leg trousers and teamed them with a striped top, adding a joyful touch to her look.
Katya Tolstova found a street style-friendly, extra dramatic alternative to sequins. Her top, covered in shimmery paillettes, made a sartorial statement outside the Tibi show.
Here, find a style formula for a swanky tailored outfit: find a pair of ultra baggy, low-rise suit pants, wear a matching blazer plus a cropped tank on top, then tie a colorful knit around your shoulders to complete the look.
Many NYC street stylers incorporated vibrant orange pieces into their outfits. On Day 2 of NYFW, Sarah Adewumi took the trend to the next level and put together a head-to-toe tangerine look. (All pieces came from Son Jung Wan.)
BDG Vice President of Fashion Tiffany Reid and Vanity Fair’s Fashion Director Nicole Martine Chapoteau attended Proenza Schouler’s Spring/Summer 2023 runway show. Chapoteau went for an all-white coordinated ensemble, while Reid made her look stand out with an oversized blazer that was covered in a dainty doodle print.
Babba Rivera’s look for the Bronx and Banco runway show was the epitome of the rising Barbiecore trend.
Vittoria Ceretti was spotted in a pair of ultra baggy cargo jeans outside of the Proenza Schouler show.
The style tip here? Sometimes leaving all but one button on your shirt undone will immediately make your look more impactful.
Coco Bassey styled her pastel yellow coat as a dress and finished the look with a pair of white mules.
Alexandra Carl put together a Canadian tux look that felt smart and effortless. She carried a chocolate brown bag from Khaite.
Chriselle Lim made the case for a corset belt, which went perfectly with her midi dress in a black and yellow abstract print.
As evidenced by this stylish showgoer’s cutout dress, the sultry clothing trend is here to stay.
This street styler used an unconventional styling trick and wore a tulle top over her white button-down shirt. The silver Louis Vuitton bag and red Gucci heels worked so well with this look, too.
Karlie Kloss offered her take on everyday-friendly tailoring and wore a cream-colored jacket and pants ensemble from Proenza Schouler to attend the label’s Spring/Summer 2023 runway show.
Avid fashion fans will want to take note of Amalie Gassman’s feather-trimmed knee-length shorts.
Kristen Grace Lam paired her extra long knitted cardigan with jeans and a barely-there bra top underneath, plus a pair of white boots to complete the look.
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