Fashion week is a glorious time to get inspired—from the runway to the street-style scene, there’s always an element of novelty that breathes new life into the season. That said, these looks in their entirety aren’t necessarily practical—the notion of “peacocking,” amongst show-goers especially, often means that certain outfits are put forth solely for the cameras, and not so much with real life in mind. That doesn’t mean that the core of these outstanding looks can’t be recreated for everyday—seasoned style veterans know key elements to look for in creating a trend-driven yet sophisticated ensemble. Here, the pieces to have on standby this fall for a wardrobe to rival that of a front-row regular.
To Fashion Week And Beyond
Shoes can make or break an outfit, so it's important to keep a tight edit of styles that cater to a range of occasions. For daytime commitments that require running around the city, ballet flats with trend-right ribbons are a no-brainer. A pair of ankle boots with a modest heel also prove pragmatic for day-to-night situations. For a big party or evening out, chunky, retro-inspired platforms make a statement.
Lace-up Grosgrain-trimmed Metallic Leather Ballet Flats
Lysett Buckled Leather And Suede Boots
Debbie Snake-effect Leather Platform Sandals
The easiest way to spruce up trusty separates is through thoughtful layering. This season, slip dresses over slim-fitting t-shirts (for day) and sequin tops (for night) ooze irreverent cool.
Sequined Silk-chiffon Top
Metallic Striped Knitted Top
Printed Wool Blend Midi Dress
Beloved baby blues are experiencing a major upgrade—from patchwork detailing, uneven hems and ruffle flourishes, this new wave of statement-making denim (in all forms) is having a moment.
Lace-trimmed Ruffled Denim Shirt
Asymmetric Frayed Denim Mini Dress
Distressed Mid-rise Straight Leg Jeans
Steve J & Yoni P
The Luxe, Wear-With-Anything Handbag
Nothing punctuates a well-constructed outfit like a luxe handbag. Choosing a timeless silhouette in a neutral hue bodes well for your wardrobe now and later.
Sun Leather-trimmed Suede Tote
Faye Leather And Suede Clutch
No longer relegated to the boudoir, silky separates are seeing traction on the street-style scene. Play up the texture by pairing it with a contrasting fabric, such as nubby cashmere or buttery leather, for a luxe effect.
Sydney Asymmetric Silk-satin Midi Skirt
Elizabeth and James
Asymmetric Paneled Crepe & Satin Shirt Dress