How To Emulate The Best Of Fashion Week Street Style IRL

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.

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To Fashion Week And Beyond

Fabulous Footwear

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.

Forward-Thinking Layers

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.

Statement Denim

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.

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.

Silky Separates

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.