You probably have a handful of fashion insiders that you turn to on the regular for inspiration. These women are the ones you can count on to wear an It-item before you see it on everyone else. Whether they be celebrities, influencers, editors, buyers, or just someone who happens to sense the coolest items to hit the market, they're always in the know. During fashion week, you can count on these style icons to sport the pieces that are about to trend, but haven't yet. And for New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020, the It-pieces of the season made their first appearances on the streets of the Big Apple.
But what does it exactly take for something to be an It-item? Well, once a piece hits stores, the fashion-obsessed have likely been wearing it for two weeks already. Because brands count on these trendsetters to kickstart the momentum, it's normal to see them start to flood your Instagram feed.
Last season, a few standout pieces dominated: Proenza Schouler tie-dye sweatshirts, metallic Paco Rabanne bags, and Tibi's yellow plaid suit. This time around, attendees wore polished and timeless structured bags, as well as trendy patterned platform shoes.
So if you aren’t quite sure what handbag or boot to buy for fall, rest assured, you’ve come to the right place. Ahead you’ll find all the pieces that took over NYFW that you’ll undoubtedly see in the next few months ahead.
STAUD's Moon Bag
TZR predicted the label’s newest bag would be an Instagrammable one in no time, and the street style of NYFW confirmed it. Kendall Jenner styled it with her off-duty look, and show-goers all broke it out in their own unique ways. Below, see who was among the first of many to carry the circular piece.
Chanel's Crocodile-Embossed Metallic Calfskin Boots
These glitzy crocodile-embossed metallic boots from Chanel strutted up and down the city this past week, but each fashion girl styled them differently. Aimee Song and Angela Fink opted for a dressier ensemble featuring chic leather, and Madelynn Furlong paired her boots with a laid back denim jacket.
Bottega Veneta's Skirt In Matelassé Nappa
You know the brand's padded bloc pumps yby now, but it was a skirt that stood out over the week. Come fall, Bottega Veneta's skirt in Matelassé Nappa will surely be one you'll spot, and these girls got a head start on the luxe piece. The A-line skirt comes in black and cream, and will be your new go-to for work.
Loewe's Puzzle Bag
The Spanish brand makes some of the chicest bags on the market, and Loewe's Puzzle Bag has been a crowd favorite for years now. The abstract piece comes in a range of different color combos — Emili Sindlev sported a blue and brown iteration, Géraldine Boublil opted for white and brown, as well as matching pals Megan Adelaide Schaefer and Madelynn Furlong in the same striped design.
The Frankie Shop's Leather Shorts
With the unpredictable weather of this New York Fashion Week, leather shorts were a go-to for many show-goers, and The Frankie Shop's Faux Leather Trouser Shorts were a favorite. Consider styling them with other brown leather pieces in your ensemble, exhibited by Sarah Olsen and Linda Tol, or add a pop of color to the neutral bottom as shown by Stephanie Arant.
Simon Miller's Platform Sandals
If you're looking for a trendy shoe to wear for the remainder of summer, these platform sandals from Simon Miller are a match made in heaven. TZR's Mecca Williams wore the checkered pair making them the standout piece in her ensemble, while Man Repeller's Elizabeth Tamkin opted for the funky blue print coupled with an equally as cool bag from STAUD. And if your style leans more minimal, the sandals come in neutral hues, too.
Bottega Venetta's The Pouch
If you saw any street style photos from the past week, it's likely that you spotted an attendee or two carrying Bottega Veneta’s The Pouch. The bag has become an item that the fashion scene can’t get enough of, and will likely make an appearance during the remainder of fashion month — at both day and evening functions.