Mentally, dreary January seems to be the longest month of the year. But when the whirlwind of back-to-back Fashion Weeks begins, the excitement returns, especially when it comes to dressing. If you're still feeling the January blues, New York Fashion Week's Fall/Winter 2020 street style will help you feel inspired once again. Thanks to trendy (and yet, weather conscious) influencers, editors, and buyers, the winter style rut you've been stuck in will seem undue.
In New York, showgoers embrace the city's mix of downtown cool and uptown prep with their street style looks. Expect plenty of leather, and black (it's NYC, after all), but also quirky, playful fashion full of color, print, and texture. Case in point: last season, the Spring/Summer 2020 street style from last September was all about reinterpreted suiting with lots of layering, and unusual proportions. The nice thing is that even if you're on a shopping hiatus, most street style looks you can recreate using your go-to closet staples in an out-of-the box way. For instance, consider trying something as simple as tucking your trousers into your favorite boots, or take it a step further by throwing a midi skirt over your pants.
In addition to styling, keep an eye out for showgoers wearing items that are guaranteed to be big for Spring. Last season, STAUD's moon bag and Bottega Veneta's Skirt in Matelassé Nappa were the standout favorites. As for what's swarming the streets of lower Manhattan this season? Start with bright colors, bold prints, and chunky lug-sole boots.
Below, find all the looks to have at your fingertips when you're feeling especially uninspired. And keep checking back for even more ultra-chic ensembles to flood in.
New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020 Street Style
Eva Chen shown wearing a blue plaid statement coat.
Mecca James Williams opted for different shades of orange throughout her look.
TZR's Aemilia Madden in an exciting bandana print sweater and By Far crocodile bag.
Linda Tol sported a leather blazer paired with a leather pleated maxi skirt.
Polka dots were out to play.
When you can't decide between a skirt or pants, wear them both.
This attendee looked equally warm and chic.
This group of showgoers got the plaid memo.
Madeline Fass, Michelle Li, and Elizabeth Tamkin commuting to another show together.
TZR's Lauren Caruso in a light green checkered blazer and Wandler two-tone boots.
Linda Tol tied her sweater around her shoulders.
Floral is just as appropriate in February as it during the spring and summer months. Just couple the print with a material like suede or leather.
This showgoer made a convincing case for peplum.
Tiffany Hsu exhibited how to easily elevate a pair of sweats.
The Zoe Report's Lauren Caruso in a baby blue set from Entireworld.
Alice Barbier in a collared jacket.
Js Roques in a sleek suit.
This attendee styled her vest with a trench coat and maxi skirt.
Lisa Aiken matched her lips to her blazer.
Aemilia Madden, Alyssa Coscarelli, and Maria Alia on their way to the next show.
Looking for a fresh new trench to add to your collection? Consider one that involves netting.
Skip the umbrella and go for stylish rainy day staples instead.
Linda Tol went for a cool oversized look.
TyLynn Nguyen nailed a minimal, yet chic look.
Shorts and knee-high boots seemed to be a theme throughout the week.
Margaret Zhang is all for tucking your trousers into your boots.
Maria Alia wore a boxy jacket and exciting lime green trousers.
Jenny Walton made her Carolina Herrera cold weather-approved by throwing a turtleneck underneath.
Brown and plaid are always a good combination.
Double your jacket as a dress and you're set.
Evidence that it's okay to wear your open-toe heels in the winter.
Lisa Aiken polished off a simple look with a chunky gold necklace.
TZR's Lauren Caruso in a Tibi jacket and Chanel bag.
Layer a leather jacket over a plaid blazer for extra warm.
Combat the winter weather with a spring-approved dress.
Leonie Hanne opted for lightweight fabrics.
Make your handbag the star of your look.
Lug sole boots were spotted everywhere on the streets of Manhattan.
This attendee balanced out a colorful printed skirt with neutrals.
TZR's Aemilia Madden mixed her vintage coat with a Vince sweater and Miu Miu boots.
Orange and yellow make for a playful spring combination.
Outside of Tory Burch, a group of showgoers showed off creative winter layering ideas.
TZR's Lauren Caruso
TZR's Aemilia Madden styled an all white look with a hat to match.
Mecca James Williams shows the versatility of denim.
A rain jacket can be trendy, not just practical.
A thick shirt can double as outerwear.
Tall boots with trousers tucked in is the latest look to try according to the streets of New York.
Bright outerwear is an easy way to transform an outfit entirely.
Swap your usual leather jacket for a top and skirt in the material instead.
Try one color head to toe for a cool take on seasonal dressing.
A colorful jacket makes an all white outfit instantly pop.
Alyssa Coscarelli and Lauren Caruso showed off the impact of combining a statement jacket with boots.
Choose a jacket with cool details like ruffles or fringe to take an outfit to the next level.
Layer pants with a skirt for a surprisingly cool combo.
Teen Vogue Editor In Chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner shows that practical outerwear can make a statement, too.
Try layering a blazer with a heavy coat for a cool combo.
Swap a standard dress for a silky coat and cinch at the waist.
Don't be afraid to style similar colors and prints together.
Babba Canales styles a leather jacket with a colorful Boyy bag.
Tamu McPherson styled bold orange with a rich brown to tone things down.
Liya Kebede opted for practical Veja sneakers with black jeans and a plaid coat.
Sabina Socol paired white jeans and a coordianted blouse with a '70s-style fleece jacket.
To make shorts work for cold weather, Sophia Roe styled them with black tights, tall boots, and a trench.
Teen Vogue's Michelle Lee played with pretty pastels.
There's nothing more classic than combing ankle boots, jeans, and a bomber jacket.