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Style Right Now: 20 Street Style Looks from New York Fashion Week Spring 2015

The last time I went to New York Fashion Week, as I may have mentioned, it was the mid ’90s, all Marc Jacobs grunge and the advent of the Internet. It’s of course a whole different circus now, with street style ranking nearly as high in importance (if not more for certain bloggers and hanger-oners), than the designers’ carefully orchestrated fashion shows themselves.

I’ve garnered a handful of decent show invites for New York Fashion Week over the last couple of years, and am thinking that maybe (maybe) next fall I might make the fashion pilgrimage. In the meantime, I rely on the plethora of fashion week street style imagery online, from which I’ve pulled 20 looks. These are not over-the-top extravaganzas, but tasteful, on-trend ensembles.

I’ve included lots of identification notes and some commentary on these New York Fashion Week street style shots, along with a lot of great links, from Instagram accounts to shopping resources, so definitely click through when the look or the personality appeals. Happy fall, or Spring 2015, I should say.

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Former ELLE Accessories Director Kate Davidson Hudson, who founded The Editorialist last year, reveals her flat tummy with a peekaboo mock turtleneck crop top. Are flares back in? Navy blazer with gold buttons draped over the shoulders brings a touch of classic prep to Fashion Week.
Tim Regas / Instagram user wheresmydriver  •  via FabSugar

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Alexa Chung in Marc Jacobs pink vinyl pencil skirt , Tabitha Simmons perforated lace-up ankle boots,  Mark Cross Grace box bag, and a polka dot blouse.  But what’s with the belt around her neck?
CollageVintage.com

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Belgian model Hanne Gaby Odiele pairs a Sacai  blue plaid skirt with a white perforated sweater, and finishes with white Dr. Martens T-Bar shoes.
Photo by YoungJun Koo/I’M KOO  •  The Cut/New York Magazine

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Megan Hayes (don’t actually know who she is) goes for the elastic waist pants trend. A ladylike top and platform sandals keep her from channeling the frumpy Midwesterner.
Photo by Diego Zuko  •  Harper’s Bazaar

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Lucky Editor-in-Chief Eva Chen in a loose-fitting (she’s pregnant) printed, off-the-shoulder (a style she favored all week—ick) dress by Rebecca Minkoff.
Photo by Phil Oh  •  Vogue

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Blogger Camille Charriere of Camille Over the Rainbow wearing a boxy sweater, midi skirt, pointy flats, and fringe-y clultch.
Photo by YoungJun Koo/I’M KOO  •  The Cut/New York Magazine

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Jane Keltner de Valle, Fashion News Director at Glamour, goes for a full-on sweatshirt over longish skirt with oversize polka dots.
Photo: Getty / Melodie Jeng  •  PopSugar

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J.J. Martin, Editor-at-Large of Wallpaper Magazinein flatform sandals and geometric print Prada dress that she apparently wore from morning through evening, a noteworthy feat not often practiced during Fashion Week.
Photo by YoungJun Koo/I’M KOO  •  The Cut/New York Magazine

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Lina Toll (not sure who she is) sporting the checked trend in a Dondup dress, paired with Prada combat boots and a splatter print (or is that a floral?) clutch.
Photo by YoungJunKoo/I’M KOO  •  The Cut/New York Magazine

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Blogger Camille Charrière of Camille Over the Rainbow in Adidas tee and Stella McCartney flatforms. Love the sporty, edgy leather gym shorts and again, that fringe-trimmed clutch. I wonder if it’s the Valentino Zodiac fringe clutch?
Photo by YoungJun Koo/I’M KOO  •  The Cut/New York Magazine

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J.Crew creative visionary Jenna Lyons in distressed white khakis (a fashion week trend), white tee, her signature jacket over the shoulders, and pastel iridescent Nike sneakers. Want? You can find a (pricey) pair on eBay here.
Photo by YoungJun Koo/I’M KOO  •  The Cut/New York Magazine

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The plaid schoolgirl midi skirt, this time with a tucked in, fitted top instead of a baggy sweater.
CollageVintage.com

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Zanna Roberts Rassi, senior fashion editor of Marie Claire, is wearing this season’s butterfly Valentino dress.
Photo by YoungJun Koo/I’M KOO  •  The Cut/New York Magazine

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It’s normcore all right. Basic blah, but still stylish. Could those medium wash jeans be any more nondescript? Back in February, The Cut described the look like this: “Clad in stonewash jeans, fleece, and comfortable sneakers, [art kids and middle-aged, middle-American tourists]  looked like they might’ve just stepped off an R-train after shopping in Times Square.” Of course, this is a ridiculous trend unless you’re an edgy European and/or a model. YOU will look like the frumpy tourist.
Photo by YoungJun Koo/I’M KOO  •  The Cut/New York Magazine

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Fashion editor/stylist Giovanna Battaglia wears a splatter print mini with gilded accents, including metallic gold stripe tee, metallic gold sneakers, and metallic gold fringe clutch. (Fringe = trend.)
Photo: IMAXtree •  The Fashion Spot

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Boston native and former Vogue editor Meredith Melling Burke shows a glimpse of tummy in her crop top. Are wide leg trousers really back in? Some looked like they were wearing gauchos. Oucho.
Photo:  Getty / Daniel Zuchnik  •  FabSugar

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Around In Style fashion blogger Martha Graeff plays with proportions in a long sleeve crop top and ball skirt. I’m not a fan of the crop top, but these ladies are (mostly) pulling it off. You probably shouldn’t try it though. I love a ball skirt; try that instead.
Photo: Getty / Timur Emek  •  PopSugar

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The Blonde Salad blogger and fashion designer Chiara Ferragini in vermillion trousers, crop top, black velvet slip-on sneakers, and YSL Monogram Tassel handbag.
Photo: IMAXTREE / vincenzo grillo  •  PopSugar

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Told you distressed white khakis were a trend. She somehow manages to look elegantly Audrey though, despite the holes.
Phot by Tim Regas / Instagram user wheresmydriver  •  PopSugar

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Another voluminous off-the-shoulder concoction, this one worn by the Man Repeller herself, Leandra Medine. Black and white stripedoff-the-shoulder blouse by Rosie Assoulin, casual shorts, white trainers. (I’m English now.)
Photo: Getty / Daniel Zuchnik  •  PopSugar

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Style Right Now: Slouchy Sweaters with Skirts

There’s not much better than a chunky knit over leather leggings in terms of casual fall style, except maybe pairing said chunky knit with jeans. A chunky knit sweater works well with a fitted, short or mid-length skirt too. Even a cropped sweater with a maxi.

But what about wearing a slouchy sweater with a looser, longer skirt? An untucked cable knit sweater with a plaid midi? I wore a look like that to a college interview, thinking I was very collegiate. (Yes, an ivory A sweater with a plaid midi skirt. Hey, I got in and went to that school.)

I’m not sure I can pull off that look today. Actually, I’m certain I cannot. But on some of these women, the style looks modern and fresh. I’ll stick to chunky cable knits with jeans and leggings, but please, if you can go pair slouchy and slouchy, please do. Here street style photos of slouchy, chunky knit sweaters paired with a mix of skirt styles.

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Cable knit sweater with plaid mid skirt and washed out red sneakers.
Vogue Taiwan

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Slouchy grey ribbed sweater with just-above-the-knee skirt and ankle boots.
Who What Wear

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Chunky gray turtleneck knit sweater with killer bob.
unidentified

slouchy-sweater-sky-high-slit-whowatwear

Slouchy cable knit sweater and sky high slit skirt.
Who What Wear

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Chunky blood red knit sweater and pink horizontal stripe midi skirt.
Casting Director Natalie Joos, Paris  •  Carolines Mode

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Slouchy pink sweater and asymmetric mullet skirt.
Net-a-Porter Fashion Director Holli Rogers
Paris Fashion Week SS14  •  
Vanessa Jackman

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Nautical stripe crewneck and blue floral print skirt.
Milan  •  Carolines Mode

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Red athletic inspired mock turtleneck sweater and tweedy midi skirt.
Stylist Ursina Gysi, Paris Fashion Week SS13  •  
Vanessa  Jackman

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Cable knit cropped sweater and panther print midi skirt.
Net-a-Porter Fashion Director Holli Rogers
Paris Fashion Week SS14  •  Photo by Diego Zuko  •  Harper’s Bazaar

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Chunk grey slouchy sweater and elongated pencil skirt.
Net-a-Porter Fashion Director Holli Rogers, Paris Fashion Week SS14
Photo by Diego Zuko  •  Harper’s Bazaar

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Slouchy grey V-neck sweater with over-the-knee black boots.
London Fashion Week SS14  •  Photo by Diego Zuko  •  Harper’s Bazaar

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Winter white slouchy knit sweater and wispy mini (or is that a shirt tail?)
FIGTNY

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Cable knit crewneck sweater and midi skirt.
Stylist Martha Ward, London Fashion Week FW14  •  Vanessa Jackman

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Chunky gray cableknit sweater, midi skirt and curvy heels.
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Chunky black knit sweater and eyeball print skirt.
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Tan knit wide neck sweater and blue and white circle skirt.
Florence  •  The Sartorialist

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Style Right Now: Birkenstocks Revival

Not at all the granola type, I never even considered Birkenstocks. Even during ’90s grunge, which I wholeheartedly embraced (after all, as a fashion editor in New York, I was at those runway shows), Birkenstocks were not on my style radar. They were shoes worn by people in Oregon. To me, Birkenstocks were the shoes of guys with long hair and thick wooly socks. No thank you.

I’ve stuck to that for the last twenty years, even as the social currency for hikers, makers, and locavores has risen. But now . . . Well, looking at these street style shots of indisputably elegant, chic, and just plain cool women, I’m re-thinking the Birkenstock. Maybe.

Birkenstock sandals hail from Germany, though to me they have a Dutch aesthetic. I must admit its minimalist vibe with these equally streamlined outfits. Should I?

 

Kate Moss In Vogue 1993 Wearing Birkenstock Sandals

Kate Moss wearing Birkenstocks with white jeans
Photographed by Corinne Day for Vogue, 1993

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birkenstocks-balenciaga-tee

birkenstocks-black-and-white

birkenstocks-black-colorblock-bag

birkenstocks-black-tote

birkenstocks-gray-coat

birkenstocks-leather-chambray

birkenstocks-neutral-tone

birkenstocks-white-windowpane-print-pant

birkenstocks-white-with-oversize-shirt

birkenstocks-with-red-handbag

birkenstocks-with-trench

birkenstocks-and-khaki-jacket

birkenstocks-floral-skirt-chanel-handbag

birkenstocks-on-a-bench

C E L E B   S T Y L E 

Mary Kate And Ashley Olsen Wear Birkenstocks

Ashley Olsen in black Birkenstock thongs
The Osen twins in Birkenstocks + socks (don’t do it)

R U N W A Y  R E V I E W 

Birkenstock Trends Marc Jacobs Celine SS13 SS14

Céine Spring 2013   |   Marc Jacobs Spring 2014

H I S T O R Y  L E S S O N 

The Birkenstock sandal of today was developed in 1964 by Karl Birkenstock, whose grandfather registered the brand in 1774 in Germany, where they are still made. They’re designed with contoured cork and rubber footbeds that conform somewhat to the shape of one’s feet. It became popular in the U.S. among 1960s hippies. In the early 199s the look was revived. (Wikipedia likens that trend, popular among high-school and college-aged Gen Xers, as comparable to the popularity of flip-flops today.) Birks showed up on European runways for Spring 2013. The Birkenstock sandal has now made its way to street style around the globe.

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Style Muse: Blake Lively in Casual Sequins

Sequi Blazer Blake Lively Street Style

Blake Lively wears a boxy sequined jacket and scoop neck top. Perfection.

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Saturday Say It: Slacking Off

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“Doing real stuff sucks” graphic sweatshirt. 
Street Style on Models Jam

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Style Right Now: 15 Digital Print Looks

For about a year now I’ve been putting together roundups for the Sunday Boston Globe spread called “The Enthusiast.” I alternate every other week between fashion and home decor items. This season has been particularly fun. While I’m not a huge fan of spring fashions for myself (much prefer to wear gray and black styles topped off with a beanie, but when it comes to pulling together stories, florals and brights are much more fun.

This week I’ve been working on sourcing digital prints. (It’s not always that easy to find the more interesting looks around here; everything I use must be available in and around Boston.) Getting into the spirit, I pulled a bunch of street style images of digital prints, from landscapes to florals to psychedelic blurriness. If you love them, make sure to check back tomorrow for an online shopping guide for digital print dresses.

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digital-print- landscape-outfit-bazaar

digital-print-top-skirt-

digital-print-h-&-m

digital-print-skirt

digital-print-leather-moto

digital-print-gray-flannel-coat

digital-print-Atlantic-Pacific

digital-print-dress-milan-harpers-bazaar

digital-print-birds

digital-print-alexa-chung

digital-print-green-milan-elle

digital-print-leggings

digital-print-blue-green

digital-print-anna-dello-russo

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Style Right Now: 32 Coats Worn As Capes

For a few years now, bloggers have been writing about how fashion editors don’t exactly wear their coats; rather, these slaves to fashion drape said coat over their shoulders. This may well be the influence of Jenna Lyons (see last Friday’s post: “Jenna Lyons’ Signature Over the Shoulders Look“). I wonder if these ladies find it annoying (though at least not painful like heels). Can one make decent progress on a city street wearing a coat as a cape? Or is the coat constantly sliding off? I may just try it out, but not until (if) the weather gets warmer. I’m thinking a full-length Patagonia puffer isn’t exactly the look we’re trying to achieve.

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over-shoulders-gray-mohair

coat-over-shoulders-black-leather-over-white

coat-over-shoulders-blue-and-orange-knit

coat-over-shoulders-blue-stripes

coat-over-shoulders-boyfriend-jeans

coat-over-shoulders-stripe-sweater

coat-over-shoulders-camel-with-scarf

coat-over-shoulders-converse

coat-over-shoulders-black-and-white-stripe-shag

coat-cape-camo

coat-over-shoulders-camel-and-black

coat-over-shoulders-geometric

Elina Halimi at Alberta Ferretti

coat-over-shoulders-white-jacket

coat-over-shoulders-white

over-shoulders-mongolian-lambswool

coat-over-shoulders-navy-blazercoat-cape-green

coat-over-shoulders-gray-with-knit

coat-over-shoulders-light-gray

coat-over-shoulders-with-chickens

coat-over-shoulders-pinstripes

coat-cape-faux-fur

coat-over-shoulders-chanel

over-shoulders-navy-and-polka-dots

over-shoulders-stripes

over-shoulders-varsity

over-shoulders-camel

coat-cape-stripey

over-shoulders-leather

over-shoulders-redhead

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Style Muse: Jenna Lyons’ Signature Coat Over the Shoulders Look

For a few years now, bloggers have been writing about how fashion editors don’t exactly wear their coats; rather, these slaves to fashion eschew sleeves, draping said coat over their shoulders. Jenna Lyons, style muse, creative director of J.Crew, she of the most blogged brownstone, has certainly embraced the look of late. Wearing her coat over her shoulders is almost as much a signature style as her nerdy black glasses. Let’s see how Lyons does it, 15 times.

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coat-over-shoulders-jeann-lyons-leopard

coat-over-shoulders-jenna-lyons-aztec

coat-over-shoulders-jenna-lyons-camel-and-leather

coat-over-shoulders-jenna-lyons-camo-fur

coat-over-shoulders-jenna-lyons-check

coat-over-shoulders-jenna-lyons-gold-pant

jenna-lyons-camel-coat-as-cape

coat-over-shoulders-jenna-lyons-denim

coat-over-shoulders-jenna-lyons-green

coat-over-shoulders-jenna-lyons-print-pant

coat-over-shoulders-jenna-lyons-white-blue

jenna-lyons-coat-as-cape-prabal-gurung

coat-over-shoulders-jenna-lyons-red-pumps

coat-over-shoulders-jenna-lyons-embellished-sweater

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Style Right Now: Nike Sneakers

Do you remember when it was suddenly stylish to wear sneakers with real clothes? (Obviously I’m not referring to the tacky commuter look.) It was back around Spring ’98. I distinctly remember wearing my new silver metallic and navy Nike Airs with my maxi tube skirt for work. It was a thing. I think I was working at Teen People then. I remember walking to work on Fifth, along Central Park.

The girls on Pinterest (that is, models, fashion bloggers, NYC, Parisian, and London chicks) have no problem pairing Nike running shoes with their maxi skirts, minis, overcoats, and leather leggings, and looking a hundred percent fabulous. Not sure I can pull that look off anymore (actually, quite certain I cannot), but they wear their Nike sneakers well.

Here are 15 street style photos of ladies in Nikes. I’ve also got New Balance, Adidas, and Converse street style examples, if anyone’s interested.

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nike-dries-overcoat

nike-laptop-clutch

nike-french-girl

nike-camo-jacket

nike-chunky-sweater

nike-elin-king

nike-leopard-bag

nike-pink-tweed-coat

nike-sequins-camel

nike-shirt-dress

nike-tote-stripey-sweater

nikes-and-leather-leggings

nikes-mini-blazer

nikes-on-a-model

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Style Right Now: 22 Colorful Coats

When I was in high school, I had to, had to, have a Kelly green overcoat. I went to multiple stores to find the perfect one. I think someone once told me I looked like an old lady. Yes, that was the style. It was the 1980s. That’s all I need to say, right? I’m sure I must have spotted jewel tone overcoats in Vogue. While my friends were being all sporty Connecticut, I was wishing I lived in New York. If you spend the time scrolling through these overcoats in hues that range from cotton candy to robin’s egg blue, you will be treated with a photo I plucked out of a box last night.

These days, I don’t even wear an overcoat. Sure, I have the luscious camel one I purchased in Florence years ago, still pristine, and a black Max Mara oversize cocoon from, hell, I don’t remember. As a work-from-home writer who lives in Boston, I’m way more partial to my ankle length gray Patagonia. But if I did have reason to dress well again, and I lived somewhere a tad less chilly, I might be tempted to dip back into a pastel, neon, or candy colored overcoat. These women wear them well. Here are 22 colorful coats, street style.

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overcoat-blue

orange-coat-cobalt-trousers

navy-cape-denim

neon-green-coat-blue-clutch

sky-blue-overcoat

blush-coat-leather-skirt-graphic-tee

rust-coat-black-clutch

palest-blue-mohair-coat

colorful-coat-pink

burnt-orange-overcoat

green-cocoon-coat

clutch-blue-faux-fur-overcoat

green-coat-with-sneakers

hanneli-coral-coat

light-blue-coat-black-boots

cobalt-blue-coat-patterned-pant-fur-clutch

marigold-overcoat-jeggings

mint-green-acne-coat

hanelli-in-neon-green-acne-coat

mustard-overcoat-fur-hat

blake-lively-blue-overcoat

Blake Lively, who goes bare under hers.

And, for comedic value, this is me in high school,
doing street style, or rather, backyard style, before it was a thing.
I loved that green overcoat. Yikes. Let’s not discuss the Angora beret.
It was the mid ’80s. That’s all I can say.

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