Fashion Month-Inspired Buys We're Eyeing Right Now
We’ve been influenced.
Fashion month is one of the most sartorially inspiring times a year. Obviously, there are the shows, but we’re really interested in the street style and how runway translates to our everyday fashion decisions. It’s time to break the formulas that might have gone stale over the past six months and try something new. Here, we rounded up all the ways the past few weeks have influenced our current wardrobes.
Porter Simmons, Social Media Editor
There were so many bold and bright colors that showed up at NYFW — I’m usually an all black everything kind of girl, but I was loving the change of pace that I saw, especially when it came to street style. I’d throw this jacket on with my favorite pair of jeans and be ready to go.
Khaite’s runway shows never fail to wow me, and I can always count on them for having some of the most beautifully constructed leather separates I’ve ever seen. These Agolde trousers have a similar edge to Khaite’s FW22 show, but are at a price point that won’t have me sweating for weeks on end.
I can always count on Peter Do’s shows for unexpected styling, and I loved the unexpected belted detailing that appeared in so many looks on the runway this season. This dress reminds me of the collection, and the belted neckline puts a fun twist on a classic black dress.
Camille Freestone, Style Editor
After this season’s Altuzarra show, I’m lusting after a chain belt to sling across my hips. I’m pretty sure this could go with anything—skirts, pants, shorts, etc. Plus, I’m excited to see how I could use one to create a waist on oversized shirts and dresses come spring.
After seeing a ton of sheer offerings across fashion week, specifically at Fendi and Eckhaus Latta, I’m looking for a sheer midi skirt. If I’m feeling adventurous, I’ll try this fabulous Rokh option with some full coverage underwear in the evening, otherwise I’ll be wearing it over men’s white shirts and mini dresses.
I’ve been watching these little chainmail scarves on the Realreal for some time now, so when I saw a similar version on the Tory Burch runway, I felt validated in my search. I think one would look so cool with a simple sweater and some trousers.
Nick Papa, Senior Manager, Brand Partnerships
In speaking about this fashion month, I would be remiss not to mention Glenn Marten’s runway debut for Diesel, which led me to this perfectly distressed aviator jacket. As I swiped through the show I could not get enough of the smart use of upcycled materials or the printed denim details seen across various garments or, of course, the wildly oversized silhouettes. Personally, I am very excited to see what he does to revive the household name that is Diesel.
I think we can all agree that straight, relaxed trousers are here to stay. As seen in collections of minimalist mainstays such as Jil Sander and The Row, impeccably tailored black trousers are the basis of any wardrobe which makes the case for investing in a pair that will last many seasons to come.
As captured through the lens of street style photog Phil Oh in London, bold color seems to be here to stay. I’ve been slow to adapt to the ‘trend’ since I typically gravitate towards muted tones, but I think it’s time I take the leap and invest in a colorful layering piece. Cashmere, in my eyes, is the most versatile of popular sweater materials, effortlessly carrying me from season to season.
Katie Mok, Editorial Production Fellow
Every time I see a collection of street style, there’s always a balaclava look in the mix and I love it. It’s chic and warm but I know for a fact when I go inside I’m going to want to take it off and my hair is going to be a mess. So I’m opting to use a scarf. This way I could adjust to my liking, be warm, and my hair will still look fine.
I’ve seen ranges of hues being worn in sets. So in my WFH collection, I’ve added these oh-so soft pants and this waffle long sleeve to my rotation. It’s an easy way to look put together but still be cozy.
The use of blue has caught my eye, looks from Khaite and Dion Lee stole my heart. So obviously this led to me on the hunt for something blue. Came across this dress and oof. It’s so flirty and with the exposed back, it’s giving me Peter Do and I’m so in love.
Caroline Dunn, Associate Manager of Affiliate Partnerships & Content Strategy
In a stunning spotlight on black designers, Victor Glemaud’s IN THE BLK collective made its inaugural NYFW showcase featuring collections from black-owned luxury brands Third Crown, House of Aama, and KHIRY. Opening the show, Third Crown chose to spotlight its jewelry on a backdrop of ethereal garments in neutral-colored shades, leading me to imagine what this Polo Ralph Lauren Midi Shirtdress would look like paired with one of the brand’s gold pieces.
Set against the industrial backdrop of the Empire State Building’s lower level, the Christian Siriano show left me longing for my very own french blue moment. Paired with an aptly-timed Instagram ad from Reformation, this dress may have to be mine for spring.
A brand known for cutouts, PatBO did not fail to deliver this season’s refresh on its signature style for FW22. A budget-friendly take on the trend comes from one of my favorite affordable brands, AFRM, in this chic midi.
Maraya Fisher, Fashion Fellow
I generally wear neutrals, but seeing the crowd in front of the Collina Strada presentation at the Angelika Film Center really inspired me to mix it up! I love how this top is both colorful and sheer, another major runway trend we saw this season.
I’m in love with the corset craze, and Dion Lee does it so well. More futuristic than feminine, more Æon Flux than Bridgerton.
Simone Rocha’s latest collection had me googling ‘babydoll puff sleeve dress’ with a quickness. Her clothes make me feel like reading a book by a Brontë sister on a windy bluff somewhere. Now I just need a Heathcliff or Rochester to complete the look.
Leya Kaufman, Head of Brand & Publisher
From Altuzarra to Jonathan Simkhai, it was clear that the roaring 20’s are officially back–and covered in sequins. Unfortunately, I don’t have too many upcoming events worthy of the maximalism that all of that glitz inspired, but I know that I could rock this bodysuit for date night.
Speaking of maximalism, the street style coverage this season has inspired me to store almost all of my black jackets until further notice. I’m ready to source all of the hottest functional outerwear in bright colors and flattering silhouettes. To start, I love this reimagined classic Max Mara trench.
Like other staffers, I’m currently coveting corsets. I’ve always loved the look, but with designers like LaQuan Smith reimagining bustiers, I am ready to wear them every single day. Yesterday, I styled a top like this underneath a blazer and felt on point from zoom calls to cocktails.
Photo: Edward Berthelot/Getty
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