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What To Wear To NYFW Winter Shows

It’s that time of the year again for you stylistas in the New York Fashion Week world, as Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is here! Wondering what to wear to NYFW for the winter 2015 shows? Designers, editors, models, photographers, celebrities, socialites, and fashion bloggers will be gathering from February 12th through the 19th to be a part of the iconic, semi-annual event showcasing fashion house collections for the Fall/Winter 2015 season.

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Read on to see what to wear to NYFW this winter!

From the prestigious names attending to the glamorous sponsored parties, this internationally known, week-long event is famous for being the mecca of trend setting fashion, street style, and appreciation for a century-long art.

There is undoubtedly a great deal of pressure to not only look stylish at NY Fashion Week, but also original. Past attendees have worn just about anything and everything when it comes to testing the trend waters. Some looks have flopped, while others have shined in an effortlessly cool type of way that made the rest of our closets jealous. This year, be sure to get on the best NYFW street style list with our what to wear to fashion week tips!

We’ve gathered a number of street style trends that are uber popular this winter to shed inspiration for your fashion week outfits. Industry icons such as Lena Perminova in head-to-toe, neutral hued Chloe and Margaret Zhang in a lace Zimmermann dress/ and edgy leather jacket, are great references for picking out your looks for fashion week. Below, browse our favorite winter street style trends that will surely be all over the place at NYFW winter 2015 show looks.  Good luck becoming the next street style star at Lincoln Center!

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What To Wear To NYFW Winter Shows

Look #1. Embroidered Coat

Known in the industry for her refined taste and impeccable street style, Mira rocks a detailed Valentino cape and Hermes “Kelly” in suede. What makes this look so functional for NY fashion week is the embroidered detail of her outwear. It’s no secret New York is very cold this time of year, so covering your ensemble with a statement jacket is key!

Photo Credit: Mira Duma's Instagram

Photo Credit: Mira Duma’s Instagram

SHOP SIMILAR TO MURA’S LOOK: MAISON VALENTINO – EMBROIDERED EAGLE CAPE

Look #2. Funky Sunnies

Sunglasses, even in dead of winter, are perfectly valid. Whether you’re wearing them outdoors or indoors, choosing to accessorize with a funky pair of sunglasses has never been more on trend, due to designers such as Fendi and contemporary labels like Wildfox, whom are creating colorful, unique and fun options for whatever mood or look you are trying to achieve at NYFW.

Photo Credit: The Zoe Report

Photo Credit: The Zoe Report

SHOP FUN SUNNIES:

Look #3. Color Block Fur Coat

By far one of the easiest throw-on’s for an understated outfit, the colorful fur or faux-fur coat makes a pungent statement to any simple outfit. Pair with a trendy Gucci backpack and Barbara Bui booties, as fashion influencer, Shea Marie of Peace Love Shea did with her Elizabeth and James coat. When you tie in bold pieces such as a fur coat, you can make any pair of black skinny jeans look ultra-glam. Did I mention this streetwear look will keep you extra warm, too?

Photo Credit: Peace Love Shea's Instagram

Photo Credit: Peace Love Shea’s Instagram

Look #4. Fedora

Internationally-known fashion blogger, Jacey Duprie of Damsel in Dior, shows off her spin on how to dress for cooler weather by layering a brown leather mini-skirt with stockings, a crisp button-up under a striped sweater and military-like coat, topped off with a fedora. Layering your outfit is not only smart and chic, but pulling the whole look together with a fedora….amaze balls!

Photo Credit: Damsel in Dior's Instagram

Photo Credit: Damsel in Dior’s Instagram

Look #5. Platform Sneakers

Different than the sandal platform that we are all used to seeing, the sneakers platform has made quite the entrance this past year in the fashion world. Whether its an oxford platform or a Stella McCartney sneaker platform, this shoe style is a must-try.

Photo Credit: Aldo Decaniz Instagram

Photo Credit: Aldo Decaniz Instagram

SHOP PLATFORM SNEAKERS:

Look #6. Conservative Collar

As seen on Alexa Chung, the high-necked collar is a classy and conservative look to try at fashion week. This style of blouse looks nice on its own or paired with a tailored-outerwear piece such as a blazer or trench coat. The minimalist look never goes out of style!

Photo Credit: Alexa Chung's Instagram

Photo Credit: Alexa Chung’s Instagram

SHOP CONSERVATIVE COLLARS:

Look #7. Monotone Pantsuit

To Chanel or not to Chanel? In all fashionista cases, let’s be real, always Chanel. Especially if we are talking fashion week. Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad, seen below, was recently spotted wearing a tweed, Chanel pant suit with a matching Chanel cross-body. Both jacket and pants are a part of the Chanel’s SS/15 collection. But, it doesn’t have to be Chanel! Other designers have jumped on the pantsuit bandwagon too.

Photo Credit: Chiara Ferragni's Instagram

Photo Credit: Chiara Ferragni’s Instagram

Look #8. Chunky Scarf

As featured on Topshop, this bold streetwear accessory is perfect to counter the cooler weather of New York during NYFW winter shows. Wearing a bold scarf adds sass and a whole lot of personality to an outfit. And that’s something that is always welcome at the week-long fashion event!

Photo Credit: Topshop's Instagram

Photo Credit: Topshop’s Instagram

Look #9. Neutral Hues

Lena Perminova sets the bar with her Chloe ensemble for how to wear neutral hues! Matching your neutral wardrobe pieces together gives a very sophisticated look. The key to nailing this look is to choose a color that compliments your skin complexion. You should also be aware of the colors that play well together in your monochromatic scheme.

Photo Credit: Lena Perminova's Instagram

Photo Credit: Lena Perminova’s Instagram

SHOP NEUTRAL HUES FROM CHLOE:

Look #10. Mixing Prints

What has previously been known as a fashion faux pas is now this season’s must try. Kind of like the monochromatic look, this trend can be hard to master. However, if done right the result is ohhhh so fabulous. Emma Stone was recently spotted wearing this mixed print look and absolutely killed it! What made her look so stylish is that it was simple. Choosing classic patterns in the same color palette, such as the polka-dot and horizontal stripe in black and white, help to tone down the otherwise wild look.

Photo Credit: The Zoe Report's Instagram

Photo Credit: The Zoe Report’s Instagram

Look #11. Winter White

Refreshing and elegant, a winter white outfit is instant sophistication. Below, Australian fashion mavens, Tash Sefton (left) and Elle Ferguson (right), show-off their spin on the trend with a flowy midi skirt and blazer as well as a boyfriend button-up and high waisted shorts. The nude heels are also a winner!

Photo Credit: Elle Ferguson's Instagram

Photo Credit: Elle Ferguson’s Instagram

Look #12. The Athletic Sneaker

Who says heels are a must for glam events? For the fashion world right now, athletic sneakers with cool outfits are an instant love. Dress down your sleek black blazer or embroidered coat, with a pair of Adidas or New Balance sneakers, like Aimee Song of Song of Style did, below. Best part of this look, your feet will love you at the end of the day…and that’s key at NYFW!

Photo Credit: Song of Style's Instagram

Photo Credit: Song of Style’s Instagram

SHOP AIMEE’S SNEAKERS + MORE:

Look #13. The Long Vest

The long line vest is a modern rendition of the long pea coat. Fashion influencer and model, Sofia Richie, is seen below adding some rocker-edge to her long line vest by incorporating combat boots and a leather backpack. This statement piece can quickly become NYFW-ready by adding a chunky sweater and leather skinnies beneath it.

Photo Credit: Sofia Richie's Instagram

Photo Credit: Sofia Richie’s Instagram

Look #14. Lace and Leather

Both lace and leather are on-trend year after year. Australian writer, photographer and stylist, Margaret Zhang exemplifies the perfect fusion of the two by adding some layers and a whole bunch of designer influence. Wearing Versace, Zimmermann, Balmain and Citizens of Humanity, the savvy fashionista shows that you can stay warm and still look fabulous wearing a sheer lace dress and leather jacket.

Photo Credit: Margaret Zhang's Instagram

Photo Credit: Margaret Zhang’s Instagram

Look #15. Harlem Pant

Also known as the “drop crotch”, these bold bottoms are a street style lovers go-to at NY fashion week. Seen in bubblegum pink, these Cameo The Label harlem pants look incredibly chic when styled in a monotone way.

Photo Credit: Cameo The Label's Instagram

Photo Credit: Cameo The Label’s Instagram

SHOP HARLEM PANTS:

About The Author

Kara Roudenbush is an experienced digital marketer, fashion blogger and international travel enthusiast. Growing up in San Diego, she has become privy to the coast and the laidback lifestyle within it. She is committed to sharing her passion for style trends and has a constant sweet tooth.

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