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.
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!
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!
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.
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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?
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!
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.
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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!
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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.
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!
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.
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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.
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!
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!
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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.
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.
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.
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