The main message from New York Fashion Week’s street style was that it pays to have fun with your clothes and not take yourself too seriously. Outfits were unexpected and experimental — just scroll down to see a jumpsuit that looks like a pair of pants hiked wayyy up. Of course, the easiest way to have fun with your outfit is to pile on the accessories: a scarf, a fanny pack, mini sunglasses. Add a small dog while you’re at it! Alexis Jae did.
After following the street style all week, we want to add a few things to our closets, including a slime green sweater, a colorful suit, a prairie dress, and cowboy boots. You heard it here: fluro-green is the color of the season. In both the runways and on the streets, the ’80s revival continued. Oversize shoulder pads and sleeves look a bit more modern when paired with a silky slip skirt, bike shorts, or cropped flares. Which brings us to the biggest pants of the moment: bike shorts. Yes, they’re in style now. Maryam Nassir Zadeh showed a mint-green pair on the last day of Fashion Week — paired with a silvery blazer that was to die for. If you’re going for a less corporate-inspired look: One particularly stylish person captured in our gallery wore a chunky bubblegum-pink sweater with black bike shorts, which seems like the best fall brunch outfit.
Our street-style photographer Paul Jeong photographed these stylish people in their natural habitat: flitting to and from the shows. Scroll on to see photos that prove early fall outfits are the best kind of outfits, including inspiration from Shiona Turini, Gigi Hadid, Teddy Quinlivan, and more.