The Bestest Party Looks of the Week

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Another week, another set of the best-dressed celebs in New York. It’s safe to say we saw some extremely well-done color play, like actress Talya Groves in a pink and orange dress and drag artist Junior Mintt’s blue jumpsuit. Plus, cool-girl shoes came out to play, like mary janes worn by actress Molly Bernard and Doc Martens donned by members of the band Sunflower Bean. Do you know what Doc Martens mean? It’s officially boots season again.

Best Color Play

Actress Talya Groves at the reopening night for Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations on October 16. Photo: Bruce Glikas/Getty Images

Talya Groves looks great mixing pink and orange, and it even matches the colors of the play, making me wonder if she had this planned all along.

Most Preppy

Actress Molly Bernard poses at the opening night for the new play Dana H on Broadway on October 17. Photo: Bruce Glikas/Getty Images

In today’s news of something I would love to wear, we say hello to Molly Bernard’s take on prep. I love the frilly socks under the mary janes and the white collar under the dress.

Best Suit

Actress Rachel Brosnahan at the Golden Heart Awards 2021 benefiting God’s Love We Deliver on October 18. Photo: Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Image

It’s not everyday that the best suit looks this good. Rachel Brosnahan wore a classic khaki suit from the spring 2022 Michael Kors Collection, minus an undershirt, and I think I like it better that way.

Best Leather

Singer Chlöe Bailey at the SiriusXM Studios on October 15. Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM

Leather has been having a moment, and I love the head-to-toe look. The open-toe heel adds an unexpected touch.

Best Blue

Drag artist Junior Mintt at the Being BeBe: The BeBe Zahara Benet Documentary premiere on October 17. Photo: Dominik Bindl/Getty Images

Mintt’s jumpsuit just works. I love the playful juxtaposition of the single colored legs against the top, and the straps of the suit are intricate and exciting. Plus, the mint shoes really make it.

Most Likely to End Up in a Garden

Designer Kim Shui at the Soane Honors celebrating Frederick A. Bland and Miguel Flores-Vianna, hosted by the Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation on October 20. Photo: Madison McGaw/

The singular rose on Kim Shui’s gown is a nice pop of texture, and I love the color it brings to the whole look. The shape is interesting, adding something new with the side slit.

Best-Dressed Band

Nick Kivlen and Julia Cumming of Sunflower Bean at the Nordstrom x Dr. Martens pop-up at the NYC Flagship on October 15. Photo: Joey Angerone

What could be cooler than Doc Martens? Members of the band Sunflower Bean paired their boots with leather pants and a sheer top, as well as tights and a black dress, in a way that screamed cool.

Best Slip Dress

Model Bambi Northwood-Blyth at the SIR resort 2022 collection celebration on October 20. Photo: Rommel Demano / BFA

This slip dress is perfect. The black lace detail and cutout is simple yet elegant, proving that a nightgown can in fact be dressed up.

Best Fringe

Designer Emily Adams Bode at the Soane Honors celebrating Frederick A. Bland and Miguel Flores-Vianna, hosted by the Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation on October 20. Photo: Madison McGaw/

I am a sucker for yellow, and Emily Adams Bode’s dress is no exception.

Best Black Dress

Actress Rachel Zegler at the Golden Heart Awards on October 18. Photo: Michael Ostuni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Image

Rachel Zegler wore a black crêpe cutout dress and Jacqueline python-embossed leather sandals from Michael Kors Collection, and she looked amazing doing so.

Best Street Style

Igee Okafor at the Loro Piana Celebration of the Launch of Hiroshi Fujiwara Capsule Collection on October 13. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/

Okafor knows his black turtleneck and popped leather jacket is the way to go. He looks cool enough to pop into any event, and his bright, white shoes scream streetwear.

The Bestest Party Looks of the Week