The fash-pack are out in full force at New York Fashion Week, showing off their finest clobber – but how can we take tips from their wardrobe so it actually works for us? We've scoured the streets to find out how NYC's street-style stars put their looks together. Read on for the new rules in how to get dressed now (whether you are a street style star or not!)...
The Dress Over Trousers Is A Thing... Yes, seriously, try it. We've seen this on the catwalks over the past couple of seasons and now we've spotted it on a few stylish gals this week in New York; and we like it. Just because it's cold doesn't mean you can't embrace the boho vibe of SS15 that's coming our way this summer.
Why It Works... Aussie photographer Zanita has it all going on. Flares? Tick. New season Chloé bag? Tick. Fuzzy coat? Tick. But somehow it all works. When trying the dress over trousers trend, stay within the same colour family as Zanita has, to stop it looking bag lady chic. Note how the Chloé bag matches the scarf – and teamed with the brown fuzzy coat, it's an easy styling trick used to tie the whole look together. Do keep your trousers skinny or cropped, though, for the most flattering effect.
All Black Everything Always Works... You really can't go wrong with black head-to-toe. It's just so chic. Every time. At MC HQ, we're big fans of the all-black-everything look.
Why It Works... Why wouldn't it?! If you're more of an understated classics kinda gal, this is the look for you. For extra style points, try a cropped trouser with a mannish brogue – and do add a faux-fur trim to your coat for a expensive-looking finish. If your black staples are looking a little on the grey side, you need a bit of Dylon in your life. We often do a home-dyeing job with stellar results. Just sayin'.
Learn The Art Of Layering... If you thought layering up adds pounds, think again. The trick is in the combination of the proportions you use. Blogger Margaret Zhang has been a fan of the layered look this New York Fashion Week, and we can safely say this outfit stole our hearts.
Why It Works... Starting with a long oversized coat will always help keep the chill out, plus its the perfect starting block. A leather biker is a classic that works under most cover-ups, as it's not too chunky. But the real star of the show is the Dion Lee cropped cutaway sweater. We're obsessed. And you thought crop tops were only for the summer! The trick is in the shrunken proportions of the piece, which helps to give the overall outfit a flattering look. Showing off your smallest part – the waist – is always a winner, rather than covering it up in lots of layers.
There's Always A Statement Coat... Fashion blogger Charlotte Groeneveld knows that the easiest way to update your look is with a statement coat.
Why It Works... It's minus freezing in NYC at the moment, so it's not about leaving the house without your trusty cover-up. If you're going to layer up, do it in style. When it's this cold, let's face it, you're not exactly going to be de-robing, so why not make it all about your coat and accessories? These are the things that are seen, so make it worth it. Whether you keep your accessories minimal and make it all about the coat, or play with texture and add a sparkle bag like Charlotte has, sometimes more is more. Boom.
Go Supersize On The Accessories... There are a few stylish touches going on here. The camel colour palette is T.D.F. teamed with the cosy oversized sheepskin. We are totally smitten. But the real star of the show is the accessories.
Why It Works... Go big or go home we say, and Fashion Editor Giovanna Battaglia obviously agrees. We heart the supersized knitted hat – so look out for mega pom-poms to add interest to a otherwise quite classic accessory. It's such a stylish way to keep warm, and teamed with her mini bag adds a playful edge to her outfit.
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