New York Fashion Week is almost upon us, which means the street style circus is about to begin. Whether you love it, hate it or just feel a slight unease, that’s not going to stop editors and bloggers from dressing to the nines in hopes that a photographer will capture their outfits.
So what will they be wearing? That’s a tricky one. The weather sucks — not only is it cold, but there’s always the chance of snow — which makes it hard to pull off lighter pieces without lots of layering. And then there’s the problem of seasonality: Spring deliveries are just barely creeping into stores, with the real heavy-hitters not slated to hit until late Feb/early March (hence we didn’t even bother to feature things like Céline’s knockout painterly prints in this story, as those will be on lockdown).
But there are a few “special people,” such as Anna Dello Russo, who can always call in a couple of favors, so we will most likely be treated to some sporty Prada, and maybe even a Chanel pearl “headphone” choker. The rest of the crowd will have to make do with mixing in some of their fall pieces that still have a lot of fashion currency (Dries stripes, for example) with a few inventive solutions co-opted from the streets (Carhartt beanies!).
On a styling note, we expect to see some oxfords worn open with only the top button fastened, a la Alexander Wang spring 2014 (hopefully with a Uniqlo Heattech shirt underneath), and some gutsy individual will surely try out Birkenstocks (even gutsier: Tevas) with socks. Speaking of, we’ll see a lot of socks with heels this season, along with tried-and-tested oversized boyfriend coats.
Click through to see the pieces everyone will be wearing to the shows, and be sure to check back for our own snaps from the streets.