13 Street Style 'It' Items to Watch Out For During New York Fashion Week

Burberry plaid! Vintage logomania! Tiny sunglasses that will transport you to another dimension!
By Maria Bobila ,

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Hello from New York Fashion Week! We've already checked Day 1 off our to-do list, but that doesn't mean it's too late to predict what showgoers will likely be wearing on the streets this season. We culled through recent fashion weeks — including the men's shows in Europe and New York, Couture Week in Paris and Copenhagen Fashion Week — along with a little help from e-commerce search platform Lyst, to figure out a few common sartorial themes to expect from the street style crowd. Read on to find out.

Vintage Logomania

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Last season, many major fashion houses revived their throwback logos, and resale retailers are reaping some of the benefits from the new-but-vintage trend. If you spot a nostalgia-inducing Gucci, Fendi, Louis Vuitton or Dior item in between shows, will you even be able to tell if it's secondhand? In all honesty, who cares.

Calvin Klein Plastic Coats

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With the unpredictability of winter weather, showgoers need to be prepared, which means they'll likely turn to Calvin Klein's plastic outerwear for protection from the elements. The checkered coat has been an early favorite among the street style crowd, but the faux fur, trench and Patrick Bateman-inspired versions will probably make a few cameos, too.

Balenciaga Anything

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It's always easy to spot a Balenciaga "It" item because chances are it's branded with the fashion house's name, from scarves and hoodies to neon socks and shearling jackets. Oh, and expect a few daring individuals to show off their brand new pair of Triple-S sneakers as well.

Saks Potts Fur Coats

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Copenhagen cool-girl label Saks Potts and its colorful outerwear has been gaining traction within the street style sphere for a few seasons now, but with a New York Fashion Week debut on Thursday — and an exclusive collaboration with Net-a-Porter — we think we'll be seeing a lot more of this fur-centric brand this week and throughout the rest of fashion month.

Burberry Plaid

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While some fashion houses are bringing back their vintage logos, Burberry is reviving its heritage plaid. Extra style points if you go full-out head to toe wearing the British brand's iconic print.

Beaded Handbags

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While last year's (much warmer) fashion month brought Cult Gaia "Ark" bags and French Girl-friendly basket purses as the "It" handbags among front-row regulars, we suspect the fashion pendulum will swing towards beaded handbags à la Shrimps and Susan Alexandra. They're fun, quirky and a great distraction from near-freezing temps.

Chanel Couture Boots

We are certain that some top-tier influencers can pull a few strings to show off the newly-revealed Chanel boots from its Spring 2018 couture show in delicate beading and lucite heels. If not for New York Fashion Week, then certainly for Paris.

Ganni Sweaters

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Copenhagen-based Ganni is making its New York Fashion Week debut with a pop-up shop over the weekend, which means we'll be seeing a lot more of the Danish brand over the next few days. In fact, according to Lyst, Ganni saw an 18-percent spike in searches from New York City recently. Our guts tell us that this particular striped mohair sweater will be the prize item.

Rejina Pyo Suits

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Last season, we noticed Rejina Pyo's airy dress with signature puffed sleeves was a favorite of the always well-dressed Kate Foley. And Lyst predicts that the London label, which experienced a 12 percent increase in searches as of late, will make a street style splash with its pink suit this time around.


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The beret has become a stylish and surprisingly versatile alternative to the trusted beanie among the fashion crowd for both women and men, as proven on the New York Fashion Week: Men's runways.

Teeny-Tiny, Skinny Sunglasses That Will Transport You Into Another Dimension

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The Adam Selman x Le Specs craze has morphed, or better yet, drastically minimized into the tiniest, skinniest silhouette possible. This "It" item has surpassed any "Matrix" reference, transporting wearers into a parallel universe where only Insta-models live and it's always summer and jetskis and yachts are at everyone's disposal. Basically, Fyre Festival if it actually happened.

Camo Print

Although camo print has been bubbling up among streetwear and skate brands over the past few years, it's only recently gotten the high-fashion approval by the likes of Kanye West, Virgil Abloh and Demna Gvasalia. Plus, New York is the perfect backdrop to give this trend a try. 

Cowboy Boots

We predicted showgoers would stock up on the Calvin Klein cowboy boots by Raf Simons last New York Fashion Week, but now the "It" item has evolved into actual cowboy boots. We've spotted pairs on a few fashion editors and we're just two days into the week of women's shows. Who will we catch wearing them next?

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