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

Calvin Klein cowboy boots, Balenciaga floral boots or Off-White “For Walking” boots?
Balenciaga floral boots. Photo: Imaxtree

Balenciaga floral boots. Photo: Imaxtree

Happy first day of New York Fashion Week! Time to put on our best outfits and hit the ground running to check out what's in store sartorially for next spring. While there will be plenty of trends to pick up on from the runway collections, there's just as much aesthetic inspiration coming from outside, around and in-between the fashion show venues, too.

From recent fashion weeks, including the men's shows in Europe and New YorkCouture Week in Paris, as well as a few women's shows in Berlin and Copenhagen, we've already spotted a few common themes among the street style crowd. But we have a few more predictions for what everyone's favorite wardrobe choices will be during the rest of fashion month. Read on to find out.

Louis Vuitton x Supreme

The anticipated menswear collaboration finally hit retailers this summer, and according to the LVMH Group's latest earnings report, it was certainly a highlight for the fashion house's rebounding sales. From the collection's hoodies and denim jerseys to its red leather accessories, we know there will be plenty of LV-and-box logo cameos between shows.

Early-Aughts Designer Bags

Dior Saddle bag. Photo: Imaxtree

Dior Saddle bag. Photo: Imaxtree

Nostalgia still reigns in the fashion realm and we predict the "It" bags of the early aughts will make a comeback this season, including the Fendi Baguette, Louis Vuitton Speedy and Dior Saddle bag. Anyone have a discount for TheRealReal?

Balenciaga Merch and Floral Boots

Balenciaga logo gear. Photo: Imaxtree

Balenciaga logo gear. Photo: Imaxtree

A street style roundup wouldn't be complete without some Balenciaga, and some favorites that we predict include the brand's election-inspired merch, logo-heavy apparel and floral boots, which we've already seen at past fashion weeks over the summer. The boot's sock-like silhouette will probably inspire a slew of lookalikes among showgoers as well.

Calvin Klein Cowboy Boots

We've spotted this Raf Simons-designed shoe on a few editors' wish lists for fall — and its stock is currently dwindling over at Barneys now that it's available for pre-order — so the chances are high that these new boots will make its street style debut this season.

Adam Selman x Le Specs Sunglasses

Adam Selman x Le Specs sunglasses. Photo: Imaxtree

Adam Selman x Le Specs sunglasses. Photo: Imaxtree

These sunglasses were on almost every influencer this summer. And with a sunny forecast up ahead for NYFW, you know the on-trend accessory is going to soak up the last bits of the warm season while it can.

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Nike Air Max Sneakers

As opposed to sleek Stan Smiths and low-key Vans, the fashion crowd is leaning towards sneakers with standout details and chunky soles. The Nike Air Max '95 and '97 are both suitable (and comfortable) choices for NYFW. (Though we're hoping these gray New Balance sneakers will show up, too.)

Polka Dot Prints

Now that summer is coming to a close, it's time to put that gingham print to rest. The next motif in the stylish spotlight? Polka dots, specifically in the form of billowy blouses and vintage-inspired dresses.

Fanny Packs

Eastpak fanny pack. Photo: Imaxtree

Eastpak fanny pack. Photo: Imaxtree

Every Instagirl gave this handbag type a try this summer, so we have a feeling a few editors and influencers will aim to rock the fanny pack during NYFW, probably from the likes of Alexander Wang, Gucci and the Louis Vuitton x Supreme collab.

Plaid Blazers

Plaid jacket. Photo: Imaxtree

Plaid jacket. Photo: Imaxtree

Tibi and Stella McCartney plaid blazers will likely replace the leather moto jacket this week. Update your outfits accordingly.

Political Merch

"Love Is Not a Crime." Photo: Imaxtree

"Love Is Not a Crime." Photo: Imaxtree

It's tough to focus on all of the latest collections during NYFW when news alerts and the current political climate is more worthy of our attention. With street style, however, the fashion crowd can use its platform for good and we think even more political statements will be made through clothes compared to last season.

Off-White "For Walking" Boots and Industrial Belts

Does Virgil Abloh ever take a day off? With all of his collaborations, appearances and creative endeavors, Off-White is always at the top of the group fashion mind. We think the Milan-based label's "For Walking" boots are perfect for fall, possibly paired with its statement-ready industrial belt.

Gucci Coco Capitán T-Shirt

The Gucci logo T-shirt gets a scribbled DIY upgrade by artist Coco Capitán and will replace everyone's "It" item from last fashion month.

Raf Simons "I Heart NY" Sweater

GQ has already called the Raf Simons "I Love NY" sweater one of the winter's hottest items, as worn by such well-dressed dudes as A$AP Rocky and Harry Styles. And just because the weather will hit the 70s every day this week, that won't stop a few street style stars from keeping the statement knit in their wardrobe arsenals. 

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