8 Trends New York’s Style Elite Are Wearing Right Now

Fashion month has kicked off with its first stop of the season: New York. While we naturally anticipate the moment when the torch passes to London, there’s always a palpable excitement when the first shots from across the pond begin to land in our inboxes. After all, New York Fashion Week sets the tone for the entire month, and if the first few days are anything to go by, this season is shaping up to be quite the spectacle.

To ensure you have insight on what the editors, influencers and celebrities are wearing to take in the shows, we enlisted the talents of not one but two skilled photographers, who have been pounding the pavement to find the best street style looks from the week. With their assistance, we’ve clocked countless ensembles we wouldn’t mind re-creating ourselves this spring, from the coolest accessory moments to the standout colour trends.

Knowing that you too like to have your finger firmly placed on the fashion pulse and get just as much satisfaction outfit spotting as we do, we’ve whittled down the key looks and trends you need to see from February 2022’s New York Fashion Week. Scroll on to see the street style trends that stood out during the shows.

Feathers are a recurring theme in fashion right now, so it’s no surprise that they were the embellishment and texture of choice during NYFW. 

Look for bright tones to keep the look fresh and springlike. 

A dress this fabulous is a rarity. 

An easy way to tap into the trend. 

The Y2K mood was evident on the streets of New York City, where we spotted more corsetry-inspired tops than we could count. 

Keep the look classy with neutral and monochromatic colour palettes and less-is-more styling. 

A frugal option. 

The panelling creates an enhanced silhouette. 

Maxi hemlines are a huge 2022 trend, and already, street stylers are tapping into it. Tick off two major looks in one by investing in a cut-out iteration. 

Cutout maxi dresses were everywhere, even catching the attention of the celebrity set—hey, Nicky Hilton Rothschild. 

Christopher Esber is a brand to know for 2022. 

Such a great print. 

If you’re yet to invest in an oversized blazer, consider this the sign to do so. The cover-up of choice for the unexpectedly pleasant February weather, this is a staple you’ll wear right through until summer. 

A cream or white blazer will give you every outfit you wear a refresh. 

Our editors really rate this blazer. 

The perfect silhouette. 

Sometimes, it’s the smallest things that can make the biggest difference to your look. Cue sunglasses—specifically white oval-shaped sunglasses, which dominated the New York Fashion Week street style scene. 

Minimalists and maximalists alike are getting in on the white-oval-sunglasses action. 

Ideal if you’re on a budget. 

These Celine sunnies are everywhere right now. 

Assuming you’re already up to speed on our trend report, you’ll know that columns of colour—wearing one shade top to toe—was a major look on the S/S 22 runways. Naturally, street stylers took note and paraded in a rainbow of hues on the NYC sidewalks. 

We applaud the dedication of this look. How dreamy is that sunny yellow Prada Cleo bag? 

Style this dress just like the model—with pink strappy sandals. 

Pair with a yellow blouse or knit. 

One trend that isn’t going anywhere is wide-leg tailored trousers—the slouchier, the better. 

The street style elite wore theirs with flat shoes—everything from trainers to chunky loafers. 

The perfect match to a leather blazer. 

These look so premium. 

Hats have been dominating the accessory scene for a few seasons now, but it would appear those in the know are reaching for hair embellishments once more to elevate their ’dos. 

Whether it’s ribbon intertwined in a braid or a sleek style accompanied by chains, decorated ponytails were all the rage at New York Fashion Week. 

Give any outfit edge with a chain-adorned pony. 

Next Up, Spring/Summer 2022 Trends: The Only 17 Looks You Need to Know About

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