9 Editors, 9 NYFW Dream Outfits

When we close our eyes at night, the perfect outfit starts to materialize as we drift off to sleep. There it is: Those luxe leather booties; the sweater we'd wear day in and day out; the statement coat that would turn heads and keep us warm; and that bag we'd be more than happy to spend a month's rent to buy. It’s all there — just out of reach. Yes, these are the ensembles that dreams are made of. And, this time, we're conjuring them up specifically for N-Y-F-W.
Indeed, these four words, and several days of madness, justify spending a couple of hours obsessing over mixing and matching ‘til you get your look just right. Of course, that's just what we've done. Ahead, we bring you the aspirational looks we wish we could rock all week long. Yes, they might just be optimistic mood boards for now, but hey, you never know. Where’s a fashion fairy godmother when you need her?
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Annie Georgia Greenberg, Style Editor

"My dream outfit is a white suit and black turtleneck, remixed. Also, in my dreams, I'm able to keep said outfit clean. In my dreams, lace Manolos are practical winter shoes. And, I have a Rolodex of warm and good lookin' coats I can call on at will. Hey, it could happen."

Givenchy White Stretch-Cady Pants, $990, available at Net-A-Porter; Opening Ceremony Full-Length Jacket, $240, available at The Corner; Givenchy White Stretch-Cady Blazer, $2,550, available at Net-A-Porter; Carven Liquorice Ribbed Turtleneck; $366, available at Avenue 32; Marc Marmel Striped Zip Pouch, $340, available at Farfetch; Manolo Blahnik Lace BB Pumps, $695, available at Barneys New York.
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Bobby Schuessler, Fashion Writer

"I'm just about the least athletic person I know. Seriously. Throw a ball at me, and I'll just watch it drop to the floor. No catching here. Yet, I can't seem to get enough of the sporty trend right now. Especially when that involves a floral varsity jacket, pink sneaks, and a legit graphic tee. This outfit may be the one thing that'll actually get me to sprint — you know — to the next show."

Saint Laurent Slim Fit Denim, $490, available at Mr. Porter; AMI Floral-Print And Leather Bomber Jacket, $910, available at Matches; Sandro Ride T-Shirt, $110, available at Sandro; Illesteva Frieda Half Half Lenses, $230, available at Illesteva; WANT Les Essentiels De La Vie O’Hare Shopper Tote, $795, available at Opening Ceremony; Christian Louboutin Louis Flat, $845, available at Christian Louboutin.
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Christene Barberich, Editor-in-Chief

"NYFW is the chance to really go for broke, so I'm taking my forever love of kooky printed coats, baggy bottoms, and classic pumps to the next level. The GIVENCHY studs and minimalist pink blouse offer a nice study in contrasts, too. But honestly, I would wear this look just about anywhere (not just my favorite fashion show)."

Mother Of Pearl Carrera Cotton Sateen Coat, $1,203.13, available at My-Wardrobe; Balenciaga Crepe Top, $925, available at Matches; Manolo Blahnik Pacha PVC Cap-Toe Pumps, $665, available at Bergdorf Goodman; IMAGO-A No. 6 Prism Clutch, $450, available at IMAGO-A; Rachel Comey Wayward Denim Culotte Pants, $390, available at Saks Fifth Avenue; Givenchy Double Cone Shark Small Earring, $286, available at L’Inde Le Palais.
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Marissa Rosenblum, Shopping Market Director

"If you go too far out of your comfort zone during fashion week, you'll end up feeling like a clown. Although, I do like to take my usual repertoire and turn it up a few notches. Mixing some go-to, relaxed, classic American-heritage pieces with something quirky and dressed-up is definitely in my wheelhouse. My dream ticket mash-up would have to include Dries Van Noten, Thom Browne, and Sacai. Alas, most of those collections are a bit out of my current budget, but this rag & bone fringe number (currently on sale!) is very tempting."

Barneys New York Mid-Calf Socks, $55, available at Barneys New York; Coach Combo Slim Trench, $1,298, available at Coach; Dries Van Noten Sandals, $375, available at Yoox; Pamela Love Five-Spike Stud Earrings, $275, available at Neiman Marcus; rag & bone Corina Fringe Skirt, $195, available at Forward By Elyse Walker; Sacai Luck Striped Combo Top, $248, available at La Garçonne; Stella McCartney Beckett Shoulder Bag, $1,130, available at Farfetch.
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Connie Wang, Style Director

"Save for the heels, this outfit combination is pretty much my daily uniform. Awkwardly baggy, cropped pants, an oversized blouse, a utilitarian jacket, and a crossbody bag. Add a pretty, spike earring and a spike heel, and I'm ready for fashion week!"

Veronika Borchers Pearl Double Stud Earrings, $150, available at Pearl Collective; Sacai Puffer Jacket, $1,515, available at Farfetch; MSGM Georgette Shirt, $590, available at Moda Operandi; Rachel Comey Sweeper Pants, $345, available at Rachel Comey; Alexander Wang Jodie Heel, $525, available at Alexander Wang; Fendi Demi Jour Flap Bag, $1,882.20, available at Colette.
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Gina Marinelli, Associate Fashion Features Editor

"Let's face it: This look is all about the Stella McCartney dress. For me, it's a completely happy-making, sartorial feast for the eyes. However, its clean, classic silhouette keeps it from verging on the kitschy side. I kept the rest of my ensemble a bit more simple, opting for bright, coordinating colors and a few sneakily practical pieces: a super warm wool-and-cashmere coat for braving the NYC chill, a bag that keeps my hands free for Instagramming the runway, and shoes I can actually walk (sometimes sprint) in all day and all night. Sounds like a dream outfit to me."

Zara Block Heel Ankle Boots With Buckle, $99.90, available at Zara; Valentino Wool and Cashmere-Blend Coat, $4,490, available at Net-A-Porter; Stella McCartney Printed Dress, $2,955, available at Farfetch; Uniqlo Women HeatTech Tights, $9.90, available at Uniqlo; Karen Walker Perfect Day Milky White Glasses, $329, available at Karen Walker; Etienne Aigner The Box Mini Satchel, $395, available at Etienne Aigner.
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Piera Gelardi, Executive Creative Director

"Badass and lovable...this outfit pretty much sums up who I aspire to be."

Mother Of Pearl Keres Embellished Shirt, $590, available at Net-A-Porter; Laurence Dacade Merli Studded Mid-Calf Boot, $1,395, available at Neiman Marcus; Opening Ceremony x Elvis Love Me Tender Sweatshirt, $48, available at Opening Ceremony; Thakoon Addition Front Panel Skirt, $390, available at Farfetch; Proenza Schouler PS Large Backpack, $2,150, available at Proenza Schouler.
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Willow Lindley, Associate Fashion Editor

"Since winter is all about layering, I try to get the most out my fashion week outfit by mashing up different textures —beading, embroidery, leather, denim — the more materials the better! Plus, I love a matching set — they're my modern workday suit."

Acne Blue Tag Vintage Denim Jacket, $440, available at Liberty; BLK DNM Black Leather Sleeveless Motorcycle Jacket, $412.50, available at My Wardrobe; Suno Golden Leaves Skirt, $485, available at La Garçonne; Suno Golden Leaves Top, $395, available at La Garçonne; Lizzie Fortunato Port Of Call Clutch, $375, available at Lizzie Fortunato; Tibi Piper Boots, $598, available at Tibi.
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Leeann Duggan, Style Features Editor

"On a recent cruise through my closet, I realized I own exactly no outrageously over-the-top items that will make me the doyenne of Lincoln Center this fashion week. Seriously, the only statement my clothes make is "This fits okay" and "I fear color." So, my dream NYFW outfit mixes Crayola brights and kooky, cropped-meets-oversized silhouettes with the items I own way too many of: namely, plaid miniskirts, cozy head gear, and my sorry-not-sorry guilty pleasure, Forever 21 bags. How ya like me now, Anna dello Russo!"

Zara Wool Coat, $119, available at Zara; Alexandr Kondakov Bow Top, $895, available at Moda Operandi; New Look Check Split Front Mini Skirt, $35, available at New Look; Forever 21 Faux Croc Crossbody, $24.80, available at Forever 21; Front Row Shop Leather Chunk Shoes, $119, available at Front Row Shop.
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