Live From New York, It's Fashion Week Street Style!

As fashion week kicked off Thursday in New York City, one question seemed to be on every showgoer's mind: What's really the point? With everything readily accessible via social media and fast-fashion retailers drastically speeding up the production cycle for the industry, fashion week — erm, month — is going through an identity crisis. And in New York, where more designers have fallen off the official calendar than ever — moving their shows to other cities, opting for new and different formats, or just sitting it out all together — the focus is increasingly on what's happening outside the venues. Because while many contemplate whether or not fashion week is "dead," street style is very, very much alive.

Despite the cold and wind chill and overall not-fun-to-be-outside-in weather, New York Fashion Week is still causing a spectacle on the sidewalks. Here, attendees aim to please — and their looks deserve just as much attention as (if not more than) the ones on the runway. So as the industry whispers about the lackluster feeling fashion week seems to carry these days, we're looking to the streets to be reminded of why we fell in love with it all in the first place.

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We never thought to mix pink and silver, but we're adding this to the list of color combinations to try A.S.A.P.
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Patent jackets are still a mainstay on the streets of New York.
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TBH, this coat puts a smile on our faces.
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Love a good bow sleeve.
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Red, head-to-toe.
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Does Kanye West have something to do with the overabundance of extra-skinny shades?
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Warning: not for the spill-prone.
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Yes, it is possible to be weather appropriate and look cool.
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Florals for winter? Sign us up.
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Nothing completes an outfit like some over-the-top specs.
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Now that's a collar.
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You can't go wrong with a structured plaid coat.
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It wouldn't be street style without a healthy dose of millennial pink.
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Taking the notion of a "belted blazer" to the next level.
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We're sensing a color scheme here.
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Twins do it better.
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White boots are the new black.
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Attention: Saks Potts spotting!
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Three words: Black. Girl. Magic.
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Never met a candy-colored stripe we didn't like.
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It's a mother-daughter occasion.
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Caught in the breeze.
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Well-suited, complete with a graphic scarf and walkable kicks.
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Elegant as can be.
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The checked coat is a fan favorite.
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A classic black and white look wins every time.
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The dad cap hasn't gone away.
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Annie Georgia Greenberg is standing out in the crowd.
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Those white boots, though!
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It's all about this color palette.
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Cozy, much?
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We've got a print-mixing pro on our hands.
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Let your jacket fall off your shoulder.
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Vinyl and rainy days go together like PB&J.
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Proof that all-black doesn't have to mean boring.
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Hey, girl, hey!
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That over-the-shoulder glance is working for this street-styler.
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Love a white sneaker, always.
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A chic side-eye if we've ever seen one.
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These twins are serving major looks.
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Smiling in stride.
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Rain-proof bags, for the win.
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An ever-flattering duster coat sure does look good crossing the street.
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A cropped jacket that also catches the raindrops? Well done.
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This airy blue was a refreshing sight on a grey New York day.
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Multitasking in style.
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Gotta stay dry and look chic doing it.
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Don't let a rainy day stop you from wearing some bold colors.
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Forest green is the new neutral.
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Exchanging giggles after the show.
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She got the ultraviolet memo.
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Green on green.
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Someone's got a hop in her step.
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Cotton candy twins.
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The skinny scarf is getting a second life.
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This yellow frock was a crowd-favorite outside the Tibi show.
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Head-to-toe red is the street-style look of choice this season.
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Don't shy away from the oversized belt.
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More is more, you know.
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Two yellows, one umbrella.
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A statement coat does all the talking for you.
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Long live houndstooth.
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Structure play.
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It wouldn't fashion week without an Anna sighting.
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Friends who layer together, stay together.
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These George Keburia shades are a fashion-girl favorite.
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Next time you wear a blazer, try belting it.
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Taste the rainbow.
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Red accessories are always a good idea.
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Purple may be threatening to steal the spotlight, but pink is still going strong.
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Pastel details.
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Amp up the volume on your sleeve game.
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More feathers, please.
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We're feeling this sidewalk energy.
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A long coat never looks anything but chic.
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Oh, hey, colorblocking — we missed you.
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Understated elegance.
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Finish an all-black outfit with purple boots.
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Major heart-eyes for these heels.
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In the land of coats, it's the bigger, the better.
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Sunshine-y yellow is the new must-have hue.
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Behold, the return of the North Face.
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Sports socks + fancy platforms = Yes.
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Leopard never goes out of style.
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Jotting this black socks and kitten heels combination down for future reference.
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Think big!
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Layering can be fun.
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Pair those white boots with some sheer, white trousers for a look that shines.
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Gray outerwear never gets old.
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Valentine's Day came early.
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When the breeze makes the photo.
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Maroon never gets old.
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Faux fur for the win.
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Standing out in the crowd.
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Light layers done right.
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Classic as can be.
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