Seen in the wild, a good, imaginative outfit has the power to stop you in your tracks. It has the potential not simply to inspire, but to flip any observer’s style identity on its head. It leaves you wondering why you ever wrote off giant blanket scarves and trench coats, loud flare pants with chunky dad sneakers, hot pink polos and long sleeves, brightly colored tights with anything and everything. Insert Fashion Month, the biggest, brightest Good Outfit canvas there is, where designers, buyers, editors, stylists, reporters, celebrities and, yes, influencers gather in and around the tents, studios, warehouses and other makeshift showrooms to check out the collections — and we’re checking them out, too. A runway’s great and all, but a lot of the magic happens on the concrete sidewalks of New York City, where our fashion compatriots are catching a cab, checking their phones or sipping a coffee in between shows.
The first few days of New York Fashion Week were unseasonably warm, enabling the crowd to lighten up on the layering and prematurely dress for spring. And, lucky for us, it's a sneak peek not only into the trends everyone is about to be wearing in the coming months, but how we'll be wearing them as well. (Note: It got seasonably cold and blustery again by the weekend and beyond — nothing intrepid style warriors can't handle!)
Click through for street style inspiration that will get you through the last leg of winter courtesy of New York Fashion Week.