Unzipped: How to.. Shake up your streetstyle

It’s the middle of winter, and in less than two days New York City streets will be flooded with the über stylish. That’s right.. New York Fashion Week starts tomorrow! Get ready for a whole new set of trend forecasts for Fall 2017. It should also come as no surprise that I’ve got street style on the brain, and I’m very much looking forward to some fresh takes with an urban flair. So this week, I’ve been inspired to update some of my fun fashion favorites.

When discussing street style, an array of brands come to mind. This season, I’m especially drawn to newer labels like RtA based out of California. Their new takes on casual staples with gritty embellishments and modern cuts makes this a brand worth paying a bit of extra attention to. Another explosive brand on the rise is Off-White by Vigirl Abloh, which has been dominating city streets and catwalks. His latest Spring 2017 collection was a clever combination of class prints and color pop. The silhouettes were both voluminous and inventive with unexpected ruffles and draping that add a contemporary feminine touch.

Even if you’re not attending any shows over the next week, a street style update is rarely a misstep. So I’m thinking distressed denim is a good place to start, particularly with studded cropped flares from Marques’Almeida. I’m obsessed with the slightly unraveled waist band. Pair them with a new graphic tee from Gucci and a convertible denim jacket from MM6 Maison Margiela. I also love the idea of making white boots another wardrobe staple, so try the “Agnes” boot from Rag & Bone on for size. But, no city chic ensemble would be complete without the perfect cross-body bag. In this case, the Loewe Elephant striped bag is topping off my list.

For fashion lovers, myself included, NYFW is an undeniable mainstay. Even though it seems like the overall nature of the industry is taking a major shift, you can’t deny the palpable excitement surrounding a week of magical runways and artistic presentations. Snow storm or not, this is bound to be an exciting week.

Brands we love: Rag & Bone “Agnes” Boot, Gucci Appliquéd Printed Cotton-jersey T-shirt, Jacquemus One-shoulder Striped Wool Mini Dress, Chloé Cut-out Sleeve Twill Cropped TopMarques’Almeida Frayed-edge Mid-rise Flared Jeans, Raey Oversized Leopard Mohair-blend Sweater, MM6 Maison Margiela Convertible Distressed Denim Jacket, RtA “Lucienne” Off-the-shoulder Jumper, Miu Miu Studded Suede Jacket, Loewe Elephant Striped Leather Shoulder Bag

 

By Ariel Serano

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