FYI: New York Fashion Week kicks off tomorrow! And while the world’s most popular fashion designers show off their upcoming SS17 looks, we’re using this opportunity to let you know what every New Yorker will be sporting this season. (That’s right. Get all the things before the other 8 million peeps in the city do). Here are the AW16 fashions worth fall-ing for. Scoop ‘em up at the best clothing stores in NYC right now!
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Power Puff Girl
Elegant evening dresses paired with warm, toasty puffer coats are all the rage. Chic and practical? That’s just our style. Reformation Laura dress, $278, thereformation.com. Zara short anorak, $100, zara.com.
Kitschy souvenir and varsity coats covered in patches are the new leather jacket, folks. Best of all? You can customize the pins yourself, so no two toppers look the same. Scotch & Soda wool varsity jacket, $295, scotch-soda.com. City of Industry patches, $6–$8, cityofindustryshop.com.
Leather handbags adorned with silver and chain embellishments add some much-needed flair to your carryall this season. For extra shimmer, treat your digits to a metallic negative-space manicure. Zara studded bucket bag, $50, zara.com. Paintbox AW16 design gel manicure, $68, paint-box.com.
Baggy Is Beautiful
Lazy-girl fashion is now a thing (hooray!). Snuggle up in loose sweatshirts with extra-long sleeves, and amp up your laid-back look with a metallic skirt or boots. H&M hooded sweatshirt, $40, hm.com. Topshop metallic pleated skirt, $130, topshop.com.
Wanna toss those overworn black combat boots? Do it! Say hello to wide, flared heels, vibrant shades and patterns, and sleek boots with wooden wedges. 1. Topshop Portugal boots (in multi and magenta), $190, topshop.com. 2. Aldo Fearien boots, $130, aldoshoes.com. 3. Topshop Maggie flared-heel boots, $140, topshop.com. 4. Zarahigh-heel leather ankle boots with zipper, $119, zara.com. 5. Steve MaddenAbria boots, $130, stevemadden.com.
All Choked Up
Sorry, vampires: Thick chokers that cover the entire jugular are in. Swipe on a bright lacquered lip color, and you’ll be a ’90s dream. (If you haven’t guessed, yes, the decade is still kickin’ in the fashion world.) Aldo Velsen choker, $18, aldoshoes.com. Urban Decay Revolution High-Color lipgloss, $22, urbandecay.com.
It doesn’t matter where you roam this season—just make sure to travel while wearing leather boots in soft dark shades like navy or gray. They look great with jeans, dresses—you name it. Topman khaki badged MA1 bomber jacket, $130, topman.com. Steve Madden Spence boots, $150, stevemadden.com.
Photographs: Lauren Spinelli. Styling: Jessica Lundgren.