The One Street Style Trend That's So Important Right Now

Dacy Knight

We always look to street style from fashion week to inform our awareness of trends to come. While what models are wearing on the runways is indicative of what will be hitting the stores next fall, what's in the streets reveals everything about now. This past New York Fashion Week revealed one trend in particular that refused to be silenced—T-shirts, jackets, and accessories that sent a message in support of love, acceptance, and the recognition of human rights for all.

When speaking about this year's NYFW trends, Anna Wintour even commented that she had seen this sentiment of diversity, inclusion, and empowerment play out on the runways. Its streetwear iterations—most commonly conversation-starting graphic T-shirts—were just as noteworthy. Paired with intricately printed pantsuits or satin embroidered track jackets, these bold pieces made a strong statement with every possible styling. Both political and empowering, these fashion-girl staples emblazoned with words of activism were the most impactful trend to appear on the streets and front rows of fashion week.

See below for some of our favorite looks.

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