4 Cult Finds That Are Dominating the Street Style Scene

Fashion month is off to a strong start. Our team of editors had lots to say about everything we witnessed at New York Fashion Week, and we already have a short list of trends to watch for spring/summer 2024, including buzzy pieces such as capri pants, voluminous circle skirts, and satin evening coats. While the clothes on the runways are often the center of attention, so are the street style looks. It's always an interesting moment where we see how the latest trends and new arrivals are translating to what fashion insiders actually want to shop and wear.

After attending NYFW this season, I observed some cult finds that are dominating the street style scene among the best dressed fashion insiders. From the silhouette that is taking over to the designer finds everyone is investing in to the shoe style that was practically everywhere, these are the key items to have on your radar. Ahead, see how the street style set is styling them and shop my edit.

A-Line Silhouettes

We've been charting a movement toward A-line silhouettes from the fall/winter 2023 runways, and that shift is now evident on the street style scene. At New York Fashion Week, the style set opted for dresses and skirts with flared, full shapes from brands such as Bottega Veneta, Khaite, and Carolina Herrera. We are seeing this shape continue in the spring/summer 2024 collections, so you can rest assured these pieces are smart investments that you can wear long beyond this season.


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"If You Know, You Know" Accessories

The evidence is strong that there is a taste for cool designer pieces, but most of these have an "if you know, you know" quality to them. Rather than loud logo-embellished pieces, the fashion set is styling looks with pieces that have subtle logos and details that astute style insiders would recognize. Pieces that made the cut at NYFW? Khaite's Lucca belt, Bottega Veneta's Andiamo bag, Prada's floral-embellished shoes, and The Row's Claudette flats.


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Mary Jane Flats

The shoes of the summer? Mary Jane flats. The shoes poised to take over for fall? Also Mary Jane flats. With Alaïa's cult versions continuing to sell out everywhere and brand-new iterations still hitting the market from practically every designer, these are must-buy pieces that we saw everywhere on the street style scene at NYFW.


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Column Skirts

Straight column skirts are the staple that fashion week showgoers couldn't get enough of this season. Elegant, versatile, and available at a range of price points, this is the core closet essential to add to your wardrobe if you haven't already. The looks at fashion week prove just how many ways you can style the piece.


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Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.