Sheila Marquez

As those of you who follow @whowhatwear on Twitter might already know, we're so excited about next month's shows that we've created a countdown of what we're looking forward to about New York Fashion Week. And while we always get wound up about the er, more social aspects of our week in Manhattan (like bacon-wrapped dates, cocktails with editor friends, and shopping our favorite stores), we must confess that seeing all the amazing model-off-duty style certainly tops our list too. One well-dressed wonder we're looking forward to seeing? None other than today's spotlighted subject: Sheila Marquez.

The Spanish stunner's street style is one of our favorites, primarily for two reasons: she's skilled at creating interestingly textured outfits (her way with unbasic black is worth studying) and her wisely judicious approach to color. Regarding the former, we appreciate her layering technique, specifically the way she contrasts utilitarian fabrics and leather with softer and more touchable materials. For example, Marquez was snapped backstage at Ungaro wearing a Balenciaga leather jacket and Phi buckle booties mixed with a silky, emerald green Balenciaga top and a furry Isabel Marant scarf