6 Street Style Trends Everyone Is Wearing in New York


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Fashion month kicked off in New York last week for the F/W 23 collections. While there is much to discuss about the trends and standout looks at the runway shows, the street style scene always provides just as much inspiration as fashion insiders interpret the latest pieces and styling ideas into their personal wardrobes. 

Ahead of New York Fashion Week, I asked industry experts to share their fashion month shopping list and the items they were planning to wear to this season, and many of their picks predicted the street style trends that have been unfolding—including everything from maxi coats to punchy red accessories. But there is much more we’re starting to see as fashion month starts. Here, see six standout trends from New York Fashion Week we spotted on the most stylish attendees, and shop our edit of pieces to integrate them into your wardrobe.

Maxi Coats

Long, floor-sweeping coats are one of the trends that were prominent in the S/S 23 runway shows, including the collections of brands such as Saint Laurent, The Row, and Beare Park. Showgoers embraced the movement to longer hemlines, pairing maxi coats with everything from slip skirts to denim.


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(Image credit: The Style Stalker)

A Hint of Red

Red was the major color that swept the street style scene in NYC. What was interesting was that it was typically worn as a smaller detail, such as a red turtleneck layered underneath a trench or a bright pair of socks with slingbacks.


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(Image credit: The Style Stalker)

White Jeans

White jeans may seem like a summer staple, but they felt incredibly fresh on the NYC style set at fashion week. Styled with winter looks that incorporated faux-fur coats, turtlenecks, and sporty sneakers, they add an element of polish and crispness.


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Quiet-Luxury Bags

This year has seen a rise in pared-back, quiet-luxury bags, and that was echoed on the street style scene in NYC, where bags including Bottega Veneta Intrecciato woven styles and Savette leather bags stood out.


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Layered Neutrals

Winter layers took shape in the form of neutrals such as beige, brown, and black. Standout pieces included jackets with built-in scarves, while styling tricks such as adding a sweater over a coat added points of interest to the looks.


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(Image credit: The Style Stalker)

Denim Maxi Skirts

Coats aren't the only piece that has a growing hemline—skirts are similarly getting longer, which is a notable contrast to the micro miniskirts that took over in 2022. Maxi skirts were spotted in many forms, but denim versions in particular stood out.


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(Image credit: The Style Stalker)

Next: Insiders Told Me What They're Wearing for Fashion Month—Here's the Preview

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.