The Items Our Editors Wore in New York That Got the Most Compliments

Between Editor in Chief Kat Collings, market editor Nicole Eshaghpour, editor Lauren Eggertsen, and me, we wore approximately 20 outfits to New York Fashion Week S/S 20. We were certainly grateful to have our home base for the week, Hotel Hugo in Soho (follow it here), close to all the NYFW action, so said outfits were kept intact. We're not even going to attempt to count how many pieces we wore, but let's just say that it's probably well over 100.

As you'd guess, everyone spends a lot of time discussing what showgoers are wearing at fashion week, and with that comes a lot of compliments and "Where'd you get that?" questions between shows and parties. When you painstakingly choose your outfits for something like fashion week, it's especially lovely when your peers have kind words, and those compliments stuck with us. With that, keep scrolling to find out (and shop!) the pieces that earned us editors the most compliments at New York Fashion Week this season.

Kat Collings, Editor in Chief


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"I like to have at least one go-big-or-go-home moment at fashion week, and this was mine. Bright pink, high slits, swishy movement. What more could you want? I adore the brand Ciao Lucia specifically because it makes special pieces like this. My secret for making bold outfits look a little more relaxed is to pair it with pieces that also carry a bit of personality, like my patchwork sweater. It takes a little bit of pressure off of the pink ensemble and balances the look."

On Kat: Ciao Lucia Mila Dress ($525) and Carlotta Skirt Fuchsia ($325); Stine Goya Sana Pullover ($310); By Far Libra Blue Patent Leather Heels ($354); Le Specs Meteor Amour Sunglasses ($69); Rylan Link Statement Earrings ($267); Tamara Mellon x Mejuri Link Up Anklet ($195)


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"A photo of this outfit that I posted on Instagram is now my most-liked photo ever, just in case you needed more confirmation that this dress is stellar. I also think part of the success of this look was a strong supporting cast of accessories. I will love Hayward bag designs until the end of time, and I'm thoroughly obsessed with these crochet shoes. The shoes are also so comfy that I didn't get a single blister after walking six miles in them."

On Kat: Jacquemus Apron-Style Midi Dress ($1590); Neous Acantho Crochet and Leather Pumps ($670); Hayward Suede Bag ($850)

Allyson Payer, Editor


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This outfit felt very "Copenhagen fashion girl" to me. The pants are definitely the most comfortable thing I wore at NYFW, and while the green is sold out, the white version is available and is even more versatile. The Ganni top is clearly a statement maker, and my only regret is that I don't have a photo of the very pretty back of it.

On Allyson: Aritzia Macy Bucket Hat ($28) and Modern Utility Pants ($110); Ganni Silk Linen Top ($315); Reformation shoes


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This outfit might be a little more Paris Fashion Week than New York Fashion Week, but I wore it anyway. I was a bit hesitant to wear all black, especially in early September, but the pearl detail was so special on this suit that I think it stood out.

On Allyson: Sandro Blazer Jacket Embellished With Beads ($490) and Short Skirt Embellished With Beads ($280); Zara tank; Jacquemus bag; Wandler Isa Sandals in Black/White ($375); Krewe x Reformation Milan Sunglasses ($215)


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I've been into suits lately, as you can see. They're just so easy. And this cult-favorite Aritzia tank, Laura Lombardi chunky chain necklace, and Wandler mules via Hampden Clothing really took it up a notch.

On Allyson: Ganni Prince of Wales Check Double-Breasted Blazer ($360) and Tailored Shorts ($190); Laura Lombardi Presa Chain ($165); Aritzia Sculpt Knit Tank ($58); Wandler Lotte Mules in Denim/Marine ($475)

Nicole Eshaghpour, Market Editor


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"This was actually on the last day of NYFW, at which point I was more than ready to get back into my beloved jeans."

On Nicole: Monica Vinader Alta Capture Charm Necklace ($795); LPA Monroe Top ($168); Agolde Pinch Waist High Rise Kick Jeans ($178); Hayward bag; Chanel sandals


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"I had to stop myself from wearing this Staud bag every single day because it just looked so good with all my outfits. It's also worth mentioning that this Ganni jacket was probably my most-complemented item of the week."

On Nicole: Monica Vinader Alta Capture Charm Necklace ($795); Ganni Oversized Tiger-Print Denim Jacket ($415); Agolde Pinch Waist High Rise Kick Jeans ($178); Staud Rey Bag ($325); Chanel sandals 


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"Love an all-black outfit, and this one felt very me, which I think is important when dressing for fashion week."

On Nicole: Monica Vinader Alta Capture Charm Necklace ($795); Wesley Rivington Ribbed Tank ($65); Nanushka Amas Skirt ($395); Staud Leonardo Sandals ($275)


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"Great minds think alike! On the same day that Kat wore her Ciao Lucia outfit, I just happened to be wearing this bright-pink Aritzia cardigan, which I decided to pair with an equally loud, zebra-printed skirt. Not the safest choice, but I think it paid off?"

On Nicole: Monica Vinader Alta Capture Charm Necklace ($795); Aritzia Alessia Cardigan ($138); Reformation Cady Skirt ($100); Hayward Mini 1712 Basket in Silver Mirror Coco Vegan Embossed Leather ($695); Manolo Blahnik Calla Mules ($775)


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"This isn't technically a pajama set, but it's so comfortable it could be!"

On Nicole: Monica Vinader Alta Capture Charm Necklace ($795); De la Vali Kid Piped Tiger-Print Satin Shirt ($345) and Kid Belted Tiger-Print Satin Shorts ($345); Staud Rey Bag ($325); Manolo Blahnik Calla Mules ($775)

Lauren Eggertsen, Editor


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"I really went for the prints here but didn't hate it. This Rhode dress made me feel so fun, but I wanted to add something to make it feel a bit more dynamic. Hence the sweater." 

On Lauren: Rhode Ella Dress ($395); Court & Rowe Stripe Crop Sweater ($99); Havva Texas Buckle Tall Boots ($695)


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"I remember seeing this pistachio-colored Bevza blazer on the runway last season and haven't stopped thinking about it since. Everything from the shoulders to the soft neckline made the piece a must-have. I wanted to pair it with something a bit funkier, so I went with a cow-print skirt because the trend is booming right now." 

On Lauren: Bevza Olive Jacket ($626); With Jéan Bridgette Top ($129); Miaou Gaudi Skirt ($295)


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"A tiny top and big trousers are kind of my vibe, so I obviously had to wear the duo during NYFW." 

On Lauren: Poms Nuovo Tortoiseshell & Blue Sunglasses ($300); Echo In the Cards Silk Square ($145); Rachel Comey Tristan Top ($295) and Cropped Divide Pants ($450); Danse Lente Johnny Mini Patent-Leather Bucket Bag ($430); Miista Carlota Boots ($360


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"I know I already talked about this outfit, but I felt like my bag needed its own shout-out because I love it so much! It fits everything but looks like it wouldn't. Kind of like magic." 

On Lauren: Bevza Olive Jacket ($626); With Jéan Bridgette Top ($129); Miaou Gaudi Skirt ($295); Yuzefi Dip Bag ($655)

Accommodations were paid for by Hotel Hugo. Editors' opinions are their own. Next up, more of the best street style from NYFW.

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.