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1. How To Dress Like You Belong at New York Fashion Week

How To Dress Like You Belong at New York Fashion Week

Long gone are the days when editors would show up to New York Fashion Week dressed in head-to-toe black. Now that street style culture has officially taken over, the 10-day convention is a parade of flamboyant fashion. From head-turning accessories to statement dresses, we list the 10 essentials for New York Fashion Week dressing — and how to style them.

2. A Statement Dress

A Statement Dress

A little black dress simply won’t do. Your Fashion Week dress should be a veritable work of art, paired with the chicest nude pumps you can find.

Stella Jean Knee Length Dress, $590

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3. Designer Heels

Designer Heels

The quirkier your heels are, the more likely they’ll catch the eye of a street style photographer for that coveted shoe shot. Style them with a pair of ripped jeans for a clever contrast.

Sophia Webster sandals, $595

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4. Turban


A guaranteed way to stand out from the Fashion Week flock: a printed turban, paired with sunglasses of course.

Jennifer Behr printed turban, $226

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5. Graphic T-Shirt

Graphic T-Shirt

Graphic tees are a Fashion Week favorite because they give you a chance to show your personality. Since it’s a casual staple, the rest of your outfit should be glamorous and over-the-top: think ball skirts, printed trousers or a bright suit.

River Island Grey Caviar T-Shirt, $36

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6. Printed Skirt

Printed Skirt

It’s not surprising that printed skirts are a favorite of the street style set: you can team them with basics like a chambray shirt, a blazer or even a t-shirt and make your outfit instantly memorable.

Peter Pilotto Print Skirt, $562

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7. Adidas Sneakers

Adidas Sneakers

Your eyes aren’t deceiving you: Fashion Week attendees are loving these Adidas sneakers as of late. But instead of wearing them with sweats and jeans, the gorgeous crowd teams them with billowing skirts and frilly dresses. Naturally.

Adidas Stan Smith textured-leather sneakers, $95

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8. Standout Sunglasses

Standout Sunglasses

From mirror lenses to embellished frames, sunglasses punctuate every street style look perfectly. Bonus points if you grab a designer pair like these from Miu Miu.

Miu Miu Aviator Sunglasses, $360

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9. Personality Clutch

Personality Clutch

Street style stars always approach fashion with humor and charm, and there’s no better way to do that then with a personality clutch.

Edie Parker Hello! Clutch, $1,695

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10. Neon Skirt

Neon Skirt

Spring 2014 saw a huge resurgence in neon and surprisingly, the trend is still making waves among Fashion Week goers. The most stylish dressers pair neon with dark hues — like navy, black and gray — to add a jolt of color.

Trina Turk Neon Lace Pencil Skirt, $248

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11. Metallic Flats

Metallic Flats

Believe it or not: you can get away with wearing flats to Fashion Week. Just make sure they’re metallic and go for a dressier style like oxfords or loafers.

Rachel Comey Novak Oxfords, $248

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