The Best Street Style At New York Fashion Week SS18

Over 10 years since street style arguably became as talked about as the shows themselves, dressing for Fashion Week has become an art: it's the art of looking elevated, while still looking like yourself. It's the art of dressing up, but also dressing for the throws of New York City's public transportation system, cobblestoned streets, and often-unpredictable temperatures. It's about knowing what looks best in candid photos, looking of-the-moment but not unlike yourself, and mixing and matching just-so. It's also about being prepared for when that shoe you thought was comfy gives you blisters, and when that sweater you thought wasn't too itchy, well, is.

With the right mix of styled and unstyled, everyone has the potential to nail just the right balance. For sartorial inspiration, ahead are show goers who made it look easy.

Proof that no matter what your get-up, a statement shoe is the way to put your best foot forward.
Yasmin Sewell's super-short crops leaves her gingham dress to do the talking. Extra points for excess ruffles.
XL sleeves aren't going anywhere. Play with proportion with an oversized shirt and loose pleated skirt.
Black and navy get a contemporary refresh with polka-dot shoes and ice-white locks.
If you're worried about your statement shirt looking too formal, pair with loose printed trousers in the same colour family, and some '70s patent boots.
Two notes for autumn dressing: Prince of Wales check, particularly in a matching set, and sock boots. Put them together and your winter workwear is sorted.
Eva Chen's proof that pierced pieces are here to stay. We love the knit's cut-out detail, too.
Burnt orange is slowly taking over our wardrobe. This pairing with a sky-blue men's shirt is a spring-fresh colour combination.
The '80s is back by way of power blazers, white heels, and face-consuming sunnies. That green is universally flattering, too.
We don't think we'll see the back of pink for some time, and we don't mind one bit. If you're going to do it, go all out with head-to-toe pieces, including bags and earrings.
Pair neon with black accessories for a bold but pulled-together ensemble.
This homage to Miami Vice is further proof of the return of the '80s. The red earrings and bag let the baby blue steal the show.
Floaty sunset yellow dresses have been seen everywhere thanks to Beyonce's turn in Lemonade. Net-a-Porter fashion director, Lisa Aiken, wears Ganni.
Here's a lesson in turning a traditionally masculine get-up into a feminine delight.
This fuchsia Rejina Pyo dress worn by fashion director Jan-Michael Quammie combines our favourite of-the-moment elements: corseted waist, puffed-up sleeves, and, you guessed it: pink.
Yet another check blazer and skirt duo. Embrace September's back-to-school feel.
The denim jacket is a perennial wardrobe staple, but the way to refresh it this season? Patchwork fabrics, two-tone colours, and plenty of frayed hems.
Refinery29's Alyssa Coscarelli and Maria Bernad go feminine and masculine while matching blunt bobs. Alyssa works Prince of Wales check with a pleat-hemmed dress layered over a puff-sleeved shirt, while Maria's David Byrne-esque suit proves power shoulders are back.
Triple-pocketed belt bags are the practical and cute addition to your autumn accessories collection.
Who said camo had to be khaki? This sunshine yellow outfit is the mood-lifting way to transition into autumn.
See? Your denim should be two-toned, frayed and ripped, and deconstructed. Plus, these sparkly Chanel boots are a street-style favourite.
It's safe to say that bold, bright colours are essentials this autumn and winter. This watermelon pairing is inspired.
Proof that simple neutrals can be striking as anything.
Retro in the best way possible.
The Coveteur's fashion director, Laurel Pantin and R29's style director, Emily Holland twin in printed dresses.
Does it get any more chic? (Hint: No).
Is it just us, or is velvet becoming seasonless?
See what we mean?
Socks and loafers will be our autumn go-to, hands down.
When your accessories have accessories.
It's a twin thing.
May the dress-and-trainers combination live on forever.
Branded, but in a good way.
Red, red, and more red.
Everything that's happening here, just yes, Susie Lau.
Bravo with the colour scheme.
File this under: effortless, courtesy of Refinery29's editor-in-chief, Christene Barberich.
Hoodies: the magic piece that can be dressed up and down.
Girls can do anything.
We're supporters of any iteration of the Canadian tuxedo.
Legs for days.
Let your bum bag double as a belt.
All-black works every damn time.
No heels necessary.
When the jacket makes the look.
Friends who Fashion Week together, stay together.
Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Knot your plain white tee in the center just so.
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Power posing. Werk.
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Because being a bag lady is no bad thing.
Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Twinning! Literally.
Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Let a red belt tie all of your all-black looks together.
Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Blazers are all over the place this season, and we're loving every single one.
Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Talk about '90s style...
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Try styling multiple shades of brown together at once.
Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Retro done right. Thanks for the continued inspiration, Maria Bernad.
Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
J'adore Dior.
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Understated elegance.
Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
With a J.Crew void in the New York Fashion Week calendar this year, allow this outfit to provide you all the preppy-but-cool styling inspiration you might need.
Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
We're all for the cargo comeback.
Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Season after season, leopard is the one print you can always rely on. We're obsessed with stylist's Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert's knotted number from DVF.
Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Long dress, high boots, can't lose.
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The more oversized, the better.
Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Oh hey, R29 crew.
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Millennial pink, head-to-toe.
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Gotta have a sense of humour about it all.
Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
The off-shoulder trend, still going strong.
Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Just cinch it at the waist.
Photographed by Cris Fragkou.
Victorian Era on the top, mom jeans on the bottom.