Farewell, New York Fashion Week! Hello, more outfit inspiration than I know what to do with! I mean that in the best possible way–because what I’m realizing is that, at its best, the output of fashion week is kind of overwhelming. To be overwhelmed by fashion is to be moved by it, and to be moved by it is to be inspired to act. Sometimes, as is the case with a heady runway show like Marc Jacobs, the logical action is to sit and marinate. With street style, though, it’s almost the opposite–to leap up from where you’ve been sitting and marinating and sprint to your closet, where you can begin making brand new outfits from clothes you already own.
Maybe that’s why street style—apart from the sheer eye candy—remains such a perpetual draw. It’s proof that a plain white T-shirt or a classic trench coat can, in fact, look different every time you put it on, by virtue of the fact that you’re not a mannequin. You’re a human being! And whatever you’re feeling and wherever you’re going is going to influence how your outfit manifests, regardless of how you style it. The appearance of an outfit is just as much a product of mood and movement as it is a product of accessorizing, or what’s tucked into where, or what the weather is like. Street style is overwhelming-in-a-good-way not only because of the sheer quantity of photographs that come out of fashion week, but also–and perhaps most importantly–because it perpetually undermines the idea that our wardrobes are finite entities.
This season, we’ve been curating our street style slideshows according to theme (ICYMI–winter coat inspiration, pants worth ogling, camel-colored clothing, non-stop “full looks,” and heroic rainy day accessories), but now that New York Fashion Week is officially wrapped like a salami sandwich, we’ve collected all the photos in one, big, juicy roundup. Dive in below, where there are plenty of new additions even if you’ve been keeping up, and let us know what look you’re particularly keen to recreate.
Photos by Karolina Kaczynska