Over the last few months, we’ve done a lot of guessing—albeit, educated guessing—as to what fashion girls all over the world will be wearing this fall. I must say we were pretty spot on, but there are always trends (and even micro-trends) that only come out or blow up even more than expected once a season actually starts.
On that note, today we’ll be looking at such trends through the lens of our favorite NYC girls who, quite frankly, get it right every time. They’ve mastered combining fashion and function better than any other style set around—and I’m not just saying that because I am one of them now. From the print you should definitely adopt into your wardrobe to the boot style I’ve already acquired multiple pairs of to the simple suiting updates that will have you looking so of-the-moment, see the six fall trends stylish New Yorkers are actually wearing right now and shop them along the way below.
If you feel like I talk about this trend every single day, you’re right. I do, but it’s only because it’s so widespread that it would be irresponsible not to! From the runways to retailers to, of course, or favorite NYC girls on Instagram, leather (both real and faux) is everywhere right now, so I definitely suggest hopping on board if you haven’t already.
Shop leather separates:
Nanushka Arfen Skirt ($450)
Who What Wear Long Sleeve Front Button-Down Coat ($55)
Low Classic Belted Faux Leather Tapered Pants ($280)
As a fellow NYC girl, I totally get the appeal of the snake-print boot trend. It’s unusually understated for an animal print and acts as a neutral so you can style them with any outfit, Plus, they are perfect for wearing from day to night. Fashionable and functional. What else could one ask for in a boot?
Shop snake boots:
Schutz Maryana Tall Boots ($290)
Staud Brando Snake-Effect Leather Ankle Boots ($395)
Paige Willa Bootie ($350)
Statement trenches were all over the F/W 19 runways so, naturally, they’re on the streets of NYC too. And, while they are especially perfect for fall weather, heavier styles will work in winter, too, as long as you remember to layer.
Shop statement trenches:
Zara Houndstooth Coat ($199)
Sea Leopard-Print Cotton-Canvas Trench Coat ($690)
Baum und Pferdgarten Darri Trench ($539)
Cardigans are already trending right now, and styling them alone (as a top) just makes an outfit one-degree cooler. Whether you wear yours with jeans, trousers, mini, or midi skirts—I know there’s no way to get the look wrong because I’ve tried them all myself.
Wilfred Free Shrunken Cardigan ($88)
Urban Renewal Vintage Grandma Cardigan ($49)
Forever 21 Zip-Up Top ($25)
I’m took the liberty of lumping in zebra with tiger here because I can’t be the only one who feels that they are highly similar and relatively interchangeable for our purposes. Now that that’s out of the way, the two animal prints are having a major moment this season, and fashion girls (including those from NYC) have been quick to make the patterns part of their regular rotations.
H&M Jacquard-Knit Top ($50)
Ganni Silk Stretch Satin Dress ($520)
Attico Velvet-Jacquard Mini Skirt ($550)
From blazer dresses to skirt suits to tailored vests to pantsuits in oversize cuts or with unexpected details, there are so many ways fashion girls are taking on the traditional suit this season, and we can’t help but love them all.
Shop non-traditional suiting pieces:
Tibi Blazer Dress ($795)
Mango Buttons Tweed Blazer ($119.99)
Shop the matching Tweed Miniskirt ($60).
Nili Lotan Angelina Wool-Blend Vest ($495)
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