September may mark the start of fall, but in the fashion world, it’s all about Spring 2020 style, with Fashion Weeks taking place around the globe. Though the endless shows are undoubtedly the most important part of the month — and it’s easy to spend hours streaming them and going through the looks — half the fun of following along from afar by scouring social media. This is the best way to check out the high fashion street style looks Fashion Week attendees put together — and dreaming of one day attending the shows and creating ensembles too. While making the trek down McAllister to class isn’t exactly the same thing as sitting front row, get inspired by, and live vicariously through, these influencers.
Danielle Bernstein (@weworewhat)
No surprises, but Danielle Bernstein of @weworewhat nailed New York Fashion Week style. She wore everything from an orange silky Jonothan Simkhai midi dress with chunky black Prada boots, to traffic cone orange pants from Farfetch paired with a structured Jaquemus sky blue top, to a black and white Chanel dress with a vintage lime green quilted Chanel bag (via luxury vintage shop What Goes Around Comes Around). Between all her looks, one thing was apparent: Danielle Bernstein isn’t afraid to rock contrasting pieces, and it makes for some of the coolest outfits. Take a cue from her and pair black Docs or chunky sneakers with a super feminine skirt or dress. Don’t be afraid to mix eye catching, nearly clashing colors!
Caroline Daur (@carodaur)
German blogger and model Caroline Daur had a busy Fashion Month, jetting between New York, Paris, and Milan for shows including Tommy Hilfiger, Fendi, Versace, Gucci, and more — and even designing a shirt in honor of Karl Lagerfeld as part of A Tribute to Karl: The White Shirt Project. She’s worn literally every kind of look including a feathery cocktail mini by The Attico, a super chic white monochrome look topped with an overcoat, and the coolest brown and black zebra print boots paired with a robin’s egg blue Gucci set. Some of my favorites were her bold, printed from head to toe looks, including a Paco Rabanne asymmetrical cheetah dress and a plaid Gucci two piece suit. Get inspired by her eye-catching looks and swap out your solid midi dresses or two piece sets for some with funky patterns.
Vanessa Hong (@thehautepursuit)
Despite a jam-packed month — in addition to attending numerous shows including Loewe, Paco Rabanne, and 3.1 Phillip Lim, she also walked in Kade Spade’s show and somehow squeezed in a trip to Shanghai between New York and Paris Fashion Week. All of podcaster and blogger Vanessa Hong’s ensembles (including an amazing Prabal Gurung skirt covered with neon orange sequins) were spot on. Some of her most memorable looks were a striking multi-tiered, turtleneck underneath an off the shoulder dress topped with a black leather belt by Loewe. Additionally, she sported a Paco Rabanne cutout metal, chandelier-esque dress worn over a white turtleneck dress. While she took layering to the extreme, and it’s still boiling hot in New Orleans, go for an easy version of her look by layering a midi or mini dress with a t-shirt.
Charlotte Groeneveld (@thefashionguitar)
In addition to keeping her followers up to date with all things Fashion Week by posting videos of the many shows she attended — including Valentino, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Carolina Herrera, and Oscar de la Renta —on her Instagram, New York City based Charlotte Groeneveld wore a wide range of looks throughout Fashion Week. This includes a boxy Chloe button up shirt worn over a tulle maxi skirt, a black quilted Gucci skirt paired with a red plaid strapless top and black bucket hat, and a Marc Jacobs babydoll style dress with massive sleeves. My favorite part about her outfits was their playful proportions and oversized silhouettes. While wearing huge layers and puffy skirts to class may not be the most practical, look for subtle ways to incorporate fun shapes into your wardrobe — go for a pair of wide leg jeans, or a blouse with oversized sleeves.
Hanna Stefannsson (@hannastefansson)
Copenhagen based blogger Hanna Stefannsson brought her take on Scandinavian style to both Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks this year; she sported looks with clean lines and bright color palettes by European labels including Rowen Rose and Rokh, and fashion houses like Balenciaga and YSL, mixed in with affordable pieces from H&M and Uniqlo. Some of her most striking Fashion Week fits included an oversized pink floral Balenciaga coat paired with a bright orange Mulberry handbag and red pointy-toed boots; and a drapey, ruby red Balenciaga dress featuring a split and black slacks, accessorized with lime green square-toed Wandler boots and a forest green structured purse. Emulate her style and brighten up your wardrobe with shoes and bags in fun jewel tones! They’ll make the simplest outfits (think white t-shirt and jeans) more exciting.
Do a little post Fashion Month influencer stalking, and get inspired to take some style risks!
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Cover Photo: Evening Standard