INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
5 STRONG STREET STYLES FROM NYFW AW19
By Spencer Cain, 15 February 2019
You guessed it: it's fashion month again (quite frankly, you're probably wondering when it isn't), which means we're all being treated to a parade of sartorial inspiration and inevitable outfit envy. First up: the dapper gentlemen of New York, who are finding themselves in the middle of another cold streak (complete with a truly charming cocktail of rain and snow). From duvet-status puffers to masterful layering, allow the Big Apple to show us all how it's done...
Most valuable layers
A true New Yorker's fashion sense is always grounded in versatility, which is why so many of their most stellar looks are acceptable for a variety of situations. Here, a hoodie teamed with a functional-yet-fresh patterned and quilted jacket, simple white trainers and a beanie provide an ideal ensemble for any wintry mix. Oh, and he also provides substantial proof that you don't have to be Bella Hadid to pull off the tiny sunglasses trend.
Utility and function are crucial when piecing together an ideal NYFW look, demonstrated here by this showgoer. A vintage vest layered over a sweatshirt is offset by a nice selection of accessories, from a beanie to a bandana. Of course, the Prada cross-body bag elevates this to a different level (and also provides a safe resting space for your iPhone, AirPods and everything else you wouldn't dream of leaving home without).
Now this is one of those dapper, perfectly styled moments that many of us are scared to attempt – but we encourage you to try. What's so on-point about this 'fit is its simplicity – he's merely tucked his chunky turtleneck into a pair of similarly-toned trousers. Then, he safely approaches grandadcore territory by way of Balençiaga Triple S sneaks. Top it off with your warmest outerwear and it's a wrap.
Speaking of grandadcore, this gent has gone full throttle, and we're completely onboard. A varsity-style sweater provides the base of this unassumingly fashion-forward sitch, and a collared shirt and velour puffer handle the rest. Below, cropped trews and comfortable kicks seal the sartorial deal. The ultimate win, TBH.
Prints and puffers
Good things come in twos, as proven by this effortlessly glamorous duo. Don't let the fact that you may not be a six-foot tall model get in the way of snagging some serious inspiration from this. Snake print is high on our wish list this season, and what better way to incorporate it than in coat form? As for those pesky, brisk days we're all too familiar with right now, upgrade your jacket game with the addition of a bold colour.