Now that New York’s whirlwind of shows has wrapped, a moment of reverence please for the street style brilliance that happened these last seven days. There’s been black belt level print-mixing, and genius new ways to show some shoulder; awards could be given for the layering prowess going on. We could keep you here until sundown sharing all the smart new ways we saw to get dressed—but, hey, who has that kind of time? Let's stick to the CliffsNotes instead.
1. Wear your track pants with heels
For bonus points, invite a relaxed white top to the party. (And don’t be afraid to invest in a truly great one—you'll get to reuse it in tip #2.)
2. Pile on the khaki
Thanks to the outfit-changing magic of crisp poplins and slouchy ivory knits, the country club staple suddenly feels fresh—nothing like those chinos your mom wears to the driving range.
3. Embrace tennis-inspired style
The trick is balancing the prepster references (like say, pristine lace-ups and a pleated skirt) with a few edgier pieces, such as an angular suede handbag and delicate choker.
4. Combine denim and florals
Silhouettes that also mismatch play up the contrast, while neutral accents tie everything together.
5. Consider the one-shoulder top
Now go buy one before the best styles sell out.
6. Break out your turtlenecks
Paired with tweedy blazer and stiff, slightly cropped jeans (think Bill Gates, but chicer), the trend is definitely sticking around one more season.
7. Pair your pullovers with open button-downs
Roll up the sleeves to let your sweater peek out, and repeat after us, "Oh, this old thing? I just threw it on ‘cause I got cold."