Editors' Essentials: What InStyle Editors Wear to NYFW Shows

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Editors' Essentials: What InStyle Editors Wear to NYFW Shows

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Cindy Weber Cleary, Fashion Director

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Proenza Schouler clutch, $915; saksfifthavenue.com: "I wear a lot of black and white. The Proenza clutch is an outfit-maker!"

Altuzarra bootie, $1,115;

theline.com: "The cut-out on this bootie adds a little sexy edge."

Dries Van Noten coat, $2,351;

selfridges.com: "When I saw this Dries coat on the runway, I knew I had to have it. It's a classic shape, but the hand-painted floral design takes it to 'heirloom'quality. I'll wear it forever."

Linda Farrow sunglasses, $652;

lindafarrow.com for similar styles: "The contrast temple on these oversized glasses is fun and different. They will complement the patterned clutch perfectly."

Rag & Bone top, $325;

intermixonline.com: "This sweater will go with everything from the leather skirt to grey wool trousers to jeans."

Tibi skirt, $1,000;

net-a-porter.com: "I love the soft feminine shape of the skirt in black leather."

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Melissa Rubini, Style Director

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Prabal Gurung sweater, $2,095; net-a-porter.com: "Prabal launched his knitwear line for fall and it's absolutely brilliant. This sweater is my top choice—it's modern yet super cozy.

Givenchy earrings, $830;

net-a-porter.com: "I always like to have a little edge. These Givenchy earrings will do just that."

Bottega Veneta dress, $1,900;

net-a-porter.com: "How can one go wrong with this perfect LBD? If I switch accessories during the packed schedule, it will take me from breakfast to cocktail hour.

Saint Laurent bag, $1,290;

montaignemarket.com: "I'm seriously obsessed with the work that Hedi Slimane is doing with accessories at Saint Laurent. The Emmanuelle bag is so darling in a miniature size."

Saint Laurent pump, $625;

saksfifthavenue.com: "The Saint Laurent half d'orsay pump is my new classic fave."

Nike Air Max 1 sneaker, $150,

nike.com for similar style: "We must always be on the go during fashion week. This Nike AirMax will keep me on time."

03 of 13

Wendy Wallace, Market Director

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Stella McCartney sunglasses, $270; net-a-porter.com: "I wear sunglasses year-round and I love these silver mirrored lenses."

Raquel Allegra cami, $507;

bysymphony.com: "I will wear this layered under shirts and knits and over skinny pants for a little drama."

Repossi ring, $2,780;

barneys.com: "I love rose gold with my pale skin, and this ring is a modern classic."

Saint Laurent bag, $2,790;

net-a-porter.com: "I've been looking for a gray bag for a while and this classic one is a great investment piece. Non-black bags look best in classic shapes."

Gianvito Rossi bootie, $795;

barneys.com: "I've decided gray is my new black and will wear these booties with navy, black-anything."

04 of 13

Ali Pew, Market Editor

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J.W.Anderson sweater, $600; net-a-porter.com: "For the morning I have nothing to wear, this loud sweater, a pair of boyfriend jeans, and a sneaker!"

Julien David earrings, $480;

matchesfashion.com: "These cool earrings are a no-fuss outfit update."

Sacai skirt, $760;

net-a-porter.com: "The skirt is my statement piece. I love the structured silhouette mixed with the airy pleats."

Dries van Noten boot, $835;

barneys.com: "The perfect fashion boot for running from show to show."

Balenciaga bag, $2,395;

bergdorfgoodman.com: "A sleek, minimal bag that is big enough to hold all my show tickets and small enough to not crowd the row."

05 of 13

Leah Karp, Accessories Director

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Zara top, $70; zara.com: "I love the tuxedo feel of this top."

Jennifer Fisher necklace, $375;

jenniferfisherjewelry.com: "I'll wear this necklace every day!"

Gianvito Rossi sandal, $875;

net-a-porter.com: "Burgundy is the new neutral. It goes with everything I'll wear for shows."

Oliver Peoples sunglasses, $365;

oliverpeoples.com: "These are my signature sunglasses. I can't leave home without them!"

Chanel bag, $4,900;

chanel.com: "The Chanel Boy bag is the new classic. It's the perfect size for show invites!"

06 of 13

Marianne Mychaskiw, Assistant Beauty Editor

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Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit, $16; pinchprovisions.com: "A lot can happen between shows, but thanks to Pinch Provisions' Minimergency Kit, I'm prepared for anything that may get thrown my way. The tiny pouch is easy enough to toss into any bag, and is stocked with everything from Band-Aids and safety pins to stain remover and hairspray."

Elizabeth and James dress, $365;

net-a-porter.com: "Come Fashion Week, an LBD is my uniform. I especially like the mesh detailing on Elizabeth and James' version, not to mention the ultra-flattering cut."

Bisjoux Mykonos bangle, $65;

bisjoux.com: "Consider this a bangle with a day job-if I'm in a sleeveless dress, the piece can double as a trendy arm cuff."

Issey Miyake Bao Bao tote, $425;

shopbaobaoisseymiyake.com: "Because I do a lot of hair and makeup interviews backstage, I need something that holds my essentials along with all of the press information I pick up. Carrying around a bulky bag isn't ideal since space can be pretty tight, which is why I love Issey Miyake's Bao Bao tote. It expands to fit everything I need without entering duffel bag territory, and the triangle cutout motif adds a graphic element to even the most basic outfits."

Shoe Cult sandal, $68;

nastygal.com: "The arch on this heel isn't too high, meaning I can sprint from show to show without killing my feet, and I love how the neutral tone matches almost everything in my closet."

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Alexandra DeRosa, Fashion Assistant

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Zara jacket, $279; zara.com: "I am always, always cold. So this blanket-like coat will be my new go-to all season long (and most likely next season, too)."

Theory slip dress, $435;

net-a-porter.com: "A slip dress is my favorite silhouette. I wear the style all year-round. For fall, I'll layer it with a chunky knit to add an unexpected element—and warmth!"

Derek Lam bootie, $975;

neimanmarcus.com: "My favorite time of year is when I can wear a peep-toe bootie. This pair stood out to me because of the slightly thick heel: the wider the heels, the easier they are to walk in—ideal for Fashion Week."

Raoul sweater, $395;

thecorner.com: "A textured sweater is the perfect piece to balance out a slip dress—it will make my look a bit more casual and transitional. After hours, I will ditch the sweater for more laid-back look."

Rag amp Bone bag, $625;

rag-bone.com: "I love Rag amp Bone's Enfield bags. They are the perfect size, easy to carry, and add just the right amount of edge to my usually feminine outfits."

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Dana Avidan-Cohn, Senior Market Editor/Digital Correspondent

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Proenza Schouler jacket, $2,950; net-a-porter.com: "This is a 'for life' purchase-rationalize it like a great bag that you will have forever, and never coat-check it!"

Marni bag, $1,840;

net-a-porter.com: "This bag is the perfect size for my essentials and will look good with my colors for the season."

Illesteva sunglasses, $300;

illesteva.com: "Some of these shows end at 10 p.m. and start at 8 a.m.—a good pair of sunnies is a must."

Alexander Wang flats, $525;

net-a-porter.com: "It's so hard to find a flat shoe that works for me. The menswear styles can look heavy, but this one is just right."

A.L.C. skirt, $398;

intermixonline.com: "This is the extent of my print purchasing for the season. I really want to stick to simple graphic prints in navy and a white or black in white."

09 of 13

Lauren Ciaccia, Editorial Assistant

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Fallon earrings, $98; modaoperandi.com: "I'm not big on flashy accessories so these pearl studs add just a little bit of edge to any outfit I'm wearing."

T by Alexander Wang jacket, $1,350;

lagarconne.com: "You never know when a show venue is going to be freezing or how long you're going to be sitting there waiting for a show to start. I love the color of this cropped leather moto?plus, it's lightweight so it can fold into my bag."

Poketo notebook, $26;

poketo.com: "While the rest of the world is snapping Instagram photos, I still like taking notes on trends I'm seeing."

Want Les Essentiels tote, $550;

ssense.com: "Packing practical is key for a day of running around and this over-sized plaid tote is perfect for holding everything I need."

Steven Alan eyeglasses, $195;

stevenalanoptical.com: "Fashion Week really puts a toll on my already genetically puffy eyes, so I always switch to eyeglasses."

Joshua Sanders sneakers, $465;

modaoperandi.com: "You won't see me wearing heels during Fashion Week. These slip-on sneakers are comfortable and also a fun way to show my city pride."

10 of 13

Kim Peiffer, Senior News Editor

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Intermix top, $270; intermixonline.com: "I love easy, breezy mix-and-match pieces that can be worn many different ways, which is one reason why I'm obsessed with this 2-in-1 boxy crop top. It pairs effortlessly with everything from skinny jeans to silk printed pants."

Sam Edelman earrings, $80;

amazon.com: "A little bit of understated bling goes a long way."

A.L.C. pants, $295;

intermixonline.com: "Fashion Week is all about choosing an outfit that takes you from breakfast to after-parties (and everything in between), so I chose a bold black and white printed drawstring pant, which is comfortable for long, seemingly endless days and transitions well into the evening."

Diane von Furstenberg bootie, $398;

piperlime.com: "I love a good heel, and this pair by DVF is classic enough to be worn with just about any outfit, yet chic enough to make a statement."

Eddie Borgo ring, $125;

net-a-porter.com: "I love anything rose gold these days, and this three finger ring is at the top of my list."

3.1 Phillip Lim backpack, $825;

net-a-porter.com: "During Fashion Week, I shove a lot of random essentials in my bag, from the morning WWD edition to snacks, makeup for touchups, and a pair of flats for running in between shows. This bag somehow fits it all."

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Angelique Serrano, Beauty Director

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Alexis Bittar cuff, $195, alexisbittar.com, and necklace, $190, alexisbittar.com: "With simple black pieces, I add a pop with large, edgy accessories like this wide white cuff and lucite collar necklace."

Rebecca Taylor jumpsuit, $375;

rebeccataylor.com: "I'm all about cool, easy comfort this Fashion Week. That's why I was in the market for a chic jumpsuit. This Rebecca Taylor piece is versatile, and would look amazing with heels or patent leather sneakers."

Claire Vivier clutch, $131;

clarevivier.com: "An over-size animal-print clutch is just large enough to hold my Fashion Week credentials, phone, and makeup essentials."

Surratt smokey eye batton, $35;

barneys.com: "With makeup artist Troy Surratt's Smoky Eye Baton in Cendres, I can line my eyes for definition during the day, then smoke 'em up with the enclosed shadow at night."

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Andrea Cheng, Associate Fashion Editor

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Equipment blouse, $180; net-a-porter.com: "I tend to gravitate toward clean, classic basics. I have about a million sleeveless button-downs-they're comfortable and can instantly elevate any look."

Su-Shi bag, $210;

su-shi.com: "This cross-body bag is small enough to not get in the way and large enough to house all my things. Plus, its fun animal print adds interest."

Zara skirt, $80;

zara.com: "A leather skirt lends a ladylike edge to any look and can be worn with anything, from a casual graphic tee to a crisp blouse."

Rupert Sanderson, $925;

rupertsanderson.com: "I'm essentially running around all day, every day. So flats are of the utmost importance for a blister- and pain-free week."

Elizabeth and James cuff, $195,

shopbop.com and CC Skye ring $110; ccskye.com: "I always have a stack of gilded cuffs (both skinny and statement) and rings on standby for a hint of glint."

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Violet Gaynor, Senior Fashion Editor

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J.Crew cashmere sweater, $190; net-a-porter.com: "The slightly oversize shape and ultra girly color mean that I can wear this sweater with jeans or pleated skirts."

Jennifer Fisher earrings, $370;

barneys.com: "I'm not a fan of heavy drop earrings, but this curved, studded style is light enough to wear every day."

Loeffler Randall heels, $325;

shopbop.com: "The minimal shape and bold print will add just the right amount of boldness to basic looks."

Clare Vivier bag, $658;

clarev.com: "I love that this tote is big enough to hold all of my Fashion Week essentials, including my notebook, camera, and comfy shoes to change into after a long day."

Zara skirt, $60;

zara.com: "Even though summer is over, I want to hold onto the effortlessness of the season as much as I can—this denim skirt feels both polished and relaxed."

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