Fashion month has officially kicked off with the Big Apple taking the lead. While known for being the most commercial of the lot, attendees are nothing short of dauntless when it comes to style. In tandem with Tom Ford’s delivery of untapped direction at his FW16 presentation, the New Yorkers show us how it’s done by donning some of the most trailblazing trends we’ve yet to catch up with. 

Count on the sartorial mavens to set the pace for the coming weeks of fashion frenzy — we’re in for some serious shifts in the industry, given the see-now-buy-now model adopted by not one, but several designers. One thing’s for sure, though — nothing’s stopping the motion of NYC street style.

DAY 8: MIDI MANIA
The ideal middleground between the mini and maxi, the midi is synonymous with elegance. Unfussy and sophisticated, this hemline is dominating the style pack. 
Let your pleated midi peek through a chunky knit for maximum comfortAvoid treading in dowdy zones by going for a printed matching setSatisfy your textural cravings by pairing a brocade midi with an equally lush top
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DAY 7: STATEMENT SLEEVES
Say what you may about their impracticality, knuckle-grazing sleeves are here to stay. Seek extra-long, extra-billowy, and extra drama when it comes to this subtle play on proportion. 
If you're wary of looking swallowed by your ensemble, go sheer without compromising on lengthFor a slight Victorian vibe, opt for a flared puff sleeve Piped bell sleeves add just the right amount of drama
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DAY 6: THE ART OF THE DRAPE
Donning your outerwear of the day cape-style is a NYFW-approved ritual. While this debatable trend has garnered curiosity from fashion week onlookers, there's a reason why the street style crowd has committed to it — from the embellished coat to classic leather jacket, it works on any given get-up. 
Stash your minimalist side and go maximalist by layering kitschy appliqués over metallic pleatsFor that rock 'n' roll attitude, you can't go wrong with a timeless leather jacket When in doubt, go for a classic leopard overcoat for some old-school edge
For more street style from day 6 of New York Fashion Week, browse the slideshow below:

DAY 5: SQUAD GOALS
Nothing beats attending fashion week with a confidante — for one, you'll have someone to exchange post-show thoughts, or even better, someone to look out for industry A-listers in the front row. 
Structured prints and stylish duos were a match made in heavenColour co-ordinate by committing to a strictly monochrome schemeComplement one another's outfits in equally luxe textiles. Case in point: Camel suede and floral silk
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DAY 4: TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE
Torn between two pieces you've been wanting to wear out? Throw both on and who knows, you may like what you see. The art of layering is all about being unexpected — scroll down for ideas when you just can't decide what to wear. 
Take a cue from fashion blogger Chriselle Lim by layering a wrap skirt over a busy printFor an athleisure approach, throw on a netted slip dress over a classic white dress shirtOverly ladylike with your floral wrap dress? Slip a graphic tee underneath for some '90s kick
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DAY 3: DENIM DOYENS
Be it perennial staple or statement piece, denim ticks both those boxes. The all-American favourite was spotted in a multitude of renditions — from fringed to freshly starched. 

 

Savour what's left of the summer by pairing crisp white denim with periwinkle ginghamSteal Steve Job's uniform by updating it with angular shades Add some Western-style drama to an all-basics outfit with unexpected elements like fringe and a bolo tie
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DAY 2: URBAN REBEL
Forget the rules that insist that fit is crucial — it’s all about the intentionally oversized on the streets. Glean some tips on how to nail the look from our streetwear special. 
Go all out on proportion with floor-length track pants and a structured bomberLongline bombers are the new trench coat Opt for an oversized hoodie with patched accents for some cool kid street cred

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DAY 1: OBI OBSESSION
When you've got a dozen shows to attend back-to-back, comfort is key. Unfussy and effortless, this mode of waist-cinching is fast emerging amongst the street style darlings of New York.
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The best street style from New York Fashion Week SS17

 

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For more street style from day 1 of New York Fashion Week, browse the slideshow below: