Trends don’t just come from the runways at New York Fashion Week. In fact, tons of inspiration can be found on the sidewalks outside the shows, and if you’re trying to suss out what pieces are most important to have in your closet this fall, look no further than the street style set. While each has her own distinct vibe, there’s always a selection of hero items that seemingly every girl is rocking. Birds of a fashion feather flock together, we guess. Stay ahead of the style curve with our crib sheet of all the must-have pieces you need to look like a style star.
The Checked Blazer
Whether you rock it over jeans or a slip dress, you absolutely should own a menswear-inspired blazer this season. In fact, the tailored topper is so pervasive among the fashion crowd right now, we’re dropping the menswear bit: This piece is officially a womenswear staple.
A double-breasted option like the Mango Check Structured Blazer ($100) will add a classic, pulled-together flavor to your look. While the weather is still transitioning, try throwing it on as your outerwear piece instead of a denim or moto.
The Red Boot
From over-the-knee options to ankle-length versions, the go-to boot for fall is undoubtedly red in hue — and bold, bright red at that. The fashion crowd has been upping the outfit ante by replacing their neutral footwear with cherry shades, making for a look that’s hard to miss.
Get your pop of color on with the Dolce Vita Ethan Pointy Toe Bootie ($240). This beauty will work equally well with cropped jeans or a floaty frock.
The Long-Sleeve Midi Dress
Speaking of floaty frocks, a flowy mid-length dress should for sure be on your hit list this season. It girls have been spotted everywhere in this silhouette, adding forward-feeling accessories like metallic bags and printed boots to keep it looking cool.
Take on the trend with a body-skimming silhouette like this I. Madeline Garden Splendor Black Floral Print Dress ($67). Bonus points for going fun and floral for fall!
The Newsboy Hat
The ’90s staple accessory has made a serious comeback of late, having been spotted atop the heads of everyone from Bella Hadid to Kaia Gerber to uber bloggers like Arielle Charnas. Retro revival? We’re here for it.
Slay two trends at once with this Topshop Velvet Baker Boy Hat ($26). Velvet? Check. Supermodel style headwear? Double check.
The Power Suit
Get your boss babe on in a matching suiting set — try anything from classic gray to candy pink. After all, the future is female.
Take a walk on the sunny side in this Zara Double Breasted Casual Suit Jacket ($70) and Zara Casual Suit Trousers ($40). Dress it up with polished extras or work it casual cool with a graphic tee and sneaks.
The Belt Bag
All aboard the old-school train: The fanny pack of your youth is back — but with a much-needed fashion makeover. Instead of neon nylon, the current interpretations are basically hands-free versions of your favorite bag.
Get stylishly waisted with the HFS Collective Convertible Belt Bag in Rojo ($225). Secure it over your favorite jumpsuit, dress, jeans, or even your coat.
The Hoodie Sweatshirt
The casual staple is still going strong as the fashion girl’s go-to top. Swap out your sweater for this sporty option and watch your look turn instantly edgy.
The Mini Skirt
The perfect pick to couple with a sweater (or sweatshirt!), the mini skirt remains the style star’s secret weapon. Plus, bare legs are the ideal way to balance out a covered-up top half.
Make a shiny statement in this River Island Black Vinyl Frill Front Mini Skirt ($64). A chunky textured knit or sweet graphic tee will play down the vampy vibe.
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