Fashion Week street style is notorious for being ridiculous, sometimes even more so than the fashion on the catwalks themselves. But for this bevy of bundled-up beauties we spotted at the recently concluded Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, there’s no way they were suffering or shivering just for the sake of getting snapped.
No bare legs, rolled-up ankle cuffs, or open-toed shoes for these ladies; it’s all about expert layering, thoughtful accessorizing, and taking advantage of the fact that in these temperatures, you can actually wear more clothing.
Scroll down the page, and get inspired by these most stylish and sensible street-style looks we spotted at New York Fashion Week.
1. Chain Loafer Boots
The Chanel chained loafer boots we first spotted on Miley Cyrus become cold-weather-ready when paired with leather pants.
Chanel chained loafer boots with leather pants
2. Pink Fur Coat
The street-style-favorite beanie drops its tough attitude once paired with a cozy pink coat and a fluffy purse.
Cozy pink coat and a fluffy purse with ankle boots
3. Check Skirt and Sneakers
This brave Fashion Week attendee experiments with different patterns and colors all at once.
Model wearing a checked skirt with colorful sneakers
4. Steel-Toe Boots
She’s all prim and proper from the ankles up, but those hardy steel-toe boots tell us she’s not one to mess with.
Model wearing hardy steel-toe boots
5. Converse Chuck Taylors and Fur Coat
Converse Chuck Taylors get some love and luxury treatment from a fur coat.
Model wears Chuck Taylors with a fur coat
6. Curve-Heeled Boots
Walter Steiger curve-heeled boots add the right amount of edge to this covered-up look.
Model rocks Walter Steiger curve-heeled boots
7. Boots With Thick Socks
Take advantage of the adjustable straps on those boots, and layer some warm, thick socks underneath.
Model wears adjustable ankle-strap boots with socks
8. Spiked Booties With White Coat
Spiked red-bottom booties provide a sharp contrast to an oh-so-touchable fluffy white coat.
Model wears spiked Louboutins with a white coat
9. All About Texture
It’s all about texture on the cape coat, clutch, and snakeskin leggings for this street stylista.
Model wears a cape coat, clutch, and snakeskin leggings
10. All About Details
It’s all about the details: we can’t get enough of the buckled harness straps going around the heels of these shoes.
Model wears boots with buckled harness straps
11. Cutout Booties With Socks
This actually might be the first time we’ve seen the Balenciaga cutout booties worn with socks or tights.
Model wears Balenciaga cutout booties worn with socks
12. Biker Chain Boots
That sweet smile betrays the badass Givenchy biker chain boots on those feet.
Model rocks badass Givenchy biker chain boots
13. Tortoise-Shell-Heeled Pumps
Tortoise-shell-heeled pumps can amp up an outfit consisting of a feminine fur coat and a flared skirt.
Model wears tortoise-shell-heeled pumps
14. Duck Boots
Could these duck boots be the most sensible shoes ever spotted at New York Fashion Week?
Model wears sensible duck boots
15. Jeffrey Campbell Lita Boots
Hardy Jeffrey Campbell “Lita” boots get pops of color from an orange coat, blue gloves, and purple earmuffs.
Model wears an orange coat, blue gloves, and purple earmuffs
16. Red Rain Boots
It’s hard not to notice red hair and red rain boots!
Red hair and red rain boots
17. Chic T-Strap Pups
This chic woman electrifies in blue and Saint Laurent t-strap pumps.
Model turns heads in Saint Laurent t-strap pumps
18. Hi-Tech Earmuffs
Headphones as hi-tech earmuffs? Only at Fashion Week.
Model shows off her hi-tech earmuffs
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