These are the five New York Fashion Week 2023 street style trends everyone is wearing

There has been no shortage of NYFW 2023 street style trends to take inspiration from, and these are the looks we spotted on repeat

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New York Fashion Week 2023 street style is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated aspects of the season. For all manner of fashion lovers, the ensembles of runway attendees is almost as intriguing as the clothing gracing the runways, and this year has been no different.

With fashion month now in full swing, there has never been a better time to source new season wardrobe inspiration. Whenever our style essentials begin to feel stagnant and we need to inject some creativity into our looks, New York fashion week 2023 street style is always the place we begin. Whether you want to keep up-to-date with the latest trends or are looking for the newest must-have item to add to your collection, you won't want to miss these striking ensembles.

The fashion trends 2023 have given us a pretty good idea of what we can expect to see growing in popularity this year, but our favorite way to measure which trends will actually stick is to check out what is taking over on the street style circuit. We have looked at the ensembles of the many glamorous fashion week guests to suss out which emerging trends are truly worth your attention.  

We came across thousands of incredible street-style ensembles at NYFW 2023, but there were a few trends that popped up again and again. From statement accessories to funky prints, there was no shortage of style inspo to get us ready for the spring. Whether you want to revamp your wardrobe by injecting some of the fashion color trends 2023 or tap into the latest shoe trends 2023, you can get ahead of the curve by channeling these looks.

1. Statement Stripes

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Now this is a trend we didn't see coming, but one we can absolutely get on board with. Taking dopamine dressing to the extreme, bold and beautiful rainbows cropped up everywhere during New York Fashion Week, bringing bright and summery palettes into focus. If you've ever found yourself wondering what color suits me, this trend gives you a chance to try them all. However, if this print is slightly out of your comfort zone, opt for something a little more toned-down or more monochromatic to ease yourself in. You can also start off with rainbow accessories, like this gorgeous scarf, to add some flare to any outfit. 

2. Preppy Pieces

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The preppy aesthetic has been growing in popularity in recent months and the NYFW 2023 street style shots prove that it is here to stay. A modern and youthful take on business attire, this look takes staple pieces like a tie and a pleated skirt integrating them into the rest of your wardrobe. A light take on Dark Academia style take your best blazer to the next level by layering over a floaty blouse and ditch comfortable flats for a pair of chic trainers or ballet pumps to finish off the look. Easy to recreate with items you probably already have in your capsule wardrobe, this style looks best when unusual pieces are mixed and matched - don't be afraid to try something new. Pleated and tailoring were key looks during Milan Fashion Week 2023, with the likes of Fendi leaning on pleated skirts over pants for a fresh take on the style.

3. Striking Sunnies

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The eyeglasses trends 2023 are all about big and exaggerated shapes, which we saw echoed throughout New York Fashion Week 2023 street style pictures. The best sunglasses, as well as being extremely practical, also provide an opportunity to show off your aesthetic in a subtle yet tangible way that will catch anyone's eye. There are really no rules when it comes to glasses, and we love having a range of different pairs in our collection that can be teamed with different ensembles for any occasion. These weird and wacky silhouettes were the cherry on top of every NYFW street style outfit and are band to eventually influence the latest sunglasses trends, so if you want to invest in one small item that will have the power to make any look a trendy one, a pair of statement sunnies is it. 

4. Big Bombers

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A trendy outerwear piece is one thing we always turn to when we're stuck for what to wear, and the jacket of the moment is certainly the bomber. In various colors, textures and fits, this is a piece that cropped up again and again in New York Fashion Week 2023 street style images, imagined in numerous different ways. The great thing about this trend is that it really allows you to let your creativity run wild and interpret the look in a way that suits you - go for fluffy textures and vivid neon hues, or keep things classic with black leather. One of our favorite types of coats, everyone looks brilliant in a bomber. 

5. Top Handle Handbags

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The handbag trends 2023 saw this one coming: top handle bags are the new it accessory. An updated take on shoulder mini bags and baguettes, New York Fashion Week attendees ditched the ever-popular crossbody bags in favor of petite purses to cart the essentials. From the iconic Lady Dior and the best Kate Spade bags to popular Bottega-esque silhouettes, there was no shortage of incredible top-handle bags to dig your teeth into. One of the easiest trends to re-create yourself, we can bet you already have something similar at home. But if not, now is the time to invest - this trend is about to be huge.

Amelia Yeomans
Senior writer

Amelia joined woman&home in 2022 after graduating with an MA in Magazine Journalism from City University and she is now a senior fashion and beauty writer. She began building her career as a lifestyle journalist after completing a fashion journalism course at the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design in 2019, writing for a variety of titles including OK!, New!, and Notion on topics such as sustainable fashion and entertainment.