New York Fashion Week officially kicks off on Feb. 9, but any industry insider will tell you that the outfit planning for the season happens way in advance. Let's face it: As exciting as the new collections are, so much of the buzz of fashion month comes not from the runways, but from what the show-goers are wearing.
Like clockwork, Copenhagen Fashion Week set the tone for the season, introducing a slew of new street-style trends we're sure to see take flight in New York, London, Milan and Paris. Then, there are the stand-out pieces from recent seasons and viral trends, such as colorful tights and big faux-fur coats.
If you're finalizing your outfits as NYFW begins, look no further: We've compiled the buzziest fashion pieces sure to be spotted in the concrete jungle this season.
Put away your ribbons and bows: Menswear is coming for coquette's crown in 2024. If Copenhagen Fashion Week showed us anything, it's that neckties, specifically, are set to take over as the accessory of choice this fashion month.
Tory Burch Pierced Flats
In case you haven't heard, we're in the midst of a Tory Burch-aissance — and this season, the fashion flock will likely swoop in on the brand's beloved pierced shoes, which first debuted on the Spring 2023 runway. It's a stylish-yet-comfortable footwear choice (the two key elements that make for an ideal NYFW street-style item).
Let the record show that Betty Suarez was ahead of the times. Colorful tights — red, especially — are all the rage this season, as co-signed by celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Dua Lipa and Selena Gomez, plus fashion brands like Versace, Miu Miu and Acne Studios.
Loewe Anagram Knits
Is it even February fashion month if you're not wearing knitwear? Loewe is dominating shopping carts with its Anagram sweater. The unique textured appliqué, the exaggerated long sleeves, the cozy mohair blend — what's not to love?
The Row Margaux Bag
There's a reason why The Row continues to have a hold over the industry and longtime Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen enthusiasts: The brand knows its way around a buzzy accessory. The Margaux bag is the latest example of this, quickly becoming the "new Birkin", with stamps of approval from Kendall Jenner, Jennifer Lawrence and Zoë Kravitz.
Big Faux Fur Coats
Call it the mob wife aesthetic or Cruella de Vil cosplay, fashion insiders are clamoring to wear big faux-fur coats this winter. They're easy statement pieces that make any outfit inherently Insta-worthy — plus, they're a practical choice for keeping you warm during the February chill.
Anything from Sabato de Sarno's Gucci — which has been spotted on the likes of Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Halle Bailey — is sure to generate buzz, as the inaugural collection is just hitting stores. Be it the platform loafers, cherry-red leather jackets or reimagined Jackie bags, get ready to see a lot of new Gucci throughout fashion month.