Take it to the Streets – A Little LeopardA Little Leopard
Take it to the Streets – A Little LeopardA Little Leopard

Take it to the Streets – A Little LeopardA Little Leopard

Take it to the Streets

I don’t know if you guys have heard, but it’s fashion week. That glorious time of year when bloggers, editors and “street style stars” (whatever that means) all prance around the streets of New York City in their best fashun lewks. Oh, and I guess some designers show their collections, too.

Jokes aside, I would absolutely die to attend fashion week – New York or elsewhere. I’ve always been a sucker for spectacle (see: my adolescent obsession with the musical Wicked and continued love of any and all Disney theme parks), and I have to imagine that attending the shows has a similar effect. That moment when the lights go down, the music starts and the first model hits the runway? I can only imagine what that’s like to truly experience. Fashion has spectacle at its core, really.

And with the rise of social media and democratization of the fashion industry generally, that spectacle has been taken off the runway and onto the streets. Bloggers have experienced a seemingly meteoric rise in the last few years. OG bloggers like Bryanboy and Susie Bubble once had to sneak into shows, and now find themselves sitting front row next to the likes of Anna Wintour and Kim Kardashian. Sure, yeah, it’s a weird crowd these days…but that’s also kind of what makes it awesome. This definitely ain’t your grandmother’s fashion week, kiddos.

Because during your grandmother’s fashion week, the clothes on the runway were pretty much the sole focus. Editors were probably not stressing (as much) about what to wear, much less worrying about being photographed. Now? Fashion week is as much about being seen as it is about seeing the shows.

Let’s be real: my vaguely-preppy minimal-leaning style isn’t going to be Man Repelling anytime soon. But there’s something admirable and artistic about putting a lewk together, even if in this day and age it’s starting to become the fashion set equivalent of basic.

Some of the below looks are infinitely more wearable than others, but all of them are, well, cool. And really, what prevents us from wearing these types of things in everyday, “normal” life? You have to get dressed every morning anyway. Might as well make it fun.

{Fringe benefit.}

{I had to include Leandra after the bit above about Man Repelling, no?}

{Remember what I said about wearable outfits? Case in point. Because who doesn’t love $1 tacos?}

{I am quite sure I can’t afford those boots, but someone please let me know as soon as the knockoffs are available at Forever 21/Zara/wherever, k thanks.}

{Sometimes your squad is the best accessory.}

More this way, including HBICs like Eva Chen, Jenna Lyons and even baby street style (!)…

{HBIC number one: Iris Apfel. I only hope to be half as fabulous as she is as I age.}

{Always make sure you pose in front of something coordinating…even if it’s a moving truck.}

{As a new mom, Eva Chen appreciates comfort, and luckily the athleisure/PJ trends are still going strong.}

{I have nothing witty to say, I just love Jenna Lyons.}

{Peplum will never die. It will just move down. Onto your pants.}

{Everyone go home, these children have officially won fashion week.}

Photos: Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, The Cut