At its best, street style—an outfit that makes you practically stop in your tracks—is inspiring, in spite of the phrase. There is, after all, endless fashion week street style captured on Instagram and blogs (there are still blogs, right?). And while it’s mostly all very good, it can take a lot to attract the jaded fashion eye. Maybe it’s as sparkly and minute as a bedazzled hairpin spelling out “DAMN,” or maybe it’s as grandiose as a monochromatic look the shade of your brightest red lipstick.
Capturing street style has been around in various incarnations ever since Bill Cunningham first photographed a nutria coat in 1978. And though there are industry mainstays like Leandra Medine or Susie Lau whose outfits we continue to admire season after season, it’s the new faces that emerge each fashion week that get us most excited. Below, meet seven burgeoning street style stars who are making us look this New York Fashion Week.
Image via @naomielizee
Naomi Elizée / @naomielizee—A fashion market assistant for Vogue, Elizée mixes patterns exuberantly, like a houndstooth puffer with blue-and-black flannel. This Fashion Week, as one of her Instagram captions read, she’s living her best life in looks like a head-to-toe Pyer Moss getup featuring art by Derrick Adams.
Image via Getty
Madelynn Furlong / @madelynnfurlong—Madelynn Furlong, the blogger behind Wide Eyed Legless, is a master of the sort of style people think of when you say “French Girl”—chic, simple, with the occasional colorblock outfit, like this all-red Tory Burch look.
Photo via @tylynnnguyen.
Image via Getty
Molly Blutstein / @accidentalinfluencer—Catch her in coordinating tie-dye Collina Strada with her sister, Reese Blutstein, or a square-neckline Maryam Nassir Zadeh suit—the not-so-accidentally cool outfits of an accidental influencer.
Photo via @thestreetvibecom.
Photo via @thezoereport.
Photo via @manrepeller.