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Street Chic: NYFW, Spring 2012

Today’s special edition Street Chic story is dedicated to exploring the amazing street style that was on display during the spring 2012 collections.

Street Chic: NYFW, Spring 2012

When the dust has settled at the Lincoln Center and the fashion pack has moved on to Europe, you would be forgiven for thinking that the fun of New York Fashion Week was over. But, dear readers, that is not the case! On the contrary, today’s special edition Street Chic story is dedicated to exploring the amazing street style that was on display during the spring 2012 collections. Plus, over the next few days, we’ll be exploring what your favorite celebrities and fashion insiders wore as well! On that note, we suggest you click through for a major dose of fashion inspiration!

1. These days, fashion bloggers are here, there and everywhere, so we weren’t surprised to see Leandra Medine, also known as The Man Repeller, pop up at fashion week. We love the way she has balanced out utilitarian pieces—specifically, an army-inspired vest and leather shorts—with a playfully-printed PS1 bag and statement accessories. Not only does the outfit serve her purpose—to repel men via artfully assembled outfits—but it will easily transition from the front row to a must-attend party. Make this outfit your own by picking up Rachel Roy’s Sleeveless Safari Vest ($70.99) and Muubaa’s High Waisted Leather Shorts ($188). Then, accessorize with Joan & David Collection’s Ebby Ankle Boots ($153.45) and Vanessa Mooney’s Poppystar Necklace ($385), and LAMB’s Navajo Cheyenne Tote ($328).

2. At fashion week, you will nearly always find an array of high/low ensembles, which is just one of the reasons we love the outfit on the second lovely lady above. Specifically, we love the way she has paired animal-print pants with a chambray button-down. The result is an outfit that is as low-key as it is luxe. The addition of a studded Alexander Wang bag and suede booties makes the look all the more cool. If you are inclined to put together a similar look, we suggest picking up IRO’s Grey Python-Printed Silk Pants ($175) and Mango’s Chambray Shirt ($78.49). A pair of Rag & Bone’s Classic Newbury Boots ($495), coupled with Junior Drake’s Gia Studded Satchel ($225), completes the look.

3. A little black dress is a closet staple, but it is anything but basic. On the contrary, one of the best things about the LBD is how easy it is to style. Just look at the third lovely lady above. By pairing her little black dress with ankle booties and a patent satchel—complete with a foxtail keychain, natch—she has created an ensemble that certainly stands out. It is part rocker, party sophisticate, all cool. To put together a similarly chic look, pick up Christopher Kane’s Shift Dress ($1,295) or ASOS’s Smock Dress ($27.44) and pair it with Sam Edelman’s Petty Boots ($160). Then, simply add Marc by Marc Jacobs’s Patent Petite Rue Satchel ($328) and ASOS’s Faux Fur Racoon Tail ($18.30) and you are all set.

4. The 1970s were a major spring trend so it is no surprise to see that, in the tail end of summer, the trend still lingers. We love the way the fourth lovely lady above has created a 70s-inspired outfit using just three elements: a printed dress, a felt floppy hat, and gladiator sandals. Because each piece stands out on its own, the combination requires minimal accessorizing. The result is a look that doesn’t just look effortless, it actually is! If you are similarly inspired, pick up Free People’s Lolita Long Dress ($148) or ASOS’s Dropped Waist Aztec Shirt Dress ($73.18). Then, slip into a pair of NYLA’s Sarrah Sandals ($37.22) and complete the look by adding Hat Attack’s Jenoah Floppy Brim Hat ($78).

Photos: Greg Kessler, Mr Newton

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