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5 Style Trends Inspired By NYFW To Try Out ASAP

The Big Apple’s most fashionable week returned on Sept. 9 and ran through Sept. 14, kicking off a whirlwind of innovative style, creative beauty trends, and inspiration for all you fashion lovers out there. Celebs, influencers, and models from all across the world flew in to join in on the festivities (including our fave, Bama Rush’s Grant Sikes). The NYFW Spring/Summer 2023 season was full of new faces, designers, artists, and — best of all — new style trends for you to try! 

While splurging on designer outfits are obvi not in the budget (although I wish they were), there are still affordable and practical ways to recreate some of the hottest style trends from the week’s festivities — many of which you can reimagine with pieces already hanging in your closet (because after all, sustainability and fashion go hand in hand). 

From fun pops of color to classic model-off-duty slicked back buns, here are the hottest runway and street-style trends you can *actually* rock this season!

Bright pops of color

The rise of the Barbiecore aesthetic has inspired many of our favorite hot pink outfits and accessory looks over the last few months, and seems to also have influenced  both NYFW designers and attendees this season. This NYFW, Fendi did it best with supermodel Bella Hadid sporting a satin Tiffany Blue jumpsuit  and matching beret. Street style lovers also didn’t miss a beat, with attendees pulling off their best head-to-toe colorful outfits! Hot pinks with a little bit of structure was the name of the game this NYFW, so to rock this trend for yourself, dive into your favorite hues of pink and any pops of color that bring you joy! Remember, more is more and bold is best! 

Matching sets

Matching sets took over the NYFW scene this year. Whether it was your favorite celebs at the hottest after parties (hi, Coco Jones), or fashion week attendees showing off their most put together sets, a monochrome look will make a statement — every single time. Although some of these NYFW looks are pretty structured, you have tons of creative freedom when it comes to choosing your pieces. If you need some inspo to get you going, try an all neutral set like the one below, and add your own personal touch with your favorite boots!

Slicked back everything

All kinds of slicked back hairstyles made their way to the runways at NYFW. From sleek low-buns to braided ponytails, the trend seems to be the It Girl hairstyle of the fall 2022 season. It’s a personal favorite of mine, and most likely a Gen Z favorite due to the style’s versatility and ease (oh, and perfect for third day hair, I might add). No matter the fit you’re wearing, a slicked back hairstyle will have you looking chic, chic, chic!

Mesh moments

I know you all remember Rihanna’s iconic sheer slip dress during Paris Fashion week, Kendall Jenner’s stunning Met Gala mesh gowns, or even Miss Flo’s gorgeous hot pink sheer Valentino tulle dress. They were all looks that no one can forget — and why? It’s because sheer, mesh, and any type of see through fabric is having its moment in 2022. And at this year’s NYFW, it wasn’t any different. Emily Ratajkowski walked at Tory Burch’s show, rocking a sheer black long sleeve over an equally sheer silver bra, along with plenty of fashion week guests hopping on the trend. If you’re waiting for the right time to pull that see through piece out of your closet — now’s the time!

Y2K Core

There were many nods to Y2K core featured on the runway this NYFW, with designers like Tommy Bogo bringing the aesthetic to life with his new “For The Truant & The Fluent” collection. Celebs like Bella Hadid also pulled inspiration from classic staples of the style, with the model spotted wearing a suede track top and a ripped denim skirt at a NYFW after party. When styling Y2K core, think colorful eyeshadow, platforms, cargo pants, and all things denim. To put your own modern twist on the trend, lean towards more refined pieces with a touch of personal style! (Pro tip: If you want to really stand out, try out duck nails!)

Madison Bailey

App State '23

Madison Bailey is a national writer at Her Campus Media focusing on all things style, beauty, and lifestyle. She works closely with the style and lifestyle verticals at Her Campus, including reviews, roundups, sustainable style, and pop-culture. After graduating from Appalachian State University in May 2023 where she was Campus Coordinator of Her Campus at App State, Madison has written for Teen Vogue, Modeliste Magazine, Global Garbs, and more. Her time as Head Writer for The Collective Magazine, Appalachian State’s fashion and culture magazine, sparked her passion for the exciting world of fashion. She is currently in marketing at Modeliste Magazine where she’s able to celebrate her favorite things; fashion, beauty, celebrities, influencer style, and travel. In her free time, you can find Madison soaking in all the beauty that the blue ridge mountains have to offer. Or, when she’s not writing, you can find her thrifting, sipping a raspberry matcha, or cooking her favorite vegan meals!