If you love fashion week as much as we do, you’ll know that the actual shows aren’t always the main event – the street style is. During the recent years, streetsnaps have become a key part of fashion month, capturing unique and creative looks put together by fashion’s finest. From classic and minimal to bold and outrageous fits, the scene is as broad as it is fun. With New York Fashion Week right around the corner, we’ve put together five tips that will make sure that your outfits are ready for a streetsnap in an instant.
Peep our tips below, and check out our shots from previous fashion weeks for the ultimate inspiration here.
Good Things Come In Pairs
If you really want to stand out among the fashion crowd, recruit your best friend. Throw on your boldest and brightest outfits, and make sure to stay close to each other at all times, because you never know when the photographers will appear. Try incorporating a wide range of color and contrast for the most eye-catching look, because it’s easier to spot a dynamic duo in a swarm of fashion’s finest. Work out some cool poses beforehand, and you’ve nailed it.
The best way to catch the attention of eagle-eyed photographers is a bold accessory. Or a few bold accessories, if you’re looking to go all out. Big sunglasses, vibrant bags and bold prints – the possibilities are endless. Iconic brands like Gucci, Balenciaga and Off-White™ continue to dominate street style, so if you want to be on top of your game it is best to invest in a statement piece that won’t go unnoticed.
This one might be obvious, but shoe game is incredibly important when it comes to street style. With the recent resurgence of chunky sneakers and coveted creps, silhouettes like the Balenciaga Triple-S and Virgil Abloh x Nike’s “The Ten” have become some of the most stand-out pieces among the fashion enthusiasts. The hype isn’t dying down anytime soon, so sporting a pair of unique and fun sneakers is a safe bet when it comes to nailing the look.
Maybe it goes without saying, but the bolder your look is the more likely you are to get noticed. There’s no line between crazy and chic when it comes to fashion week, which means you can go all out without worrying. Adding unconventional pieces and one-of-a-kind garments will grab all the attention from photographers and bystanders, whether it is comfortable or not. Sometimes you’ve got to sacrifice your personal comfort for the good of fashion, but everything is worth it when it comes to street style. If it’s a look, it’s a look – wear it with confidence and pride, and get ready for your close-up.
Wear What You Want
These tips will help you along the way, but the most important part is to wear whatever you want. There are no rules when it comes to street style, so take the chance and express yourself to the fullest. Nothing wears better than confidence, so put on your favorite outfit and strut through the streets, and photographers will be snapping you in no time. And if they don’t, there’s always Instagram to document your look.