Street style at Fashion Week has, over the years, become a phenomenon in and of itself, gaining as much — if not more — attention than the runway shows themselves. But with so many people vying for sartorial attention, it takes a true gem to stand out. And while we love (and admire) the aforementioned Fashion Week veterans, we're just as excited about the equally-as-stylish but perhaps lesser-known crew stealing the scene. All hail 2015's ultimate street style queens…
Despite having recently being crowned Model of the Year by Models.com, Anna Ewers isn't a household name. Yet. What the German model is, however, is a favorite of Alexander Wang, having walked in many of his shows for Balenciaga (as well as for his eponymous label) and starring in a number of his campaigns. In the past year, Ewers has also been featured in campaigns for Hugo Boss, Prada, Moschino, and H&M (to name a few), and has covered the French, Chinese, and German editions of Vogue, and Harper's Bazaar.
Prolific career aside, we're completely enamored with her effortlessly chic style; she's been one of our favorite models to spot running between the shows over the past few seasons.
Irene Kim fell onto our fashion radar in a big way during the Spring/Summer shows: Her ever-changing, rainbow-hued hair and slick personal style had her standing out from the generic fashion peacocks jostling for attention from street style photographers, and the world took serious note. Fast-forward 18 months, and the 27-year-old model cum television presenter is now a global brand contributor for Estée Lauder and a firm Fashion Week (and industry) mainstay.
In a sea of ostentatious street style celebrities, Donna Wallace is a breath of fresh air with her comparatively understated, casual-chic aesthetic. The Elle UK accessories editor masterfully mixes fast fashion with high-end designer (think Cos plus Kenzo), and we love her tomboy silhouettes, playful use of color, and killer footwear collection. Thank goodness she doesn't use Instagram, or we'd be losing multiple hours of the day scrolling through posts, stalking her style.
Shea Marie and Caroline Vreeland
You've probably seen that Instagram image of this pair — and wanted to recreate it with your best friend ever since. Jack-of-all-trades Shea Marie (she counts herself as a stylist, creative consultant, and TV host, among many other things) and singer Caroline Vreeland (yes, she's the great-granddaughter of legend Diana Vreeland) have been best friends for more than six years, but they've seriously solidified the status of their BFF-ship by getting snapped side by side at Fashion Weeks. Oh, and their matchy-matchy style and relationship is, well, #goals.
Jessie Bush, the blogger behind New Zealand–based site We The People Style, nails minimalism like no other. We love her perfectly pared-back look (which fuses quirky denim with tailored items in a predominately neutral palette) almost as much as we love her catalogue of fashion, travel, and beauty items from across the globe. (Plus, she lives in Paris, so she's nailed that whole je ne sais quoi thing.) Bush is proof that style infuses all facets of your life.
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Color Combos That Turn Ordinary Outfits Into Extraordinary Outfits
When learning the fine art of "Does this go with this?" figuring out how to incorporate color is one of the first lessons. But, what we're usually taught is how to tone it down, balance brights with neutrals, and not let bold colors overwhelm. The result? A whole passel of people who are terrified of playing around with hues. But what if crimson, emerald green, and mustard yellow are just better versions of black, gray, and tan? If the women in the slideshow ahead are any indication, it'd look AWESOME.
The outfits ahead are epic and alluring, and that has a lot to do with how stunning the color combinations are. Get all the color inspiration you can handle in these photos, and then see what clever combos are hiding in your own closet.
Coffee and rhubarb.
Pumpkin spice and eggplant.
Bubblegum and peony pink.
Cornflower blue and army green.
Lipstick red and fuchsia.