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The Biggest Street-Style Trends From Fashion Week

Mar 16 2013 - 7:30am

It's just as important to take in the trends on the Fashion Week streets as it is to pore over the looks from the Fall '13 runways — that's because these showgoers provided a glimpse into some of the biggest trends to wear right now. With one foot still planted in Winter and the other bravely stepping toward Spring, Fashion Week's street-styled stars incorporated brilliant pops of color, flashes of metallic, this season's standout prints, and much more into their bundled-up ensembles. While there were clearly microtrends brewing in each Fashion Week locale — sweatshirts, pajama dressing, and plaids in London; furry accents all over Milan; and pencil skirts, statement jewels, and sneakers just about everywhere — these are the 12 major trends that emerged from weeks' worth of looks from the globe-trotting fashion pack. Click through for the highlights straight from the Fashion Week streets — and get inspired to wear the trends all Spring.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [1], IMAXtree, Greg Kessler

White Pumps

The showgoers from New York to London, Milan, and Paris, gave us a glimpse of Spring with fresh-feeling white pumps to finish even their bundled-up ensembles.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [2]

White Pumps

An adorable boy-meets-girl mix was made all the sweeter with a pink skirt and white pumps.

White Pumps

Taylor Tomasi Hill brought her brand of eclectic-cool styling to the Ostwald Helgason presentation, layering a printed jacket with a pajama-style button-down, crisp trousers, and sleek white ankle-strap shoes.

White Pumps

Colorblocking in ultrafemme hues gave this look a definitively girlie twist, while white heels finished it off with a fresh Spring kick.

White Pumps

Quirky prints gave easy trousers and a blouse a fashion-conscious finish.

White Pumps

So this is what snowy chic looks like? A crisp white palette played right off the Lincoln Center snowscape.

White Pumps

We adore the perfectly modern, minimalist take on ladylike with a boxy, bright satchel and sleek low-heel white pumps.

White Pumps

Miroslava Duma made an appearance in a laser-cut white coat and coordinating miniskirt.

White Pumps

Stripes on stripes with a nod to Spring via chic white heels.

White Pumps

Brilliant color gave this ladylike look modern appeal, as did a cool-girl jacket.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [3]

White Pumps

A fit-and-flare skirt with gorgeous print added a beautiful, ladylike touch to this look.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [4]

White Pumps

Shiona Turini made a cool-girl play on green and red in an olive military coat and bright pants — with sleek Spring-white pumps to finish.

Black and White

This classic color combo came back in a big away on the Fashion Week streets. Showgoers sported the chic color duo on sleek separates, furry toppers, and slick leather pants, giving us a taste of what is quite clearly one of Spring's biggest trends.

Black and White

In big doses, the black-and-white contrast is all the more striking.

Black and White

This attendee had one foot in Winter with a classic black coat and the other stepping into Spring via sleek white-and-black stripes above her leather skirt.

Black and White

This look kept white and black in cool-girl proportions with a furry white topper, black skinny jeans, and a tote that drove the trend home.

Black and White

Crisp white denim, heels, and a tee got a classic finish with an understated blazer.

Black and White

Coco Rocha coordinated with her show-going companion. Both opted for white and black, albeit with totally different vibes. Coco's is a more free-spirited play with the two-tone color story, while at left, we get a much more deliberate white-and-black contrast.

Black and White

A modern take on zebra print tied together the contrast between her white denim and black booties.

Black and White

For an obvious take on the trend, opt for an all-over black-and-white dress, like this attendee's BCBG Max Azria sheath — bonus points for a white-and-black coat or jacket to top it all off.

Black and White

This attendee worked the window-pane trend in two-tone patterned trousers that also speak to the chic color palette.

Black and White

For a less overt nod to the trend, try Aimee Song's mix with a monochromatic white outfit and black heels to finish it off.

Black and White

This look doesn't just touch on the sporty trend; it shows off the classic color combo, too.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [5]

Black and White

This showgoer kept her sleek black-and-white palette consistent, from her striped wide-legged trousers to her top, jacket, and clutch.

Black and White

Black and white executed with sporty edge and luxe accessories.

Black and White

It was all about the rocker-chic accessories — and those boots! — in this look.

Black and White

A lesson in modern — and very cool — ladylike dressing.

Black and White

The easiest way to get the look may just be with a pair of white trousers and a black knit; then take it a step further with white heels and a black beanie.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [6]

Black and White

Work the black-and-white contrast with a wintry angle in a black fur hat, floaty white dress, and tougher black ankle boots for a look that doesn't just offer cool color juxtaposition, but bold textural intrigue, too.

Black and White

Print on print in black and white has street-style sharpness.

Black and White

Christine Centenera incorporated a white-and-black patterned tee into her modern interpretation of the skirt suit.

Black and White

Olivia Palermo was all smiles in chic Winter white and black — and with a Givenchy [7] satchel in tow.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [8]

Bold and Bright

In what might be the easiest (and most attention-grabbing) way to give a look a Spring feeling, showgoers across the board dressed in bright hues in nearly every shade. Some were bolder head-to-toe ensembles, while others incorporated pops of brilliant shades on accessories, footwear, and coats. In any iteration, the effect was undoubtedly head-turning.

Bold and Bright

The fiery red hues made this look impossible to ignore — but it's not just the color. This attendee also pulled off ladylike details with modern elegance.

Bold and Bright

A bright cobalt umbrella happened to be the perfect accompaniment to this showgoer's brilliant red coat.

Bold and Bright

Red on red emboldened this showgoer's separates.

Bold and Bright

An eclectic mix pulled off flawlessly in just the right palette and proportion.

Bold and Bright

A brilliant red dress was all the wow factor this look needed — but the sweet yellow satchel was a nice addition.

Bold and Bright

We love the ultrasaturated palette and emerald-and-poppy color contrast.

Bold and Bright

This attendee played up the sporty vibe of her drawstring pants with an athletic-inspired varsity jacket, then countered with sleek white pumps.

Bold and Bright

A windowpane-patterned coat added print-on-print flair with her stripes and bright pants.

Bold and Bright

High-wattage hues made this duo pop on the streets of Milan.

Bold and Bright

If you thought you couldn't make hot pink any brighter, then try pairing it against a white coat to up the ante.

Bold and Bright

Statement red in ladylike cuts.

Bold and Bright

Bright knits and metallic kicks added up to show-worthy style.

Bold and Bright

We love the cool color play at work here, between the bright yellow, suiting, gray coat, and rich green heels.

Bold and Bright

A bright citron coat gave staple ankle boots a high-wattage contrast.

Bold and Bright

A lesson in monochromatic dressing in bright shades of citron.

Bold and Bright

This showgoer tempered her citron-hued Tibi [9] skirt with a navy knit and burgundy layers.

Bold and Bright

Citron outerwear added oomph to a printed dress and high-wattage heels.

Bold and Bright

We love the cool-girl twist a beanie and tee gave to this brilliant full skirt by Tibi [10].

Bold and Bright

Blogger Blair Eadie decked out her black tights and turtleneck with a bold lime-hued coat and cobalt miniskirt.

Bold and Bright

A lime-green coat gave trousers and cross-trainers a bold contrast.

Bold and Bright

Hanneli Mustaparta worked a bold bit of outerwear into an otherwise understated street-style mix.

Bold and Bright

Neon accents livened up black overalls.

Bold and Bright

Red, white, and blue in the chicest way possible.

Bold and Bright

Pops of blue gave this furry jacket a little more Fashion Week whimsy.

Bold and Bright

This showgoer quite literally stopped traffic in her monochromatic fuchsia ensemble.

Bold and Bright

Spring came early on this bright bit of street style.

Bold and Bright

Her hot-pink coat looked even more vibrant against a buttery leather layer.

Well Suited

Think business casual, executed in the chicest way possible — and not nearly all business. The suiting we saw at Fashion Week was streamlined, long and lean, brightly hued, and even printed, giving the menswear-inspired tilt a cooler twist for Spring.

Well Suited

A ladylike suit was anchored with this attendee's black tights, turtleneck, and satchel.

Well Suited

This showgoer got a head start on Spring in lime-green suiting and crisp white heels.

Well Suited

This showgoer suited up in brilliant shades of blue that played beautifully off her statement jewels.

Well Suited

Miroslava Duma suited up in a bold head-to-toe cobalt hue.

Well Suited

Bold striping gave wool suiting a playful counter.

Well Suited

Mirrored sunglasses and Mary Janes gave this suit a little spunk.

Well Suited

Anna Dello Russo buttoned up in more conservative suiting, but with a dramatic hat to finish it off.

Well Suited

This look's '70s silhouettes and understated gray palette reminded us of Annie Hall.

Well Suited

Chic Spring suiting.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [11]

Well Suited

A Spring print finished with pretty, whimsical accents like her glittered Miu Miu [12] shades.

Well Suited

We love the simplified silhouettes and classic topper.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [13]

Well Suited

Anna Dello Russo showed off a bit of bold suiting and mirrored shades.

In Print

Whether giving a lesson in print on print, opting for one bold-patterned statement piece, or choosing pretty florals or wild leopard print, showgoers proved that printed outfits (of every variety) have more fun.

In Print

Natalie Joos sported her signature eclectic, high-fashion brand of styling.

In Print

We can't get enough of bright patterns paired with dark tights for a killer contrast.

In Print

This styler braved the snow in strappy heels and printed pants.

In Print

Note: when you do prints on prints, pull it all together with understated outerwear — perfection.

In Print

Wow-factor print with a sophisticated spin.

In Print

Bold polka dots got this attendee's ladylike suiting noticed outside the shows.

In Print

Graphic print on print got anchored with a pair of substantial platform ankle boots.

In Print

This show-going duo wowed in fresh coats and pretty footwear.

In Print

A geometric print emboldened a classic trench coat silhouette. We love the cap for added Fashion Week flair.

In Print

A black-and-white palette made print-mixing easy (and sharp!).

In Print

Hot pink and a hologram clutch — this attendee didn't shy from the spotlight.

In Print

A bright beanie lent a sporty touch to a printed pencil skirt.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [14]

In Print

A brilliant topper brought this look to life.

In Print: Florals

Caroline Issa gave a floral-print skirt a cooler finish with a sleek white topper and aviators.

In Print: Florals

High-wattage lace-up heels and a heavy-on-the-hardware leather jacket added a tough-girl counter to pretty prints.

In Print: Florals

Bold blue hues on this showgoer's jacket and Christoper Kane printed pants made this look a can't-miss standout.

In Print: Florals

A beautiful bold-shouldered jacket added interest to a minimalist leather pencil.

In Print: Florals

Bold outerwear met equally bold pants — but in understated proportions, it all came together.

In Print: Florals

Girlie floral trousers paired perfectly with a chic cropped jacket.

In Print: Florals

A pretty floral-print pencil skirt was a lovely touch in this eclectic mix.

In Print: Florals

This showgoer's gorgeous floral-print Christopher Kane [15] skirt was the star of this street-style moment.

In Print: Florals

Florals, stripes, checks, and splashes of bright color all came together in easy proportions on this attendee's punk-meets-prep ensemble.

In Print: Leopard

A wild print topper became the focal point of this cool-girl mix.

In Print: Leopard

This showgoer upgraded black pants with an animal-print topper, floppy hat, and classic pumps with socks.

In Print: Leopard

Leopard prints, right down to her toes, put this showgoer's look on our radar.

In Print: Leopard

A tough-meets-sexy leather mini and leopard coat gave a rocker-glam vibe to this look.

In Print: Leopard

A leopard-print coat had just the right amount of print to dress up this attendee's black accoutrements.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [16]

Colorblocked Cool

The Spring '13 runways promised colorblocking would be big this season — and the showgoers at Fashion Week stayed ahead of the curve, showing off their take on the trend with bright color-contrasting separates, colorblocked bags, and even cool colorblocked leather.

Colorblocked Cool

This showgoer delivered high-impact hues.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [17]

Colorblocked Cool

Colorblocking and print play that was certainly bold but perfectly executed.

Colorblocked Cool

Bright and preppy.

Colorblocked Cool

This showgoer cleverly colorblocked a tone-on-tone look in shades of pretty blue.

Colorblocked Cool

A mix and match of perforated separates gave this look a futuristic feel.

Colorblocked Cool

The brightest outerwear and equally bright pants were well suited for turning heads at the shows.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [18]

Colorblocked Cool

A sophisticated color story.

Colorblocked Cool

A bright colorblocked Meredith Wendell backpack brightened up black on black.

Colorblocked Cool

The coordination between her striped trousers and cutout shoes was perfection.

Colorblocked Cool

Colorblocked pants and bright heels were tempered with an understated fur and t-shirt.

Colorblocked Cool

A bold coat made all the difference in this look.

Pastels

The hues to have this season are muted, powdery, and soft. As evidenced by Fashion Week's street-style crew, pretty pastels aren't just for Easter anymore; they make our everyday looks that much sweeter.

Pastels

A seriously glam moment in an embellished mint-green gown that's more fit for the catwalk or red carpet than it is for the street.

Pastels

Julia Sarr-Jamois bundled up in pastel layers alongside a showgoer working a more under-the-radar black coat and boyfriend jeans.

Pastels

Elisa Nalin showed off a sweet pastel palette in just the right doses.

Pastels

This showgoer kept her leather jacket and heels color-coordinated in a soft shade of petal pink.

Pastels

Elisa Nalin showed off a great mix of pastel tones for a sweet-cum-standout effect, right down to her pretty pumps.

Pastels

We adore this sweet mix of girlie silhouette, standout print, and high-shine heels.

Pastels

A sophisticated nod to Spring with soft prints and a camel coat to top it all off.

Pastels

Pretty hues contrasted staple outerwear for a softer effect.

Pastels

Caroline Issa and Hanneli Mustaparta were on the same page as far as pops of cool hues go.

Pastels

Pastels gave a geometric knit and flares a bit of a girlie twist.

Pastels

Pastels made this ladylike look pop.

Pastels

Elisa Nalin gave us street-cool-infused ladylike pieces.

Pastels

This shot could have been straight from the '60s with that Betty Draper brand of ladylike cool.

Pastels

Elisa Nalin showed off a pretty multicolored day dress and coordinating heels.

Pastels

Harley Viera-Newton was all smiles in Christopher Kane [19]'s pretty pink pleats outside the shows.

Pastels

We love the sweet feel that pastel pants added to a black fur and studded Alexander Wang [20] bag.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [21]

White Out

For a striking effect, these showgoers kept it all in one sleek white palette. White-on-white separates, creamy outerwear, and the footwear to match made these looks chicer than the rest.

White Out

Hanneli Mustaparta worked an all-white minimalist look on her way into Calvin Klein [22].

White Out

The chicest of "Winter" gear in all white — and with classic heels.

White Out

A drama-inducing all-white ensemble.

White Out

An attention-grabbing mix of creamy white on white.

White Out

Miroslava Duma wowed in a creamy white ladylike ensemble.

White Out

This white on white looks perfectly chic now — but makes us want to fast-forward to Spring.

Metallics

In flashes of silver and gold, metallic detail gave daytime looks a high-wattage tilt on the streets at Fashion Week — all month long.

Metallics

The textural play between her coat and trousers was a chic combo unto itself; the footwear just furthered the appeal.

Metallics

Anna Dello Russo layered up her white pants with a statement-making gold metallic jacket.

Metallics

This attendee gave her look a little sporty edge with a metallic hoodie.

Metallics

Coordinating metallics gave these slick pieces lots more edge.

Metallics

There was not a piece here that didn't pop, with gold details, a touch of brights, and some fringe and feathers.

Metallics

Understated silhouettes and a muted palette let this styler's silver heels shine even brighter.

Metallics

Giovanna Battaglia made an entrance in a metallic coat and full skirt.

Metallics

Mixed prints and metallic hues were cleverly tempered with a wool blazer.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [23]

Culottes

What's old is new again — the '70s pant silhouette made its return on the styled showgoers, from Lincoln Center to the Grand Palais.

Culottes

Statement stripes, printed culottes, metallic heels, and attention-getting headgear meant this attendee was sure to get noticed.

Culottes

Sporty layers got a high-fashion complement with knee-high Alexander Wang [24] boots.

Culottes

Shiona Turini bared a little leg in tomboy-style shorts, then finished her look with a tweed jacket.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [25]

Culottes

Buttery bermuda shorts and a boxy top made this look all about the proportional play.

Culottes

Minimalist silhouettes in sharp cuts gave this look more personality.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [26]

Stripes

These are bolder, more colorful, and a little more attention-getting than your Breton striped tees. Thanks to Spring '13 runways everywhere, from Michael Kors [27] to Oscar de la Renta [28] and Balmain [29], the classic pattern is getting a bit of a makeover — and we saw it all over the place at Fashion Week.

Stripes

This attendee offset statement stripes with an oversize leather jacket.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [30]

Stripes

Miroslava Duma showed off her stripes in a fitted, multihued sheath.

Stripes

Sharp, multicolored stripes looked toward Spring, while this attendee's draped coat played to the weather at hand.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [31]

Stripes

Striped, floaty trousers gained Winter edge with sharp, colorblocked fur.

Stripes

Bold, colorblocked stripes played off the classic stripes on this showgoer's tee.

Stripes

Bubblegum-pink and black-and-white stripes made an unexpectedly cool duo.

Mirrored Shades

As far as accessories go, there was probably nothing quite so cool as the surfer-style shades adopted by the street stylers at the Fall '13 shows.

Mirrored Shades

Refinery 29 editor Annie Georgia Greenberg looked equal parts pretty and polished — and cool — in coordinating brights, a little lace, and mirrored shades.

Mirrored Shades

Mirrored shades had a very cool effect when paired opposite this burgundy Zara [32] coat.

Mirrored Shades

Oversize outerwear warmed up a pair of floaty, printed trousers.

Mirrored Shades

A gorgeous fur collar and flares were a slick play on '70s style.

Mirrored Shades

Bright pants and bright shades added up to a cooler twist on a classic coat.

Mirrored Shades

Layers of fur met leather and mirrored shades for an edgier effect.

Mirrored Shades

This showgoer had a sleek color story going with a black-and-white sweatshirt, black-trimmed white pencil skirt, black tights, and white pumps but topped it all off with surfer-inspired mirrored shades.