5 Edgy NYFWM Streetstyle Outfits

If you’ve been following closely on Insta, I was in NYC for the past week at NYFWM. I took a red eye - around this time last week - arrived at my hotel, freshened up and went straight to the runway shows/presentations! It was a manic, hectic but fantastic time. That feeling of exhilaration one experiences in NYC during the winter is unparalleled. The highlight this season was being street-snapped by NYT Fashion as well as Bill Cunningham - if you haven’t seen the documentary on Netflix, be sure to catch it now!

NYFWM OUTFIT I

Prada sunglasses, Superism bomber jacket, Pyer Moss mixed materials sweater, Chapter cardigan, Tod's sneakers

Bombers are the new everything - some may call it the fuccboi staple. For me, it’s about keeping warm while creating structure with an outerwear piece. I paired my Superism bomber with a Pyer Moss color-block sweater over a Chapter long, waffle-knit cardigan. A pair of futuristic sneakers from Tod’s tie the look together. Slayer layers are the key in creating a fully-functional, streetstyle-friendly look. 

NYFWM OUTFIT II 

A statement sweater has become somewhat of a norm, a cliche if you will during fashion week. Although you may guilt me as charged, this special piece from Christina Yi designs is hand-beaded and constructed out of neoprene for that extra soft to the touch insulation. Paired with a TY-LR wide-legged trouser and Cat Footwear boots, I was built for the concrete streets of NYC. 

Christina Yi neoprene sweater, Caeden headphones, TY-LR trousers, Cat Footwear boots

NYFWM OUTFIT III

Perry Ellis 360 tech blazer + joggers, Joe's Jeans turtleneck, Rick Owens x Adidas suede sneaker boots, House of Holland sunglasses

This is a strong contrast to my typically monochromatic outfits, but I couldn’t resist adding a pop of color when I spotted this Perry Ellis cardigan. To temper and minimize the look, I kept the other accompanying pieces rather neutral to create a color-block effect. These Rick Owens x Adidas suede sneaker boots provided a much-needed sleek factor, along with propelling stride to maneuver through the fashion week crowd.

NYFWM OUTFIT IV

Landeros bomber jacket + trousers + clutch, Uniqlo HeatTech thermals, Buscemi sneakers, Prada sunglasses

It’s not everyday that one of your favorite emerging, menswear designers graciously dresses you - Landeros and I have been in talks to do something for the past year. It finally happened; I couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome. Structurally and aesthetically, Landeros is known for its luxe fabrics, rigid - sometimes, severe - designs. I styled quite the opulent look with pieces from his FW15 collection - with plenty of drama, form and streetstyle oomph. 

NYFWM OUTFIT V

MLTV Clothing jacket + shirt, The Sum necklace, Saint Laurent high top sneakers (via Century 21

For my last outfit of the week, I kept it relatively simple with MLTV’s black bomber jacket and longline hem zipped shirt. I am a creature of comforts - this ensemble exemplifies my personal style down to the last detail. I love to combine mood, comfort and function simultaneously. Through a combination of oversized pieces, I was able to move about quite briskly in the NYC cold while tackling day to night activities. I could wear combination all day, everyday.  

Final Thoughts


Contrary to popular opinion, dressing for NYFWM isn't exactly as planned or formulated as one would speculate. It's never been the way I conduct my thought process, even if a particular designer generously offers to dress me. It's all about how I feel and personally resonate with the piece. Allow the clothing to speak to you and your instincts. Whatever and however you end up dressing - as a result of following your heart and gut - is what you'd feel your best in.