• When in doubt, layer neutrals with reckless and combine summer and fall elements for a transitional edge. The hat and scarf make this outfit feel stylized, and the shorts and cami have a casual-cool edge.

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  • Take a cue from fashion blogger Arielle of Something Navy, a native New Yorker. Combine formal and casual elements, such as a sleek pump with distressed jeans, to get a result that looks 100 percent street style.

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  • Follow trends, but make them your own. Wear the trend and don't let it wear you. We love how a colorful fashionista takes a pink spin on the mainly neutral fringe trend (especially with teal sandals).

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  • Make sure to combine simple, classic pieces with bold and statement-making ones. Like this basic white T-shirt and black skinny jeans paired with a studded and rocker-inspired jacket. Do you see a trend here? Let me break it down for you. Expected + unexpected = NYFW street style.

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  • Nothing says sleek and NYFW-ready like an all-black outfit. The key to keeping this fresh and fashion-forward is to make sure the fit is perfection as well as playing with a mix of textures such as suede, leather, fur, lace, and knits.

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  • No matter what you wear, make sure your fit is on point. Nothing makes an outfit more expensive than a little tailoring, whether your pieces are Forever 21 or 3.1 Phillip Lim. Take a note out of Aimee Song's playbook and rock a fresh pantsuit complete with culottes.

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  • Reinvent the basics and make them your own. A crew-neck sweater and a pleated skirt is not even close to groundbreaking. But when worn in an attention-grabbing baby blue and olive green color combo, then we are swooning.

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