We get it, you probably think of Fashion Week as a street-style circus, and it kind of is — outside of actually watching designers reveal their new collections, of course. But not everyone wears an elaborate costume to said circus. This season, we, the POPSUGAR Fashion editors, have decided to stay true to our own independent styles all month long. That doesn't mean we won't get excited to construct outfits we feel super confident in and it doesn't mean we're ignoring the latest trends. But we are putting a lot of faith and trust in the essentials.
Below you'll find pieces — from of-the-moment accessories to completely necessary basics — that we're building our wardrobes around for New York Fashion Week. The best part is, not one item here is over-the-top in a way that's flashy enough to stop traffic. Nothing here is meant to be worn to capture a photographer's attention in the streets — instead, it's just the clothes, shoes, bags, and jewelry we're really psyched about wearing far beyond Fashion Month. From dreamy silk blouses to poppy colored bags and asymmetrical earrings, we think you'll find something you like too. Keep reading to shop with us.