What Gen Z Was Actually Wearing At NYFW

September 14th, 2022 at 9:00pm
What Gen Z Was Actually Wearing At NYFW

While this season’s New York Fashion Week shows certainly did not disappoint, some of the best looks were seen off the runway — worn by Gen Z. Social media influencers, student creatives and young style icons flooded fashion week’s most prestigious events. When it comes to making style statements, Gen Z held their own, and they have the Instagram posts to prove it. College Fashionista spoke with ten young content creators about their NYFW outfits, and where they pulled their inspiration from.

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Brittany’s NYFW Look

In creating her NYFW outfit, Brittany was going for a city chic street style that still felt feminine, she says. Streetwear is often associated with more neutral tones, so Brittany says adding a bright pop of pink was her way of putting her own twist on this style aesthetic.

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Tailored Double Breasted Blazer

Channel your own Barbiecore moment by recreating Brittany’s look. $90.

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Liv’s NYFW Look

Like Brittany, Liv did not shy away from making a bold statement in pink. In describing her personal style, Liv says she goes for very colorful and bright looks that still have a little edge to them. She likes to put her own unique twists on current Gen Z fashion trends.

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Hayward White Leather Boots

Add an edgy flair to any outfit with these funky cowboy boots similar to Liv’s. $160.

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Coco’s NYFW Look

Coco’s fashion week look was a modern take on traditional men’s Filipino clothing, Barong Tagalog. She took elements from this style while introducing her own feminine twist. Amidst her first NYFW season, Coco sought to represent her roots in the fashion world, she says.

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Satin Effect Pleated Pants

Replicate Coco’s elegant incorporation of silky texture and structured dress pants with these similar slacks. $60.

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Brenley’s NYFW Look

Brenley’s main source of style inspiration for this outfit was Danielle Glanz’s matching blazer sets. This is his first time styling a set like this, and he says he definitely understands what the hype is all about now. A blazer set felt like the perfect balance between trendy, fun and professional for Brenley. He says he’s now in dire need of more looks like this. “Prepare to be sick of me,” Brenley says.

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Wallace Blazer

Serve Brenley’s striking style with this bright turquoise blazer set. $264.

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Tiffany’s NYFW Look

During a time when neutral tones are all the rage, Tiffany wanted to showcase why she loves the nude aesthetic trend, she says. She also knew she wanted to wear a statement trench, even in 75 degree weather. When she came across this purple, sheer coat, she knew it would elevate this look and be the star of her outfit.

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Sheer Mesh Duster

Mirror Tiffany’s sheer statement silhouette with this unique duster. Layer it over a matching set and pair it with your favorite accessories like she did. $28.

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Alessandra’s NYFW Look

Alessandra wore this outfit on the first day of New York Fashion Week. She went for a sophisticated yet elevated style to kick off her week of events. She paired a Private Policy bag with a BYUNLI dress and edgy silver accessories to tie the outfit together.

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Taupe Ribbed Bodycon Midi Dress

This brown midi dress is the perfect base piece to add your own unique flair to. Pair it with bold accessories and shoes like Alessandra did with hers. $62.

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Envee’s NYFW Look

Envee’s style inspiration for this bold look was Tracee Ellis Ross. “She has inspired me to step outside of the box with fashion,” Envee says. Her printed dress paired with matching yellow accessories from Off-White and Jacquemus made for a major style statement.

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Maclaine Crossbody Bag Mini

Get Envee’s chic mini bag look with this stylish Jacquemus lookalike. $25.

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Haleigh’s NYFW Look

Haleigh wanted to step outside of her comfort zone for fashion week this season. She experimented with a sleek updo to complement her Kendall Jenner inspired look. Overall, Haleigh was going for an outfit that was trendy yet chic, and she wore just that.

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Keep ‘Em On Their Toes Heeled Knee High Boots

Steal Haleigh’s NYFW style with a knee high black boot. Pair this shoe choice with a silky dress for the perfect balance of style aesthetics. $128.

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Carm’s NYFW Look

Carm says NYFW is the place to be bold, so she wanted to push herself to experiment with unique styles. Some days she went for an edgy aesthetic, but this look she describes as soft, princess vibes. With long days of events, Carm also prioritized comfort with style. Next year, she plans to go even bigger with her looks!

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Skye Shoulder Tie Dress

Carm’s fashion week outfit was the epitome of fun and flirty. Replicate her look with a plunging neckline and flattering champagne shade. $55.

Gen Z NYFW
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Emma’s NYFW Look

Emma wanted to keep it chic and simple for her New York Fashion Week outings. Her bodysuit plays with pattern while her white trousers and brown accents ground the look in a sophisticated manner.

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Blue Renaissance Print Structured Corset Top

Looking for a look like Emma’s? Pick up a top or bodysuit with a corset silhouette. Pair it with classic slacks for a simple yet sophisticated look. $42.

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