It's all about the finishing touches. The standout street-style stars from this New York Fashion Week combined their imaginative ensembles with some of the brightest, boldest shoes, handbags, and jewelry we've seen in seasons. From shoes with colorful Lucite heels to handbags shaped like the moon, here are the most creative accessories we saw during this very well-dressed week.
The intersection where form and function seamlessly meet is never more necessary than in the throes of Summer's hottest heat. Who among us, after all, enjoys the burden of a two-ton leather tote whilst also struggling to maintain what little semblance of chic remains on a 90-degree day? No, better to travel light.
Nowhere was evidence of that in fuller view than at last weekend's Governor's Ball music festival on New York's Randall's Island, where — as the guests of those endless purveyors of effortless-breeze, Alternative Apparel — we spotted what every Summer-loving lass worth her style salt knows: when the sun beats down, crossbody bags are the way to go.
From Derek Lam's studded Ume to Chloé's Marcie in the dreamiest shade of teal green — and every free-spirited incarnation in between — here are 18 long-strapped goodies, as snapped on the coolest of festival beauties.
Photos: Thomas Beckner. Special thanks to Alternative Apparel.
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>> As if there were ever any doubt: these street-snapped pieces are proof positive that an amazing bag and a killer pair of shoes are all you really need. Click through to see all the New York Fashion Week goodies — from lucite-heeled oxfords to colorblocked satchels — right here in our accessories street-style roundup.