Out of all the things we miss about life before the pandemic, getting dressed-dressed falls somewhere in our top five. Remember commuting to work in non-stretchy pants? Taking risks with cutouts and deep-V necklines? Slipping on a pair of heels (then ultimately slipping them off an hour later, because, ouch)? Sigh. Those were the days — but, we’re confident they’ll be back.
Until then, we can daydream about our future wardrobes by looking at all the fun designs coming down the (mostly virtual) Fall 2021 runways at New York Fashion Week. And, if you’re missing the usual street style, full of sparkle, puff-sleeves, and tons of accessories, we’ve got that covered, too.
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For years, InStyle has featured the hottest looks we’ve spotted outside of fashion shows, and have dedicated our street style galleries to plus-size women, who have historically been ignored by photographers (trust us — we browse through pictures every day, and it’s impossible not to notice the same four women over and over again). Since we still aren’t able to push through a crowd and get that award-worthy, casually-cool shot, we reached out to those who’ve posed for us in past, asking them to send along photos of what they would have worn to Fashion Week under different, safer, in-person circumstances.
And, of course, they really delivered.
Check out the fabulous ‘street style’ outfit photos sent in by our favorite fashion pros and influencers, along with a bit about why they chose them.