Fashion Week’s Best Sidewalk Looks

During fashion week, there's often even more style on the street than tone finds on the runways.

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Often, during Fashion Week, one finds even more style on the sidewalks than on the catwalks. Here, a guest at Juan Carlos Obando sports one of Chloe's fabulous python-print shirt dresses.
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Hot prints and patterns will stay strong through the spring, and this Elie Saab attendee is getting a jump-start in an asymmetrical shift printed with bright green palm fronds.
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Outside Milk Studios, a model shows off her cheeky school-girl ensemble, complete with a burgundy silk tie.
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Occasionally editors or celebrities are allowed to borrow designer pieces from the forthcoming season to wear during Fashion Week. Here, a lucky lady rocks a rainbow-knit sweater from Rag & Bone's Spring '12 collection.
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A stylish duo at Lincoln Center rocks two key trends of the season: earth-tone prints and oversize clutches.
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A guest at Thakoon demonstrates her own take on the floral-on-floral trend championed by Jil Sander.
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Jeremy Scott's muse, the pink-haired model Charlotte Free, poses in an appropriately eccentric ensemble, complete with alien T-shirt and eyeball purse.
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A simple white blouse tied at the front is a crisp counter-point to over-the-top printed pants.
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White cat-eye shades and an oversize anorak give this sweet polka-dot sundress a downtown swagger.
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This splatter-print skirt was so similar to the Plaza Hotel's elegant marble walls, we couldn't resist getting a snap.
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Also outside Thakoon, we spotted this cool, color-blocked jumpsuit expertly styled with black-and-orange gladiator sandals.
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Gaga-worthy platforms and a skirt slit up to there made this ensemble at Lincoln Center a true head-turner.
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Glittery Mary Janes and a buttoned-up white blouse looked both chic and wearable.
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Shimmering shark-skin trousers and a pair of silver Alexander Wang pumps gave this outfit (spotted outside Elie Saab) a luxe, modern appeal.
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Ballerina-like skirts (a la Chloe spring 2011) were a major sidewalk theme this fashion week.
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Perhaps anticipating spring's clean white trend, this Lincoln Center attendee lingered in front of the fountain wearing a fluttering, asymmetrical white gown.
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Paired with a denim vest, a cool, printed wrap skirt can be appropriate for everyday wear.
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Another long, lacy look at Lincoln Center, this one toughened up with black ankle boots and a boyfriend blazer.
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Animal-inspired caps like this stuffed wolf chapeau seems to be another budding trend (though perhaps more appropriate to cooler temperatures).
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Jewel tones were a huge trend for fall, and this Lincoln Center guest styled hers perfectly with a long silky skirt and chunky gray sandals.
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