New York is one of the style capitals of the world, and with good reason. Eyes turn to the New York catwalks for fashion week. But, just as stylish as the models on the runways are the women on the streets of the Big Apple.

Away from the runways, the unpredictable New York weather in fall can be tricky to deal with.

But those dashing to and from shows handle it with aplomb. Here 40+ Style photographer Denton Taylor turns his lens on some of the most stylish women in New York. Which look would you wear yourself?

A cozy neutral look

While it can be natural to turn to richer, darker hues as summer turns to fall, pale neutrals work beautifully in colder weather too.

A chunky knit is worn with an equally chunky scarf, along with a crossbody bag and bang-on-trend round sunglasses. Note the on-trend detailing of the longer sleeve length.

40+ street style inspiration: The best street style looks from New York fashion week |

Classic coat

A look which shows that being fashionable and being stylish are not necessarily the same.

This look is super stylish in a very classic way, which can be worn for year after year. An olive green coat is worn with navy booties and accessorized with hoop earrings.

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Cozy in cream

Another neutral look which is both cozy and perfectly on trend. The mix of neutrals goes beautifully with this stylish woman’s rich hair shade. The round bag brings this look perfectly up-to-date.

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A riot of color

Definitely a look for those who like to stand out from the crowd. Layering was a big trend for fall, and this look features a turtleneck worn under this colorful striped dress, and topped with a long shiny puffer jacket. It is accessorized with long pink boots, which picks up the pink in the dress.

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Mixing stripes

Mixing different types of stripes can definitely work. A striped fur jacket is slung casually over the shoulders for a very luxe look.

The midi length dress was another big trend for fall, and has also been seen on the spring and summer catwalks. Long boots are worn under the dress.

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Black and red

New Yorkers are renowned for wearing a lot of black. Here, a black jacket, skinny jeans and turtleneck are styled with lots of gold detailing and pops of red, including red lipstick. There’s lots more inspiration here on how to wear black.

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Another look featuring black, but here this black midi skirt is styled with a white v-neck top featuring lace detailing, with a long gray overcoat. Ankle booties finish off this classic outfit.

40+ street style inspiration: denim skirt for fall |

Luxe leopard print

Leopard print is definitely one of the “it” items of New York street style. A neutral which packs a lot of punch, this leopard print coat is worn over wide-legged velvet pants.

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Which of these street style looks do you like best? What would you wear to New York Fashion Week?

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Photography by Denton Taylor

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