Runway to Street Style Roundup – See the Best of 2016

11th January

Happy Wednesday! And if you’ve been away, Happy 2017! I don’t know about you, but the latter half of 2016 was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for me. Nonetheless, I want to look at the bright side of things. And so, I thought I would indulge myself (and you!) in a roundup of my favorite street style and runway fashion featured on the STYLetti in the last 6 months. These were among the best!

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Remember how hot pink and yellow were?

It was certainly challenging to pull off a combination of the two colors – but it was definitely cheery! Pantone has announced the color of the year for 2017, by the way, as greenery. Blondes rejoice! 😉

Pink and yellow street style

We were so excited to make our debut appearance at New York Fashion Week last year.

One of our most amusing (and poignant, as you see in this photo) events surrounding NYFW was capturing street style at the Jeremy Scott show. Here’s a great demonstration related to the Black Lives Matter movement – yes, fashion is relevant!

Political fashion for the Jeremy Scott show Political fashion for the Jeremy Scott show

Of course, New York wasn’t the only place we spotted great street style.

San Francisco provided great (more subtle) style inspiration when temperatures cooled.

San Francisco holiday street style stars

San Francisco Bay Area


During NYFW, we saw the amazing Leather Tongue line on the runway!
Emily Payne and her daughter Devon

Emily Payne with her daughter Devon

I interviewed Emily Payne (star designer from Fashion Runway’s Season 13 / All Stars, Season 5) last summer. And it was a thrill to see her show in New York! Set in a church, Emily’s New York show featured natural-punk masks by artist Lance Victor Moore – an exquisite eye-full!

Emily Payne's NYFW show, 10

Photography by Charles Schoenberger

Not only did we hit NYFW, but also fashion shows in San Francisco and Vancouver, B.C.

Favorite designers from Vancouver Fashion Week were Bahareh Memarian, animals-rights advocate known for her fabulous old Hollywood-reminiscent designs with faux fur…

Bahareh Memarian VFW SS17

and Maya Rene, self-taught designer who won the inaugural season of Project Runway Junior.

Maya Rene VFW SS17

In San Francisco, Emily Payne mesmerized us yet again with her outdoor evening show, PROJKT Maiden Lane.

Emily Payne at PROJKT Maiden Lane, 2016 - 7

Photo by Charles Schoenberger


Although not one of us at the STYLetti is a slave to trends, it’s definitely a fun style boost to try out a trending look now and then.

Collars were a thing.

Stand-out collars figured among notable trends during NYFW. This was an eye-catcher!

Kitty collar at NYFW

And of course, stripes had to make their appearance.

That seemingly eternal “trend” had me scratching my head…until I finally came up with 6 cardinal rules – well, maybe more like suggestions – for creating a flattering look with stripes.

Flattering vertical stripes (they elongate)

Conspicuous socks…

Yes, the Gucci loafer-wearer pictured below wore this same shoe-sock combination to two different NYFW shows. Hey, why not? It worked!

Ankle socks street style

Ankle socks at New York Fashion Week

We really hope you enjoyed the posts about these women who designed, modeled, and styled outfits in uber inspiring ways in 2016. We’re presently gearing up for NYFW Fall/Winter 2017 – in February. So, stay tuned for more fun ahead!

XO, Janea

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8 responses to “Runway to Street Style Roundup – See the Best of 2016”

  1. Ashley says:

    So many amazing street style looks, lady!
    Hope you’re having a lovely Thursday!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  2. Dominique says:

    What a fashionable year 2016 was! I swear street style is just getting better and better! xx


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