Ah, New York Fashion Week. The time of year when the most stylish come out to play – and we’re not just talking models and designers. From bloggers to socialites to editors, Manhattan turns into one big runway where street style reigns supreme.

Whether you’ve seen it all firsthand or not, copying NYFW’s street-savvy? Totally acceptable. Here, we break down some looks to help you channel your inner fashionista.

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September 11, 2013

Our Fashion Director, Jackie, is a New York Fashion Week pro. With many a show under her belt, she knows what it takes to own the front row – and each day, she’ll be sharing her schedule, tips, and, most importantly, her outfits right here with us. Check out what’s on the agenda for today.

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September 10, 2013

The energy at Fashion Week is palpable. So much thought and creativity goes into each aspect – and there’s no exception for the hairstyles that hit the runways. I was able to get a backstage view of the prep at Korto Momolu‘s show. A designer and Project Runway alum, Momolu’s concept was all about good and evil. And the hair for the show? It was also a combination of sweet and spicy. The highly perched fishtail braid was an unexpected, edgy twist on a girlhood favorite.

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September 10, 2013

We can’t stop talking about (and looking at pictures of) New York Fashion Week. And Pinterest is only perpetuating the problem.

1. With so many people rushing around, it’s important to know who’s who.

2. Runway makeup is reimagined every season.

3. That moment when you realize street style is almost competing with the collections.

4. These shots make us feel so much closer to the front row.

5. Only the best of the best? Don’t mind if we do.

Can’t get enough Pinterest inspiration? Check out past boards that caught our eye.  

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September 10, 2013

Our Fashion Director, Jackie, is a New York Fashion Week pro. With many a show under her belt, she knows what it takes to own the front row – and each day, she’ll be sharing her schedule, tips, and, most importantly, her outfits right here with us. Check out what’s on the agenda for today.

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September 9, 2013

Of course, we love to see the meticulously coiffed and styled model that comes down the runway, but it’s always inspiring to watch what takes place before the music starts and the lights come on.

So, on Saturday afternoon, I headed backstage at the Christian Siriano show held at Eyebeam on West 21st Street in New York. There I met Anthony Cole of Sebastian Professional, who told me about his inspiration for the show’s signature hairstyle – a soft and natural, yet voluminous, ponytail.

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September 8, 2013

When it comes to men’s business dressing, we typically see a lot of the same. Black. Grey. Three-season wool. And pleats – way too many pleats. There are even theories out there that laud the boring and ordinary. Not to mention, it’s easy. Wearing the same thing every day is simple. Nothing to think about. “What should I wear today? Oh, I’ll just mimic what I wore yesterday and the day before that. Done.”

But switching it up and putting thought into your look is a good thing for your career. For one, you’ll take more pride in your appearance. Two, you’ll stand out among the sea of pleats. Three, you’ll look original and open to advancing new ideas.

So far at New York Fashion Week, I’m seeing that men’s business casual is getting a fresh update for Spring 2014. Here are a few reimagined looks spotted at the Nautica Black Sail Collection and Todd Snyder shows.

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September 7, 2013

Our Fashion Director, Jackie, is a New York Fashion Week pro. With many a show under her belt, she knows what it takes to own the front row – and each day, she’ll be sharing her schedule, tips, and, most importantly, her outfits right here with us. Check out what’s on the agenda for today.

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September 7, 2013

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From Richard Chai to TOCCA and Nicholas K, there’s been a clear Grecian thread running through S/S 2014 runways. Picture a yacht in the Mediterranean. Muted hues mixed with vibrant blues and geometric prints. Flowing dresses with fluid lines and easy, beachy styling (see: wet, slicked-back hair at Richard Chai).

Have questions about the latest trends at NYFW? Tweet our Fashion Director, Jackie Nasser, at @ruelala with #askjackie.

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Jackie Nasser joined Rue La La as Fashion Director in November of 2012. In close collaboration with the merchandising teams, she leads content production for lookbooks, style tips, and curated Boutiques. Jackie is the former Lead Editor for InStyle’s sister shopping site, StyleFind.com, which she launched. Prior to that, she served as Senior Fashion Editor at Lucky and at ELLEgirl, ELLE Accessories, and ELLE.com.

September 6, 2013

Our Fashion Director, Jackie, is a New York Fashion Week pro. With many a show under her belt, she knows what it takes to own the front row – and each day, she’ll be sharing her schedule, tips, and, most importantly, her outfits right here with us. Check out what’s on the agenda for today.

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September 5, 2013