By Ava Gilchrist

Taylor Russell’s New York Street Style Formula is Deserving of Imitation

Her secret? Borrowing pieces from Harry Styles’ wardrobe.
NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 19: Taylor Russell is seen on March 19, 2024 in New York, New York. (Photo by MEGA/GC Images)

A brownstone, matching The Row pieces and a perfectly formulated display of layering was all it took for Taylor Russell and Harry Styles to set the internet alight earlier in the week. But where Russell’s Loewe Flamenco carry-all and Styles’ perplexed ‘I’ve lost my Uber’ demeanour hinted the burgeoning ‘It’ couple were jetting off on a mid-week getaway, the Canadian actress has issued another flawless display of off-duty dressing ripe for our emulation. 

Indeed, the Bones & All breakout star has rarely put a foot wrong when it comes to her sartorial endeavours. Both on and off the red carpet, Russell has delivered internet-breaking style moments with aplomb seen in hardened fashion veterans or nascent style savants well-trained by experienced stylists. (The metal jacket she wore to Loewe’s Fall/Winter 2023 menswear collection even earned a smile from Anna Wintour—the ubiquitous tick of approval!) 

Where her public appearances lean into subtle theatrics, her street style idles on the other end of the spectrum, with decisively minimal silhouettes consisting of accessible wardrobe staples that stand the test of time. Such is the case with her latest offering—a look that’s instantly earned its place on fashion mood boards and begs to be imitated. 

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 19: Taylor Russell is seen on March 19, 2024 in New York, New York. (Photo by MEGA/GC Images)

For the outing, Russell reexamined conventional men’s pieces with an X-factor edge, sporting a canary yellow button-down, slim-cut blue jeans and a pair of pointed-toe vinyl boots with the slightest of heels. Eschewing any statement accessories like her collection of Jonothan Anderson-designed bags, Russell softened her look through her denim baseball cap, Rayban-style sunglasses and a khaki trench she flung over her arm. 

The look easily could’ve been something her popstar boyfriend wears to and from the recording studio, and perhaps even is comprised of pieces from Styles’ own wardrobe. But it’s the idea of unfussy, lived-in pieces that take the guesswork out of styling them that makes the outfit so desirable. In this economy, time expended to experiment with fashion is a resource many direct into other areas of their lives.

In Russell’s case, style obviously comes naturally, but as a busy working actor bringing her critically acclaimed West End play to Broadway leaves little room for trial and error. As Russell has shown, tampering with the classics is something that can be saved for a rainy day. And with a new style muse on her hands, we needn’t bother with trying to reinvent the rulebook for the foreseeable future. 

This story first appeared on GRAZIA US