As someone who is blogging and starting a business based in fashion I probably shouldn’t say this but, I am not a fan of trends or really even the word trend for that matter. Ok! It feels good to get that out there. I have always disliked the idea of buying into something that everyone else is doing. When it comes to what I put on my body I look for pieces that have staying power in my wardrobe and can be used in a variety of ways. I prefer to use the runway shows, behind the scenes and street style to work as a source of inspiration and not a set of rules.
I might have been sick during NYFW but that didn’t stop me from endlessly scrolling through Style.com to watch the shows and see what everyone was wearing. I collected looks from a few of my favorite shows and will be incorporating influences from each of them into my closet.
The one-piece: Overalls and jumpsuits and one of my favorite looks and I will be wearing them in an updated all white version as shown at Elizabeth and James, the printed jumpsuit Mara Hoffman sent down the runway and a darker version for night as seen at Rachel Comey.
Clothes that flow: I have always gravitated towards clothing that is loose and flowing. The dresses by both Zimmerman and Wendy Nichol are no exception. I would make them more my style by throwing a leather jacket over my shoulders.
Bell bottoms: I am quite fond of fashion from the late 60’s and 70’s so I knew once I saw the bell bottom pants at Hellessy that I would be wearing this immediately. This style gets a bonus for its slimming effects.
All white everything:: I am a huge fan of white clothing and that was only reinforced when I saw these looks from Steven Alan, Elizabeth and James, The Row, Elie Tahari and Wendy Nichol being sent down the runway. It is a fresh take on a closet staple that will never go out of style.
The updated trench: A classic trench coat is a key item in anyones closet but I especially love the long loose versions that designers like Tibi and Eli Tahari showed at fashion week.
I am equally as excited to see the hair and make-up during the week as I am to see the clothes. Here are a few of the beauty looks I will be experimenting with inspired by the Spring 2015 shows:
Vera Wang & Mara Hoffman: Both the micro and messy braids are a refreshing take on an otherwise simple hairstyle.
Derek Lam: A sweep of lilac eyeshadow is a great alternative to your neutral color.
DVF: Diane sent her models down the runway inspired by Brigitte Bardot and I will be trying this smokey eye for a night out.
BCBG: Who doesn’t want to look like they just came back from vacation looking like a bronzed beauty?
Zac Posen: I will never tire of a bold red lip. On the hunt now for the perfect organic red lip color.
As an ode to my childhood spent cutting up my favorite street style looks from magazines and taping them into notebooks, I compiled a few of my favorite outfits shot during New York Fashion Week. I especially love the ombre oxfords worn by Pretta Singh (and her amazing green hair), Jessica Minkoff layering her dress over leather pants (one of my favorite looks for winter), Lucy Chadwick wearing a fishnet Celine skirt with a simple blue button down and the perfect mix of black & white from Margaret Zhgang.
Photo credits: Style.com, Elle.com and NYMag.com