New York Fashion Week Fall 2013 Ready-To-Wear was bursting with leather and fur. From leather leg warmers at Phillip Lim 3.1 to fox fur wraps at Marc Jacobs, I am thinking PETA was working overtime this week. The runways featured amazing outerwear embracing mohair, fur collars and leather detail. Here are a few of my favorite looks from NYFW Fall 2013: BCBG Max Azria/Diane von Furstenberg/Oscar de la Renta/Reed Krakoff/Rachel Zoe
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Jogging down the runways of Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant and Michael Kors, the jogging pant is a sporty and comfortable alternative from everyday denim or leggings. Evolving from jersey, the jogger can be found in silk, satin, wool and/or leather.
The jogging pants trend introduces a new hybrid of sweatpants and haram pants. The slouchy, relaxed fit and tapered leg is very figure-friendly. A great pant to dress up, the jogger yearns for your highest, high-heel. Keep the rest casual for a perfectly chic ensemble.
I am currently coveting the Vince Leather Jogging Pants. Sporty-style with some edge.
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The runways for Fall 2012 were ablaze with molten-like metals in gold, bronze, silver and jewel-tones. Metallics glimmered in the form of dresses, denim, skirts, shoes and bags. Interpreting runway looks into everyday life can be tricky. Embrace this trend with wearable pieces that will make an impact all season long.
Since metallics create such a bold statement, wearing too many at once can cheapen a look. Choose one key piece (cigarette pant, pencil skirt, statement bag) and let it be the star of the show. Pair these pieces with basic neutrals. Try a cozy knit sweater/slouchy boyfriend sweater for ultimate comfort and understated style. For a dressier look, pair with a structured blazer that will not draw attention from the showcased piece. Keep accessories basic or forfeit them completely.
Metallics offer a fun way to freshen up your look for Fall and update your wardrobe for a new season. Here are a few of my favorite pieces:
J Brand ~ 9202 Low-Rise Metallic Coated Legging: $249.00
Alice + Olivia ~ Connie Metallic Flounce Coat: $798.00
Tibi ~ Lurex Jacquard Strapless Dress: $485.00
AllSaints ~ Metal Pencil Skirt: $95.00
Diane von Furstenberg ~ Tonda Metallic Clutch: $395.00
Jimmy Choo ~ Anouk Metallic Leather Pumps: $650.00
Topshop ~ Jacquard Metallic Shorts: $60.00
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Reinvent the everyday top knot or bun with the ‘hair loop’. Walking the runways at Fashion Week (picture: Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2012), the ‘hair loop’ is a simple style that is pretty and polished with an unfinished edge.
→ This look can be done with straight, wavy or curly hair. Prep hair with a styling cream for hold.
→ Gather hair into a ponytail at the back of the head. Secure with elastic.
→ Flip the pony and clip the hair right above the elastic. Hair should be sticking straight up.
→ Fold hair back and use another clip around the base of the head.
→ Spritz the loop with hair spray and pull out random pieces for a slightly undone look.
TRY: Enjoy Hair Spray
FINISH: Play with hair accessories! A headband would work great with this look, or try-on an obnoxious, statement barrette. Have fun with everyday hairstyles. Make it your own.
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New York Fashion Week packed-up Thursday to continue on the runways in Europe. Over the past eight days, the runways were enveloped with menswear-inspired tailoring, leather, military looks, fur, winter white, metallics and colorblocking. From beautiful gowns to leather and knits here are a few looks and shows that I favored: Theyskens Theory, Derek Lam, Oscar de la Renta, Badgley Mischka, Diane von Furstenberg.
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From electric neons to practical pastels, Spring 2012 Fashion Week hosted colorful and wearable fashion trends. From New York to Milan, there were many noticeable patterns and trends from the designers collections.
Shocking Neons and Electric Brights were glowing at Nanette Lepore. Though we have seen this trend before, Spring 2012 viewed a more feminine nature rather than an 80’s interpretation.
Animal Prints and Tribal Patterns were let loose at Michael Kors. A trend that re-invents itself every spring, this season it looks like a lot more texture has been added. A wealth of beading, metal and wood embellish the prints.
Bold Floral Prints sprouted up at J.Crew. Floral prints in Spring…Shocking! However, this season the prints are stronger/bolder and less “pretty.” Bright colors and loud patterns engulf entire outfits, i.e pant suits and jumpers.
Pretty Pastels speckled the runway at 3.1 Phillip Lim. This was the most obvious trend for the season. Washes of lavender, spearmint and blush flooded the runways. A pastel palette in Spring is a charming bouquet of chic and feminine style.
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