With New York Fashion Week coming to a close, and spring just around the corner, it seemed like a good time to look back to September’s fashion week and take the runway looks to everyday outfits.
Every February, Bryant Park in New York City is adorned with giant white tents enclosing the latest fall trends from the most fabulous designers. The following September, the tents are erected again to preview spring’s latest trends.
Three designers stuck out in my mind in September’s fashion shows, as having mind blowing designs that easily take runway, to everyday.
Tory Burch has always been praised for designing pieces that are accessible and ready to wear on an everyday basis. This year was no exception. There were two looks of hers that I was particularly fond of. The first consisted of dark grey tie-dyed cotton shorts, a grey v-neck t-shirt and a black, men’s style blazer, a simple look, yet one that should be in every girl’s closet.
The cotton shorts and v-neck are comfortable, affordable and similar pieces can be found in any store or boutique. The blazer adds a hint of masculinity to an otherwise girlish outfit, and let’s face it, girls look so much better in guy’s clothes then men do. To add a splash of color and a pop of surprise, wear a simple chain necklace and colorful bangles or sandals.
The second look I loved was more of a “look at me” outfit, and totally opposite of the former. Burch paired a deep blue sequined tee with a black patterned skirt. The base of the tee is a light weight fabric, perfect for those warm summer nights and the skirt has just enough pattern to not make the outfit look overdone. A silver cuff and heels top off this ensemble perfectly.
Military jackets are all the rage this spring and the perfect way to wear this style jacket is with an animal print. Diane von Furstenberg constructed a loose fitting dress from light and dark brown leopard print and paired it with a forest green military style jacket. The whole look is pulled together with a brown leather, two pronged belt, and for a hint of color, orange and yellow bangles. This season, Diane von Furstenberg was the queen of animal prints. She took this wild fabric and made beautiful designs.
Although newer to the fashion scene, emerging just 10 years ago, Charlotte Ronson knows how to work a fashion show. You can’t say spring without florals, and that is just what Ronson brought to fashion week.
Her collection was centered around floral fabrics and pastel colors, perfect for any spring attire. My favorite look was a tie-dye/flowered chiffon bubble skirt and a lavender tank with subtle detailing. She added a spark of flair to this girly skirt by attaching a studded faux belt, giving the sense of emphasizing the waist.
All of these looks can easily be recreated at your favorite shops and boutiques. The key is taking one extravagant piece and adding something simple and that is just what all three of these designers did. For their entire collections, visit their websites and for more fashion advice, tips and tricks, visit my blog, hautytoddy.wordpress.com.