After two days at home, I can honestly say that I’m still on cloud 9 over how amazing New York Fashion Week was. I was lucky enough to attend some fabulous runway shows & presentations, meet designers, & attend a couple of great after-parties. I will be sharing a full recap of my New York Fashion Week experience over the next week, so you can see the best designs from every runway show and presentation I went to (spoiler alert: Alice & Olivia blew my mind)
Today though, I wanted to start my series of New York Fashion Week posts with a recap of outfits I wore. Street style is such an important part of fashion week; and it is so interesting and inspiring to see the different outfits people come up with and the different messages they are trying to send with said outfits. Since NYFW is an opportunity to style outfits that you may not get to wear in every day life and to really have fun with styles and fabrics and the history of fashion, I wanted to create outfits that, to me, represented power. As many of you know I can get a *tad* passionate when it comes to the idea of propelling women forward in their careers, and the idea of helping women become complete Girl Bosses. So, with this idea of empowering women in the back of my mind I decided for NYFW to create outfits inspired by traditional roles of power but with my own modern feminine take.
The first outfit I wore was inspired by traditional military style. I wanted to take this traditionally masculine style and give it my own modern feminine twist. This outfit is probably my favorite look from
I couldn’t find my pants in this color pattern, but I have linked them up in a different color below. The ‘track pant’ look is back in style (crazy, I know) so stay tuned later in the fall as I’ll be styling these bad boys in a work appropriate outfit. I’ll also be wearing this military inspired white blazer to work a ton this year. My white shoes, you can’t really see it, but they have an incredibly deep V shape to the toe. This is one of the biggest trends in footwear this season, and I cannot recommend these shoes enough!!
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The next outfit I wore was a 1920’s banker inspired look. I love that era of men’s fashion – with pinstripes and suspenders and a general sense of power. When I saw these jogger pants with suspender detailing I knew I had to create a modern feminine ‘banker’ look.
This pinstripe top with a belt felt like the perfect pairing to the pants – and I love the modern edge of having one shoulder showing. Beware if you buy this shirt (which you should, because it’s honestly awesome) it has no buttons – ie. the fabric gets wrapped and then held in place by a belt. Just a heads up! I went with my gorgeous large Celine bag (thanks to Le Tote for loaning it to me!) as it reminded me of the large structured briefcases a banker would have had.
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My next look was inspired by women of the 70’s – women who started stepping out of traditional roles and started fighting for our right to be whomever and whatever we want to be.
Again, I wanted to take this style and make it more modern, so, I knew I wanted a floral dress that was high cut (very 70s) and when I saw this gorgeous Nicholas dress with it’s on-trend long sleeves and tiered ruffle hem, I knew it was the perfect dress. I decided to pair the dress with flats (the only time I wore flats for the entirety of fashion week. My feet were so happy with me this day haha)
I went with flats with this look because while platforms were in in the 70s, it was also the era of women taking control of their style and comfort and flats made a huge comeback. I paired this look with my Celine bag… to be honest not for an style inspiration reason, but because once I had this bag in my hands, I couldn’t put it down! haha. I practically slept with this in my bed at night I love it so much!
I couldn’t find my exact flats, so I linked up two similar pairs below. I also linked up (of course) my floral dress and Celine bag!
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That’s it for now! I will be doing another post tomorrow (a rare Saturday post!) with Part 2 of my NYFW outfits, so be sure to come back tomorrow to check it out.