Have I mentioned that I’m just a *teeny* bit excited for New York Fashion week next month?! lol. One of the things I love so much about attending fashion week is the opportunity to really play with fashion and put together outfits a bit more bold than my daily work looks.
This is one such outfit. I wanted to create a modern street-style meets 1930’s glam look, and this outfit was the result. I love the chance to plan these outfits because when I wear them for a weekend event in my ‘normal’ life I feel so confident and bold. Something about a bold outfit that you feel creatively attached to is just all about the confidence boost!
The reason I was inspired to create a modern street style meets 1930’s glam look is this fur stole. Let me start by saying I don’t personally support fur or animal products in making clothing but I do feel comfortable wearing vintage pieces that are. This fur stole belonged to my grandmother, and I inherited it when she passed. I wear it with pride, despite the fact that I wouldn’t choose to wear fur, because it was hers.
I love knowing that she worth this out for fancy events over and over during her life. The stole itself is from the early 1930’s which is just mind blowing to me. So cool.
To make the fur stole more modern and street-style appropriate I decided to pair it with a graphic tee and my denim culottes. These culottes are one of the “wins” from cheap online retailer SheIn. Their clothes can be so hit or miss, but these denim culottes are fantastic, especially for the $30 price tag. I highly recommend them if you’re looking for a pair of on-trend, affordable denim!
As far as the rest of this outfit, I’m rocking my go to cabby hat (a Forever 21 find that I adore), my Vionic Shoes ‘comfort fit’ ankle boots that I swear by, and my insanely cool YSL embossed croc kate bag. This bag felt like the perfect accessory for this look since the embossed croc and metal tassel give me those exact 1930’s meets modern street style vibes.
In case the outfit and the title of this post didn’t give it away, I am in full on “getting ready for New York Fashion Week” mode. While NYFW is an amazing experience, there is a lot that goes into it in the week’s leading up to it that I’m not sure people really know about. So to give you a sense of what getting ready for New York Fashion Week entails, I thought I’d share my to do list.
Getting Ready For New York Fashion Week (To Do List):
- Pitch all runway shows & presentations that I would be interested in attending
(There’s nearly 50! You can only do 3-4 shows a day but better to pitch everyone since, unfortunately, you get a lot of ‘no’s’.)
- Email all PR firms / showroom contacts to set up appointments
(from previous years I have list of showrooms and agencies that I like to stay in touch with in order to organize meetings with brands, or just come check out their showrooms to get sneak peek’s on upcoming lines!)
- Plan Daily Outfits & Outfits for Photo Shoots
(I’ll likely have 7 outfits to wear in NY to the shows, parties, etc. In addition I will be shooting blog content and will shoot 4-5 blog post outfits.)
- Book a Photographer
(Since I wont have my usual photographer Austin, I need to decide on who I want to shoot with and get them booked.)
- Email Brands for Collaboration
(I have some ideas for creative content for brands that I like that would be perfect for New York, so I need to pitch them, start negotiations, & try and get some confirmed collaborations!)
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