September NYFW is always a whirlwind– exciting because it’s the first real sign of fall and fall fashion (even though designers are showing spring collections), but also chaotic because it ALWAYS coincides with the start of school. Being a full time teacher, I try not to take off any days the first week of school for fashion week (unless, like last year, there are events or shows that I’m REALLY excited about during the weekdays)– this year, it worked out in that I chose shows I really was excited about on the weekend right in the middle off fashion week. Two days felt like enough this time of year– I don’t know how some people do the whole week straight through, AND go to London, Paris, and/or Milan fashion week as well!
I planned my looks in advance, as I usually do– like the weeks leading up to Christmas, it’s part of the fun- shopping for and putting together schedules and looks would be the equivalent of Christmas shopping and decorating. This year, dark florals, bold red, start white and patterned pants were huge, and these trends anchored my looks.
Look 1: For Runa Ray SS18 at the Dream Hotel
Checked blazer: Missguided | Red faux leather skirt: Asos (old, similar here and here) | Black suede OTK boots: Marc Fisher | Vintage Nirvana tee: Starstruck Vintage NYC | Sunnies: Givenchy
I wore this look to the Runa Ray show at the Dream Downtown (lots of light colored, flowy fabrics, exaggerated sleeves with an ethereal feel). I’ve worn this red faux leather skirt about 85747 times; its just so useful, bold, yet neutral feeling– it’s def one of my favorite closet staples. I paired it with a vintage Nirvana tee and topped it with a checked menswear inspired blazer and OTK boots to give it some edge — this look totally makes me feel most like myself!
Runa Ray SS 18 Finale!
Look 2: Yuna Yang at the Garden at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum, Upper East Side
Dark Floral Dress: Banjara via Bloomingdales | Fishnet booties: Zara | Mirrored sunnies: Quay
My second show of the day was one of my favorites– Yuna Yang, presenting at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum– the show was held in the back garden, and the presentation followed, using random rooms throughout the hotel. It was really different, visually stunning and unique– the show was incredible and the collection stunning. Almost all of the looks hit that girly-tomboy nail on the head that I love so much (see fave looks below!). I wore this dark floral long sleeved, semi-sheer dress to sort of “go” with the vibe of the show, and paired it with edgy, sharp fishnet booties for contrast.
Some of my favorite looks from Yuna Yang SS18– note combat boots with dresses!
Look 3: For Dan Liu SS18 show at SkyLight Clarkson Square
Red star print dress: Asos | White booties ( MUST HAVE THIS SEASON!) : zara, (old, similar here, here, and here!) | Sunnies: Saint Laurent
I wore this red star print dress white pops of white to the Dan Liu SS18 show at SkyLight Clarkson Square. This dress will def be on repeat this fall, and I can imagine also carrying it into next spring– red is THE COLOR this season, and I happen to love it paired with stark white. Also…NOLAN made a guest appearance at fashion week this year! Tim and Nolan met me for brunch (and a quick photoshoot) at the Standard between shows…I love being able to include Nolan in our adventures- I always figure that the more he’s exposed to, the better, right?
Liu showed lots of spring dress options in all sorts of happy, feminine textures- and with lots of peacock-feather accents, the theme of the show:
Look 4: For Leanne Marshall SS18 show at Skylight Clarkson Square:
Floral and Stripe Printed Pants: Zara | Bruce Springsteen tee: Topshop (similar here) | Suede mule heels: Gucci (in black here, a few left in gold here)
For my last show, and probably the one that I was looking forward to the most– Leanne Marshall, who always does the MOST GORGEOUS, fashion-forward yet wearable dresses ever– I wore this look, based around these fancy striped floral pants from Zara. When I picked them up weeks ago, I knew that I’d build a fashion week look around them. The vintage looking Springsteen tee was the perfect tomboyish contrast, and my golden suede Gucci mule heels added the perfect touch of color and interest. I really want to try and add more interesting pants to my wardrobe this season, and these area pretty solid start! See the Leanne Marshall finale below:
And that was a wrap on fashion week for me — until February (which usually coincides with our winter break from school, so it’s a little easier to attend shows etc!)
Hope you guys enjoyed following along, got a few tips on next Spring, and some wearable (and shoppable) options from my looks above!