To all my fellow fashionista's out there who email me and ask me about how to get into fashion week you can find a step by step guide HERE and on my YouTube Channel. It's not hard it's just a lot of work and by work I mean I a lot of online searching and emailing. But once you've got that coveted invitation, you may be wondering what to wear to New York Fashion Week.
It really depends on what season it is. Next month the Spring/Summer 2014 Collections will be showing and although it will be technically September or close to being Fall it will still be pretty warm. Here are my tips on what to wear.
1). Dress accordingly to the weather and make sure to check the weather. It often rains during fashion week so keep a small umbrella handy.
2). Carry a big bag or a small rolled up bag inside your bag. You will collect all kinds of stuff inside the tents at Lincoln Center. They love to give away free makeup and magazines and snacks.
3). Wear comfortable yet fashionable shoes. I mean yeah if you wear heels all day your feet will hurt but you will look fabulous and potentially get pap'd by The Sartorialist or Mr. Street Peeper or by Bill Cunningham himself and end up on Vogue.com. I always keep a pair of fast flats in my bag because my feet hurt like hell by the end of the day.
4). If you are looking for actual outfits to wear try some of the trends below that are easy to duplicate on any budget: Denim on Denim, Print on Prints, Monochrome, or dress up a tee shirt with boyfriend jeans and amazing heels and accessories.
With the Denim on Denim look its very easy to pull off. Go with a denim top and a denim skirt/shorts or boyfriend jeans. Then dress it up with a statement necklace, a bold lip and a great pump. Bonus: If you are looking to get noticed go with a clear bag/clutch of some sort.
Prints and florals and stripes are super trendy right now which means its easy to find any piece at an affordable price. I love pairing stripes and florals because its so unexpected. If you are looking to get noticed go with the ever so popular mirrored sunglasses or sunnies with a great shape or cool feature.
Monochrome is another trend that easy to pull off. Go Black and White...or with a mixture of all the same colors. I pulled off this all green look one fashion week and it was a hit. If you go the black and white route make sure to punch it up with colors in accessories such as earrings or a bag. Unique bags always stand out.
To check out what people are wearing at New York Fashion Week check these links out!