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How To Apply Fashion Week To YOU

Even if you’re not following dozens of fashion blogs and seeing shots of fashion week allllll day long via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook as I am, you’re still likely to have gotten some exposure to the collections shown last week in New York. In the past I’ve done full collection-by-collection reviews of the shows and while I think it’s a blast to check out all the pictures and consider each designers contributions, this year I thought I’d try a different approach.

With so much information and stimuli being thrown at us the real question is how do we weed through it all and decide how to apply it to our own lives? Our own closets?

While buying a new wardrobe each season sounds amazing, if not slightly indulgent, that’s not something that most women I know have the time, money, or inclination to do. So why not take a more broad look at the clothes shown at New York Fashion Week and see what pieces you should consider picking up for Fall, what clothes you may already have that can be brought to the front of your closet, and which accessories and beauty trends to try out.


Hold onto your Spring 2013 pants for Fall and Winter this year – They’ll continue to be all the rage. From dark, moody florals to plaids & tartans to jumpsuits.


{Top Left – 3.1 Phillip Lim, Top Right – Milly, Bottom Left – Juicy Couture & Bottom Right – J.Crew}

So what should you invest in for Fall 2013 or pull out of your closet? My suggestion would be a great pair of cropped pants and a pair of printed pants. If bright florals or camo are too too for your personal style, why not try a pair of retro plaid pants or a tone-on-tone pattern that’s more demure?


{Left to Right: Wool Plaid Cropped Pant – $45 {on sale} @ C Wonder, Floral Crop – $110 @ Banana Republic &  – L’Amour Nanette Lepore Leggings $25 @ JCPenny}

Embellishments & Accessories:

For Fall pick pieces with fun embellishments – Interesting fabrics & textures, jewels, spikes & studs, and embroidery & brocades. And be sure that you don’t skimp on the accessories, all of these are unique details that will give your wardrobe a dramatic, eye-catching quality.


{Top: Left to Right – Diane Von Furstenberg, Red Valentino & Tory Burch, Center: Left to Right – Rebecca Minkoff, DKNY & Trina Turk, Bottom: Left to Right – Prabal Gurung, Marc by Marc Jacobs & Rachel Zoe}

Spice up your Fall looks with some fun extras – Hats, gloves, shoes, scarves, watches, belts & handbags should all have fun, one-of-a-kind touches that make them stand out.


{Left to Right: Satin Bow Headband – $25 @ Nordstrom, Faux Fur Stole – $20 {on sale} @ Guess by Marciano & Vince Camuto Crossbody Bag – $99 @ Shoebox New York}

Cropped Jackets:

Boxy retro-inspired jackets, sleek motorcycle jackets, classic boucle jackets – Whatever your style and whatever jacket will suit you best, you should find it in a cropped version!


{Top Left – Alexander Wang, Top Right – ZAC Zac Posen, Bottom Left – Kate Spade & Bottom Right – Alice+Olivia}

Whether you prefer your style a little more rock n’ roll or you want to try a fresh from campus collegiate vibe – There’s a cropped jacket for you this Fall.


{Left to Right: John & Jenn Faux Leather Jacket – $60 {on sale} @ CUSP Neiman Marcus, Navy Tweed Jacket – $90 {on sale} @ J.Crew & Daniel Rainn Cropped Blazer – $60 {on sale} @ Piperlime}

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Stay tuned for some great beauty, makeup, and hair trends from New York Fashion Week and some great street style from the shows!

25 responses

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  3. Great Suggestions Moi! Will try some 🙂


    February 21, 2013 at 3:48 AM

    • Glad you liked the post Chaicy – Thanks for stopping by! ❤

      February 21, 2013 at 5:41 AM

  4. Really great work you did with those pics there!
    Its always hard to concentrate on all what is going on on fashion weeks…all this new trends 🙂
    The most important, to my opinion, is to be able to keep your own style and just make new trends fit to it, wich you succeeded 😀

    thanks for post !

    Katerina from

    February 20, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    • I’m glad you found this helpful Katerina. I agree that it can be pretty overwhelming! 🙂

      February 21, 2013 at 5:39 AM

  5. At the risk of being slightly contradictory as a fashion blogger, I don’t obsessively follow Fashion Week to the letter; I take a look here and there and if I find trends I like, I apply them to my style. But I won’t grow my eyebrows just because trends dictate this, while I absolutely hate thick eyebrows on me. I guess one girl makes her own fashion 🙂

    February 20, 2013 at 3:58 PM

  6. wildflwrchild

    This is a really great article! x

    ❤ Melissa

    February 20, 2013 at 12:38 PM

  7. I might invest in the Nanette Lepore leggings because they are pretty fab and at a great price.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I am following you on Twitter now!

    February 20, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    • Aren’t they cute? I love stripes & was thrilled to find these. Your site is lovely, thanks so much for coming over to MCLV to check out my blog! ❤

      February 20, 2013 at 9:11 AM

  8. pretty cute guide. liked it 😀

    February 20, 2013 at 8:11 AM

  9. Very informative and interesting post, not easy to write a post with such a well made resume, congrats 🙂 Happy to follow you in Bloglovin (n. 90), Kisses

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    February 20, 2013 at 8:05 AM

  10. anjelais

    This is a really great, helpful post! Thanks for writing this! 🙂

    February 20, 2013 at 8:03 AM

  11. Good to know what to hold onto! xoxo KJ

    February 20, 2013 at 7:51 AM

  12. This is such a great post! I think sometimes it’s hard to translate from runway to realway, but you did a great job on translating into affordable pieces!

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    February 20, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    • Glad you liked the post Heather & I’ll be sure to check out your site & shoot you an email. 🙂

      February 20, 2013 at 8:15 AM

  13. awesome post!

    Angela Donava

    February 20, 2013 at 5:27 AM

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