With the craziness of New York Fashion Week behind me, I can now resume the blog’s regularly scheduled programming. Boy, do I have a lot to catch up on! It was my second time attending NYFW, and while it is fun and exhilarating, it can definitely take a physical and mental toll. Having learned my lesson from this past February, I listened to my mind and body and took it easy this go-around. My favorite part was reconnecting with my lovely blogger babes, especially those whom I rarely get to see. As for the shows, I happily took to the Internet for runway recaps.
When it comes to outfit planning for NYFW, everyone is trying to dress to the nines. It’s easy to get caught up in impressing a sea of street-style photographers and fellow show- or event-goers by dressing a bit out of your comfort zone. First and foremost, however, your true aim should be impressing yourself. Harness the power of your unique style to take your everyday looks to new and adventurous heights, but make sure not to lose your personality along the way. Life’s too short to be superficial and not authentically you.
This NYFW, I took advantage of the prematurely autumn-like weather we were having and made a play for the items in my closet that will carry me right into fall. For this first look, I wanted to wear my new “MAXIMALISM” tee from Monogram. Shameless plug: this L.A.-based brand is as rad as the term can get. The brand’s founders produce their own eclectic line of graphic tees inspired by their perennial love of vintage collectibles. Obviously, they have my vote, and with a quick glance, they’ll have yours, too.
Next, I knew I was going to pair the tee with high-waisted bottoms, so I gladly settled for my paper-bag pants from Urban Outfitters. With temperatures fluctuating left and right, it only made sense to go with something light and breezy. To throw a little brightness into the mix, I accessorized with my red leather jacket from Zara. You can bet your bottom dollar that you will be seeing a whole lot more of it in the weeks to come.
Lastly, this look would not be complete without my Western-inspired booties from Free People, which I purchased the same day I wore this ensemble. In the spirit of practicality, my sister implored me to purchase a pair of black ankle boots in lieu of a pair of red mules I was eyeing, since booties can be worn year-round. The problem is, the pairs I wanted are all over $100, and your girl just doesn’t have that kind of cash lying around at this moment in her life. Luckily, these FP beauties retailed at $88, and I love that they incorporate texture into any outfit, so this snag was inevitable.
Keep an eye out for my second (and last) NYFW look later this week! If you have any questions about NYFW, please don’t hesitate to give me a shout!
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Photography: Jacob Goldberg