It’s almost time to pop some bottles and bring in the new year! Do you have your New Year’s party style together yet? I actually have a couple of outfit ideas but no definitive plans yet, but I’ll share my ideas with you. The first look is a play on a feminine tuxedo vibe. Substitute black pants for sequin leggings for some extra sparkle and keep the top subtle with a simple, white halter top. I know shiny leggings can be a hard look to pull off but adding some sky high booties will elongate your legs. If you’re still not comfortable with leggings, you can swap them out for a sequin skirt. I built the second look around these killer Sam Edelman Kayla boots. I actually have these and I’m dying to pair them with a sexy dress for New Year’s. My outfit will probably look a lot like this one. Add some fur for a little luxe (and warmth) and party the night away. Which look is your favorite?
If there’s one ‘it’ bag you need for this fall season, it’s a crocodile handbag. I know it can set a fashionista back several thousand dollars but there are many faux croc options available that are just as beautiful. When I think of a crocodile handbag, it instantly brings thoughts of luxury and sophistication like the iconic Hermes Birkin bag. I personally love a classsic top handle satchel bag, but designers have created some amazing crocodile handbags in all kinds of styles. You will no longer be limited to brown and black with this closet staple. Tory Burch has a beautiful cobalt blue tote as well as a juicy red choice by YSL. If you really want to be funky, try a two-tone bag like the Dolce Gabbana pictured below. Either way, you can’t go wrong with purchasing this timeless classic which will continue to be relevant for many seasons to come.
Alas, another MBFW is over but it left behind a brilliant outlook on what’s to come in the fall. There are a few trends that really jumped out and made me excited for the next fall season. I’m happy to see that capes were still on the runways. There is something so mysterious and sophisticated about a cape that I just love.
BCBG Max Azria
Creatures of the Wind
Lupita Nyong’o was stunning in a jaw-dropping Ralph Lauren cape gown at the Golden Globes and it appears other designers are following suit with their own designs.
One of my favorite movies of all times is Clueless and that’s exactly what I thought of as I watched the Tory Burch show. She brought back thigh and knee high socks with chunky heeled shoes. Classic!
It appeared many designers may be fans of Scandal as there were quite a few wrap coats on the runways indicative of Olivia Pope’s flawless style.
Creatures of the Wind
It was refreshing to see pretty pastel palettes as opposed to the typical warm colors. For some reason, I feel that clothes in heavy textures like wool and tweed look so much cooler in light colors. Unexpected and chic.
Black and white is a look that never goes out of style. It’s fun to see how designers continue to re-invent this look time after time.
Just as radiant orchid is the pantone of this spring, azure blue is the star of fall. This deeply rich blue hue will make anyone feel like royalty.
Diane Von Furstenberg
Diane Von Furstenberg
All photos courtesy of www.mbfashionweek.com
Thanks for reading my MBFW runway trend compilation. What were some of your favorite trends?
Save the best for last. That’s how I felt about our last day in NYC….
Posing in Times Square on our way to brunch.
Mother and I enjoying a delicious brunch at the Blue Fin inside the W Hotel Times Square. Doesn’t she look adorable in her pink suit!
Always the most interesting characters in Times Square.
Getting ready for the show!
The show was absolutely amazing! It was almost more like a concert with everyone singing along to all of Motown’s greatest hits. Oh! The boy who played the young Michael Jackson of the Jackson 5 blew everyone away! He sounded just as good, if not better, than M.J.! Please check out this show if you have the opportunity!
Goodbye NYC! At least until our next adventure
I was wearing….
Jacket: Helmut Lang. Jumpsuit: Arancia Shoes: BCBG. Necklace: Banana Republic. Clutch: Marc Jacobs. Watch: Michele.
It’s wedding season! Undoubtedly, you have at least one wedding to go to this summer and you’re probably struggling on what to wear. The key to being the perfectly dressed wedding guest is to look your best without appearing too sexy. Show some skin or wear a more figure-hugging dress, but not both!!! You don’t want to be the guest everyone is whispering about at the reception. Here are a few dress ideas for a day or an evening affair!
White Shoes! They’re making a comeback with a vengeance this spring, but are you feeling this look? I’m truly torn. I don’t know if it’s the doctor in me, but when I think of white shoes it reminds me of old school nurses shoes. But I have to admit, some of these shoes this season are pretty fly and I am tempted to try the trend. I especially like those with a lucite heel, that way you can knock out two trends in one. What do you think? Will you be trying the white shoe trend?