EXCLUSIVE: How to Dress During New York Fashion Week

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Kicking off on September 8th and running until the 14th, New York Fashion Week is currently in full swing. As one of the most fashionable weeks of the year, anyone who plans on making an appearance, whether attending exclusive fashion shows or checking out public events, needs to come dressed to slay all day. Picking the perfect outfit, or 10, requires a keen fashion sense along, with the right clothes and accessories to pull it off. Get ready to strut with the best dressed and make Bryant Park your personal catwalk with these tips on how to dress sophisticated and look luxe for New York Fashion Week. Here are a few key looks that are most sought-after:

Dress for the Events You Plan to Attend

First things first, New York Fashion Week takes place all over town, so if you’re planning on spending a lot of time running from show to show or going to multiple events in a single day, make sure your footwear can keep up. Although heels are often the go-to for taking an outfit to the next level, they can make walking unbearable, but if you plan on only going to one or two shows, by all means, wear your most outrageously fashionable shoes and throw comfort to the wind!

Pull Off the Casual Chic Look

A casual chic look requires more finesse than first glance might suggest. The secret is pairing the right sneakers or flats with a sophisticated outfit. It’s a great way to capture a “high-low” look while also being comfortable. Try combining a classic pair of white leather Isabel Marant low-top sneakers, with a luxe pair of denim, like the Liya Torn by Citizens of Humanity, a timeless Ralph Lauren button-down, and an oversized coat, or this eye catching wool blazer from Alexander McQueen. Of course, accessories are a must and you can’t go wrong with a classic pair of sunglasses and a small leather tote, perfect for navigating through large crowds.

Glam it Up with a Dressier Look

If a casual chic look seems, well, too casual for you, glam it up with a dressier, high-end approach. Create a timeless palette and add modern, fashion forward pieces to turn heads at with your street style. There’s many ways to capture a timeless Hollywood starlet look a la Katharine Hepburn. Try starting with a classic pair of Chloé wool wide leg trousers, add an always fashionable Kelly Cole “1992” white tee, and a pair of Proenza Schouler suede mule clogs. Add glamour and show-off your fashion sense with a pair of minimalist gold circle earrings from Nandi Naya, add a pop of color with a Gucci printed scarf, and keep your smartphone and signature lipstick close at hand in a Chloé Jane suede bracelet bag.

Make a Bold Statement

New York Fashion week isn’t about shying away and blending into the background. Rather, it’s the perfect time to take fashion risks, make a bold statement, and show the world’s most fashionable that you know what’s up. Putting together a fashion forward outfit requires a knowledge of which trends are out and which are predicted to be big for the upcoming season along with a good amount of chutzpah. Get as bold as you dare this fashion week with a Gucci wool-blend printed silk cardigan, the lingerie inspired Miriam top by Stella McCartney, a pair of ivory Monse asymmetric cropped pants, and add some sparkle with Marc Jacobs Betty lace up oxford in glittery diamond. Then, up your fashion game with a thick choker, which are a must this season, and a Prada Arcade bag.

Take New York Fashion Week by Storm

These tips on how to dress during New York Fashion Week are just a starting point to help you take the city by storm. Get creative, take some risks, and draw inspiration from both your favorite celebrities and people on the street. Whatever you decide to wear, may you feel confident and unstoppable as you strut your stuff this week amongst New York, and the world’s most fashionable.

By Samantha Rivers Courtesy TheTopTier Digital Media

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