Thank You, Fashion Week!

February 17, 2008 • Magazine

Thank You, Fashion Week!

Thank You, Fashion Week!

Sun, 2008-02-17 12:00

Jenn Scott

New York Fashion Week festivities have left throngs of people wanting more. After a week chalk full of exciting fashion-forward apparel, I’m sure you are left wondering how you will ever be able to achieve the look of the runway.

Even though the runway styles seem to be untouchable, there is a way to happily clad your body with styles that resemble the designers’ hard work. As fashion morphs from one style to another, the runway offers a clear look of some distinct pieces that your closet will crave.

Fashion Week serves as a guidebook to the basics and urges everyone to explore their own fashion identity. These must-haves will make the last few months of winter bearable, while helping to usher in the first signs of some much needed warmth.

1. Lots of fabric is a trend of the upcoming season. Whether you chose to wear a dress that is draped with loads of fabric or a piece that has a specific concentration of fabric in one area — the more the merrier!

This trend creates tons of drama and volume to the look that you are trying to achieve. The level of professionalism that this look generates makes it a perfect fit for office attire or a night out with friends.

2. Unique necklines are a must when we take a look at the months to come. As the trend of draping begins to catch on, dresses become looser. This lends to a classic and elegant feel.

Think twice before you reach for a necklace. Instead, try a top or dress that showcases your upper body in a unique way.

3. One of my favorite ways to add femininity to any look is with an exuberant blouse. You can’t live this season without a few in your wardrobe. Whether you choose ruffles or bows, designers have done a spectacular job of giving us plenty to choose from.

This is a fun way to punch up an otherwise mundane outfit. Don’t be afraid of color or size with this exciting style, because any way you wear these beauties, you will capture looks of admiration.

4. Monochromatic is out the door! Bright, highly colorful pieces are a go. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns or lengths. After a long run of tame, classic styles, some designers are breaking the mold.

Over-the-top is in, and mixing colors, patterns, and lengths will be key in establishing a savvy style profile.

The close of Fashion Week in New York is motivation for an updated wardrobe. With the coming of a new season, new trends and styles are on the horizon. With the help of some talented designers, beautiful fabrics, and lovely models to show us our potential, we now have the tools we need to create a brilliant, vibrant wardrobe. Get started on making your closet happy!

1. Nanette Lepore Mille Baci Chiffon Mini Dress $250
2. Elie Tahari Cosette Mini Dress $348
3. Meghan ‘Fabulous’ Tunic Top $246
4. T-Bags Cowl Mini Dress $194

Runway Images:
BCBG MaxAzria, Wireimage
Bill Blass, New York Magazine
Proenza Schouler, Wireimage
Peter Som, New York Magazine

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