Andra Naylor for Second City Style Magazine
At Fashion Week, sometimes it’s not so much about the looks on the
runway, but about the outfits on the women in the audience or the
ladies milling about inside the tents or even those waiting on the
steps at Bryant Park hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite
fashionista. Really, all of these people serve as my inspiration
because I know fashion comes full circle – “real life” people
inspire designers to create unique styles, and in turn, fashion
designers inspire us to try out new trends.
At the Adam show, for example, I noticed a chic girl sitting
a few seats down from me. Her look was clean, fresh and sophisticated
and I made a mental note of each visual element. The defining piece was her cashmere sweater-jacket in a lovely butterscotch shade with dramatic fur collar that perfectly framed her shiny, trimmed haircut and understated makeup. Paired with black skinny pants, ankle booties and minimal jewelry, my muse of the moment looked comfortable (as in can stand in line for hours at the shows) yet 100% put together.
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To avoid the fur vs. faux argument, I’ve chosen Spiegel’s Swing-Sleeve Tweed Jacket ($49 at Spiegel.com) for the jacket. I also think Lela Rose’s Bow Front ¾ Sleeve Jacket in cotton-silk tweed nails the look ($1,050 at shopbop.com).
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