The fall fashion shows are in full effect, and to my delight it’s looking like come September — we will be comfortably styled.
Cozy knits and cuddly textures made a major appearance which was a welcome sight for my eyes. Sure, there was tons of black and some super delicately designed ensembles that didn’t really speak to my sensibility, but overall, I felt the clothing was way more wearable — I could totally relate to what they were showing.
In previous seasons, I’d check out the collections and feel completely disconnected — like I’d never be able to wear those pieces — remember this?
So while some of those runway looks confused, I think the ability to discern what works for you is an important step in defining your style. And the fashion shows are a great place to go for inspo. By checking out the collections, you can get some great clarification on your personal style vision.
Ask yourself these questions when looking at an outfit or piece of clothing:
3. Where do you see the outfit or item in your life?
This gets into the practicality of your style. I love love love this look from Sally LaPointe, but when would I wear this? For the school run? At my desk? Traipsing around town shopping? Hmmm… not so much. But if I had an event to attend — like my nephew’s Bar Mitzvah or an anniversary outing — this could be the answer. So, what works for your day to day dressing is a simplified version of your going out style. Your evening style vision gets more drama, more pizazz. Go back to the previous questions on fit and expression to make sure the garment meets those standards. When trying to see it into your life, you can expand the vision — let it be a bit aspirational. Just make sure you can see yourself in the look– is it you?
Now you try with these looks from the fall runways:
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So, which ones fit into your style vision?
Need more inspo? Checkout my pinterest board for more NYFW looks.