Straight Off The Runways!

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Twice a year, every year, the streets of New York welcome in the rush of a new season, and no, I’m not talking about the weather, I’m talking about the debut of designers and fashion house’s new lines, and the debut of A/W17 did not disappoint. New York is the mecca of all things stylish, daring yet wearable, and I loved taking in some pointers about what we’ll all be wearing a year from now.

One of my favorite trends I saw over NYFW was jewel tones. Personally, I love the dark and moody blues, purples and emeralds, but I feel like every type of skin tone can make this trend work. Play up your makeup, but let your ensemble take center stage.

No matter the season, I love the romanticized lace and Victorian inspired looks seen on the runways. We’re seeing a lot of lace in alternative colors, because lace isn’t just reserved for the usual white or cream coloring. Since we’re currently heading into fall, I love an emerald green lace shirt to pair with wide leg pants. I think there’s something so sophisticated about a Victoria inspired high neck. They’re a romantic, sexy and flattering look for almost every woman.

I love to play around with colors in my wardrobe and styling. Although, I do love my blacks and neutrals, there’s something so elegant about wearing something in a bold hue. One of my favorites to try is yellow. Whether it’s an evening gown, or more casual attire, like that shown at the Tibi show, you’re bound to be noticed wearing this sunny shade.

Anytime I’m at NYFW, I have a few shows I can not miss, and the Monique Lhuillier show is always one of my favorites. The way she drapes fabric to enhance a woman’s figure and her strategic use of embellishments always impresses me. One of the things I love seeing on the runway is how designers are able to turn a dress into something extraordinary by using embellishments. Off the runway, you’ll turn heads rocking them on something as simple as a tank top. I love a statement pant, jacket or bag, and don’t be afraid to make it your own by adding personalization as well as your personal adornments.

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