If there is one place you need to show up and show out, its at New York Fashion Week (NYFW). At NYFW, you can expect to see the best street style ever, and be inspired on new ways to wear things or the hottest styles of the season.
Speaking of seasons, you may be wondering how NYFW actually works or why the presentations don't coincide with the actual season. Fashion Week is always seasons ahead. For example, in February, designers show their Fall/Winter collections for that upcoming year. Every September, designers show their Spring/Summer designs for the next season. So, this past September 2018, designers presented the Spring/Summer 2019 collections. Make sense? <Side note- anytime you see FW or SS, that means Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer, and the following two digits are the year.> Fashion week shapes the designs and trends of upcoming season styles, and is the place for designers, merchandisers, and the fashion community to see whats coming next.
For NYFW this month, I had a quick trip of only 2 days/1 night and had lots scheduled into a short 34 hours. I packed ultra light for my quick trip, and planned outfits that were comfortable. If there is one thing about dressing, other than it needs to be good, for NYFW, it needs to be COMFORTABLE. While NYFW may look glamorous, it isn't. Its lots of rushing to hurry up and wait in long lines, its standing for extended periods of time, and its pure chaos at times. I've already learned my lesson about wearing uncomfortable shoes or wearing super tight outfits, and I went with my gut this year to be fashionable, but functional. Below are my three looks from NYFW SS19.
NYFW Day 1:
For NYFW day 1, I had a early morning train from DC to NYC, followed by a packed schedule literally from the minute I arrived in NYC at 10am until 6pm. Unsure if I'd be able to get into my hotel room early to change before the shows, I planned to travel in my full days look, in case time was an issue. For this reason, I wore a ultra comfortable, yet fashionable and unique cobalt blue turtleneck dress I purchased from Zara last spring (similar here). I styled it with my new CDG chucks, a pom pom necklace in the same shade of blue, and my black velvet Gucci bag. I loved the ease and simplicity of this look coupled with an edge of street style.
On Friday night, I attended a launch party for a new plus brand, Maree Pour Toi, hosted by Curvily. For the event, I wore a hot pink Elvi blazer as a dress that was sent by my Trunk Club stylist, Kirby, in a recent trunk. Since the blazer was long, I decided to wear it as a dress to make a NYFW statement!
Photo by Arielle Lewis Studios
NYFW Day 2:
The plans for day 2 included CurvyCon, the Jasmine SS19 presentation, and a train ride back to DC, so I needed to stay on my theme of fashionable, yet functional, for a super long day. For CurvyCon, Modcloth sent me this beautiful Sheer Dotted dress, which was so comfortable that I wore all day, even including the trip home. I styled the dress with white block heeled mules that I could last all day in, and topped with my Gucci belt to add some pizzazz.
Photo by Arielle Lewis Studios
Until next year, NYFW....
Blonde in the District