Getting dressed for fashion week is quite different from any other day. Photographers flood the streets of NYC in search of people with amazing personal style and clothes that will stand out in their photos – think bold colors, unique patterns, rich textures and classic chic layers. As a blogger, most people will remember you by what you wore when they first met you, so you’ll want to stand out and make a memorable first impression!
I remember when I first started blogging, my outfits were very ‘basic.’ Who knows, maybe they still are… But as my style evolved over the last few years, I became confident in knowing what worked for my frame and used it to my advantage. I slowly incorporated new textures into my outfits, mixed patterns and introduced new colors into the rotation, impressed with my new-found skills. Fast forward to my first NYFW last September for the 2015 Spring/ Summer season and I was ready to take on the Big Apple, or at least I thought…
I was just about as basic as they come. I went for classic and simple, rather than bold eccentric. My emoji purse and fringe heels combo drew some attention on LIKEtoKNOW.it and this feather skirt and fox clutch got a lot of compliments, but none of my outfits would stop traffic by any means. On top of being boring, I learned pretty quick that walking around the city in 3 inch heels was not possible. So for the 2016 Fall/ Winter season, I opted for a few comfy pairs of sneakers and built my outfits around stand out pieces. These rose gold slip ons and faux fur clutch caught the attention of photographers when I wore this outfit and I paired a tulle midi skirt with an oversized sweater for my take on casual glam. Browse how my styles evolved over the seasons by searching NYFW.
Today’s outfit for day two of this season was a big risk for me. Some people can mix patterns flawlessly, while others might require a little more practice. I love mixing leopard and plaid together during the fall and winter months, so I thought NYFW was the right place to try something new and opted to throw camo into the mix. I originally purchased this leopard dress after seeing my girl crush Sincerely Jules rock it, but it wasn’t flattering on my frame. Insert this budget friendly version, and although the top was a little too big, a lacey bralette, comfy pair of sneakers and a statement clutch did the trick. Too much? Too little? Everyone will have their own opinions! But the most important thing to remember is fashion is about taking risks and challenging yourself to try something new! Exude confidence, be yourself and own the sidewalk during your next fashion week adventure!
What are some fashion risks you’ve taken? Share in the comments below! Thanks for stopping by today loves, have a great start to your week.
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