Style Inspiration: What to Wear to New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is right around the corner, and fittingly, wardrobe queries are rolling in!
Brittany writes, “I just scored tickets to the Tracy Reese show during New York Fashion Week! I have never attended NYFW and want to wear something with flair while being chic and feminine – just like Tracy Reese’s designs. I look forward to seeing your fabulous suggestions!”
Congrats, Brittany! New York Fashion Week is an exciting time, and seeing a show is an adrenaline rush. When you’re in the tents you want to stand out, but look polished, sophisticated, and fashion forward.

Look 1 kicks off with a printed button down by Emma Cook, anchored by a super chic leather mini skirt. Add a dash of fun with a pair of Christian Louboutin Lipsinka Python Pumps, but be sure to carry flats–at some point your feet will hurt!

Complete your look with a chunky chain, light blocking sunglasses, and a show stopping statement bag. Céline will do.

Get the Emma Cook shirt here.

Look 2 is chock full of stylista must haves including a Mary Katrantzou dress and Nicholas Kirkwood x Erdem architectural heels:

Look smart with cat eye readers, and finish your look with a statement bag and a dash of red lipstick:

Tracy Reese is known for her love of florals and feminine cuts, so the third look incorporates a flower infused crepe de chine dress by Tibi.

Keep things interesting with a pair of zebra rockstud Valentino sandals, and complete with a Dolce & Gabbana bag.

Get the Tibi dress here.
The last look plays with a back to school theme with 3.1 Phillip Lim’s trendy pop art inspired sweater.

Accent with a leather mini, black booties, and a smart Proenza Schouler PS1 Satchel:

The pieces above are super pricey, and again, they’re meant to inspire. The only thing to remember with Fashion Week is to wear what makes you feel comfortable and sophisticated–dresses always work, and black on black is always chic. If you’re seeking to stand out, go for bold colors and patterns. And a bad shoe and bag never hurt anyone (but carry flats!!).
For more inspiration, take a look at these snaps of Fashion Week street style:

And also reminisce on our posts, What to Wear to Full Figured Fashion Week, and Fashion Week 101: All You Need to Know about New York Fashion Week.
*Also, thanks to a suggestion by reader Joy I’m going to add a What to Wear tab to the top of the site with various topics, so you can find archived Style Inspirations a lot easier. Stay tuned!


Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style magazine in the world.

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