What I Wore to New York Fashion Week

Here’s the follow up from last week’s NYFW prep post. I promise you this site is NOT a personal style blog. I’ve just always been intrigued by outfit backstories, therefore I figured I should share my own. Overall I was happy with my fashion week outfits. I felt comfortable, stylish, and confident each day, and that’s always the main goal. I’m also proud of how much I wore that I already owned. So often we look at our closets and focus on what isn’t there, but taking the time to think about outfits and play with what you have typically presents a lot more possibilities than you would expect.


Day 1: The white dress is an H&M find from about two or three years ago. The floral Vans are a collaboration with Liberty of London that I bought this summer, and the lavender (or wisteria) bag is by J. Crew. Bought this at the beginning of the year. I like this outfit. I always want to be comfortable during fashion week because there is a lot of running around. I wore this with a red lip, which I’m finding is very transformative. And as you will see in the following pictures, I’m having a love affair with pops of white. I might try to keep it up for the fall/winter season.


Day 2: I’m continuing to keep it casual in this vintage seersucker jumpsuit that I bought from 10 ft. Single in Williamsburg. As you can see, I did get the shorts hemmed. Makes a big difference, right? I did purchase a pair of white cat eye sunglasses from ASOS. The white Converse high tops have been my summer staple. They felt right with everything. I couldn’t imagine wearing this jumpsuit with heels. Once again, the J. Crew bag offers a nice pop of color.


Day 3: If you reference back to the NYFW prep post, I originally planned on wearing these pants with a Hawaiian floral print shirt that I bought at Urban Outfitters in Charleston, South Carolina, but I opted for the white Joe Fresh sweater. I love the sweater, but it added weight to my mid section. I think that has to do with the thick, formfitting camisole I’m wearing underneath. I definitely needed a skinny belt to define my waist, which I mentioned in the NYFW prep post. The navy and white window pane wide leg trousers are from Isaac Mizrahi for Liz Claiborne, which was  sold at Macy’s years ago. I still miss that brand. The shoes are silver open toe sandals from Zara. Sunglasses are Dries Van Noten (purchased a couple of years ago on Gilt), and I wore a red lip and silver hoops. This wasn’t my favorite look, but I still like it.


Day 4: It’s not photographed well in this picture (my breast look odd), but I love this dress. I bought it from Beacon’s Closet in Williamsburg and I was immediately drawn to the madras-like print and the turquoise embroidery (I love turquoise). I did end up getting the dress hemmed, which made a huge difference. I wish I would have worn it with a different bag, because it felt too matchy matchy. And once again, I really like the pop of white courtesy of the cat eyes.


Day 5: This is probably my favorite outfit I wore throughout fashion week. It wasn’t part of my fashion week prep, but I love the jacket and don’t wear it enough. I also really liked the contrast between the red and white gingham print and the floral Vans. I actually wore this jacket last September during fashion week. I bought the jacket from Mafalda vintage store in Boerum Hill, which has sadly closed. The white eyelet top worn underneath is Uniqlo, and the denim A-line skirt is Madewell. The clutch is vintage. I bought it on the street in New York about five years ago.


Day 6: As much as I love color and print, I’m also a big fan of black, hence this outfit. The skirt is BCBG and the silk shirt is vintage from Beacons. I think the black silk top was meant to be a pajama gown, but I chopped it off to make it a blouse. The clutch is Raoul, purchased from Century 21, and the black gladiators are from a brand that I can’t recall at the moment. I like how they ground the outfit, which I’m always attempting to do. I hate looking or feeling too dressed up.


Day 7: I ended up buying the gold Oscar de la Renta wedges. I don’t regret it, but I need to get them stretched and find a few pairs of socks that will help them transition into fall. When I buy expensive shoes, I want to be able to run in them (i.e. they need to be uber comfortable). The blouse is thrift Liz Claiborne from Charleston. The ivory lace skirt is also thrift, bought from a vintage store in Charleston for about $15. The blush colored clutch is old H&M, and the earrings are H&M as well. This was my mother’s favorite outfit. By the way, I will ID the vintage and thrift stores in Charleston, South Carolina that I keep referring to in a later post. I vacationed there over the summer.


Day 8: This black and white dress is a vintage find from Charleston. I think it was about $30. You can’t tell from the picture, but it has a small peplum that almost makes it look like its two separates. The shoes are wedges I bought in London at & Other Stories. If you ever get a chance to visit that store, go straight for the shoes. A former Acne designer works on the footwear and it shows. This outfit could have benefited from a red lip.


Day 9: Didn’t expect to go to any shows on this day, but ended up going to Calvin Klein and I wanted to wear this eyelet top I bought from a J. Crew sample sale. If you look at the NYFW prep post I keep referring to, it was much longer. I had the tailor hem it and turn it into a crop top. I’m very pleased with the final result. Denim skirt is from Madewel, clutch is H&M, and sneakers are Opening Ceremony.

Day 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 photos are courtesy of Sam Aldenton. Others courtesy of Canon G10 and tripod in my apartment.



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