We know it’s always onward and upward when it comes to fashion (especially considering FW has already traveled to London and Milan), but two weeks later we’re still thinking about NY. New York Fashion Week braved the cold winter storm named Nemo and brought us some incredible trends to follow for Fall 2013. We know that runway looks (even the ones dubbed ready-to-wear) are almost never street ready, but they nearly always inspire some fun fashion to consider for the future, and this year was no exception.
We’re going to take you through five designer shows that we loved and give you some ready-to-wear ideas for your closet.
1) Alexander Wang – We loved the shimmer on some of his black coats (picture 20 to be exact) which can be re-created with this lovely piece by Eileen Fisher. We especially appreciated the use of leather on the collar of a fur coat, since we’ve mostly seen the opposite: fur collar, leather jacket combo in the past.
2) Betsey Johnson – Yes, all of these are considered ready-to-wear, but if her pieces aren’t in your price range, pick up a Cher from Clueless inspired plaid dress with a black leather jacket, and a bold purse, and this look is pretty much set.
3) Badgley Mischka – As always, this collection screamed luxury and class. We nearly fell out of our chair when we saw this top, but that’s a whole different story. The sequins, the fur, the shimmer, the perfect silhouette that hugged every curve…we’re dying over this collection. While we’d die to wear this, we’ll enjoy for this right now.
4) Diane Von Furstenberg – She gave us her classic wrap dress and some metallic snake skin jackets. This is why we will always love her. We were also obsessed with her jump suits, which you can re-create with something like this!
5) Jason Wu – We’ll admit, when Jason Wu collaborated with Target we joined the frenzy. We love Jason Wu and this collection is no different. The gorgeous lace pants and stripe top here, can be replicated with a more pocket friendly version using these pants and this shirt.
Remember, you don’t always have to copy designer looks piece for piece. Taking their cue and creating your own look is way more fun and will express your personal style in a more unique way!–Sasha Huff