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(We interrupt your normal plus-size style coverage to bring you a short insight into New York Fashion Week, fall 2013).
I was fortunate enough to cover New York Fashion Week this season for the amazing, fashion-forward website, I Like What You’re Wearing. After attending countless shows and parties, I put together a detailed list of the runway trends that are bound to make their way into your wardrobe come fall!
You can see the original, as well as other articles, here.
This article originally ran in I Like What You’re Wearing Magazine, Issue 4.
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Fashion week is coming….
While I’ve received a bunch of e-vites for fashion shows for this season, there’s something so satisfying about opening your mailbox and pulling out
junk mail bills reader’s digest a physical fashion show invite!
This beautiful invite is a key to a beautiful fashion show filled with beautiful clothes! Yay, beautiful! (Can’t you see how I’m a writer- I know lots of adjectives.)
A huge snowstorm hit New Jersey today, and it was important to stay not only stylish, but warm and dry. So although I don’t abhor puffy jackets, having a heavy-duty coat that doesn’t turn you into the stay-puff man while still keeping you nice and toasty is crucial to have in your closet. A thicker anorak with a fur lined hood (faux fur this time!) that can be cinched at the waist is the perfect way to show off your figure, even with multiple layers underneath. I added a brown men’s belt to define my waist even further.
Waterproof boots are the next staple in your stay warm wear. Many women with big calves (including myself) have trouble finding stylish tall boots, but there is an answer to your prayer. Lace-up boots are the perfect way to keep your calves under wraps. And with the faux fur cuff, it keeps the fur theme going in the outfit.
I layered (layering is key!) a classic button down (also seen here) under a waffle-knit wide-neck sweater. Skinny black jeans will not only hide the water if you decide to make a snow angel, but will also keep your legs looking long if they’re tucked into tonal shade boots. And a knit hat is a smart choice when you have the hood off. It prevents the blinder effect that a hood creates, and keeps your hair from flying around.
Button down: YSL for Men
One of the most classic outfits is a white button-down shirt and a black pencil skirt. Classics are classics for a reason, but I like to put my own twist on everything.
So with keeping in the black & white pallet I added a b&w zebra print belt to cinch in my waist (or just to point out where it is as my boobs try to overtake the entire top half of my body), a b&w fringe bib necklace, a black sleeveless blazer, a black spiked headband and black fishnets. And since I can’t stay away from my favorite color, some suede red chunky-heel pumps just for a POC (pop of color).
It’s really the accessories that make this outfit. The lace scroll pattern that runs up the back of the fishnets adds an unusual edge to otherwise common stockings, the fringe necklace transforms itself into a swishy ascot, and the studded headband brings a Statue of Liberty feel. Who doesn’t want to emulate the largest woman in the world?
Shirt: Vintage YSL for Men
Skirt: American Apparel
Fishnets: Lane Bryant