What do you wear to fashion week? We’re in the midst of fashion month right now, and all kinds of advice is floating around the internet. One of my favorites is to wear something that reflects your everyday look but is dialed up a notch or two.

I like this outfit I wore to Emily Payne’s show, NYFW – it reflects my personal style. The Venetian glass pendants worn together makes it special and unique.

Janea at NYFW

And after attending NYFW, I know how I will turn it up for fashion week events in Vancouver, Canada and San Francisco.

Here are 3 new fashion week outfits and some NYFW looks which inspired them.

Let’s start with one partially inspired by Liliya. This is what she wore to the Emily Payne NYFW show. It’s always nice to make a reference to a trend which we embrace, and anything shiny is always fun, in my opinion – this time, sophisticated.

Liliya at NYFW
Did you read the story behind the making of this outfit?

Metallic need not be formal, however; it can also add a little zing to a more casual outfit.

Street style at Christian Siriano, NYFW
Heading to the Christian Siriano show at Art Beam, NYFW

My first outfit, in fact, includes some zingy metallic booties. This is what I’ll wear to a San Francisco fashion show this Friday of Emily Payne’s edgy/luxurious collection I like the pairing of a streetwise denim jacket with a silk A-line skirt. Since the skirt is high-waisted, I’ll wear it with this basic (but ultra soft!) white tee which will be knotted to expose a bit of my mid-section – with the jacket open.

Casual fashion week outfit
Alternative white tee / ATM silk skirt / traktr denim jacket / Paul Green open-toed booties

I really don’t feel the need to be peacockish – every day. This year at NYFW, casual outfits were just as interesting and lovely as over-the-top looks.

Three kinds of street style at NYFW
Skylight at Moynihan Station, NYFW

Another trend which fits in so well with my personal aesthetic is VELVET! I love anything soft and sensual. Kudos to this woman for finding a way to pull it off with temperatures in the 80s and 90s F (27-37•C) – with adorable matching flats!

NYFW street style with velvet
Pernille Teisbach heading to the Jeremy Scott show, NYFW

This is what I’ll wear in Vancouver today (Wednesday). It is considerably cooler here – in the 60s (18-21•C), and so a pair of booties and dress of thicker fabric fits the bill. I’m also adding this lovely vintage necklace featured in an earlier post. I love the look during this transitional time of year of booties with bare legs and a shorter hem. Sassy and fun!

Fashion week outfit with velvet
Diane von Furstenberg wool blend dress / Ralph Lauren velvet blazer / Nero Giardini ankle boots (which I switched out at the last minute for dressier Stuart Weitzman platform booties)

If I need an extra layer, this semi-transparent top which I also featured here will look great underneath. Notice how the back of the dress is of a different fabric. I love a variety of textures.

Back view of casual fashion week outfit
Semi-transparent top by Helmut Lang featured in an earlier post

For a moment I wondered if I was going a little too dark, but then I recalled some awesome all-black looks headed to the New York shows, including this one by Chiara Ferragni to attend Alexander Wang’s bash. She does that slip dress trend sooo well!

Chiara Ferragni at the Alexander Wang show, NYFW

For my third look, to be worn Thursday, I decided to wear long boots with another short dress.

Fashion week outfit with short dress and boots

But I decided I would go for bright colors this time. Why not? After all, I will be seeing Spring 2017 designs, and some color, as you see on this woman during NYFW will definitely put me in the mood.

Brightly-colored NYFW street style
Heading to the Jeremy Scott show, NYFW

This is Thursday’s outfit – or if I feel like switching out my Wednesday outfit for something different. I learned at New York last week that it makes sense to bring at least a couple of spare outfits in case you get a stain or for some reason you just don’t feel like wearing something you’ve packed.

Brightly-colored fashion week outfit
Trina Turk dress / Theory blazer / Aquatalia suede boots

I didn’t try it on with the flashy jewelry – the necklace is of Venetian glass and the earrings and bangle were from the gift shop at the Picasso museum in Barcelona. I might as well see if I can go a little Iris Apfel – such an inspiring lady!

Iris Apfel at NYFW
Iris Apfel (to the right) in front of the Naeem Khan show, NYFW

The joy of dressing for fashion week is that there is so much to choose from – you can wear sneakers or stilettos, dress formally or casually or somewhere in between, go with bright or muted tones. It’s all a matter of personal preference. What are some of your favorite fashion week looks?

XO, Janea


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7 Comments on 3 Fashion Week Outfits

  1. Teresa
    September 21, 2016 at 1:15 pm (6 months ago)

    Totally digging your #SFFW outfit. I will see you there in my polka dots !since I am leading the show’s makeup and nail team. I will be on the comfy but funky side – my SassyT self. Did I tell you how much I love “thestyletti.com”?

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    • Janea
      September 21, 2016 at 2:05 pm (6 months ago)

      Thanks so much, SassyT. I can’t wait to see you in SF! 🙂

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  2. Jalisa
    September 22, 2016 at 7:28 am (6 months ago)

    You look gorgeous in your outfit, Janea! I love the coordinating set and the pendent necklaces you wore layered, so pretty! I also love the inspiration you’ve shared here for what’s inspired you in creating the rest of your Fashion Week looks. I hope you’re having the best day so far and thanks so much for sharing, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

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    • Janea
      September 22, 2016 at 8:14 am (6 months ago)

      Thank you, Jalisa! It is so fun to dress for a fashion show, although I wish I sometimes could travel with my entire wardrobe for those last-minute changes of mind/mood. Lol. XO

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  3. Gabrielle
    September 22, 2016 at 9:01 am (6 months ago)

    Oh wow, there’s so much style inspiration within this post! The burgundy velvet blazer is gorgeous and I completely agree with you, Chiara Ferragni wears any slip dress SO well. That’s a gorgeous shot of her too, so dreamy with the tiara!

    aglassofice.com
    x

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    • Janea
      September 22, 2016 at 4:24 pm (6 months ago)

      I’m so glad you found it inspiring, Gabrielle! Have a great weekend! XO

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