What to Wear to Fashion Week

what to wear to fashion week

By: Caroline Vazzana

It's almost the most wonderful time of the year. A time where the rest of the world seems to stands still, and the streets of New York turn into their very own runway. Yes, you guessed it- it's almost time for Fashion Week.  The one time of the year where, "the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future," as described by Carrie Bradshaw. Fashion Week really is a time for new beginnings. A time to leave all of your fashion faux pas of the past six months behind you, unless they're documented on Instagram (then, we can't really help you), and look forward to what the future holds for the fashion industry.  

Now, if you're reading this, then you've probably landed one of those oh so coveted tickets to Fashion Week- congrats. And if you haven't, no worries, check out our guide to attending Fashion Week here. But, if you are attending then you probably have one big question lingering in the back of your mind, what do I wear to Fashion Week? See below for some of my favorite looks from this time last year and why they WERK!

what to wear to fashion week

1. Make a Statement with Color

Fashion Week is THE time to be extra. Yes, you read that correctly. Take out your colorful dresses and pom pom adorned accessories from the back of your closet because this is their time to shine. 

Not a big fan of color? The easiest way to incorporate it into your wardrobe is with your accessories. A bright earring or colorful bag can make even the simplest of looks feel special. 

what to wear to fashion week

2. Sneakers are Your Friends!

During Fashion Week, especially in February, you are going to be up against less than ideal weather conditions. That's why I suggest wearing comfortable footwear. Believe me, you don't want to be the girl that broke her stiletto on black ice. Instead, opt for a chic sneaker in fun color or print!

what to wear to fashion week

3. Play with Prints

Mixing prints is super chic and when done correctly can be magical. But, if you're new to the trend, look for a dress that does the pattern mixing for you. 

what to wear to fashion week

4. Add Some Texture 

During the winter, play with your textures. A faux fur coat + a sparkly pair of tights = a street style worthy look. 

what to wear to fashion week

5. Go Vintage

Personally, I never like to dress like anyone else. So when it comes to Fashion Week, finding some super special vintage pieces is a sure fire way to make sure no one else will have the same look as you. 


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