Top Trends from NYFW… So Far

I am in North Carolina, nine hours from fashion week but don’t worry, I am keeping up with all of it. Thank goodness for Vogue.com and Snapchat. Fashion week has become more and more of a spectacle every year. Between Rebecca Minkoff’s Soho show to Tommy Hilfiger’s carnival, shows have become more than just a display of clothes. Designers and brands are able to expression their vision not only through the clothes but how people see the collection. This new revolution has made the fashion industry as a whole more accessible, especially with social media. I have seen so many shows and cool parties through Snapchat it really makes me feel like I am there even though I am in sweatpants taking homework breaks when I watch them. Seeing many of the collections it seems like all of the designers decided to see who could create the coolest and craziest sleeves. Here are some of the sleeve trends from New York Fashion Week:

Tied up:tied-upAdam Selman | Milly | Cinq a Sept

I love this trend because it is so simple but can completely change a look depending on how the tie is done. The small bows on the top of the shoulders of the Adam Selman dress create a romantic and feminine look while the laced up sleeves on the Milly shirt add an edge to the outfit. The bows on the Cinq a Sept shirt add a playful twist and complement the laced up shoes.

Parachute Sleeves:parachute-sleevesMilly | Nicole Miller | Cynthia Rowley

This trend has been slowly but surely coming onto the seen since the summer. Many of the fast fashion companies have done simple versions of this trend but the designers in NYFW have taken it to another level. Milly plays with proportions to make the sleeves stand out even more in this look. Nicole Miller adds a modern twist to the classic black button up blouse while Cynthia Rowley created an etherial look with these huge white satin sleeves.

Peek-a-boo shoulders:peek-a-boo-shoulderRachel Zoe | Zimmerman | Christian Siriano

I have never been a huge fan of the peek-a-boo shoulder shirts. I always thought they were slightly cheesy however this season’s collections have definitely made me reconsider this trend. The Rachel Zoe collection this season was absolutely stunning and this dress may be my favorite look mainly because of the cascading, off-the-shoulder element. Zimmerman did this trend a little differently, only exposing one shoulder which was unexpected among all the lace and sheer fabric. And lastly, Christian Siriano added drama to the trend with this glamorous black satin gown.

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Photo Credits: Vogue

Lace by the Ocean

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Shirt- Blu Pepper (similar) | Shorts- Hei Hei | Bag- Francesca’s (similar) | Wedges- Ugg Australia (similar)

I was recently given this shirt by my cousins as a graduation present and I have been planning the perfect outfit for it ever since. This outfit has some of my favorite pieces. I just bought these shorts at Anthropologie for a concert that I was going to (Florence + the Machine, it was amazing!). I love the stitched detail and the color of the shorts which compliment the shirt perfectly. I also love the loose, bohemian silhouette that these two pieces create together. The shirt is the real statement piece in this outfit so I kept the accessories to a minimum and chose a simple espadrille wedge to keep the focus on the shirt. The bag that I wore with this look was another recent purchase and has become my new everyday purse. It was actually an emergency purchase as I was on a shopping trip with a friend when the bag I was carrying broke. I bought the bag from Francesca’s and I love its medium size and slouchy feel. It also matches pretty much everything I own and I can wear it into the fall. This outfit is a great example of my style during the summer which is usually a mix of boho and feminine.

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The Boho Slip Dress

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Dress | Wedges (also comes in blue and black!) | Purse (similar here)

The slip dress has been a huge trend recently so I thought I would show you how I wore this trend in a more bohemian way. One of the reasons I think the slip dress is so popular is because it is so simple and comfortable and looks so chic in that effortless way. Keeping that effortless style in mind I chose this dress because of its lace details, adding a feminine touch to the look, and its handkerchief hem adding that boho feel that is perfect for summer. It also didn’t hurt that the dress was on super sale at Saks Off Fifth for about $40! I paired the look with my favorite pair of lace up wedges that I bought at DSW for only $60 (I just wore these to my graduation!) which also adds to the boho vibe. I added this woven cross body bag as opposed to my usual saddle bag that I would wear with a bohemian look because it is less structured, like the dress, and acts as an interesting focal point in this simple look. In many cases bohemian looks can seem overwhelming with tons of layers, colors, and textures which is why I love this look because it achieves the boho style while still looking simple and effortless.

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