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Well Fashion week is less then a month away, and it is that time of year when I start to think about what I am gong to wear. It can be a wee bit more stressful then one would think. Styling in general is not as easy as it looks. Attending Fashion Week, dressing up, getting your photo taken…how in the world could that be stressful? First world problems, I know. But the fact remains it can tax ones patience at times. Fashion Week always seems to creep up on me, and I am suddenly thinking about what I am going to wear and realizing I have’t got a clue. Every season I think “I got this” and every season I look at what I wore and think “hmmm…” I am getting better with each season, so there is hope. But today I am sharing with you some things I have learned over the years.

1 ) Do not wear black unless it you accessorize the hell out of it with color, or there are colors and patterns within the look that adds interest. But flat head to toe black does not photograph well.

2) Go for color and or texture. Bold colors, bright colors, tone on tone colors but think color, color, color. Cities like New York and Paris tend to be very gray so color always stands out and makes for great contrast. And texture: faux fur, tweed, feathers? Yes, yes and yes!

3) Statement bags. This one is harder as they tend to be expensive and not everyone can afford to buy multiple bags for each season for Fashion Week. Some alternatives are renting bags and buying them second hand. 

4) Trending pieces. This one is a little easier then bags as many trending pieces can be less expensive. An example of this is the statement barrettes which are super trendy right now, and for the most part fairly affordable unless you are going for the must-have designer version.

Think bold, eye catching and insta worthy. In this look I paired a ruffle metallic skirt (which covers two trends in one) with a seventies inspired top from Sandro. But trying to include one trending it-girl-in-the-know item will definitely up you Fashion Week street style cred.

5) Shoes. Need I say more? You don’t have to Carrie Bradshaw to know that shoes can make or break a look, or they can even be the look. As tempting as it may be to wear super high heels to Fashion Week, it is not the most recommended thing to do unless of course you are being chauffeured from show to show, then I say go for it!

I myself generally go for mid height heels. And luckily sneakers are still super hot right now, so sporting a pair of them during Fashion Week is not only OK, it is a must for any fashionista wanting to up her style game.

6) Dress as comfortably as you can. Yes we all suffer for fashion and there is no gain without pain. But really, you should enjoy Fashion Week. So think comfort: lower heels and sneakers, less body con and more relaxed fit styles, clothing appropriate for the weather; but most importantly, wear what makes you feel your best. Your most fashion forward, wear what makes you feel like you. 

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  • Jennifer
    August 19, 2019

    I wish I was going to Fashion Week this year. My bff’s wedding is 2 weeks after and it just doesn’t work out for me.

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  • The Fashion Folks
    August 19, 2019

    Such a great post!! Love the idea of focusing on texture and color. It really adds a lot to an outfit and is surely interesting. So many great street style snaps too! Xx


  • Didier
    August 19, 2019

    Fashion week is always such a fun time!! I cant wait to see what everyone will be wearing this year!


  • Carolyn
    August 19, 2019

    can’t believe it’s that time of the year again! so fun to see everyone’s looks!


  • Rowena @ rolala loves
    August 19, 2019

    I can’t believe FW is just around the corner again! I’ve always found the shows in September to be easier to dress for than the ones in February because at least it’s not freezing. Staying away from all black is definitely wise and so is trying to be as comfortable as possible especially if you’re attending a bunch of shows in one day.

  • Ivana Split
    August 19, 2019

    These are great tips for making the most out of the fashion week experience. You give some great fashion week style advice. Statement bags, colourful outfits, eye-cathing fabrics such as sequin or feather….These are all great choices to make one stand out and shoes are always sooo important. Fashion week is always fun to observe and I imagine it is even more fun being part of it. I love seeing all the different styles. I also love your tip for getting dressed for the weather. Is not that the most important thing? The only thing that confuses me about Fashion Week is when people dress for summer in winter or the other way around. I’ve seen photographs of barelegged women in sandals and no coat during a blizzard and extremely low temperatures. Just because it is fashion week doesn’t mean one needs to get frost bites. There are other ways to express fashion bravado, I’m sure. Your guide to what to wear to NYFW is great!

  • Ester
    August 19, 2019

    I don’t follow fashion weeks but I see some really great pieces and trends! Also I loved this whole post!

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  • Paula Lopes
    August 19, 2019

    They are beautiful trends, makes you want to join them all. Have a great day.

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  • Luna
    August 20, 2019

    Que artigo sensacional, seu blog é muito bom mesmo, estou toda semana visitando e lendo seus artigos.


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  • nerline
    August 20, 2019

    The shoes and the bags are my faves when it comes to Fashion Week. Great post and beautiful pictures, doll.

  • Jessica
    August 20, 2019

    So many gorgeous inspirations! Thanks for sharing dear!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • Karo
    August 20, 2019

    wow so many stunning fashion inspirations here xx

    August 20, 2019

    This falls in line with all of the things that I love, colour and texture. Fashion weeks can be very tiring on your feet, so dressing comfy with good shoes was always important to me. Haven’t been to to the NYC one yet, perhaps one day!

  • GlamourZONE
    August 20, 2019

    wow! So many great styles. i love the looks.

  • Ashley
    August 20, 2019

    I love these tips- and you would know! You shoot some of the best shots every NYFW of all the amazing street style!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • karyn.pl
    August 20, 2019

    sooo stylish 🙂 I Love it 🙂

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  • Emmy
    August 20, 2019

    Oh Allie! Hearing about Fashion Week really reminds me that summer is over….wut?!?! These are such great tip. I’ve never gone to a fashion week ANYWHERE except aeons ago when I did makeup backstage for the Toronto one (when it was still called L’Oreal Fashion Week). Not gonna lie…I am one of those who will probably wear all black to this type of things….but I will totally wear those trendy barrettes:D

  • Gabrielle
    August 20, 2019

    Ah! To learn from a pro photographer herself! I had never thought about the downside of wearing black; I’m not heading to NYFW, but it’s great to know nevertheless! Gosh, the street style looks you’ve shared in this post are SO inspiring Allie….

    aglassofice.com x

  • Mica
    August 20, 2019

    So much great street style inspiration here! I’ve never been to a fashion week but I love looking at what people wear there – I can’t imagine how stressful it would be dressing for it but I’m sure you’ll do a great job! That metallic skirt is beautiful!

    Hope that your week is going well 🙂

  • Chelsea
    August 21, 2019

    so many stunning and incredible looks!

    xx Chelsea

  • kinza khushboo
    August 21, 2019

    I am really excited for the fashion week

    Have a nice day
    Kinza Khushboo
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  • Ann
    August 21, 2019

    Great fashion tips!
    Can’t wait for your NYFW posts.
    Have a great day ♥


    August 21, 2019

    Hola guapa, hay cosas que me pondría pero por separado, jajajajaj, una buena selección, muackkkkkk

  • Katarzyna Zaród
    August 21, 2019

    I love the styles of new york streets <3

  • Elisabet Dou
    August 21, 2019

    Great tips Allie!! I don’t think I’ll ever go to NYFW (which would be a dream come true btw), but they are helpful anyways.
    I can’t wait to see your new looks for this season NYFW 🙂
    have a great day!


  • yonosoymillenium
    August 22, 2019

    Hello beautiful, a great post, I found it super interesting. Would you like us to follow each other? let me know. a hug

  • Maureen
    August 22, 2019

    Oh how fun! I have never been to Fashion Week but I am sure it’s an experience. These are great tips and I can’t wait to see what you decided to bring and wear. I hope your week is going well so far and happy Thursday!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • Kara
    August 22, 2019

    Even though I don’t think I will ever go to NYFW, these tips are still really helpful! Lots of color or texture and avoiding black are smart ideas. I never thought about how flat black is when being photographed but you’re right, it can look a bit boring. And I’m looking forward to seeing what you wear! The outfit with the metallic skirt is one of my favorites!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

  • Lovely
    August 23, 2019

    So many beautiful outfits and inspirations, awesome post darling!


  • street style city
    August 31, 2019

    Beautiful pictures!!

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