New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 Trends – Runway & Street Style

As we start to see small glimpses of Spring, we can’t wait to stow away our winter sweaters & coats.  Stores are also doing the same as we start to see winter clearance sales popping up at our retail partners.  We see this as the ideal time to snatch up some pieces for next season if you know what you should be looking out for.  Looking at the trends from New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 runways is kind of looking into a crystal ball; you can catch glimpses of the trends and styles that will be in stores near you when the colder season rolls around again. An affordable strategy to staying on trend next season is to snatch up similar pieces now (we’ve got our eyes on the coats). Here are some of the runway trends that caught our eye:

Cozy Coats: Shearling coats, fur coats, and robe coats were the “it” coats of the runway.  Coach featured the traditional cream shearling coat, while 3.1 Philip Lim embraced a darker tone, pairing it with color-blocked pastel look.  Speaking of pastel, we also loved the 10 Crosby Derek Lam coat in a light, powder blue color and continued to see brighter colored coats like the robe coat from Altuzarra.  Coats with a belt help create a feminine silhouette by cinching in the waist, so you can look chic while bundling up.

Coach Shearling Coat3.1 Phillip Lim Shearling Coat10 Crosby Derek Lam Pastel Coat Altuzarra Robe Coat

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Here’s a coat (on sale!) featuring a faux, shearling lining that’s available for purchase now!

Tibi Shearling Coat

Pop of Color: Bright colors don’t have to hide in the colder months. Designers like Alexander Wang and Thakoon incorporated brighter and bolder colors of  fuchsia with darker colors to create a look that really pops. We’re loving all the different shades of pink for 2014 and loving that we can wear them year round.

Alexander Wang Fucshia Color Thakoon Fuschia Color

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Wild Wild West: Collections by Coach, Cushnie et Ochs, and Tibi embodied hints of the West.  Coach featured a bag with fringe accents while Cushnie et Ochs and Tibi played up the Western theme with hats.  We love the contrast behind pairing a black evening dress with a casual cowboy hat to create a look that exudes a mix of classiness and adventure.

Western Look From Coach Cushnie et Ochs Western Look Tibi Western Look

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Mad for Plaid: Plaid is a typical staple for the fall & winter, but we are seeing the traditional red base checkered print being traded in for more playful and bright colors. Delpozo’s plaid coat featured a lively pairing of bright pastel pink and blue, while Thakoon’s coat also featured light pink accents.

Delpozo Plaid Look Thakoon Plaid Look

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As always, we love seeing what the attendees are wearing.  Check out our New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 Street Style Album that include our favorite looks and the looks captured by our NYU trendspotters.  Wink at your favorite ones!

New York Fashion Week Street Style 2014 Fall Winter

What are your favorite trends from the Fall/Winter 2014 runways?

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How to Style the Trend Sheer

Sheer was a hit trend on the Spring 2014 Runways and is very popular among the celebrities. We’ve seen Kim Kardashian, Jennifer AnistonChrissy Teigen, Kristina Bazan and Ashley Madekwe take sheer to the red carpet and into their everyday lives. Start the transition from winter to spring by adding some feminine, sheer pieces to your closet.

A sheer blouse is the easiest way to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe.  With a sheer blouse, you can easily pair it with denim pants {closet essential} or shorts to add a romantic touch to your daytime look. For a night look, a sheer overlay skirt or a dress with sheer accents can subtly add a touch of sexiness, especially when the sheer fabric is used to show off your shoulders or legs.

The key to finding the most flattering sheer pieces for your body is to focus on revealing only the parts of your body that you want to highlight.  The saying that “less is more” applies here as we feel that using sheer sparingly (either wearing the trend in your top or bottom)  creates a greater impact than when worn from head to toe.

Show us on LookMazing how you’ve styled the sheer trend or shop sheer blouses and sheer dresses from top brands and retailers on LookMazing.

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How to Style the Trend- Black and White

Sometimes with the countless trends and styles out there, it’s hard to find what trends work for you. Luckily, black and white is always a winning combination! This season, designers are giving this classic pair a modern twist with new patterns and graphics in everything from feminine blouses to edgy skirts. Make this trend work for your own personal style! Looking for a more subdued look? Pair it with other neutral tones and simple shapes to keep your outfit classic. Want to make a statement? Contrast your black and white piece with a bold pop of color like a bright bag! See how some of our favorite fashion forward bloggers and celebrities styled this trend, and shop their looks on LookMazing!

Mayte Doll- The Minnie Mouse DressInspirafashion- Outrage Fashion5 Inch and Up: Giants CausewayRachel's Lookbook- New York Day 1Really Risa: My Favorite Maternity JeansEdun: Black and WhiteOlivia Palermo: Snapped: Tibi at New York Fashion Week

Styling the Trend- Holiday Makeup

No holiday ensemble is complete without the finishing touches- makeup! Make a statement this holiday season with shimmery metallics and a bold lip. Or keep it simple and classic with a neutral eye and a nude lip. Check out LookMazing’s shoppable looks and videos for holiday makeup and more beauty inspiration!

 

Kissable Complexions- A Touch of Red...

Kissable Complexions- A Touch of Red…

Vanity Room- Whitespace

Vanity Room- Whitespace

Nicholl Vincent- My LBD

Nicholl Vincent- My LBD

My Fair Leidy- Emerald Green Lace

My Fair Leidy- Emerald Green Lace

Petunias and Peonies- You got to put on that party dress

Petunias and Peonies- You got to put on that party dress

Styling the Trend- Suiting

What better way to embrace this holiday season than with a new suit! Worn together or as separates, a power suit is a closet essential for every man. Take a cue from some of our favorite bloggers and dress your suiting separates up with a tie or down with a pair of jeans. Check out their shoppable looks on LookMazing for inspiration!

The New Man In The City- Hello World!

The New Man In The City- Hello World!

The Modman- Margiela Suit

The Modman- Margiela Suit

Men's Style Pro- Navy Suits and Leather Shoes Styling

Men’s Style Pro- Navy Suits and Leather Shoes Styling

Victor Go- Top of the World

Victor Go- Top of the World

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Gents Style- Runway to Wardrobe- Old Religion

#lookmazingholiday Gift Guide: Team Picks – Barbara

Barbara, LookMazing’s Photographer, reveals her top gift picks for the holidays:

This holiday season I’m all about rounding out my closet with key staple items that I know I’ll use for many years to come! I like sticking to neutral pieces focused on comfort, as a photographer, I’m always on the move and carrying all of my supplies with me. Because of this, it’s important for me to always be comfortable, yet chic. You never know who you’ll run into!

Holiday Gift Guide Barbara LookMazingArchipelago Candle – Perfect after a long day, Archipelago candles are the best way to wind down and relax. Because the holiday season can be so hectic with family and friends, it’s important to find time to relax for yourself!

Nordstrom Infinity Scarf – This scarf will match with any outfit you have. The luxe cashmere will keep you warm in the coldest of storms!

3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Hour Bag – This bag is perfect for those long work days where you seem to be carrying everything you own. In classic black leather, this bag will never go out of style

Obey Men’s Hoodie – Even though it’s a men’s sweatshirt, you can easily size down for a more feminine fit. However, I like the looser masculine fit for a hint of androgyny

Stella McCartney Sunglasses – I love these sunglasses! They fun print gives any outfit an unexpected twist

Visit Barbara’s LookMazing wishlist to see what else she has her eyes on!

#lookmazingholiday Gift Guide: Team Picks – Sweeny

Sweeny, LookMazing’s intern, shares with us her holiday gift picks:

The holiday season is all about sparkle, bows, and color and I love it! I am very girly – I love red and pink hues and embellishments. I like my wardrobe pieces to introduce myself to people and think all my wishlist items match my personality: sophisticated, fun, and chic.

LookMazing Gift Guide SweenySmashbox ‘be Legendary’ Lipstick – This lipstick is the perfect shade of red! It goes great with any skin tone and is creamy to keep your lips hydrated

Kate Spade New York Bow Hat – These bow adorned hat will give you an adorable snow bunny look!

Club Monaco Jenna Skirt – This skirt can be worn season to season with a great pair of sky high pumps or flats!

Club Monaco Stella Coat – This coat is amazing! It is a pale pink, which is basically a neutral so you can layer it on any outfit. Plus, the stand-up fur collar is a luxe touch

Kate Spade New York Shoulder Bag – This luscious bag is a great conversation starter at any holiday party!

Check out Sweeny’s LookMazing wishlist for more items she is coveting!