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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Invitation to LookMazing & Hoss Intropia at Bloomingdale’s Event in San Francisco

LookMazing & Hoss Intropia Invitation

LookMazing invites you to spend a relaxing Saturday afternoon sipping on champagne, grooving to DJ beats, and admiring Hoss Intropia’s Spring Collection. Hoss Intropia will also be offering LookMazing members an exclusive 20% discount and a chance to win a $350 Hoss Intropia Gift Card!

Hoss Intropia is a popular women’s fashion and accessories brand from Spain appealing to independent and unique women striving to achieve their dreams. “Intropia” is a fusion of the words introspection and utopia, which is a reflection of their mission to encourage women to stand out and defy stereotypes. Hoss Intropia pieces enable women to highlight their personality while staying true to themselves.

Until recently, Hoss Intropia has been mainly selling in the US through other retailers such Anthropologie. Hoss Intropia recently launched its first boutique in San Francisco at the Bloomingdale’s in Westfield Mall next to brands such as MaxMara and Hugo Boss. Their pieces are perfect for any upcoming spring events such as weddings, parties, or graduations as well as for the professional workplace.

We would love to have you join us and hope to see you this Saturday, February 22 at 2pm! Kindly R.S.V.P here.

Hoss IntropiaHoss Intropia

LookMazing & Gap Styld.by Event

We were excited to be back at Gap again for a fun night of fashion!  Guests had the opportunity to get styled in Gap’s Spring Collection by Gap Stylists and guest stylist Emerson Aquino.  After showing off their look in LookMazing’s photobooth, they were all entered to win a $100 Gap Gift Card!  Ladies were also lining up to get mini manicures by Top Coat.  Everyone shopped (and danced) the night away!

Emerson Aquino Styling at LookMazing & Gap Event

DJ LookMazing PhotobothKatWalkSF and Doris

For more photos, visit LookMazing’s Facebook Page.

Congrats to Nabil, our lucky winner for receiving the most *winks* on his look.  For those of you who could not make it, you can still enjoy and shop all the Gap Spring Looks from the night.

Gap Styldby LookMazing Photo Contest

Which brand would you like to see LookMazing collaborate with next?  Leave us a comment below!

The Winner of LookMazing’s “Who Wore It Best Contest” Ft. Banana Republic’s Glenda Scarf Is …

 SwirlGirlArmy Wearing Banana Republic's Glenda Scarf

Congratulations to Swirl Girl Army for winning LookMazing’s Who Wore It Best Contest featuring the Banana Republic Glenda Scarf!  Walking In Memphis In High Heels and The Teacher Diva finished in 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

Thanks to all the lovely bloggers who participated in our styling contest!   

Also, congrats to our lucky voter Michelle Lapus for winning the scarf and we can’t wait to see how she’ll style it.  Thanks to everyone who participated and keep an eye out for more fun contests!

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.

Ring My Bell- Rainbow Kayture- Purity Gary Pepper Girl- Breezy Helielyb- Line & Dot Le Young- 'Cause Before the Start Began, I Always Saw the End Reed Krakoff SS14 Z100's Jingle Ball 2013 Presented by Aeropostale - Backstage

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

#lookmazingholiday Giveaway – Win CityLaundry’s Pick: J. Crew Wool Hat

J. Crew Wool Hat Giveaway on LookMazingOur last #lookmazingholiday giveaway is hosted by CityLaundry! See how she has styled this J.Crew Wool Hat on LookMazing and enter to WIN this hat by following the rules below:
1. Sign up for LookMazing and ‘admire’ her
2. Add the J.Crew Wool Hat to your LookMazing Wishlist
3. A winner will be selected at random on December 27, 2013 at noon PST !