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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Fashion Closet Essentials – Part 2

We’re back with Part 2 of our Fashion Closet Essentials Series! Ready to add five more basic pieces to your closet?  In Fashion Closet Essentials Part 1, we explained our belief that everyone has the potential to shop and dress both smarter and faster by following some basic guidelines. We’ll be showing you how to style the season’s featured trends with essentials that you should already own (so make sure you’ll filling your closet with essentials that we’ve been featuring along the way).

It’s all about the art of mixing & matching:

  • Investment, luxury pieces with affordable, impulse buys
  • Trendy pieces with closet essentials

Here are five more Fashion Closet Essentials:

White Collar Shirt: Crisp, clean, and conservative shirt that can be worn formally for business occasions (i.e. interview) and informally on the weekends with a pair of denim

Brooks Brothers Classic Fit Pinstripe Dress ShirtEva Longoria Wearing a White Collar Shirt

LookMazing’s Top Picks for White Collar Shirts

Trench Coat: Creates an air of mystique and will keep people guessing about what’s underneath

Honey Cotton Trench Coat By Burberry BritAlexa Chung in a trench coat

LookMazing’s Top Picks for Trench Coats

Pencil Skirt: A sophisticated skirt that creates a balance between femininity and power

Ann Taylor All-season Stretch Pencil SkirtJessica Alba Wearing a Black Pencil Skirt

LookMazing’s Top Picks for Pencil Skirts

Black Pants: A slimming colored pant that will go with everything

Ann Taylor Ponte Slim PantsTaylor Swift in Black Pants

LookMazing’s Top Picks for Black Pants

Nude Pumps: A subtle way to elongate your legs

Jessica Simpson 'venisse' Platform Pump NudeMinka Kelly Wearing Nude Pumps

LookMazing’s Top Picks for Nude Pumps

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 !

#lookmazingholiday Giveaway – Win Inspirafashion’s Pick: Zara Shopper Bag

LookMazing Holiday Giveaway Zara Bag InspirafashionOur third #lookmazingholiday giveaway is hosted by Kathleen of Inspirafashion! See how she has styled this Zara Shopper Bag on LookMazing and enter to WIN this bag by following the rules below:
1. Sign up for LookMazing and ‘admire’ her
2. Add the Zara Shopper Bag to your LookMazing Wishlist
3. A winner will be selected at random on December 23, 2013 at noon PST !

#lookmazingholiday Gift Guide: Team Picks – Tania

Tania, LookMazing’s stylist, shares with us a few of her favorite things this holiday:

I like things that give your existing wardrobe a pop. An extra accent of color, fur or sparkle can multiply your closet options and update anything you own for the current season. Spending less on trendier accessories will take your budget and your look a long way.

Holiday Gift Guide TaniaForever 21 Refined Buckle Booties – These strappy Forever 21 booties will give you the right amount of edge and the nude color will make them perfect for every occasion

Topshop Vintage Stone Brooch – This Topshop vintage stone brooch is perfect to add a little character to any outfit. Pin at the collar of your favorite button up, use it to fasten your cardigans instead of those generic buttons or add sparkle to a solid beanie or hat

Topshop Faux Shearling Jacket – Topshop does a great job of updating the classic leather moto jacket for winter with this shearling version. The shearling provides warmth without feeling bulky, perfect for when you don’t want too many layers

Wrangler High Waisted Skinny Jean – The right jeans are hard to find but you can’t go wrong with these Wrangler high waist jeans, they will give you the perfect silhouette you’ve been searching for. Wear with a platform heel to make your legs look miles long

Tildon Faux Fur Collar – Grab this Tildon fur snood collar as you rush out the door for instant warmth and glamour

To see what else Tania is eyeing, check out her wishlist on LookMazing!

#lookmazingholiday Giveaway – Win KatWalkSF’s Pick: Asos Smock Dress

KatWalkSF LookMazing Holiday GiveawayOur first #lookmazingholiday giveaway is hosted by KatWalkSF! See how she has styled this Asos Smock Dress on LookMazing and enter to WIN the dress by following the rules below:

1. Sign up for LookMazing and ‘admire’ her

2. Add the Asos Smock Dress to your LookMazing Wishlist

3. A winner will be selected at random on December 13, 2013 at noon PST !

Happy holidays!