If there’s ever an opportunity to play with style self expression, it’s Fashion Week. As Market Editor for Accessories Magazine, I got to attend a host of shows (including backstage invitations for a few), so I took the opportunity to wear some of my most statement-making outfits. But as we all know, it’s the accessories that complete the look. I piled them on, mixing some of my vintage favorites with on-trend chokers, fringe earrings, tech accessories and wide-brimmed hats. And of course, the shoes…I alternated heeled booties and sparkly mules with sneakers, because a girl’s feet need a break every now and then. Below, my Fashion Week in daily outfits:
Dear Tom Ford, thank you for making shoulder pads cool again! I accessorized this thrift-store blouse with a vintage embroidered bag and gold chains, a kitschy iPhone case, fishnets and heeled booties.
For day two, comfy sneakers were a must. A girly tulle skirt called for a vintage neck-scarf, fringe earrings and an easy clutch. Comfort was key for a day on my feet, ending backstage at Bibhu Mohapatra.
For a Saturday show, a crop-top and pant set needed statement earrings, patchwork booties and a vintage pouch.
A vintage Versace blazer accessorized with a felt wide-brimmed hat was just stylish enough for a red carpet interview with Kristen Cavallari.
Pattern mixing is always a win at fashion week. But with that much going on, I kept accessories limited to tassel earrings, a simple beret (Fall’s hottest hat style), black booties and a sporty backpack.
On the final day, my feet were begging for sneakers. So why not a pair with pom poms and chili peppers? From there, I threw caution to the wind and went all-out pink, accessorizing a vintage wool skirt with a pink hat, watch and pom pom earrings. As you can see, it works as well poolside as it does inside the tents.
Ann also writes about her sartorial pursuits on her blog, New England Romance.