A touch of western at New York Fashion Week

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wearing: hoop earrings / lipstick / sunglasses / puff sleeve blouse / gold bangle bracelet / nail polish / black satchel / dark wash denim skirt / brown cowgirl boots /

One of the ongoing trends since last year is western inspiration. This is a trend which has done well on the streets, and is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, designers still incorporated western touches for the spring 2020 season on the runways of New York during fashion week.

The runways featured cowgirl hats, puff sleeves, prairie dresses, and ruffles. While it wasn’t as dominant for spring 2020 as it was on the fall 2019 runways, the western theme was still going strong.

So of course I wanted to touch on this trend for one of my outfits during New York Fashion Week! I fell in love with these little cowgirl boots when I spotted them over the summer, and they turned out to be a good footwear choice. They were very comfortable to wear to the shows, and added a fun, sassy touch to my ensemble. This denim skirt was also fun and had a western vibe to it, along with this puff sleeve top. It was a fun look!

This skirt can easily be paired virtually anything throughout the fall season. When winter hits, it will look great with boots and a sweater. Score on versatility!

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I was obsessed with this top when I first spotted it earlier in August. It was one of the first fall pieces I purchased, and this outfit was designed around the top. It will be fun to wear with jeans on casual days too during the autumn season.

Everything in my suitcase for New York Fashion Week this season was purposely purchased to incorporate into my existing closet, as well as to mix and match. I really wanted to create a fall wardrobe this year, instead of buying single outfits. It’s a great way to mix-and-match, and also save money!

When I worked for Ann Taylor back in the 90’s, we were trained in wardrobing. It was the central theme of how we chose our designs, and how we educated our clientele. We wanted everyone to create a wardrobe they could mix and match, as well as add on to year after year. I have strayed from that concept over time, but as I get older, I am going back to my roots and working on wardrobing, rather than buying cute outfits which cannot be incorporated into my wardrobe. I hope you find some mix and match inspiration in this too!

Shop my western themed New York Fashion Week look:

What do you think of the western trend? Are you all in?

Do you prefer wardrobing, or do you have more fun buying individual outfits?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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Color trends for spring 2020 from New York Fashion Week

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Pictured: Pantone’s top 12 color, and top 4 neutral hues, for spring 2020 from New York designers.

Color trends for spring 2020 from New York Fashion Week have arrived! Colors for spring 2020 are taking on a vivid look with a combination of bright hues, and saturated pastels.

Designers in New York for spring 2020 have found their version for pink next season in the form of Coral Pink. This pretty hue was spotted all over the runways for the upcoming warm weather season. In addition to pink, orange was a huge hit with designers as well all-white, silver, and mint green.

Of course there are twelve top colors for the spring 2020 season as well as four popular neutral tones. So if pink, orange, mint or all-white isn’t your thing, there are other color options you may swoon over.

Without further ado, here are how designers used spring 2020’s hottest hues in their collections!

Noon by Noor

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Taoray Wang

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photos courtesy of Taoray Wang PR

Son Jung Wan

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photos courtesy of Son Jung Wan PR

Chiara Boni

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Cho Cheng

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Custo Barcelona

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bottom two photos courtesy of Custo Barcelona PR

Hahn Merriman

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Xu Zhi

Which color, or colors, for the spring 2020 season are your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Asymmetrical plaid and mis-matched sneakers

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wearing: earrings / sunglasses / lipstick / plaid and black dress / black handbag / nail polish / Gucci sneakers /

Plaid is a huge trend this fall 2019 season, so I knew it was something I wanted to rock at New York Fashion Week. I didn’t want to do wear a menswear look, or attempt to wear plaid pants; which make me look fat-let’s just admit it. So, when I spotted this comfortable yet very plaid dress, I knew it was the perfect way to rock the plaid trend without adding girth to my frame.

This dress turned out to be so comfortable! The top is a cotton blend which is soft and breathable; perfect for New York’s humidity. I loved the layered plaid fabric, and pretend arm tie around the waist. I decided to give it some fashion week, street style edge, by pairing the dress with sneakers. Now, this is fashion week, so I wasn’t going to pair it with my cardio kickboxing sneakers, oh no, these sneakers had to be fashion week appropriate. Enter Gucci. . .

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Sitting front row at Spring Studios with my friends Belle Haute and Fashionality.nyc / switched bag and earrings during the day: Cross body bag (sold out-similar here) / scarf tied on bag / hoop earrings /

So when I spotted this pair of fall 2019 Gucci sneakers, I knew they would be my workhorse shoe of fashion week. It’s always good to have fashionable, yet comfortable, shoes on hand for busy days of running to shows. These sneakers encompassed two fall 2019 shoe trends; lug platforms, and mis-matched. Yes, you read that right, mis-matched.

There is a huge trend right now to wear mis-matched shoes. People around the globe are wearing the same shoe, in two different colors. I am not sure if they come like that, or if people are buying the same shoe in two colors; nevertheless, mis-matched feet were everywhere on the streets of New York Fashion Week. My version of the trend was a bit more, shall we say, understated?

These Gucci sneakers had one green back, and one red back. That’s all. Nothing crazy. Just a tiny touch of a crazy trend. I don’t think anyone who saw my shoes even noticed the backs were different. Haha

I wore these sneakers almost every day. They were really comfy, and kept my feet happy throughout fashion week. Love that!

Stay tuned to seeing more of this dress as fall progresses. I plan to pair with boots and a jacket. It’s my favorite dress of the season!

Shop my plaid New York Fashion Week look:

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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