The Secret to Fashion Week

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Fashion week is here! That means its time for all the designers to put on a fashion show and shows us what we can expect come Spring 2015! We all know the runway shows are great, but the real secret to fashion week isn’t inside the tents; it’s out on the street. Street Style has never been stronger, and this coming fashion month we can expect no less. While there are always questionable outfits and those who have no purpose in lurking outside a show in their craziest outfit other than in trying to get photographed and instantly become street-style-famous, it is impossible not to see dozens of truly stylish people everywhere you look. From the sometimes upwards-of-8 clothing changes Anna Dello Russo makes, to Ulyana Sergeenko and Mira Duma in couture, from the ever-constant bob and sunglasses of Anna Wintour to the uniform of black denim jeans, a button down, and sky high heels favored by Emmanuelle Alt, no outfit is ever boring. No matter if the outfit is flashing with sequins and neon lights or is just a beautiful, simple suit, there is beauty, whether conventional or unconventional, everywhere you look.

Both the inside and outside of fashion week are fun- whether you are seeing it in person or on a screen. I thought I’d share a few of my favorite designers who will be live streaming their shows, so you can get a feel for the inside, and a few of my favorite street style photographers, so you can get a feel for the outside too! And, because I’m feeling a little nostalgic about missing my first fashion week/month in almost four years, I thought I’d throw in a few of my favorite street style photos I’ve taken during New York, Paris, and London Fashion Weeks (I’m coming for you Milan!).

Enjoy!

For what’s happening inside:

Important Side Note: For literally every show happening, NowFashion is the place to be.

September 6, 5pm est- Alexander Wang

September 10, 8pm est- Proenza Schouler

For all the Street Style goodness:

Scott Schuman, aka The Sartorialist, for himself,  Tommy Ton for Style.com, and YoungJun Koo for The Cut.

And finally, from me!

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The 40 Best Back To School Accessories

Untitled-1Alrighty guys, as much as I hate to admit it, back to school time has rolled around once again. Personally for me it’s a bit scary, I’m starting my senior year in college – eek! For some, back to school represents a little more quiet time around the house, for others it means entrapment in a classroom and too much time spent on homework, and for the lucky few it represents  the excitement of a new, fresh year. Sad as is it to see summer go, going back to school is still a fun time- you get to see your friends, you might get to be the big shots on campus, and you can finally break out your plaid and get ready for some serious leaf stomping. Back to school is also an important time in terms of possessions. No back to school ensemble is complete without the best backpacks, coolest notebooks, and sparkliest pens. Click on through for forty fabulous back to school accessories. And if you aren’t going back to school, that’s ok too- backpacks are super chic right now, cases shaped like foods are fun, and who doesn’t love a newer, cuter iPhone case? Click through below!

Currently Craving: Burgundy

Burgundy is pretty much the hottest fall color for the up and coming fall season, and rightly so. This rich tone screams falling leaves and sweater weather, and goes well with cream, camel, black, and dark green. For a color cozy yet supremely sophisticated, look no further.

Mini Skirts are perfect for fall despite their length, because hellooo?! tights! They make everything better, cuter, warmer, and sexier. Sortof. The T by Alexander Wang Leather Mini Skirt (1) is sexy, the Pleated Neoprene Mini Skirt (2), also by Alex Wang, is different and fun, and Carvens Mini Skirt (3)  is girly and polished. For something more substantial on your legs, The Row makes some fantastic
Leather Leggings (4), and the combination of leather and burgundy is pretty killer. Jersey and burgundy is pretty cool too, especially in Helmut Langs Draped Jersey Dress (5).

To keep your head and neck warm, or at least stylish, go for a cool hat- Borsalino Hare Velour Hat (6) and a cozy scarf, this Topshop Snood (7) is especially great because a food is by far warmer, so there you go. For more coziness, we move on to sweaters, you can’t go wrong with a turtleneck like Etros Wool Blend Sweater (8), or cashmere, like Uniqlos Cashmere V Neck Sweater in Wine (9). More toasty fashion comes in the form of Haider Ackermans Wool-Blend Felt Coat (10) and the Versus Hooded Shearling Coat (11), which is pretty much the best thing ever. Not much warmth, but fashion for days comes in Haider Ackerman’s Swinton Taroni Jacket (12), which is the next best thing to the Versus coat.

If you aren’t ready for this strong color all over your body, try it on just a small part, like your nails with Illamasquas Nail Varnish in Unnatural (13) or NARS nail polish in Chinatown (not pictured). You could also go for a strong lip with Dolce and Gabbanas Classic Cream Lipstick in Dahlia (14). In terms of shoes, there are many, but none so good as the Miu Miu Suede Stud Ankle Boots (15). The CC Skye Warrior Princess Cuff (16) is perfect snippet of the color, while the YSL Large Patent Leather Clutch (17) and 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Leather Tote (18) showcase the color a bit more.