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I Wouldn’t Wear That!

What I Learn from Clothes I Wouldn't Wear in NYFW

The first inclination, when looking at clothing is to think of whether or not you would personally wear it. Completely normal and unavoidable, especially if you love fashion. But what is Fashion Week, really? Is it a week to show you what you would already wear? Or is it a week for you to look, observe, question and possibly find some new things to consider? There are many things on the runways during Fashion Week that I would not wear. But I learn a lot from seeing them and it is one of the things that makes Fashion Week fun! I thought it would be interesting to go through a few of the pieces from the runways that are not my style, and just touch base on what I thought was interesting or I could learn from them.

Of course, fashion is subjective. So you might look at these and get something completely different. Again, that’s where the fun is!

I look at this outfit and think that fringe and texture are still trending. Fringe is lasting longer than I thought. It is kind of becoming its own staple. The tights are, wow! So I think that texture and color in tights is really here. (I might be able to incorporate that with some high shaft boots.) The artsy, eclectic pattern Β is something I might be able to incorporate in a jacket or blouse, but on a much smaller scale than this πŸ™‚

I like the neckline on this – I could do that. The bare midriff? Never! It’s good to know it is in style, but I will never wear it. It is interesting to see the activewear influence mixed in with the shorts and sneakers. The casual look of the jacket still has the fur trim. So it’s an edgy look with activewear and street wear combined.

Wow! A lot going on! There is still the classic Chanel influence in the lines of the jacket, but adding some texture definitely makes it fresh. The extra belting detail at the top is a newer element I’ve been seeing as well.
I wouldn’t wear it, but there is a lot to learn from this one. And hey, maybe big hair is coming back!

Texture remains important. I notice that the texture is different in the body of the jacket than the sleeves and that it is a melange of colors instead of one. I will not be wearing these sequined tights even if they become popular. πŸ™‚

Well, someone forgot their pants! But it shows that a great white blouse is always a staple, that black and white together never go out of style, and that the fur-type texture is so important, they just threw it over her shoulder.
(I have a shearling rug at home – I think maybe I could use that over my shoulder and be in style! πŸ™‚

What you wear to the gym is now being fused with what you wear every day. Activewear meets street wear.

Interesting necklines continue to trend. This one is a new take on the feminine. I’ll keep my eye out for unusual necklines as this is the year for them. The bare shoulder is something you will be seeing a lot of too. Jumpsuits are also trending going forward.

She was eaten by a bear. And also, over-sized outerwear layering pieces and texture are something to keep an eye on.

One of the emerging trends is an influence of the look of a robe in daily wear. It is an influence of what you would wear to bed with what you wear during the day. This also shows the trend of emphasizing the waist, and the importance of layering.

Where are my sunglasses? This is bright! It is also a nod to an urban vibe that reminds me of graffiti. Round bags are an incoming trend. The influence of activewear in the sneakers is as well.

Beautiful color combination! Love the textures πŸ™‚

I would not walk around with my thigh hanging out, but the fabric in the skirt is some of the most beautiful I have ever seen!

I just thought he had amazing bone structure, and if you’re wondering if he’s happy, look at his pins! πŸ™‚

I see Paris, I see France…. Or really close! Sheer elements continue to be strong along with asymmetrical hemlines and textures mixed together. I would be investing in a slip!

I got nothin’!
Sometimes it’s so far off the reservation I don’t really get it at all, but that’s ok, it’s all interesting!

Fashion week is about inspiration. It is about pushing the envelope, seeing what’s new, sifting through the extremes to find the gems that suit you.

And there’s nothing else like it!