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What to Wear to New York Fashion Week

Sarah Atkinson
Writer and expert9 years ago
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Fashion month officially kicks off on Thursday 10th September, with New York leading the way in showcasing the Spring/Summer ’16 collections designers have to offer.

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Style at New York Fashion Week is all about polished glamour with a fun, fashionable twist – think monochrome separates with a statement, bejewelled shoe, or a feminine A-line skirt worn with a boxy cross body bag and trainers.

The city is still very much in the height of summer so it’s the perfect time to take advantage of loose-fitting styles. Try this season’s favourite off-the-shoulder tops worn with wide leg culottes and slip-on mules, or a ‘70s-inspired bell-sleeved dress.

Whatever bag you choose, it should suit your needs as well as looking stylish; a clutch bag always looks incredibly sleek (we like a mannish document case too for an unexpected twist), whereas a classic tote bag is perfect for that polished look and will suit those who need to carry cameras, tablets or laptops around with them.

This season for NYFW, we’re looking to some of our favourite U.S. designers for our accessories to ensure we get a slice of that coveted NY style.

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein Cecile Clutch Bag, Calvin Klein Cecile Satchel, Calvin Klein Cecile Backpack

Iconic fashion brand Calvin Klein is as synonymous with American culture as burgers ‘n fries. Offering that minimalist aesthetic the brand is known for, these styles are perfect if you’re going for a clean, luxe look. Shop the full Calvin Klein collection

Lauren Ralph Lauren

Lauren Ralph Lauren Suede Messenger Bag, Lauren Ralph Lauren Lexington Tote Bag, Lauren Ralph Lauren Newbury Shopper Bag

The go-to brand for smart sophistication, Lauren Ralph Lauren creates timeless investment pieces that will always look good. We love the studded suede bags for this year’s ‘70s trend, or the sleek tote bags for polished style. Shop the full Lauren Ralph Lauren collection.

Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff Leo Clutch Bag, Rebecca Minkoff Finn Cross Body Bag, Rebecca Minkoff Avery Tote Bag

New York-based designer Rebecca Minkoff is a fashionista’s favourite. Known for contemporary leather bags complete with gold hardware, studs or exotic prints, this brand will inject a bit of playfulness into your outfit – perfect for those who want to stand out at NYFW. Shop the full Rebecca Minkoff collection.


Sarah Atkinson
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