Fashion

New York Fashion Week In Review

New York Fashion Week is the most talked about event in the fashion industry. Between the styles, designers, and attenders; the amount of stuff to cover is absolutely endless. I am so jealous of all the bloggers that got to attend such a luxurious event. Unfortunately, I’m sitting on the sidelines wrapping up everything I’ve seen/heard and sharing with you my thoughts and takes on the high fashions that lined the runway over the last week or so.

First things first- the designers. Around 100 designers were selected to be in New York Fashion Week this spring to share their Fall 2017 lines. If I’m being honest, some of the designers I’ve never even heard of as per usual and others are designers whose work I frequently look at and actually enjoy keeping up with. Project Runway, Tommy Hilfiger, and J Crew were some of my favorites to keep up with this time around.

Fashion Week was last week and had various shows all day along from around 9:00 am- 6:00 pm. The next NYFW will be held in the Fall and it is currently Hong Kong Fashion Week where designers like Gypsy Sport, Adam Selman, and Coach will be featured.

After looking through and analyzing literally thousands of pictures from the runways and the streets  from this past week I have quickly realized what trends for the upcoming seasons I myself will be seen in, and which I wouldn’t dare wear out. I am so beyond excited to see how stores revamp these styles and what celebs + bloggers will be pulling them right off the runway.

Now let’s dig into the trends. Keep in mind this was the Fall 2017 show.

  • Pom poms, tassels, and other fun accents were seen everywhere on clothing. They add a funky flare, that looks DIYed in my eyes. It’s growing on me, if I’m being honest. I like how different it is, and on shoes I think it will be such a statement.
  • Politics is another thing that was taken to the runways this time around. Women advertising their strength and their rights was extremely popular and seen on the bodies of many models from Prabal Gurung.
  • Talk about velvet everywhere. Dresses, tee’s, pants, shoes… you name it and the runways had it all. I adore velvet and am so happy that it will not be leaving us quite yet.
  • Fringe was spotted everywhere as well. Mostly on dresses and skirts. It seems flattering, sexy, and daring.I can’t wait to see what stores do with this trend.
  • Oversized everything has taken the hearts of us all for the last few seasons and will continue to be seen everywhere this coming season. Jackets and pants seem to be the latest category to be seeing it.
  • Let’s talk about sleeves. Every type of pattern, style, or flare you could imagine a sleeve to have this weeks runway brought. I am loving all of the ruffles and such and have already started to see stores like Forever 21 and Target featuring this trend in their Spring lines.
  • And saving one of my favorites for last.. embroidery. I’m not sure why I am loving this one so much but it’s so creative and different that it has completely stolen my heart. I can not wait to see more embroidery on shoes, jackets, and dresses in the near future!!

I obviously am no professional, nor did I attend NYFW, however, based on the countless pictures, articles, and videos I have seen/read/and watched I thought it would be fun to put together my thoughts on this seasons Fashion Week. I love this week because designers are adventurous and create pieces that somehow work their way into more realistic styles that are then later put into our local stores for your average girls like myself to wear. Creativity is absolutely endless in the eyes of designers which is what makes this week so great in my eyes.

What trends did you spot on the runways and/or streets this season?! Let me know in the comments below along with any other questions, comments, or requests you may have for me. Wishing you the best week ahead. With love, McKenz.

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January Fashion Forecast

The beginning of a new year always comes with several new trends and fresh styles that make their way right onto the hottest stores’ clothing racks. I mean, who wouldn’t want to start the year with a jaw dropping ensemble?! Today I’m here to report what’s popular this month and which trends are stealing the hearts of every fashion fanatic at the moment.

First up without a doubt is tennis shoes. Whether they be Adidas Superstars, velvet platforms, or trendy New Balance’s I have seen sweet kicks on the feet of everyone with a name this month. Not to mention the fancy sock booties that have made their way into every clothing store this season.

We cannot forget about the slip dress trend. Whether a classic tee is paired under or a fierce leather jacket over, this look seems to be the current favorite for going out. Plus they double as a tank once paired into some mom jeans. With the nineties craze still in full swing, I find it hard to believe this one will be leaving anytime soon.

Workout wear and athleisure have made their way into every girls’ wardrobe as far as I’m concerned. Pairing perfectly with the sweet kicks I mentioned earlier, you can easily pull together an effortlessly sporty chic look.

And lastly, as always, endless chunky knits. They are inevitable around this time of year, plus nothing says a flawless outfit than a cozy turtle neck and a knee-length jacket. Adding a hat, scarf, or purse is always the perfect added touch, as seen all over my Instagram feed lately.

I have to say I’ve been jumping on the bandwagon myself and fallen in love with this month’s fashion forecast as well. The only trend I’m still unsure of is platform shoes, and solely for the fact that I don’t think I could ever pull them off. What trends have you been loving? Let me know in the comments below, along with any questions, comments, or requests you may have. Thank you all so much for checking in, stay tuned for February’s trend report. Have a fabulous day, loves.
With love, McKenz.

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Athleisure Lookbook

In recent weeks as I have been scrolling through my Pinterest and Instagram feeds I have spotted the athleisure style nearly everywhere. For those of you unfamiliar with this term (an actual word in the eyes of fashion bloggers) athleisure is defined as “casual clothing designed to be worn for athletic wear and general use”.  I have been super into styling outfits that fall under this category lately and felt that it would be wise to shammy outfits with you all. There is a variety of graphic tees, leggings, and sneakers featured in this post, as I tried to pertain to several different personal styles while keeping the main idea focused on the athleisure style itself. Below are four ideas for you.

Sunday is my favorite day of the week and hunter green is one of my favorite colors so this outfit seemed almost inevitable. This tee gives off a sporty vibe and pairs perfectly with some black tennis shoes. (Yes the leggings are hunter green, they just appear dark on camera!)

Outfit Details- tees: Hunter&Honey, leggings: TJ Maxx, tennis shoes: Nike

Aside from cheer practice which whips me into shape, I don’t do much cardio unless you count shopping lol. This tee is my favorite. It pairs so nicely with leggings and tennis shoes (these are knock off Yeezys!) which makes it super practical to throw on before running errands. I threw on an army green jacket to spice it up a bit.

Outfit Details- tee: Hunter&Honey, black leggings: TJ Maxx, Yeezy knockoffs: TJ maxi, jacket: TJ Maxx

Fun colored leggings with mesh cut outs make such a statement when paired with a classic black tee and some black running shoes. I don’t know about you all but blogging holds a close first over jogging in my eyes.

Outfit Details- tee: Hunter&Honey, maroon leggings: TJ Maxx, sneakers: Nike

For an edgy, street style inspired outfit I paired some classic black jogger pants with my denim jacket. This outfit is super comfy and pairs so well with a plain tee and some matching sneakers.

Outfit Details- tee: Hollister, denim jacket: Kohl, joggers: Gap Fit, sneakers: Nike

Well that’s a wrap for these athleisure inspired outfits. I hope you enjoyed this lookbook and gained some outfit inspo for the next time you want to look trendy while staying comfy. Let me know in the comments below which outfit was your favorite. If you have any questions or requests feel free to leave them below and I will be happy to answer them! Have a wonderful day. With love, McKenz.

*Hunter&Honey is a small business specialized in custom tees and goodies. This post was not sponsored but them, however I did want to share with you all the pieces I have purchased from them. Click here to check out their Facebook page where you can order a shirt like mine!

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New York Fashion Week in Review

New York Fashion Week is the most talked about event in the fashion industry. Between the styles, designers, and attenders; the amount of stuff to cover is absolutely endless. I am so jealous of all the bloggers that got to attend such  luxurious event. Unfortunately, I’m sitting on the sidelines wrapping up everything I’ve seen/heard and sharing with you my thoughts and takes on the high fashions that lined the runway last week.

First things first- the designers. Around 100 designers were selected to be in New York Fashion Week. If I’m being honest, some of them I’ve never even heard of and others are designers whose work I frequently look at and actually enjoy keeping up with. Sherri Hill, Vera Wang, and Project Runway.

Fashion Week ran from September 9th-September 14th and had shows from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm nearly everyday in New York City.

After looking through and analyzing literally thousands of pictures from the runways and the streets I have quickly realized what trends for the upcoming seasons I will be seen in, and which I wouldn’t dare wear out.

  • To begin we have the t-shirt with a dress pair dover top. Personally I’m not sure I would ever have the courage to work this type of outfit but I adore the way it looked on all of the models. It’s feminine but edgy with a hint of something new; its eye catching to say the least.
  • Monochromatic outfits seem to be everywhere, I have seen mostly black outfits but some grey and blue have been spotted. I personally love the monochrome, I think it’s daring but something the average person can easily experiment with.
  • Fringe has also been everywhere it seems like, on shoes, shirts, purses, and jackets. It’s got a boho vibe that adds texture and instantly draws attention to the area. I personally love it, but know it will be one of those trees that doesn’t last more than a year.
  • Off the shoulder tops and funky sleeves were spotted everywhere in the streets. I am personally all for the off the shoulder but some of the new sleeve designs look like they belong during the time of the Constitution.
  • Bomber jackets and fur coats. I love everything about these two trends. They are funky and fresh, out there and never boring. Two pieces I hope to have in my wardrobe in the near future.
  • The infamous choker was spotted time and time again along with fish nets (eek!). Belts above the waist and hoop earrings have been spotted as well. Accessories are being taken to a whole new level it seems like.
  • A few years ago the fashion world decided to almost fully eliminate skirts but they are back and better than ever now. It amazes me to see how many styles, textures, and fabrics are being used. the textiles paired with so many different styled tops are eye catching and look to die for. Something I can’t wait to style.
  • Blazer, trench coats, and the never-ending collars. I guess business style is back in style??!! Lots of khaki, business blue, an white being seen.
  • Ending with my favorite- the shoes. Platforms, lace ups, espadrilles, thigh high boots, chunky wedges, leather booties, peep toe boots, leather slides, and the sneakers. Shoes make or break every single look that is spotted. They have changed the game this season, every shoe is something new. Some of them I wouldn’t dare wear out in public unless I was in the city but they are exciting, interesting, and captivating. Something every designer seems to aim for when creating their line.

I obviously am no professional and did not attend NYFW. However, based on the countless pictures, articles, and videos I have seen/read/and watched I thought it would be fun to put together my thoughts on this years Fashion Week. I love this week because designers are adventurous and create pieces that somehow work there way into more realistic styles that are then later put into our local stores. Every piece of clothing has it’s story and every designer has their reasoning and this is the beauty of fashion; that’s the reason it is so captivating.

Let me know your favorite outfits and styles spotted at this years New York Fashion Week in the comments below. I hope you all enjoyed this post and have a fabulous Monday. Wishing you a stylish and successful week. With love, McKenz.

*no pictures were provided for copyright purposes, however pictures I have analyzed are from Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and NYFW.com*

 

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Hot Or Not: Overalls (Thoughts and Styling)

Good morning everybody! Today I decided to start a “Hot or Not” series where I share my thoughts and opinions on certain seasonal trends and give you a couple outfit ideas. today i am styling overalls which are super popular for Spring and the upcoming Summer season. I love Overalls because they are practically an outfit in itself and can easily be dressed up or down. They are obviouly not everyones style but I like them a lot. These overalls were my moms from about ten years ago that  she saved in case they ever came back into style and I wanted them. i;m so glad she did cause I love them! Here’s how I styled them:

{overalls- Gap, shirt- American Eagle, shoes- TJ Maxx}

I love this outfit because it’s casual yet so cute. I could wear this to school or any day in the summer. I paired my black Birkenstocks for a laid back vibe and they coordinate perfectly with my black and white striped shirt.

{overalls- Gap, shirt- Hollister, shoes- Pierre Dumas, watch- Kate Spade}

Don’t be fooled everyone, you can dress up overalls too! I paired this simple off the shoulder white top which is also super in this season with my white Jacks. I threw on some gold jewelry and ended up looking nice and put together!


I hope you all enjoyed this short, simple post. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please leave them below. Don;t forget to check out my last post and follow me on Instagram @StyledByMcKenz. Have a great day; with love, McKenz.