Fashion Season Prep

New York Fashion Week

In New York, February's crisp - if not to say 'still cold' - weather, calls for a decent dose of planning ahead. And during the fashion weeks, when you're being propelled from one show to the next, it's absolutely paramount. With these tips, any professional busy-body can narrow down the separates that combine with just about anything and pack up and go in style - New York style.  

by Siska Lyssens
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Utility wear 

Going hands-free is almost impossible these days, what with all the gadgets we carry around - mobile phone, tablet, powerbank - and the need to be prepared for any situation at all times. So while we wouldn't readily suggest going without a handbag, we do wholeheartedly recommend adding as many pockets to your outfit as you reasonably can. Practical garments like shirts with large patch pockets and cargo pants, stiff jackets and trenchcoats, all fit into the utility style of pieces that are both useful and elegant - and we all know that putting your hands into your trouser or dress pockets is the ultimate nonchalant, confident pose.   

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Stealth sneakers 

It's a given that sneakers are more comfortable than high heels, allow you to hurry up even more, and, at this point in the trend cycle, that they've become more a rule than the exception outside show venues. Their popularity has the advantage that they are available in all styles and gradations, so you can take your pick. Do you want to go bold? Go in the direction of the 'ugly' sneaker trend with a chunky or clashingly colourful pair. Want to keep it minimal? Go white and nondescript. Want to keep it real? Opt for an All Star, or any other label that has proven the test of time. Let them sneak into your outfits all the time. 

 

 

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Colour coded

With the temperature slowly rising from now onwards, and sun rays that stay with us slightly longer and longer, it simply feels nice to add a splash of colour to our wardrobes. Not only does it guarantee a brighter mood, it also does wonders for our wintery complexions. From slightly faded floral dresses in retro hues to bold colour block ensembles, wearing a riotous array of shades is sure to turn heads, make your outfit feel fresh and novel, and make you feel like you are more than ready to take on this new season. 
 
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