Inspiring Looks From the NYC Fall 2013 Fashion Week


New York City’s Fall 2013 Fashion Week wrapped up last week, and I’ve since spent at least an hour combing through the slide shows at InStyle to find my favorite looks from the runways; the looks that will hopefully inspire my shopping for the fall.

Four designers (Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, Ralph Lauren and Oscar de la Renta) really stood out to me this year. The other shows gave me a little inspiration in the way of color, fabric and texture. The Prabal Gurung show was heavy on the military infusion with military-like cuts and colors. (Olive green figured prominently in the show.) I found one outfit from Jason Wu’s show to be inspiring, but his use of crimson and black, feathers and fur had a bigger impact on me.

Jason Wu NYC Fall 2013I really liked the mix of light and heavy in this look from the black
fitted top to the white floaty skirt and down to the black peep-toe booties.

Marc by Marc Jacobs CollageThe mixed patterns in this first Marc by Marc Jacobs look are really
appealing to me. I adore the body-hugging cut of the dress on the right.

Tory BurchThe free-flowing fabrics in both of these looks are appealing
to me. In the first look, I really like the
pairing of the jacket, dress, tights and shoes.

Ralph Lauren CollageThree of Ralph Lauren’s looks really appealed to me. The French-sailor
look on the left is really cute. The cut, fabric and neckline of both
dresses are lovely, but I’m not sure how I’d work this
inspiration into my wardrobe, but I still love it!

Oscar de la Renta CollageThese Oscar de la Renta looks are great. It should be no surprise by now
that I love the mixture of fabrics ine the look on the right. 

 The bright colors are a bonus.

Did you see any inspiring looks during NY Fashion Week? Are you excited to shop for fall?

NYC Spring 2013 Fashion Picks

As fall is just starting to hit here in Minnesota, NYC was looking to Spring 2013 with top designers presenting their upcoming lines. I honestly wasn’t fully in love with any look. Maybe my mind is too firmly entrenched in fall to think about spring right now. Regardless, here are my top picks:


Rachel Zoe, via InStyle
Vera Wang, via InStyle
Rachel Roy, via InStyle
Rachel Roy, via InStyle
J. Crew, via InStyle
Tory Burch, via InStyle
Zac Posen, via InStyle
Carolina Herrera, via Instyle
DKNY, via InStyle

Global-inspired prints were huge on the runways. I’m really loving them. It seems like Spring might be an easy season for me to transition to. Did you like any other looks?