New York Fashion street style is all about pushing boundaries. Jeans can be worn under dresses, belts can be worn as bras, and conventional bras can be thrown away all together. The best street stylists can throw together a haphazard outfit of mismatched pieces and look like a sophisticated editorial model right off the pages of Vogue.
For Day One’s look, I made my outfit subtle and minimalistic (see that outfit here). My outfit for Day Two of fashion week saw me step far outside of my comfort zone.
I would like to give Megan of Evergreen Photography a big thank you for collaborating with me for the two New York Fashion Week outfit posts! Megan was so fun and easy to work with. I loved the photos she took during the shoot and I’m so happy I get to share them with y’all!
See my version of out-of-the-box NYFW street style below!
Let’s start on the bottom. The brush stroke polka dot skirt by independent fashion house EDIT has been a favorite of mine for years. I’ve paired it with sweaters, bodysuits, camisoles, and crop tops in the past. For fashion week, I knew I wanted to create a street style worthy outfit centered around this it. The taffeta skirt features a high-low hem with a high waist and pockets. (Yes, that’s one reason it’s a favorite in my closet.) So I began my search for a brightly colored crop top to contrast with the deep royal blue in the skirt.
I found the peach Elizabeth and James crop top and just knew it would be the perfect match for the skirt. If you’re a size x-small, you’re in luck! This exact Elizabeth and James crop top can be found here. The high-low hem of the crop top mirrors the hem of the skirt, creating a tiered lampshade silhouette. A pair of light blue lace up heels finished off the look.
Sidenote: I accidentally forgot a few accessories for this outfit in my hotel room! I didn’t realize my mistake until we were already at the shoot with Megan.
I carried my NYFW essentials in a blue Henri Bendel mini bag that matched my skirt. I kept the chilly morning breeze away with a light blue Brooks Brothers blazer that perfectly matched my heels. Matching the skirt and bag, and blazer and heels framed the peach crop top as the statement piece of the outfit.
You also may notice my pretty blue heels were replaced by Adidas sneakers. After the first fashion show, I knew I couldn’t walk another step in heels so I sat down in the middle of the street, literally, and made the switch. My feet still hated me, but I was much more comfortable!