While zillions of eyes were on Lady Gaga sent by special delivery to the Grammy Awards in an egg, other zillions had to think about what to wear to work this week. Going to work in an egg just wasn’t an option. On the other coast yesterday, New York Fashion Week continued in full swing. Yesterday’s happy news is that designers aren’t focusing on club starlets in mini spandex towels. Models wore longer skirts, man-sized sweaters and jackets of all crops, lengths and widths. Translation: You will be able to fill your closet with sophisticated, distinctive clothes for work. In turn, expect lots of attention on shoes to match. You can start hatching ideas here.
Everyday fashionable–that’s the message in this beautiful outfit from the Alice Ritter presentation yesterday at New York Fashion Week. The cropped bolero and its richly patterned design say a lot about a new day for dressing up, not down, for work or leisure. Jeffrey Campbell has a ballet shoe that also answers the call for everyday fashionable. This is the Jeffrey Campbell Juergen Ballet Flat Olive Suede. The fabric and button trim play nicely with this long skirt.
This outfit from the Cynthia Steffe presentation yesterday shows that even glitter occasions get a grown-up tailored look. A number of designers are doing creative layerings with tunics and jackets that will leave lots of options for combining separates easily. Blowfish does magic in designing shoes for outfits like this. This is the Blowfish Baku Bootie Black Canvas.
This time, the tunic effect of sweater-on-sweater drew high praise at the Preen By Thornton Bregazzi runway show. The model is styled to perfection in this belted top with bright contrast skirt. Vaneli comes instantly to mind as the shoe that delivers a great closing act. This is the Vaneli for Jildor Undine Black Patent.