You may feel ready for the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York but I’m sure that you need to make some thoughtful shopping before!
– Summer sales will help you collect an array of sought-after designer items at reasonable prices from the SS14 collections. Go online and check favorite shops such as MyTheresa.com, MatchesFashion.com, Railso.com, TheCorner.com, and TheOutnet.com.
– Start with some stunners – mostly accessories – that are snapped faster. You need attention-grabbers that will inspire you to build a statement look. Go for hats, statement-necklaces, coveted designer shoes and bags, iPhone cases, sunnies, scarves and head-pieces. Think of trendy names such as Erickson Beamon, Vickisarge, Piers Atkinson, Kenzo, House of Holland, Eugenia Kim, Mother of Pearl (mostly sneakers), MSGM, Charlotte Olympia, Marni , and Tabitha Simmons.
Mario Testino for MATE by Vickisarge pompom earrings
– Continue with the basics that will offer a balance to your accessories-driven looks. You need to complement your crazy statement items with some more neutral great quality pieces derived either from your closet or from your recent shopping adventures. I’m definitely talking about a marinière, a blazer, a black leather biker jacket, a 70’s style flared pair of jeans, flared white pants, a crisp-white button-down, a white T-shirt to write your smart message on, silk or cotton tanks and camis in neutrals, and whatever can be viewed as a ‘blank canvas’ for your most outrageous choices.
– Before buying anything, try to compare prices, since many online stores share similar inventories – same pieces and brands. You might catch a bargain, discover a last or back-in-stock piece, find different versions of the same motif or design, and notice difference in prices. Make sure that you got your favorite items at the best possible price and even extend your options to other logistics such as the lowest shipping fee, or the possibility to fit a larger size on you with the help of a seamstress. You don’t necessarily need to spend a fortune on your Fashion Week wardrobe; just make smart moves. You can also borrow some stuff from fashion brands you’re collaborating with, or from close friends.