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10 Things Spring/Summer ’14 New York Fashion Week Taught Me!

New York fashion week has ended, and it has done its purpose. I am left thinking, planning, and already excited for spring and summer 2014 and it isn’t even fall yet! I have already started planning little ways I can add some of the trends and styles into fall.

After a show, I always end up talking and talking to my friend about what I learned. And really, who knew fashion week could teach you so much? But it did! I left with more knowledge about my own style, about my client’s style, and about other people’s style, but more importantly what the heck everyone will be wearing next summer!

  • 10 Things Spring/Summer ’14 New York Fashion Week Taught Me! 1 of 11
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    Click through the slideshow to see 10 things  I learned from SS/14 New York Fashion Week!

  • Trousers 2 of 11
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    I learned that checkered/picnic style trousers and dresses will still be around next summer; making life a little bit more quirky. As seen in the Derek Lam SS14 show. 

    Trousers available at Zara for 59.90

  • Bright red lips 3 of 11
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    I am such a fan of bright red lips, and up until recently I switched out my red for pink for a few days. It seems as if, if you purchase nothing for spring and summer 2014, you HAVE to spend a few bucks on a bright red lip - at least. 

    As seen in the Otswald Helgason SS14 show. 

    Nars Sheer lipstick $26.00

  • Messy hair 4 of 11
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    Clean, primped, and tidy hair is a thing of the past for SS14! I know many mama friends who are happy about this one! Wash, clip on one side, and go. The messier, the trendier.

    As seen in the Marissa Webb SS14 show

    Photo source: Pantene

     

  • Tie-up sandals 5 of 11
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    I remember sitting in a show and basically oohing and awing at the shoes more than the clothing. Sandals, high with ties.. all the way for SS14!

    Romy heels from Shoemint for $99.99

     

  • Tiny neck scarves 6 of 11
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    I have loved tiny neck scarves from the beginning of time. They're classic, and guess what? They're in! Etsy sellers always have the best choices. 

    As seen in the Otswald Helgason SS14 show

    This cute pure silk scarf is available on Etsy from Vintage Dream Box for $15.00!

  • Bombshell red dresses 7 of 11
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    Marissa Webb showcased perfectly that a simple, chic red dress will go a long way in SS14! 

    $89.90 at ZARA

  • Own the girly girl in you! 8 of 11
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    Like many, I am still talking about the DVF show and I did not even attend. I watched the show on the computer, and it was fantastic! Basically, I learned if you are girl, especially a girly girl, OWN it! It's beautiful!

    Photo source: DVF Lookbook

  • The 60′s are alive.. still! 9 of 11
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    I love the 60's like every other girl, but this time Kate Spade taught us that a love so deep can get even deeper. As seen in the Kate Spade presentation.

     Lots of similar vintage-inspired dresses via Modcloth!

     

  • When in doubt wear a suit 10 of 11
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    This go-around during New York fashion week, I learned that a woman in a tailored, funky, miss-matched suit is the absolute hottest. It sounds crazy I know, but it's so true. After seeing  a show where suits were a major component, I felt the need to try my hand at it. Mine isn't at all "tailored" as I would like it, or how it's "supposed" to be, but I still felt great. 

     

  • BIBS 11 of 11
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    Bibs, they aren't just for babies! Who knew? Apparently every designer at fashion week that's who! I learned that for SS14, bibs are a bold way to catch someone's eye. 

    Available at Modcloth for $29.99

 

You can find more personal style tips, thoughts on city life, and cute toddler pictures over on LaTonya’s blog.

And if you dare, even more on her instagram (@latonyayvette)

 

 

 

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