Five Fall Trends on the Heels of Fashion Week
My name is Kelly Augustine, a 20-something born and raised in NYC. I love to love life and to share my interests and experiences, mostly centered around my personal style with a focus on plus size fashion, beauty and cosmetics, natural hair, and NYC lifestyle. As seasons transition in New York City, we’re scrambling to soak up the little bits of sun and warm weather we have left. We’re also determining how best to dress as the temperature goes from chilly to warm then back to chilly throughout the day. Both style and comfort are key as I hop from the subway to Ubers, catching a rooftop drink with friends or a Broadway show with my family. Leaving my home every morning, I never know where the day might take me - especially during New York Fashion Week. This year, I ended up in the Meatpacking District watching the sun set on a rooftop overlooking the water. A girlfriend and I made our way to The Top of the Standard for a quick glass of champagne. Hunger-stricken after taking in the view and catching another fashion show, we walked across the street to Chelsea Market to grab bowls of delicious seafood and noodles. Cull & Pistol had very fresh fish and even fresher beats. The calm lighting and great music was a nice reprieve from all of the running around we’d been doing. From there, we trudged to the High Line (an elevated park that used to be a railroad) to catch the sun set. From a fashion show to a party to dinner and a park, Kalila was with me throughout the entire night. There’s a ton of amazingly supportive cushion in both the foot bed and the heel that really held up throughout the day. I was so happy to have a shoe that was both incredibly functional and so stylish. Speaking of style – between fashion shows and dinner with friends, I spied some major trends on the streets in-between shows during Fashion Week: The 90s are back: Everywhere I turned, I saw a choker necklace. Some were lace, some were leather, some were even stacked on top of one another. Layering t-shirts under slip dresses is also making a comeback – bring it on. Texture Mixing: While monotone minimalism hasn’t completely disappeared, it’s being amped up by mixing textures. Black-on-black is taking on a new life, mixing velvets, lace and silks. Creams, reds, and navy in different fabrics are dominating Fall wardrobes. Bomber Jackets: It seems as if leather jackets have been traded in for bomber jackets this season. Draped over shoulders, worn oversized, or cropped, bomber jackets dominated the streets. In classic olive tones or embroidered with florals, it looks like you’ll need at least one statement jacket in your closet this Fall. Power Shoulder: Bare shoulders are back again this season, but only one is giving the peek-a-boo. There were lots of oversized button-down shirts worn off of one shoulder (and even backwards!). Comfort Rules: When you think fashion, you think the click-clack of high heels...but not this season. This time it’s all about comfort - almost everyone was stomping from show to show in sneakers or low-heeled shoes. Enter my comfortable heels – the Kalila shooties were a perfect fit! Find more of Kelly's style inspiration by following @KellyAugustineB on Instagram. This Port71 guest blogger received compensation in exchange for her post. All opinions are the blogger’s own.