Have your street-style pose at the ready!
1. BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL
Fiery reds, neon blues and clashing prints: fashion week is the perfect time to debut superlative style. See it as your free pass, where anything from saturated shades to super-ruched shoulders goes. The dress code is: don’t hold back.
FOR DAY: Show your love for athleisure with brightly coloured trainers.
FOR NIGHT: Amplify eye-catching shades with tactile textures. Think a tangerine faux-fur coat layered over a floral velvet dress, or a tweed dress energised by a neon-yellow belt bag. To accessorise, opt for drop earrings dipped in gold.
2. SUIT UP
What better way to command attention than in a tailored suit? Synonymous with power and poise – from Tracee Ellis Ross’s all-white sequined suit at W magazine's pre-Golden Globes party to Lady Gaga’s taupe ode to ‘80s menswear at ELLE magazine’s Women in Hollywood event – suits are on the rise, and rightfully so. This fashion week, stray from typical pinstripes and herringbone and go bolder than ever before.
FOR DAY: Think the tuxedo with a twist. A faux-leather blazer with a peak lapel, accented with gold buttons, will add an edge to cropped black trousers and stiletto lace-up boots. Add a printed leather clutch to cinch the look.
FOR NIGHT: Go retro and take tips from the seventies. Layer a burgundy blazer over a bodysuit and team it with flared trousers. Accessorise with layered necklaces and a structured top-handle bag.
3. THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS
The front row frequenters always up the ante during fashion month, so take a page out of their playbook and elevate your sartorial standards with everything from printed silks to sequinned knitwear. The rule is, anything goes.
FOR DAY: Inject some playfulness into your knitwear. Stand out with a feather-embellished jumper tucked into figure-flattering jeans, or turn heads with a tie-dye cashmere cardigan and crepe trousers.
FOR NIGHT: Jewel-toned embroidery adds intrigue to a simple jumpsuit. Accentuate the colours with complementary cocktail rings or drop earrings.
4. THINK PINK
Pink has the power to light up the darkest of days, but it doesn't have to be saccharine. Pay homage to the hue of the season with elegance by opting for muted blush shades.
FOR DAY: Go for pink wide-legged trousers with a high waistband and a self-tie belt. Pair with peach bow-embellished mules.
FOR NIGHT: A pleated powder-pink gown with a dip-dye hem is cool and contemporary and needs little else to lift it. If you dare, wear it with a knotted seersucker headband.
5. THE MINIMALIST
Minimalism always lends an air of sleek sophistication to your look, making you stand out against the sea of over-accessorised outfits come fashion week. Whether it’s a second-skin knit dress with a faux-fur coat thrown on top or an LBD paired with a metallic cape, your look should be simple but showstopping.
FOR DAY: Go for laid-back luxe in a crepe jumpsuit with fluted sleeves. Pair with simple black loafers: less is more in this case.
FOR NIGHT: Channel old Hollywood in an open-back maxi sequinned dress. Keep your accessories to a minimum and let the dress do the talking.