Though the styles spotted on the streets of New York Fashion Week this time around were overall less kooky than those of recent seasons, there’s always an element of fantasy to what we see most show-goers wearing. It is Fashion Week after all, and what’s fashion without a little drama?
As entertaining as all that is though—and as fun as it is to see feather tutus, top hats, and Sponge Bob Square Pants on the streets—most of us just don’t find that kind of zaniness actually inspiring when it comes to putting our real-life outfits together.
That’s why I’m loving these three eye-catching, but still totally reasonable outfits. They’re each totally gorgeous and chic—but still totally practical and easy-to-wear. Coincidentally, they all involve a button-down shirt and play off the classic, all-American color combo of red, white, and blue. I’m liking this combo for early fall—it feels fresh and, despite it’s Fourth of July connotations, not too summery.
1. Plaid mini skirt, classic blue button-down shirt, black bomber jacket, buckled flats.The bomber jacket and flats really pull this look together and give it a modern, downtown look.
2. Red culottes, navy blazer, white button-down, tan accessories. Culottes are the new midi-skirt. Paired with a blazer they look professional but not overly serious.
3. Striped pants, white button-down, navy sweater, bright clutch. The new pant shape! High-waisted with a slight flare. Even without stripes they make your legs look miles-long.