Spring 2015’s Most Wearable Runway Trends

Spring 2015 Fashion Trends

Spring is officially here, which means there are new trends, lighter layers, and a range of fresh fabrics, colors, and prints to experiment with. Not sure how to transition your wardrobe into the next season? Today we’re sharing some of spring 2015’s most wearable runway trends. 

Gingham

Ditch your usual winter plaid for the more refined look of gingham. Whether you prefer a delicate shoe or entirely printed dress, this checkered print will bring preppy flare to any outfit.

Spring 2015 fashion trends | gingham fashion trend | Tory Burch Print Poplin Shirtdress; Diane von Furstenberg Vera Sandal; Hue Gingham Print Leggings; Marc by Marc Jacobs Blurred Gingham Blouse

Shop the Look: Tory Burch Print Poplin Shirtdress; Diane von Furstenberg Vera Sandal; Hue Gingham Print Leggings; Marc by Marc Jacobs Blurred Gingham Blouse

Hippie Chic

Flower power meets festival fashion this season with an abundance of flowing fabrics, busy prints, and beaded details. Channel the modern hippie look by mixing these laidback silhouettes with sophisticated accents.

Spring 2015 Fashion Trends | Topshop Daisy Jacquard Dress; Parker Eliza Tank; Nanette Lepore Cali Dreamin Silk Dress; Glamorous Print Drawstring Shorts

Shop the Look: Topshop Daisy Jacquard Dress; Parker Eliza Tank; Nanette Lepore Cali Dreamin Silk Dress; Glamorous Print Drawstring Shorts

Spring Suede

Leather has become a year-round staple in the fashion world, however this spring designers have softened up the luxe look. Work sultry suede into your daily style with a cool jacket or go modern for a night out with a fringed purse and frock. 

Spring 2015 Fashion Trends | Suede Fashion | Sam Edelman Faux Suede Moto Jacket; Topshop Suede Front Shift Dress; Topshop Suede Tassel Clutch; Nordstrom Collection Suede Jean Jacket

Shop the Look: Sam Edelman Faux Suede Moto Jacket; Topshop Suede Front Shift Dress; Topshop Suede Tassel Clutch; Nordstrom Collection Suede Jean Jacket

Shop the Look: London Fashion Week Style

Stuck in a fashion rut? We’re sharing street-chic outfits from London Fashion Week’s most stylish attendees. From winter whites to spring-inspired ensembles, these outfits offer exciting twists on your typical daytime attire. Shop the looks.

Prepfection

London Fashion Week 2015 | London Fashion Week Street Style | J.Crew Schoolboy Blazer; DSQUARED2 Dalma Miniskirt; Gucci Oversized Sunglasses; Joie Dalton Booties; Topshop Ribbed Polo Top

With proper layering, you CAN wear skirts in the cooler weather. This look combines a light mini with a cozy blazer, turtleneck, and snakeskin boots. Finish with glamorous, oversized shades for a preppy-chic feel.

Shop the Look: J.Crew Schoolboy Blazer; DSQUARED2 Dalma Miniskirt; Gucci Oversized Sunglasses; Joie Dalton Booties; Topshop Ribbed Polo Top

Winter Whites

London Fashion Week Street Style | London Fashion Week 2015 | Phase 3 Double Layer Beanie; Vince Camuto Draped Wrap Long Trench Coat; Alice + Olivia Highwaisted Eddie Slim Bootcut Pants; Nordstrom Solid Woven Cashmere Scarf; Topshop Long Sleeve Ribbed Funnel Neck Top; Enzo Angiolini Caelina d’Orsay Pump

Crisp whites bring sophistication to this simple look. This outfit balances wide legged pants with a fitted top and classic nude pumps. Finish with a powder blue trench for an understated pop of color.

Shop the Look: Phase 3 Double Layer Beanie; Vince Camuto Draped Wrap Long Trench Coat; Alice + Olivia Highwaisted Eddie Slim Bootcut Pants; Nordstrom Solid Woven Cashmere Scarf; Topshop Long Sleeve Ribbed Funnel Neck Top; Enzo Angiolini Caelina d’Orsay Pump

Spring Forward

London Fashion Week Street Style | London Fashion Week 2015 | Rag & Bone Wide Brim Beach Hat; Hinge Jersey Tank; Raj Imports Paisley Palace Scarf; AG Zip Up Legging Ankle Jeans; Tory Burch York Small Buckle Tote; Trouvé Hallie Leather Twisted Cutout Bootie

This outfit combines a spring shawl with seasonless neutrals for a versatile look that can be worn any time of year. finish with open toed booties and wide brimmed hat for that fashion-forward flare.

Shop the Look: Rag & Bone Wide Brim Beach Hat; Hinge Jersey Tank; Raj Imports Paisley Palace Scarf; AG Zip Up Legging Ankle Jeans; Tory Burch York Small Buckle Tote; Trouvé Hallie Leather Twisted Cutout Bootie

 

The Best of NYFW Fall 2015

New York Fashion Week has come to a close, however we’ve been keeping tabs on all of the mini trends to hit the runway. So, what can you expect to see in stores next fall? Aside from the usual fur accents, muted color schemes, and lengthy layers that come with fall fashion, designers have put fresh spins on classic trends that we cannot wait to try. From timeless turtlenecks to unexpected strapless cuts, we’re sharing some of our favorite trends from the fall 2015 runways.

NYFW Fall 2015 Trend: Turtlenecks

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Left to Right: Jill Stuart, Michael Kors, BCBG Max Azria

Thought there was just one way to wear turtlenecks? Think again. Jill Stuart brought summer dresses to fall fashion, teaming sleeveless frocks with turtleneck tops. Michael Kors stayed true to the classic trend, mixing perfect fall layers for a modern, monochrome look. BCBG Max Azria brought a boho vibe to the runway with a fringed white mini, a loose-fitting turtleneck, and contrasting knee-high boots.

NYFW Fall 2015 Trend: Strapless

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Left to Right: Cushnie et Ochs, Dione Lee, Bibhu Mohaparta

While “strapless” probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when discussing fall fashion, designers are proving it is an absolute must for 2015. The NYFW runways favored bare necklines and minimalist cuts, making the strapless look a timeless, seasonless staple. Cushnie et Ochs transformed a simple pant look into an eye-catching outfit with a monochrome base and modern choker. Dion Lee kept it classic with a navy, flowing cut and high slits. Bibhu Mohaparta brought color to the scene with contrasting cobalt and white fabrics.

NYFW Fall 2015 Trend: Lace

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Left to Right: Altuzarra, Diane von Furstenberg, 3.1 Phillip Lim

From full-on dresses to the tiniest details, lace was everywhere. Altuzarra utilized lace in understated necklines, pairing the delicate fabric with luxurious fur. Diane von Furstenberg brought excitement to her line with an entirely red lace dress that featured contrasting black trim. 3.1 Phillip Lim balanced heavy fall layers with a sleek lace blouse for an easy street-chic look.

New York Fashion Week: Dress Like a Showgoer

As we near the end of New York Fashion Week, we eagerly watch the final Spring/Summer 2015 trends hitting the runways and dreamy outfit inspiration walking the streets. Showgoers move from stage to stage, and street photographers capture everyone from celebrities to bloggers to fashion industry royalty in outfits that ooze shopping inspiration. Today, we bring you some of our favorite trends you can see on-display off the runway.

Slouchy Sophistication

This showgoer elevates casual boyfriend jeans by teaming them with a classic button down shirt and pumps. She adds a punch of sophistication with a structured tote and oversized watch.

New York Street Style | Zeal Optics Riviera 59mm Polarized Sunglasses; MiH The Manchester Jeans; Theory Sartorial Nareen Blouse; Kate Spade New York Reis Leather Tote; Jessica Simpson Claudette Pump; Michael Kors Lexington Chronograph Bracelet Watch

Shop the Look: Zeal Optics Riviera 59mm Polarized Sunglasses; MiH The Manchester Jeans; Theory Sartorial Nareen Blouse; Kate Spade New York Reis Leather Tote; Jessica Simpson Claudette Pump; Michael Kors Lexington Chronograph Bracelet Watch

Military Chic

This street style star channels fall’s military trend with a utilitarian shirt. She completes her outfit with a sleek leather mini skirt, printed sandals, and neutral accessories.

New York Street Style | Kate Spade New York Idiom Happily Ever After Bangle; BB Dakota Eloy Leather MiniSkirt; Halogen Tencel Denim Shirt; Joie Jaclyn Haircalf Sandals; Rebecca Minkoff Mini Crosby Cross Body Bag

Shop the Look: Kate Spade New York Idiom Happily Ever After Bangle; BB Dakota Eloy Leather MiniSkirt; Halogen Tencel Denim Shirt; Joie Jaclyn Haircalf Sandals; Rebecca Minkoff Mini Crosby Cross Body Bag

White After Labor Day

This attendee proves the “no white after Labor Day” rule is a thing of the past. She teams loose trousers and a blazer with a tucked-in blouse, minimalist sandals, and a classic black clutch. It’s worth mentioning that she was not the only one to sport white to the Fashion Shows. Many bloggers, models, and editors sported clean and crisp white staples.

New York Street Style | alice + olivia Long Tuxedo Blazer; MICHAEL Michael Kors Studs & Grommets Belt; Schutz Cady Lee Sandals; DWP Leah Utility Pants; Diane von Furstenberg 440 Envelope Clutch with Lizard Embossing; Helena Quinn Danielle Sleeveless Blouse

Shop the Look: alice + olivia Long Tuxedo Blazer; MICHAEL Michael Kors Studs & Grommets Belt; Schutz Cady Lee Sandals; DWP Leah Utility Pants; Diane von Furstenberg 440 Envelope Clutch with Lizard Embossing; Helena Quinn Danielle Sleeveless Blouse

Fashion Week Streets Around the World: London, Paris & Milan

The street style at Fashion Week never disappoints as men and women hit the shows in hopes of landing on top “Best Dressed” lists. After highlighting some of our favorite looks from our own shows here in New York, we are looking to the best dressed attendees from around the globe. See how the fashionistas of London, Paris and Milan master street-chic.

London Fashion Week Street Style 2014: Ladylike Layering

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If there’s one thing unpredictable winter weather is good for, it is mastering the art of layering. The London Fashion Week attendees showed off their layering skills with perfect mixes of textures and prints. From pastels and lace to prints on prints, these ladies sported chic outfits that could take them from season to season. 

Paris Fashion Week Street Style 2014: Flirty Florals

TopShelf Clothes | Paris Fashion Week Street Style 2014

Despite the winter-like temperatures in Paris, showgoers channeled spring fashion with floral prints. Showgoers 1 and 3 lightened up their looks with flowing floral fabrics and springy layers. Showgoer 2 went for an edgier look, mixing leather and an unexpected floral print coat.

Milan Fashion Week Street Style 2014: Simple Solids

TopShelf Clothes | Milan Fashion Week Street Style 2014

These Milan Fashion Week attendees prove that simple, solid colors are anything but basic. From head-to-toe hues to color blocked pieces, these looks required minimal accessories to create a bold, sophisticated statements.


Weekend Roundup: New York Fashion Week

With New York Fashion Week in the mix and spring right around the corner, we spent the week highlighting the best street style looks, runway trends, and spring fashion that we cannot wait to get our hands on. 

Last Week’s Snapshot:

TopShelf Clothes | New York Fashion Week

Monday’s Muse: Inspired By New York Fashion Week Street Style

Dress like a New Yorker with our favorite street style looks from New York Fashion Week. 

Tuesday’s Treasures: Spring Shoes for Every Price Range

From flats to heels, sandals to pumps, our stylists pulled the best spring shoes of the season.

Wednesday Style File: Spring Preview

In-house stylist Mae shares her tips for wearing spring’s biggest trends. Get shopping.

Thursday Runway Style: NYFW Recap- Fall 2014 Fashion Trends

From simple silhouettes to bold structures, the fall 2014 runways revealed refreshing updates on the usual styles. See our favorites from NYFW. 

Friday Lifestyles: At-Home Workouts to Get You Through Winter

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NYFW Recap: Fall 2014 Fashion Trends

From simple silhouettes to bold structures, eye-catching prints to modern color blocks, the fall 2014 runways revealed refreshing updates on the usual trends. What can you look forward to this year? Aside from the usual neutral color palettes, coats, and leather that we see every fall, this year it is all about the easy statements. See how top designers created their show-stopping styles.

Fall 2014 Fashion Trends: The New Colorblock

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Narciso Rodriguez

TopShelf Clothes | Fall 2014 Fashion Trends

Sophie Theallet

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Patchwork construction and colorblock styles will make a bold statement this fall. Narciso Rodriguez used wide, vertical stripes to update simple silhouettes. Sophie Theallet mixed fabrics and textures on dresses, jackets and pants for a stylish, fuss-free statement.

Fall 2014 Fashion Trends: Fur Accents

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While fur fashion returns each fall, this year it is less about the full fur coat and more about the accents. ADEAM utilized structured fur scarves to update the classic trend. Marissa Web showcased soft fur necklines and collars to add a delicate touch of luxe to layers.

Fall 2014 Fashion Trends: Colorful Prints

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Tory Burch

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You can count on wearing your summer prints for fall this year. The Fall 2014 runways displayed a variety of designs ranging from new florals to geometric patterns. Tory Burch opted for busy, monochrome prints on everything from shirt-dresses to trousers. Carolina Herrera featured a variety of triangles, diamonds and other geometric patterns to add a punch of edge to her flowing silhouettes.

Inspired by New York Fashion Week Street Style

Although it’s been frigid here in New York, that hasn’t stopped New York Fashion Week showgoers from bringing their a-game. Today’s fashionistas are proving that with the right layering, you can go from traditional bulky outerwear to chic and slender. From fur to leather, from patterns to prints, we are sharing some of New York Fashion Week’s most wearable street style looks.

TopShelf Clothes | NYFW Street Style

NYFW Street Style: Mad for Plaid

TopShelf Clothes | NYFW Street Style

Plaid plus fur is a match made in winter heaven. This outfit combines luxe neutrals and bright plaid to make a bold statement.

Shop the Look: Zara Checked Coat; Alexander Wang Large Marion Satchel; Barneys New York Faux Fur Crossover Scarf (42% Off); Jeffrey Campbell Oklahoma Over the Knee Boot

NYFW Street Style: Simply Striped

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Stripes look amazing any time of the year, making this outfit a great investment. Wear it now with a statement coat and take it to spring with strappy sandals.

Shop the Look: Kristen Blake Single Breasted Lambswool Blend Coat; Stuart Weitzman Jump Peep Toe Bootie; Vince Camuto Retro Midi Tube Skirt; Loeffler Randall Lock Leather Clutch; alice + olivia Rolled Sleeve Boxy Crop; SmartWool Quilted Cable Socks

NYFW Street Style: Minimalist Chic

TopShelf Clothes | NYFW Street Style

Black and white and gray all over. You can’t go wrong with leather and knits. This showgoer combines everybody’s staple hues in one minimalist, chic outfit.

Shop the Look: Theory Zigzag Jacquard Sweater; Topshop Faux Leather Leggings; Kate Spade New York Cobble Hill Mini Minka; Munro Linda Boot; Via Spiga Faux Leather Trim Herringbone Tweed Coat

5 Fashion Apps to Download for New York Fashion Week

TopShelf Clothes | The Best Fashion Apps

It happens every year- you hear the fashion week hype, you see the “best dressed” recaps, and you even get a preview of trends that are to come. But, what if you could easily stay up to date with fashion news in real time? This year you can. Today we’re sharing the best fashion apps to help you experience New York Fashion Week like a pro, even if your invite got lost in the mail.

The Best Fashion Apps: 

  1. The News Style.com (free):  Style.com is essentially a fashion Bible. So it is unsurprising that they have an amazing app for your Smartphone. The Style.com app offers fashion news, show reviews, and catwalk images from every designer as well as instant commentaries and critiques of the latest trends. 
  2. The Cheat Sheet  Speak Chic ($1.99): Speak Chic is a savior, whether you work in fashion, plan to attend fashion week or just want to sound like you know your stuff. What does it do? Speak Chic features nearly 300 brands and designer names WITH the correct pronunciation (audio and phonetic spelling) for each. You can even save your favorites in case you need a quick refresher.
  3. The Street Style Chic Feed ($0.99): If you love fashion bloggers as much as we do, this is the app for you. Chic Feed puts all of the best blogger outfit shots in one neat feed, showcasing the latest trends in action as well as amazing outfit inspiration.
  4. The Planner NYFWList (available by request): Now, if you are lucky enough to attend fashion week, the CFDA’s NYFWList app is essential. The app aims to help show goers stay organized during fashion week through its “all in one” tracking system. What does it do? NYFWList features a full list of shows and presentations, which can be filtered by date, designer, location and other categories and then added to your calendar. The CFDA also plans to add a feature that offers transportation suggestions, which is more than necessary when traveling between boroughs.
  5. The Behind the Scenes Fun Instagram (Free): Last, but certainly not least, there is Instagram. See whom our must-follow accounts are for behind the scenes fashion week entertainment.

 

Designer Spotlight: Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren has been a household name since he began designing in 1968. Starting with a line of ties and menswear, Ralph Lauren acquired enough business to launch his own in-store boutique at Bloomingdales. Within just a few years, Ralph Lauren expanded his brand to womenswear, fragrance, home furnishings, and numerous other departments that contributed to his powerful global empire.

TopShelf Clothes | Ralph Lauren Fall 2013Now at 73 years old, Ralph Lauren’s designs have taken on a distinct look that satisfies a wide range of styles. From his signature preppy polos and blazers to his mix of luxurious fabrics and feminine cuts, Lauren’s designs offer something for everyone. So, what’s in store this fall? 

 A Look at Ralph Lauren Fall 2013:

The Ralph Lauren Fall 2013 collection showcased a fusion of leather, fur and feminine waistlines. Much of the collection was in black, as he used textures and structures to make a statement. As for the colorful pieces, Lauren incorporated a mix of velvet fabrics in deep jewel tones and with a select few bold white ensembles as well.

TopShelf Clothes | Ralph Lauren Fall 2013

What’s up next? As we turn our heads to the plaid trend this week, we will definitely be scoping out Ralph Lauren’s latest retail designs. From deep green patterns to classic red tartan, Lauren has provided a chic and sophisticated take on the comfortable fall trend.