MBFW Report from the Runway-Day 1 Favorite-BCBG Max Azria
For those of you who don’t know, yesterday New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week began and both Danielle and I have been busy scanning the runways to bring you what we think is best for Fall 2013. I know, it’s not even Spring yet, but Fashion works that way…constantly keeping a few seasons ahead of what we’re wearing.
Since it’s not Fall yet, why would you care what’s happening on the runway in NYC?
Well, I take it as an opportunity to know what to look for on the sale racks NOW. There’s nothing better than snagging a deal or two that I can stash away until the next season arrives…especially those 80% off the last ticketed price kind that this time of year is famous for!
I also look at it as a way to interpret some of the trends into this current or coming seasons so that my look stays fresh and hopefully I don’t look the same as
every other person sitting around in their pjs watching fashion week via live streaming walking down the street!
OK, so enough of that. Here’s what I consider
The BEST of Day 1: BCBG Max Azria !
Just like the moment Angelina showed a little leg on the red carpet, these leather leggings had me the moment I caught a glimpse of skin ! I’ve already scanned the net to see when I can have them…I love how they’re a legging, a stirrup, and give the illusion of a boot, but they’re not any of the above when taken together! I also adore them over the classic pointy-toed pumps, but I’d pop these on over my fave short boots too…just to take them to a sexy, skin-hugging OTK in an instant!
Note that these are paired with length and layers (and if today’s shows are any indication, that’s a theme that runs rampant for F2013). Don’t toss those maxis yet ladies. Add a little peek-a-boo slit on the side (or have your tailor do it) and you’ve got an instant revamp of a staple that just does not want to fade away!
All the patterned and to-die-for feathery fur that was walking down the runway also presents a great opportunity at the SALE RACK right now. Scan for faux versions for an even better price point! And forgive me…but tell me that those leggings in black aren’t HOT…sorry, they’re distracting me
How can you take the Looks from runway to real life?
I’ll use BCBG’s emphasis on long and sheer as an example! I’m not sure how this translates for Fall 2013 without freezing your patewtie off…but I love it none-the-less…plus, the sheer black maxi is something you can find on sale NOW!
I’d pull this look forward for this coming spring and summer, layered over a sweet lace skirt or shorts, like the ones Danielle was talking about on the lace trends post, along with these Ariats (still a fave of mine!). FYI, the detailing on these boots are also bang on-trend with all the laser-cut leather that BCBG Max Azria was showing, so you’ll be wearing them for some time to come!
So, the trick to adding Runway to your wardrobe?
Pick a piece and try to incorporate it into your personal style. Let’s face it, most of us are not 10′ tall Amazons who can pull off the whole look at once. Not to mention the runway does that for effect. It’s theatre that exaggerates the trends so that they stands out against all others. Most of us need to tone it down a little in order to work it into our everyday lives AND be comfortable while we do it!
So what do you think? Is there anything in Day 1 that you’d consider working into your wardrobe?
Ok, time for me to get out of my pjs and get something done…like FIND those leather leggings! Yes, I’m obsessed! If you see them first, help a girl out and point me in the right direction, will ya?
Have a great day Y’all!