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What to Wear to Fashion Week: New York

What We're Packing For New York Fashion Week

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New York Fashion Week officially kicks off tomorrow, bringing us a first glimpse at the Spring 2012 collections. While all eyes may be on the runways, the seriously chic attendees also get lots of attention. Between celeb-studded front rows and the best street style of the year, Fashion Week is a time when our style radar is on high. It's about that time when we plan our outfits, and here are the essentials to looking chic for the week:

  • Loafers are the must-have shoe, we have a flat and heel version picked out.
  • Cropped pants are key for warmish September days, plus they show off your shoes. We have a leather and a colorblock version.
  • Speaking of colorblock, it's the way to work in color and it channels the season's 60s trends.
  • If you splurge on a dress, make sure it's a bold color or cool print. That way you won't need anything else to make a statement.
  • Find one or two pieces of bold jewelry, like a bib necklace or a strong cuff, to elevate outfits.
  • Be prepared for the weather with the right outerwear; a classic trench and tailored blazer are must haves.
  • Do your dry cleaning, get your mani/pedi, and have your favorite shoes re-soled in advance!
  • Click our slideshow to shop our picks for what to wear to New York Fashion Week.

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