New York Fashion Week Style Guide


08-09-2011 | In : Beauty, Fashion

It’s that time of the year again, when many of us will be jetting off to the States to go and catch the shows. With so much to do and so little time we know that even the glitterati need help when it comes to throwing together their NYC capsule wardrobe. Before you leave, take a minute to check out style guru, Arabella Greenhill’s tips on what to do in the city. For those of you who won’t be in the Big Apple you can stay up to date from the comfort of your home by tuning in to a new channel on YouTube that is set to broadcast more than 30 of the shows as well as beauty and trend reports. Access the channel at

Here’s a quick look at what’s going into our New York Fashion Week leather holdall:

What to Wear – Going to the Shows:

Run around NYC in Autumn’s favourite colours: Clockwise from top left: pewter sequin distressed jacket by IRO, £517. Aztec print vest by Atelier, £50. Burgundy skinny cords by Current/Elliott, £175. Deep red terracotta suede wedges by Opening Ceremony, £270. Powder, £26. brush, £32. and eye pencil, £17. by BECCAAesop dry hand gel, £9 and Anya Hindmarch’s gorgeous orange zip up bag, £495.

What to Wear – Going to the Parties:

As soon as darkness falls it’s time to hit the cocktails: Paired with killer heels by ASH, £129 , sterling silver owl necklace by Hillier, £295 and precious metals leather clutch by Diane Von Furstenberg, £255, IRO’s backless sequin dress will do the talking, £390. Capture attentions by defining your brows and blushing your lips and cheeks. For this, Blinc Eyebrow Mousse, £16.50 and BECCA Cheek and Lip Tint, £20, will do the job nicely.

What to Wear – If in doubt, Go American, Go in Black:

We love our American brands – they make up a designer wardrobe every woman dreams of. Clockwise from top left: black lace dress by Joie, £295.  Little black dress by Halston Heritage, £270. Cashmere leggings by Majestic, £120. Silk and chiffon sheer blouse by king of  shirt makers, Equipment, £220. Midnight blue suede ankle boots by Opening Ceremony, £275. Suede and leather chain bag by Diane Von Furstenberg, £365.

Don’t Forget: 

Even if you’re leaving in a hurry, make sure you don’t forget our New York Fashion Week essentials: Our all-time fave all-American lip balm, Carmex, £2.50, this indispensable little notebook from te Neues, £7.99 and last but not least, this hand made toothbrush from Kent, £15.

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