InStyle Editors' Fantasy Outfits for the First Day of #NYFW
Much like the first day of school or work, the first day of New York Fashion Week involves a great deal of planning ahead, especially when it comes to mapping out what to wear. But when you're working within confines of reality, ensembles can skew more pragamatic than thrilling. And what's fun about that?
We asked five InStyle editors to take practicality (and budget restrictions) out of the equation, and they dreamed up next-level fantasy first-day-of-NYFW that make good on style and splurge.
Ali Pew, Senior Style Editor
"I always wear black, white, and navy, but during fashion week I like to add a little punch. I love this Marni graphic print top—the shape is so modern and flattering, and the Loewe bag complements the colors so well. The Balenciaga skirt, Chloe boots, and Hirotaka rings would be the most amazing staples to add to my wardrobe, I know they'd be in weekly rotation!"
Shop the look: Balenciaga skirt, $1,185; net-a-porter.com. Marni top, $1,200; net-a-porter.com. Hirotaka ear cuff, $160; barneys.com. Loewe bag, $1,961; farfetch.com. Chloe boots, $960; matchesfashion.com.
Danielle Prescod, Accessories Editor
"Fashion Week in September is 1000x better than fashion week in February. Since the temperature is delightfully above three degrees, I like to get in my last few wears of sandals, mini skirt and dresses before boot season. This season, I am really feeling denim and diamonds, but I guess, when am I not? I know that I will most likely be in Adidas sneakers the entire time but since this is a fantasy, I am going to hope I make it at least an hour in these Sophia Websters."
Shop the look: Alix bodysuit, $78; alixnyc.com. Sandy Liang skirt, $126; avenue32.com. Sophia Webster shoes, $595; neimanmarcus.com. Fendi bag, $1,550; nordstrom.com. Westward Leaning glasses, $205; westwardleaning.com. Fallon necklace, $375; fallonjewelry.com.
Mia Solkin, Market Editor
"Every editor knows the schedules are insane, the days are long, and more often than not, trekking it on foot is the quickest and most efficient way to navigate our concrete jungle. I’d pair these cute Valentino sneakers with a pair of easy jeans, add it with the top of last season to amp up the look and if a fantasy outfit means no holding back, (and it does, right?) why not add this sparkly Fendi guy to make it a fashion week-worthy look."
Wendy Wallace, Market Director
"This is basically my everyday uniform, but the super luxe high-end version. I always love a pencil skirt and one with a zipper is a plus. This fashion week, I refuse to carry a big bag around, so this mini bag is key. Adding some cool accessories and shades and I’m good to go."
Shop the look: Givenchy skirt, $6,100; netaporter.com. Balenciaga bag, $1,935; barneys.com. Pierre Hardy sandal, $995; editorialist.com. Nina Ricci coat, $1,851; matchesfashion.com. Thierry Lasry sunglasses, $385; netaporter.com. Repossi ring, $4940; ssense.com.
Meggan Crum, Accessories Director
"We're always on the go during fashion week, so I like to keep things easy, simple, and classic. I love neutral colored pieces, like navy and gray, mixed with pops of autumnal colors. Classic looks incorporating menswear, with feminine elements like pumps and delicate hoops earrings, are my everyday go-to."
Shop the look: Stella McCartney pants, $775; net-a-porter.com. Proenza Schouler top, $1,450; farfetch.com. Gianvito Rossi shoes, $606; farfetch.com. Marni bag, $2,260; farfetch.com. Apple watch, $99; apple.com. Hirotaka earrings, $795; barneys.com. Dior sunglasses, $595; nordstrom.com. RMS lip gloss, $25; rmsbeauty.com.