Let New York's hottest street style looks inspire your outfits this week...
It’s New York’s turn to take the style spotlight as the fashion world heads to the Big Apple to take in the first spring/summer 2015 collections.
And while the pieces on the runway won’t be available to buy for a few months yet, we can take wardrobe inspiration from those heading to the shows as the sidewalk is transformed in to a catwalk.
Give your late summer wardrobe the edge with a few tips from these stylish women…
Add a splash of red for an instant update
Wearing red from top to toe might feel too daring, so dip your toe by snapping up an accessory in the siren shade. Blogger Chiara Ferragni’s red shoes make this outfit feel fresh.
The key piece: LK Bennett’s Floret Saffiano Patent Point Toe Court, £180
Forgiving and oh-so-wearable, you can’t go wrong in feminine shapes, and the good news is that the pleated midi skirt isn’t going anywhere for autumn. Eye-catching metallics provide an instant update. Tone down with a white shirt for an office-friendly ensemble and be sure to add some much needed height with a heel.
The key piece: Whistles Daisy Foil Skirt, £125
Flared, slouchy, skinny – anything goes when it comes to autumn’s new trouser shape, so why not try something new? Slim legs can pull off a tapered geometric print, while a wide-leg will glide over big thighs. Culottes can work for chilly days too, just keep it simple on top with an unfussy knit and add an ankle boot.
The key piece: Warehouse Formed Culottes, £55
A crisp white shirt that fits you perfectly looks simple yet super chic and gives those summer pieces longevity. Button yours right to the top and team with a pencil skirt like Editor, Eva Chen now. Come winter, it’ll be your wardrobe hero for dressing down heavy embellishment and metallics, or adding a layer under that sleeveless shift dress.
The key piece: Hobbs London White Jodie Shirt, £79
We’re not suggesting you rush out and buy graffiti print jeans, but denim definitely doesn’t have to be boring! Pep up that weekend staple by opting for a patchwork pair, going high-waist or giving distressed denim a spin. Just keep the styling simple on top.
The key piece: J Brand 9044 Jake in Distressed Denim, £207
Khaki, cream and brown will reinvent your fallback autumn fashion looks. Those in the know are snapping up a toffee or caramel hued bag.
The key piece: Zara Two-Tone Mini City Bag, £39.99
A buttersoft leather skirt will make that transition from sunny September days to chilly October mornings so much easier. This season the high street is moving away from black so experiment with deep tones or soft creamy colours. Wear with a simple blouse now then add a knit when the mercury drops.
The key piece: Marks and Spencer Leather Pencil Skirt, £149
Summer’s bold prints have more of a folksy feel this season as fashion has officially fallen for retro florals all over again. Take style notes from this stylish New Yorker by sticking to grown-up dress shapes – the longer the length, the more you’re in line with the new season mood.
The key piece: Hobbs Invitation Gulidhall Dress, £189