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What can Austinites learn from New York Fashion Week? PLUS 5 fall fashion tips!

2010 September 15
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“What can Austinites learn from New York’s Fashion Week?”

Coming off of our own Austin Fashion Week, I thought it was an important question to ask. I mean, it’s not like you’re going to wear some of the crazy stuff that comes down the runway anyway. Or let’s be honest, pay for something so ridiculously expensive. So does it really matter? Well, yes, yes it does.

Christian Siriano, spring 2011 collections during Fashion Week in New York.

The reason I say this is because while Austin has always taken pride in its own unique fashion, we must admit we do take inspiration from larger cities such as New York, London and Los Angeles just as they have started taking notice of our cool, eclectic style.  That’s one of the best things about Austin fashion, we are able to take international trends and make them our own.

Photo Credit: Joanna at Keep Austin Stylish,

So I’m going to share a secret. Ready?

An event like New York Fashion Week helps us. It enables designers to present their collections to a group of press, bloggers and buyers and disseminate info very quickly to people like yourselves. It allows us to get a feeling about where fashion is going next year and then you can pick and choose how to incorporate current trend pieces into your everyday style.

So what are some of the upcoming Fall trends can we learn from New York fashion week to incorporate into our own?

(1) Capes & Ponchos

2010 Fall New York Fashion Week ponchos

For Austinites, we might not get the brutally cold New York weather, but when the hot temperatures start to fluctuate nothing would be more perfect than a short poncho to help make the transition between summer to winter that more fashion forward.

(2) Neutrals

Camel and browns, the consistent stable of New York Fashion Week.

Camel is the new black and we can take a note from New York fashion in incorporating it into our regular everyday attire as a consistent staple piece. Try it in pants, blouses or short jackets, and use your accessories for the unique pops of color.

(3) Structured Blazer

Structured blazers for men and women keep popping up this Fall as one of the best accessories

Still have lots of summer dresses your not ready to put away yet? Try pairing them with a structured jacket and you’ve just taken your summer style to Fall forward fashion in under $20. Men, do the same thing by pairing a more structured jacket with shorts or jeans and your on your way to being stylish.

(4) Fux Fur

A little bit classic, a little bit rock and roll - fux fur stays cool during the 2010 New York fashion runway

While you might have your own opinions about fur, faux-fur can take any ole’ boring jacket or vest up a notch and add an element of luxury and a bit of fun.

(5) One color - head to toe!

Oscar de la Renta 2010 Fall New York design

All over color is another one of those styles that allows you to keep using your summer pieces into Fall by adding a new piece here or there, plus you can then use each piece individually to create another five looks - economical and fashionable!

So for these upcoming fall fashions how do you plan to shop or rework your closet?

What fall trend are you most excited about?

What style are we missing that is a Fall must?

How do you think New York and Austin fashion compare?

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  1. September 15, 2010

    Haha did you get that photo of that dude by the subway from my blog? I took it when I was in New York this past spring and I used it in my blog post comparing New York fashion and Austin fashion.

    • Linsey Krauss permalink
      September 15, 2010

      So weird! I found it on Google images with no source, thank you so much for solving the mystery!!:) I’ll update the photo with credit to you and a link to your blog. From one blogger to another, thanks again for stopping by and checking us out!

      • September 15, 2010

        haha no problem. I just thought that was funny. I was like, hey that photo looks familiar, WAIT i took that! ha. The other day I googled something in order to add a link to a post I had already posted and the second thing that popped up was the blog post that I was working on. Not very helpful, but kinda cool.

  2. September 21, 2010

    Well don’t you think that now you must move towards the Autumn Fashion. And yes I’ve seen these pictures in my Google surfing. Thanks

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