As NYFW comes to a close, you’re likely itching to try every Fall 2015 trend (without breaking the bank). The key? Shopping your own closet. See how we’re styling four off-the-runway looks right now using pieces already in our wardrobes.

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February 19, 2015

Following Pantone’s lead, an eclectic color palette has paraded down the New York Fashion Week runways this past week. The main takeaway? Everyday neutrals have been punched up with soft brights and pastels. Yep, the hues you’re stocking up on for spring will transition right into next fall.

Fall 2015 Color Combos at NYFW

Classic Combos
Say hello to the usual suspects. Winter white, rich navy, and camel all took their turns anchoring looks on the runway. Midnight shades were spotted on timeless coats at Oscar de la Renta and Kendall Jenner opened Diane von Furstenberg in a white wrap dress, while camel suede further cemented the season’s 70s revival.

Lively Complements
Pastels and brights serve as ladylike partners for those tried-and-true neutrals. But come fall, they move beyond mint and lavender. Marigold and peach tones (perfectly paired at J.Crew) are your fast-pass to making a statement without going overboard.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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February 18, 2015

Marissa Webb is having a nonstop week. Juggling her own label with a side gig as the creative drive behind Banana Republic, she’s showing two Fall 2015 collections. (No biggie, right?) And with all eyes on her menswear-inspired aesthetic, Marissa continues to churn out ultra-wearable looks. Yesterday, we spoke backstage at her Made Fashion Week show about runway prep, her influences, and key fall silhouettes.

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February 13, 2015

The Big Apple is buzzing every day of the year, but come February and September, that on-the-go crowd becomes an impeccably dressed one. You guessed it: New York Fashion Week is in town. And the magic isn’t limited to the catwalk and backstage bustle. Here we’ve mapped out 10 notable places to live the stylish life. Read up and print out.

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February 12, 2015

Change is in the air for New York Fashion Week. Yesterday WWD reported that come September, runways will swap Lincoln Center for yet-to-be-named downtown digs. According to the event’s organizers, it’s too early to disclose the new destination. However, site theories abound. Could several venues host the seasonal show? And what about Culture Shed, which is still being built?

The world-famous event has also dropped Mercedes-Benz from its title. From now on, it will simply be called New York Fashion Week (which is what we’ve all been calling it anyway). So in February, say your final goodbyes to Lincoln Center and keep your eyes peeled for NYFW’s next home-sweet-home.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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January 6, 2015

The rumors are true: after this February’s showsNew York Fashion Week will be forced out of Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park, its home since 2010.

The NYC Parks Advocates just reached a settlement with the city after arguing that NYFW’s tents and equipment illegally took over the public space, using the park for commercial purposes. Due to their claim, Fashion Week will be prevented from renewing its contract with Lincoln Center, which was supposed to house the event until 2020.

Although a new location hasn’t been named yet, I have no doubt the street-style stars will flock (#selfies and all).

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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December 19, 2014

No doubt there are as many eyes on the sidewalks during fashion month as there are on the runways. And one of the biggest draws for street-style photographers? Shoes. From New York to London, the style elite have been flaunting fall’s must-have boots: over-the-knee stunners, dressed-up moto styles, and cutout booties. Here’s how to work them into your wardrobe.

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Cutout
From sporty caged styles to color-blocked pointed toes, there is a cutout for every mood. Opt for a strappy, colorful stiletto to complement a menswear-inspired trouser or amp up a simple shift dress with chunky-heeled, open-toe bootie.

Over-the-Knee
One of the sexier boot silhouettes, OTK also serves a dual purpose as one of the warmest. Suede, heeled, or flat – the extended height is ideal for experimenting with a short hemline and textured tights. Go for a sultry look with a lace-up version (just don’t be surprised if the cameras follow).

Moto-Inspired
You already know the power of a low-key moto boot, but the latest iterations are anything but simple. With studded bone-white leather and mixed chain detailing, designers are reinventing this perennial off-duty-model favorite. Let this trend do the talking stomping and keep the rest of your outfit classic – think boyfriend jeans and a chunky sweater.

Shop these and more sidewalk boot trends in our Street-Style Star: Rebecca Minkoff Boots & More Boutique, which opened Thursday, September 18, at 11AM ET.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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September 18, 2014

On Monday night, all-American design house Ralph Lauren launched its first-ever Polo Ralph Lauren womenswear collection at Central Park’s Cherry Hill. And this was no typical runway. Instead, holographic models were projected on a 60-foot-tall, 150-foot-wide screen of water for a 4D fashion show. Yes, a wall of H2O (the fourth dimension).

The presentation paid true homage to New York and featured prefilmed models in front of dreamy cityscapes like the Brooklyn Bridge and the High Line. Each high-definition scene transitioned seamlessly into the next, offering a fusion of technology, art, and, of course, fashion.

The front row was packed with A-listers like Vogue’s editor in chief Anna Wintour, as well as models Karolina Kurkova and Karlie Kloss (no strangers to NYFW). Model-of-the-moment Kendall Jenner even dubbed the event worthy of her Instagram. Can you blame her?

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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September 10, 2014

Project Runway alum–turned–New York Fashion Week regular Christian Siriano is a true success story. And his Spring 2015 Collection? In icy arctic blues and greens, sharp laser-cut patterns, and crystal embroidery – inspired by the diffusion of light and reflective transparency of Sergio Redegalli’s glass sculptures – well, it’s par for the course.

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Makeup artist Polly Mellon helped bring the vision to life, with models batting glittery eyelashes as they strutted around the set’s tall framed mirrors. We suspect shimmering lids will be a beauty trend with staying power (and one that would look particularly good on front-row guest Coco Rocha). So we connected with Polly to get the scoop on how to bring the iridescent look home.

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September 9, 2014

 

On the eve of New York Fashion Week, the industry gathered at Lincoln Center to support an often-overlooked group of women: female veterans transitioning to civilian life. Dubbed Salute the Runway, the show featured 15 servicewomen who modeled LBDs from a stylish designer roster. As both a military wife and a fashion editor, I attended proudly.

Salute the Runway

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September 4, 2014