Agata P, Ashley Baluyut, and Caitie Schlisserman.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Laughing in the Purple Rain, Milk Teeths, and Lady à la Mode.
If you need to adorable-ize (what? That's a word.) any outfit in a snap, turn to a Peter Pan collar. These rounded collars offer a touch of vintage girliness to any ensemble and are super simple to style with literally anything. You can pair them with sweaters, skirts, jumpers—nothing is off-limits! It was SO hard to pick only three looks that were our favorite, but we're sure you'll agree that their out-of-the-box styling will inspire you pick up something with a Peter Pan collar immediately after reading this.
We asked people to show us their style at New York Fashion Week.
Runways models and stylish celebs weren't the only ones dressed to impress at this season's New York Fashion Week. Fashion Week is a time to bust out your most fabulous everything, an excuse to mull painstakingly over each and every detail from the width of a lapel to the precise hue of red (Scarlet? Tomato? Bordeaux??) to ensure when you step out to Lincoln Center or Milk or Chelsea Piers, you're dressed to the NINES. All week long we took to the streets to capture the beautiful and wacky satorial adventures of all the well-heeled Fashion Week participants. While the Spring 2012 shows may be over for Manhattan, we can still reminisce about each expertly crafted ensemble, every carefully selected accessory and all the fabulous people behind them with this crafty little homage. Check out the video after the jump to see what cute and crazy outfits we spotted hitting the pavement for Fashion Week!
We asked people to show us their style on Fashion's Night Out.
Alright, you little stylettes. Here we are in the THICK of Fashion Week. How has it been for you? We imagine you're either reading this on your smart phone as you flit from fashion show to fashion show, pretending to be assistants to major mag editors to finagle your way past steely security/PR peeps (or maybe you have your own seating assignments, we don't know!!!). OR you've dropped off the grid (but not for long) to nurse your feet in a warm bath with chamomile and lavender because those puppies are high-heeled OUT. And as I type all that, the thought of that feels reeeeally good on my brain right now. As in, if I weren't the clumsiest person alive, I would totally be writing this while my feet soak in the tub because them dogs iz BAWRKIN'!!! *sigh* The things we do for FASHUN, right? Whatevs, I can always get my knee cartilage replaced (or can I?), but the record of me looking extra fabulous on Fashion's Night Out cannot be stricken. Plus, I HAD to keep up with all the other stylish ladies and gents who came out that night. And lemme tell you, there were A TON. Check out the video after the jump to see what cute and crazy outfits we spotted hitting the pavement of Soho for FNO!
Kat Kao, Cosette Munch, and Annika M.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Kats Love Fashion, Crack Cosette Munch, and According to Annika.
If there's one absolute must-have accessory to buy before heading back to school, it's knee socks. Knitted thigh-highs instantly transform an outfit from just plain cute to over-the-top adorable. Not only will they make your classmates super jealous, but they're a practical way to transition from summer to fall without having to stow away those short skirts just yet. Check out how these bloggers sported their over-the-knee socks in three equally adorable ways!
Katherine, Charlie May, and Karolina Sabala.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Plenty Of Hangers, Girl A La Mode, and So In Carmel.
Don't worry—we'll refrain from saying things like, "That print is out this WORLD!" or "I could get lost in those leggings forever!" (even though we, um, just did) and just say this: cosmic print is freaking AWESOME. Christopher Kane single-handedly birthed the galaxy print trend, and we've been eyeing his line since last year. With fall slowly approaching, it'd be a perfect time to bust out the darker cosmic colors the galaxy naturally creates and mix it with a leather jacket or some black tights. Let's see how fashion bloggers put their own spin on this solar system trend!
Raphaelle Fernandez, Elle Ribera, and Camille Co.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Love Your Passion, Opium Poppies, and It's Camille Co.
From bags to shoes to shirts, nothing is left behind when it comes to fringe! The hippie-inspired trend has officially taken over, and we're in LOVE with the simplicity behind the strips of softly-moving fabric. It adds instant movement to any ensemble and can be sported in an endless amount of ways. We found three bloggers who weren't afraid to make fringe the main focal point in their outfits for a gorgeous bohemian look that we're dying to try.
Morgan Joanel, Nicola Kirkbride, and Carla Violet.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers MojoMade, Nicola-Claire, and Little Miss Violet.
Quick! Erase all memories of over-sized rainbow tie-dye tees paired with hemp necklaces and Birkenstocks—we've got three BEYOND adorable ensembles that'll make you rethink the '60s style. From tanks to skirts to pants, anything can be transformed into a dye-lightful (heh, sorry) staple. We found three bloggers who rocked tie-dye in ways that are more hip and less hippie.
The entire MTV Style staff in Skele-Toes.
Photo: MTV Style
Here at MTV Style, we wear heels or platforms...basically every day. We break our backs, pulverize the cartilege in our knees, and get nasty blisters all for the sake of FASHUNN. So today, we decided to do things a little differently. We've ditched our sky-highs for some Fila Skele-Toes, aka "those toeshoes." We're chronicling our adventures via the MTV Style Twitter AND our personal Twitters. Follow the shenanigans with the hashtag #daywithoutheels. We can't believe how short we all are. The air is so thick and luxurious down here...
THE ORIGINAL TWEET:
A dress by Kindall Almond, a tunic by Sam O'Brien, a maxi by Simone Kurland, and.
Photo: Courtesy of Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters put nine Pratt Institute students through a sort of mini Project Runway-esque competition this summer. The challenge was to design a dress with the store's customer in mind, and the prize for the top three designers would be the chance to sell their dresses at Urban Outfitters this fall. However, the catch (because you know these fashion competitions are always throwing a birdseed-only type of curveball) was that the designers had to work strictly with jersey. So, almost like a "turn this t-shirt into a dress" kind of deal where the biggest weapon in your toolbox is imagination. Top that, Heidi Klum!
Connie Cao, Ms. Fitz, and Maria Confer.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers K Is For Kani, Ms. Fitz, and Lulu Letty.
We know what you're thinking—overalls? REALLY? The answer is: Yes. Yes, yes, and more yes. We're here to bust the myth that overalls are only reserved for farmers and fourth graders because we've got three shining examples of how to make them work. And not just like, "Oh, those overall are cool, I GUESS," but like, "Whoa. You're the best dressed person in this room. And you're in overalls. Sweet!" Let's dive a little deeper into these one-piece wonder ensembles!