New York Fashion Week

If it wasn’t for Polyvore, I probably would not have known that New York Fashion Week was from Feb. 8 to Feb. 16 this year.

This week, Polyvore is running three contests to make it extra special for the Polyvore community:

  1. Win it: NYFW Trend Spotting: Hot Pink
  2. Win it: NYFW Trending Spotting: Plaid
  3. Win it: NYFW: Street Style

Three winners of each contest will received $100 Visa gift card.

Between just returning from a vacation and the Chinese New Year, I have not had the chance to create many sets.  Here are some of my creations:

1. Hot Pink

I’ve grown to like pink over the last few months and I like to combine various shades of pink in my sets.

This is the casual look.  It’s not very difficult to style a casual outfit. However, it did take me a while to find the right pieces. I wanted to make sure that they would give the entire set a right balance of pink.

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This is the dressed-up look. When I saw this fabulous Gucci top, I thought I’d style it with a floral dress. Winter has been long and cold. This reminds of spring. Since it’s still winter, what could be more stylish than to pair the look with a faux fur coat. To finish the look, I chose a D&G bag and these amazing Balenciaga knife pumps.

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2. Plaid

Plaid is somewhat challenging. I’ve seen some sets with too much plaid or different patterns and colours of plaid that really do not go well together.

When I hear the word plaid, I usually think of red and black plaid pants. Don’t know why. For this contest, I wanted to do something different.

Instead of starting with a pair of plaid pants, I drew inspiration from this Betsey Johsnon Alley Cat wool plaid coat with faux fur sleeves. I wanted more plaid for the rest of the outfit but not too much. The Suno plaid scarf tie blouse was the perfect choice. I initially wanted a pair of brown or beige pants but when I saw these blue Maggie Marilyn flared pants, I was sold.

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This plaid set was inspired by the NYFW street style photos on the web. I knew I wanted to include a puffer coat and long plaid skirt. But not a monochrome set. To style the rest of the look, I found the Joseph Ribbed wool sweater which looks so soft and chic.  For shoes,  I was drooling over these Chloe Kole boots when I saw them.

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3.  Street Style

Street style is one of my favourite styles. However, one of the contest guidelines is to grab a street style shot from Polyvore’s collection and create a set.  Sometimes, it’s not easy to find the pieces worn in the photos. Due to limited time, I managed to create one.

I love this look and thankfully, it didn’t take me three hours to find items similar shown in the photo.

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