Our Fashion Bargainista, Liane, has a really cool job in NYC. As part of our Chic on the Cheap series, she's bringing a report on Fashion Week! Thanks Liane!
New York Fashion Week – Spring 2009
- By Liane Hogan
I know, “fashion time” always seems off to me too, but this week NYC gets a taste of spring, and I’m here to wrap it all up for you. Plus, I’ll tell you where to find these fashions for a small fraction of the designer prices.
First of all, color. Most of what I’ve seen on the runway is neutrals (black, navy, white, cream, taupe and pale pink) accented with pops of bright color (yellow, turquoise and blue). I love this trend because it means I can carry some of my favorite fall and winter pieces into the spring without spending a fortune on new clothes.
Second, shapes and hemlines. The good news (as far as I’m concerned) is that hemlines are long again! The majority of what I’ve seen hits right below the knee and classic, flirty styles are en vogue once again. To me, nothing says spring quite like a flouncy skirt, and they are definitely in style now! Long dresses are back again, which is good news for all of you who are taller than I am. Overall, the look for spring is feminine, flirty, and fun.
Think dark wash jeans, a bright turquoise top, basic black cardigan, and some sandals. You’ll be comfortable and fashionable. Plus, you probably have all of those things in your closet already. If not, or if you’re like me and feel a compulsive need to shop (and really, who among us doesn’t?), then check out some of these great sites for all of your high-fashion-on-a-low-budget needs!