5 Styling Tips From New York Fashion Week

Story image for Fashion from New York TimesThe spring/summer 2018 collections that showed during New York Fashion Week featured floor-dusting fringe, thigh-high boots and even some crystal-embellished underwear. But in the midst of it all, there were clues for how a person could actually dress. Here, a roundup of tips and tricks inspired by the runways with new ways to wear things — some of which you probably already own.

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1. You Can Wear an Anorak Anywhere

It’s not only a sporty jacket — but also a versatile styling piece. At Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta, anoraks were shown over evening dresses, while at Calvin Klein, one came layered beneath a brown checked coat.

Victoria BeckhamCreditFirstview

2. Have Two Shirts? Layer Them!

Victoria Beckham showed short-sleeved shirts over long-sleeve button-downs at her spring show for a look that was totally fresh, especially because both shirts were in the same fabric. (The key to the look is to keep both a bit oversize and roomy.) This could work with contrasting colors or prints as well — if you dare.

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3. White Sneakers Clean Up Nicely

A simple pair of white sneakers: not just for your jeans and T-shirts. Why not try pairing them with a floor-length gown, like they did at the Row? Sure, it may not work for your black-tie gala, but the unusual pairing feels ultramodern — and worth taking for a spin.

From left: Oscar de la Renta; Monse; Matthew Adams Dolan.CreditFirstview (2), Ron Adar/Wireimage

4. A Shirt You Can Get Lost in

You don’t have to wait till spring to test drive the oversize shirt look: mannish, giant shirts were all over the runways — and you can wear them now. While some brands, like Oscar de la Renta, opted to show a big shirt on its own with simple white shorts, others debuted ones under boxy blazers and miniskirts with the cuffs and tails peeking out.

From left: Sies Marjan; Victoria Beckham; Zero + Maria Cornejo.CreditFirstview


5. If All Else Fails, Think Pink

This week, pink was everywhere — in many one-off pieces and head-to-toe looks. But I thought it worked best when it was color-blocked with contrasting shades, like tomato red at Zero + Maria Cornejo and Sies