One thing that I spotted on girls all over NY during Fashion Week that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on was the long-sleeved mini dress. I loved that the simple piece was versatile enough to look striking in both daytime street style shots and each evening’s party pics. Everywhere I turned, this style seemed to pop up. Hanne Gaby Odiele paired hers with a leather jacket and black booties at the Alexander Wang after-party, and Harley Viera-Newton wore a blue velvet Erin Wasson x RVCA dress to Wasson’s show at the tents. Possibly the greatest thing about this dress is that there are so many affordable versions of it. The T by Alexander Wang style is on Shopbop for $90, and there is also this Velvet option for $86 that comes in three colors. If we are in for a few more weeks of warm weather, I can't wait to wear this dress on its own, but I'm sure it will work just as well with tights and a cozy sweater as soon as the temperature drops.
Trendspotting: The Long and Short of It
Layering is a staple for cold fall/winter climates. With warmth a priority, designers only have so many options to show customers how to bundle up in as chic a manner as possible. So, how about doubling up on coats? That appears to be the message this fall, with collections from Altuzarra, DKNY and The Row pairing short coats over long coats.