4 NYFW Trends We Want to Wear Right Now
New York Fashion Week — sadly, it’s a wrap. From behind-the-scenes peeks courtesy of makeup artists‘ and stylists‘ Instagrams to the best geeky moments and our favorite looks scored on a dime, there’s been a lot to talk about. But what does it all really mean? Well, it means you best be wearing at least these four trends come spring/summer 2015. For now, check both the shows out and pieces that you can buy right this very moment.
1. Rustic Meets Refined: This year’s Dannijo presentation was themed around Mongolian travels. The aesthetic reflected the merging of refined and rustic. Leather- and suede-clad models captured a sense of adventure that we definitely want to wrap ourselves in. You can save money on staple pieces like jorts ($20), your boyfriend’s tee, a Pendleton case ($40) and an old jean jacket. Then get ready to splurge on jewels. We’ll be dropping some major dough on gaudy and gorgeous accessories, like Dannijo’s very own canary yellow and black earrings ($295) and silver chain Lilith Necklace ($485).
2. Perforations: As with all fashion weeks, we saw a heavy amount of repetition between brands. One trend that we saw time and time again was perforations. Cutout tops, skirts, pants, even kimonos — everything was sporting that mildly sporty mesh look. Blame it on the high costs of fabric or simply our nation’s current preoccupation with athleticism, but we know what we’ll be wearing next. Ready to rock the look now? We’re digging Forever21’s perforated A-line skirt ($21), Rebecca Taylor’s white punched-denim cargo pants ($165) and this splashy and colorful keyhole dress ($160).
3. Slits: One of our favorite accessories of sorts is the slit. It can do wonders for a simple silhouette and make something otherwise basic, a little bit edgy. And boy were they BIG on the runway this year, y’all. So get ready to do an Angelina. Take your inspiration from Isa Arfen’s show and nab a gray maxi skirt ($150).
4. Your Dad’s Sandals: We saw a continuation of normcore in the Teva-esque sandals cladding Charlotte Ronson’s models. Besides being incredibly comfortable, one of the best parts about this look is you can rock it for a mere $30.
What were your favorite looks from NYFW this year? Let us know in the comments below!
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
Want to feel motivated to take the next step for your business? Let Office Depot OfficeMax give you the confidence you need with a suite of business services & solutions to help you put your best foot forward. Make a good first impression with business cards & build the business pitch of your dreams with custom presentations. With Office Depot OfficeMax you'll find the tools to reach new customers with confidence.
Head to Office Depot's Selfmade page to check out even more amazing business resources (and discounts!) to help you accomplish more on your entrepreneurial journey. These offers are available for a limited time only, so be sure to take advantage of all this goodness while supplies last. Want to join the next Selfmade cohort this summer? Check out all of the scholarship details right here.