NY Fashion Week Buzz

The show schedule has been posted for New York Fashion Week where top designers will show their spring 2009 collections.

Michael Angel opens Friday morning, Sept. 5th, at 9am. Next up, one of my favorites, BCBG Max Azria. Last February Max showed us loads of subdued hues for fall. The constant: belts. No matter the design, it was belted. From soft flowing frocks to silhouette hugging ensembles, all belted and all showing a waistline.
A few pleated looks and many wearable designs graced the runway showing us a stunning and slightly more mature version of BCBG.

(Photos courtesy of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week)

How to wear it now?
Start small and work your way up. You don’t have to pull off the exact look.

Try a simple BCBG top like the cotton poplin top for $118 at bcbg.com (left). Collared with front buttons, tiered cap sleeves and empire waist. A flattering and forgiving design suitable for many body types.

Step it up a notch. Start with some layers and a belt like this example from Macys.com, a short-sleeved jersey top. Not exactly the flowing fabrics of BCBG, but a good starting point.

Need a work look? Try this belted shirtdress from Macys.com (was $64, now just $38.40) and, since you’re saving so much money on such a value item, add a fabulous jacket like this one found at Overstock.com by Cynthia Rowley for $149.99.

Don’t forget to finish the outfit with fabulous shoes! Make me proud now fashionistas.