New York Fashion Week is one of those things that is so preposterous and far out of my reach that it doesn't really phase me. It's like looking at someone's Instagram feed from their recent trip to Santorini or watching The Kardashians and their newest home purchase. Sure, it looks gorgeous and lovely and extravagant, but it's some nebulous concept that's so beyond comprehension (attending and wearing pieces from those designers) that I can't even get envious about it. Last year I pondered it a bit more and thought I'd wear this to one of the chaotic four days, but this year I sat around in a sports bra and deep cleaned my kitchen.
I suppose in time, the fashions will trickle down. A bright print from Mara Hoffman will make its way into Target's $20 button downs. A prominent shoe color will start to pop up all over the place. A color palette will be re-envisioned, forgotten, then dredged up again for one of the revolving racks at Forever 21 next Spring. But for now? Those pieces, however glam (Monique Lhullier, for one), are far (like one-month's-rent far)out of my budget. Attending the events, however glam (with the gaggle of matching bloggers following), is far out of my budget/comfort zone/status/interest. Revisiting it on Instagram as some favorite stylists, photographers, blogger-attendees, and designers post is about as far as I'll get to it affecting my world. Just a few days of some blurry runway shots and a lot of instagrammed cab selfies.
Instead of coveting a future-seasons future-expensive styles, I'm busy revisiting essentials in my own closet (still wearing white folks) and thinking about them for the oncoming cool temps. Fashion week and my giant Elle magazine dictating this Fall's styles (quilted, off-whites, Game-of-Thrones-y metallics, embellishments again) are going to have to serve as distant inspiration as I pull out last year's slacks, sweaters, and olive coats and try to re-work them into some semblance of stylish.
What do you think of NYFW (attended or not) and what's your game plan for Fall? New wardrobe or carrying over pieces from last year?