14 Mar Fashion Week With Ellese Launer

New York Fashion Week took place February 11-18 with shows up and down the West Side of Manhattan. We sat down with fashion blogger Ellese Launer to get her take on what was hot from the shows and how we can incorporate some of these looks into our wardrobes for the coming spring season.

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Heavy Layering and Menswear Inspired
The look from the Ralph Lauren show is classic yet on-trend with heavy wool plaids layered over vests and the crisp white button-down.

Wide-Leg Pants
The wide-leg trouser is tailored and classic with a variety of accessible waistlines. The look from DKNY also shows the black and white trend that popped up quite a bit this year. Wide-leg pants can be versatile: pair with a collar shirt or a sweater and blazer for work or can dress them up with a strapless tunic or a slinky camisole for a night out.

Olive green
This is a trend I expect to take off because it’s a color that a lot of people can wear and we haven’t seen it in a while. It should be a fun one to watch. We saw it at the Marissa Webb show with a military-inspired aesthetic.


Diverse and Interesting Necklines
From plunging, to turtlenecks, to collars, bows and ruffles, even geometric cutouts, we saw all of it at Fashion Week this season. Ralph Lauren showed a gorgeous dress with a dramatic pleated collar.


How to Wear Them Now:

Add a long sleeveless vest to a button down blouse or floral maxi dress. Allow the fabrics to drape and play against each other.

Olive Green
Use olive green as an accent like a duster jacket, or mix with Spring’s trending color palette of white and beige.


Wide-Leg Pants
Buy wide leg pants in lighter colors, shorten the hem or go for linen. White button downs should be a staple in your closet and a nice tailored jacket.

Have fun with different necklines. Play around with different styles and see which ones fit your personality and lifestyle.


About Ellese Launer:
Ellese Launer blogs at RockPaperGlam.com. She’s been sketching dresses since she was seven, sewing purses since high school, studied Design at Parsons and Fashion management at Berkeley. She worked in the field as a production assistant and eventually as a stylist. Fashion is her joy and outlet for creativity. She believes that clothes can be fun while also empowering.

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