MIXING FAVORITE STAPLES FOR NYFW DAY ONE

September 12, 2016


I was having lunch with a friend at Gracias Madre the other day, when she asked me how to I choose my NYFW outfits. After a prolonged silence, because honestly, most of the time this process is quite intuitive, I realized that choosing the right look to wear to Fashion Week is really a combination of 3 different factors and I've partnered with Express to share them with you.





The first, is of course the practical nature of the outfit. During Fashion Week I can easily spend 8-10 hours on my feet running around like a crazy person, so comfort is definitely something I consider! Normally, I opt for pieces I can move in easily but also pieces that look just as good at the end of the day as they did in the morning! I've made a mistake of wearing things that wrinkle easily in the past, and trust me, by mid day I was looking frumpy and sad. So, I won't be making that mistake again!




Trends - since my style philosophy has always been "wear what looks good on you", I am usually pretty selective when it comes to trends. Every year brings a variety of different trends, but should we wear them all? Personally, I don't believe so. After all, some things work with your style philosophy and others don't. Some things look good on you and others, well... others not so much! And that's totally fine, because there are plenty of trends to choose from! And so, though I definitely consider trends when I style my NYFW looks, I am very careful to select the ones that work with my style and body type. 

Mood - there are days when I get up in a morning and all I want to wear are pretty dresses and high heels and other times I go through long periods of time when I practically live in my jeans and tailored toppers! I've gotten used to this sartorial duplicity at this point, and accepted the fact that I'm a girly girl who also happens to like tough looking blazers, destroyed jeans and cool boots. So, naturally when I style my Fashion Week outfits, what I wear largely depends on how I am feeling at that particular moment. 







Well, suppose you can guess that I am definitely going through my destroyed denim, cool boots, tailored toppers moment right now. This outfit started with a pair of raw hem girlfriend jeans I picked up at Express the other day. A little slouchy, yet slimmer fitting than boyfriends jeans, I am always partial to interesting details and the two tone piecing and raw hem add just the right amount of drama! I chose to wear them with a blazer because I like pairing tailored and casual items in the same look, and this beautiful boyfriend blazer gives this outfit a slightly dressier, pulled together vibe. Finishing touches: cool-looking patent leather boots, two-tone bag and a flat top matador hat! Comfy and stylish - basically my perfect fashion week outfit!

Thank you Express for sponsoring this post!

EXPRESS Pieced raw hem girlfriend jeans, Drapey boyfriend blazer { similar option here }, Express One Eleven Cut-out v-neck tank & Express Edition wool flat top matador hat | VALENTINO boots | J.W. ANDERSON Bag

45 comments:

Sharon Wu of Style Lullaby said...

Loving this effortless chic look! Perfect for NYFW :) Hope you're having a blast, Annabelle! xo, sharon

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Natali said...

Oh wow!! This outfit is everything! You're such a girl boss in this impressive combo!

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Alyssa Renee said...

Such a great look! Simply classic and stylish! Loving those patent boots! =)

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Camille said...

Absolutely love this look
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Beauty Follower said...

YOu have styled wonderfully these awesome pair of jeans with the classy jacket and the stylish bag & boots!

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Emma Honohan said...

This is some really cool patchwork denim!
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Ivana S. said...

Black jacket is always a good piece :))

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Simona N. said...

You look very chic and elegant dear! Totally love your blazer! <3
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Ev said...

Perfect!

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kristen robin said...

Those shoes are so amazing and edgy!

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Sophie Spiegelberger said...

I always love a tailored tuxedo blazer!
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Marianne Österlund said...

I adore this look! It's absolutely something I would love to wear!
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Taylor Winkelmeyer said...

Such a chic look. Love it so much. ♡
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The Gold Lipstick said...

You look so fab!!

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Shloka said...

I love that your fashion week process is so true to yourself and your personal style and not easily swayed by everything that can be going on around you!

You look lovely - I love the mix of femininity and grunge in one look!

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Valery's Daily Inspiration said...

Loving your style , dear <3

Sasa Zoe said...

Amazing!

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Holy Cannoli said...

I think these are Celine sunglasses, but do you remember which specific pair?

La Bijoux Bella | by mia said...

Simple and gorgeous . . . Just a beautiful and comfy, stylish on the go look! :)

Simply fabulous! :)

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Melissa Tierney said...

Gorgeous look!!
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JN said...

Gorgeous! I love the outfit and the style. Great post as always :)

meenahxoxo said...

Great post. Thanks for sharing :)... really love the girlfriend jeans

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Maru Conti said...

I really like the bag!


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I love the simplicity of this look, it looks efortless and chic
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Aïchatou Bella Sakho said...

Absolutely love this comfy yet chic look! You always pull it off.

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Malu Swartjes said...

Gorgeous look! I really love your blog, just followed:D
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A TRENDY LIFE said...

Gorgeous look! You look perfect! Kisses
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Trendencies Blog said...

Love those jeans! The bag and the boots are fab too!
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peppermintdolly.com said...

Great photos as always, I love this look but I'm especially drawn to that bracelet - just gorgeous!!

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Margarita Maslova said...

Jeans is perfect on you! So stylish and beautiful! Love it)

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Gitta Witzel said...

Great look and thanks for sharing these tips :)

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Around Colours said...

I love the outfit. I'm the same when choosing my outfits for fashion week (in my country is more of a fashion weekend but oh well).

Stephanie said...

Looking chic! Love your boots and bag!!

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Monika Wlodarczyk said...

This is such a great blazer!
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Monika Basiaga said...

I don't like your jeans but the rest is really great! :))

Katarína Jakubčová said...

Wow, amazing look!!! I love it! :-)

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Rosa Fairfield said...

Such a beautiful simple and stylish look with a twist. Loving the bag.

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Sophie Atieno said...

I really love this look. So cool yet works so amazingly. You always make the simple pieces look so amazing.
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tastemak-er said...

Your denim is amazing! And I love the bag in black and white! It was so hard to decide on which to get. Got the black but I am so loving yours!

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Paulinette said...

Very elegant and casual ^^ I just don't like this bag, never liked it though ^^' oops!
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Adriana said...

Amazing as always! This look suits you so well!
xx

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Rupa said...

You just look perfect.

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Huong said...

I was beginning to wonder what my style is too, Annabelle! You and I are alike. I wear what I feel day to day. Some days, I want to wear a dress, but there's always that "I want to look cool" factor too. I can't see myself wearing boyfriend jeans just because I'm height challenged (5' 3"), but these Express ones might be what I'm looking for! I've been shopping with them since I was in college! Thanks for the inspiration!

style right said...

THIS NEW WHITE BAG OF YOURS IS ABSOLUTELY A KILLER, LOVE IT SO MUCH AND IT DOES GO WITH SO MANY OUTFITS OF YOURS TOO!! THINKING OF GETTING ONE TOO! THANKS FOR INTRODUCING THIS LOVE!

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Menty Yu said...

This is really elegant and inspiring outfit!!! Definitely would like to try this look and even apply it more often :D
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