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NYFW: Pairing Basics with Statement Items


Photos by Jenny Liu.

My strategy for fashion week was to wear almost all clothes I already owned and not run out to buy an entirely different wardrobe. This exercise showed me how many items I have in my work wardrobe that can be styled differently for a new setting. Each day I wore something that I’ve worn to the office.


Gap turtleneck, similar here, Yigal Azrouel skirt, similar here and here, Enzo Angiolini heels, similar on sale here, Shanghai Tang clutch

Behind streetFor my third day at New York Fashion Week, I paired this incredible leather-top skirt gifted from Jenny – she wore the piece here – with a basic black turtleneck and tights. This is an outfit I could easily wear to the office – probably with simple ballet flats, but adding a statement clutch from Shanghai Tang and patent leather pumps (similar here) made the look fashion week ready.

What are your favorite statement items that can work for the office and otherwise? I’d love to know.

Photos by Jenny Liu.