Accidental Icon: What to Wear #NYFW2014 and First Day of Class

Here's my choice for NYFW and the first day of class Read More for outfit details

Here's my choice for NYFW and the first day of class Read More for outfit details

Since one of the goals of this blog is to invite my readers to be more self-reflective about fashion, I waited until now to write about NYFW.

The first week of September meant I was thinking about what to wear to my “firsts”: NYFW and class. In both arenas my challenge is to engage and inspire a range of people, the majority young. Since I was going to try and run between the classroom and Lincoln Center (about two blocks), outfit choices had to do double duty. Everyone wanted to be in A/W 2014 but in New York it was hot and humid and shows and events are all over town…implicating fabric (cotton) and footwear (flats) choice. I was/am delighted that black and white (and sometimes grey) is in the palette of my favorite designers’ A/W 2014 collections (see my picks on Pinterest).  

I ask my readers to ponder this; is it possible for one outfit to meet two completely different sets of expectations? Serve two masters? Work in a conservative world but have enough edge for a creative one? Conform but be independent at the same time? Comments please…

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