Fashion Week Favorites, Part 1: NYFW Spring ’15

How this happened, I’m not quite sure, but we’re already halfway through the Spring ’15 season of New York Fashion Week. For the last four days in a row, I’ve been tuning in to as many live streams as possible and waiting, poised and ready, to pin every pretty outfit I see walking down the runway (check out a full list of my favorites from this season here!). And even though there are still four days of stunning spring style left to play out, I’ve already noticed a few trends throughout the first half of the shows. Check out a few of my faves:

Wow-Worthy Whites

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Clockwise from top left: Dion Lee, Cushnie et Ochs, Honor, Ralph Rucci, Porsche Design and BCBG Max Azria

Summer, winter, spring, fall. I don’t care what season it is: All-white outfits are super chic. They’re also ruling the runways this year at NYFW, with everything from polished dresses and plunging jumpsuits to floaty skirts and sleek separates making an awe-inspiring appearance.

Outfit-Making Coats

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Clockwise from top left: Porsche Design, Christian Siriano, Trina Turk, Victoria Beckham, Josie Natori and Rebecca Taylor

Who needs a stunning ensemble when you can simply throw on a spring coat like one of these, head out the door and be the most fashionable girl in sight?

Fun + Flirty Embellishments

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From left: Thakoon, Christian Siriano, DKNY and Ralph Rucci

Whether it’s candy-dot beads like those at DKNY and Honor or fringe and feathers at practically every other show, not-your-average embellishments are making their way into spring (and make a lack of accessorizing totally OK).

Va-Va-Voom Skirts

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Clockwise from top left: Christian Siriano, Kate Spade New York, Tome, Tracy Reese, DKNY and Monique Lhuillier

Airy midi skirts and flouncy minis will never go out of style, but next spring is all about the voluminous skirt, whether it hits above the knee in a stunning watercolor print or all the way down to your ankle in a delicate lacy overlay.

What are some of your favorite looks and trends from the first half of Spring ’15 Fashion Week?

Sweet Spring Coats to Brighten Your Wardrobe

Even though I’ve been enjoying the wonderful warm weather here in North Carolina for the past few days, there have been a few times when the gusty winds, chilly mornings and cool evenings reminded me that it’s not quite summer yet. Which means there’s definitely still time to add a few spring coats to my closet (especially since I never know what Philly weather has in store for me).

So as the final installment in my spring wardrobe refresh series, I’ve rounded up 20 spring coats that are not only lightweight and add a major boost to any spring outfit, but that can also transition into the early days of fall without a hitch. Check them out:

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1. Draped cardigan by Toast 2. Boxy coat by H&M 3. Floral-print blazer by Ted Baker 4. Baseball jacket by Monki 5. Cotton coat by Zara 6. Leather jacket by H&M 7. Cropped coat by River Island 8. Snakeskin-print trench coat by Coach 9. Lightweight parka by Maison Kitsune 10. Frayed jacket by Zara 11. Floral-print overcoat by H&M 12. Check-print duster coat by River Island 13. Bomber jacket by Gap 14. Classic trench by Coach 15. Cocoon coat by FAIR+trade 16. Bomber jacket by Acne 17. Striped blazer by Wallis 18. Oversized coat by Kenzo 19. Draped trench coat by Warehouse 20. Silk bomber jacket by Scotch & Soda

Those pastel and floral-print pieces can be the centerpiece of practically any outfit this spring—even if that outfit is a simple tee and jeans—and if you really have some room for splurging, that bubblegum-pink Kenzo coat is a must. If you’re looking for something a little more classic, you really can’t go wrong with a lightweight parka jacket or timeless trench (the snakeskin-print and yellow versions from Coach and Warehouse add a nice twist on the traditional), while the playful bomber jackets would add a hint of masculinity to perfectly balance out a feminine ensemble.

What spring coats have you been sporting so far, and which pieces are on your wish list this season?

Blue Skies

I’m almost scared to even write this for fear it will completely jinx it, but I think winter may have finally passed for good! After a dreadfully rainy weekend, we’re seeing sunny skies at last, and for at least the next week, it looks like 50- and 60-degree days as far as the eye can see. Harrison and I had a mini celebration on Monday to usher in the first truly spring day with a long walk around the city with puppy Paul, and it was so nice to see green grass and Carolina-blue skies everywhere we turned.

And to match those gorgeous blue skies, what else could I throw on but one of my favorite blue spring coats? Pairing it with a ruffled tank, dark denim, ankle booties and a printed bag, it was the perfect amount of light layers to enjoy a slightly-cool-but-still-sunny spring day.

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I bought these earrings a few weeks ago and have worn them about a million times since—one, because they can turn any outfit into something special and two, because I love any excuse to don a bit of Carolina blue! Also, I’m really trying to make statement accessories a big part of my spring wardrobe, and these earrings seem to be the perfect way to start.

What have you been wearing to kick off the spring season in style?