Like a Million Bucks

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


New York Fashion Week is currently in session, and while I'm not around to participate this year, I always love staying up-to-date with its accompanying street style. It's been especially interesting to see how everyone dresses for the city's far below-freezing weather. As a college student, my biggest concern when dressing for shows was making my mass market-based wardrobe look comparable to that of a top editor. As much fun as it is to dress to impress for Fashion Week, I don't believe you need to spend a fortune to do so. Here's an idea of how you can look like a million bucks without breaking the bank.


 Shades: c/o KickFly's | Top: H&M (similar here) | Pants: Zara
Bag: Zara A/W '14 sale (similar here) | Shoes: Zara

It is always important to pay attention to fit. Even if you're wearing the newest trend, a misfitting piece will easily ruin the entire outfit. With my petite height, I gravitate towards high-waisted bottoms that will elongate my legs and keep me photo-ready for Fashion Week. I also recommend staying in your style comfort zone while adding a subtle statement (aka this bag), because feeling good and looking good go hand in hand.

As I slightly mentioned above, accessories can make an outfit. In addition to a great bag, you'll always see a New Yorker with a go-to pair of sunglasses. I personally try to avoid spending hundreds on sunglasses because they can be easily lost or broken. This pair from KickFly's is one of my new favorites because it combines quality and style without the price. In addition to its versatile silhouette and color, these shades come polarized all for less than 40 bucks. Added to this outfit, the result is a chic yet practical look that is ready for the chaos that is Fashion Week (or any other day really).

42 comments

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  2. Great tips! I'm always afraid of breaking my sunglasses (as well as my glasses). Love your look and your shoes are pretty fab!

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    1. Agreed!! That's why I'm trying to spend less on them haha. Thank you :)

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  3. so hip!
    (but the snow! i'm so sorry! haha)

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    1. Haha thank you! Thankfully I'm away from the snow right now!

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  4. You look a billion bucks. Love the top.
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  5. You have such great style! Really love those shoes :) x

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  6. This outfit is perfection! I adore your shoes especially! :)

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  7. so true! great tips in making yourself look like a million bucks!! :D
    love this minimalist style!

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  8. gorgeous look!!! i love your pants ;)
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  9. I agree with you!You dont need millions to look fab! :)
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  10. Love the simplicity of this black and white outfit! and your purse is amazing! Love it!

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  11. Love this idea for a post! And you're completely right you don't need to spend a ridiculous amount on clothes to look good for fashion week - your gorgeous outfit proves it! :)

    Gabby xo

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  12. I love black and white outfits, and this is incredible! I really love your bag, is so cute, modern...
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  13. Totally agree that FIT is everythinggg. There are so many cute items that I want to buy but a lot of clothes are big on me and would make me look way unattractive. That being said, this crop top fits you just right and looks amazing on you!

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  14. I love how the black and white combination stands out with the snow in the background :)

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  16. Amazing look! Love those shoes!
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  17. Definitely agree with you on not having to break the bank to look great! Love your ideas! Hoping one day I can go to Fashion week. :D

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    1. Aw thank you Karina!! :) I hope you can too!

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  18. I like how low-key chic this look is. I've been keeping up with the NYFW street style and half the time I just want to call out all those people, because they're wearing stuff that goes way beyond their usual personal style just to be noticed. Fashion shouldn't be about that. Above everything else, it should compliment your personality. And your look is doing just that :)

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    1. I completely agree! Thanks for your comment :)

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  19. Nice :)

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  20. Love this outfit so much! Swag on deck <3
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