NYFW FW16 Inspiration + Conscious Picks To Wear Now

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Around this time of year, when winter is at its peak and routines can feel monotonous, I always look forward to New York Fashion Week for a surge of inspiration and new ways to have fun with my style and beauty routine. From 70’s glam at Mara Hoffman to the ethereal beauty of a deep burgundy lip at Rodarte, the perfect mix of East and West Coast style at Jenni Kayne to DKNY top knots, chunky statement knits to printed socks with loafers, the fun is choosing what inspires you and translating it into your everyday style. Personally, I have been wearing my long vintage dresses with tights and chunky knits all winter long and can't wait to start peeling off the layers and letting them shine as we transition into Spring. I also can’t enough of the ease and versatility of a jumpsuit (done to perfection by Rosie Assoulin) and white denim on the weekends with a simple choker as seen by Assembly New York.

I know how easy it is to get into the habit of wearing the same things every week, using the same makeup and wanting to shake things up - I have been there! I'm here to tell you that a little energy goes a long way. From experimenting with a new lip color or a sweep of bronzer to the excitement of a great vintage find, these acts of love not only make you feel good, but that energy is felt by everyone around you.

Below are my top runway, beauty and street style picks from NYFW Fall 2016 and ways to wear these looks now. All of the selections are ones you can feel proud and excited to support. Sustainable and transparent companies who take pride in what they create, a feeling and mindset that directly translates to you as you wear and use these incredible creations. A stylish dress made from recycled fabrics, jumpsuits sourced from local materials, organic slip dresses and only natural and high-quality ingredients in the beauty products that are good for your skin and the planet. I am proud to support these companies and introduce you to what will surely be new favorites!

If you are interested in understanding the energy behind the clothes you wear, defining your personal style, finding sustainable fashion choices and curating a wardrobe that lights you up email me at: hilary@jewelsofadreamer.com to learn how we can work together.

Happy [Conscious] Shopping!

RUNWAY

Mara Hoffman 70's statement glam dresss (one of my personal favorite silhouettes).
Conscious picks: Mara Hoffman, Christy Dawn and Ulla Johnson.

Rosie Assoulin sophisticated jumpsuit and hair in a top-knot. A classic piece with endless possibilities.
Conscious Picks: Norma Kamali Sleeveless Jumpsuit, Ace & Jig Jumpsuit in Patina and Gary Jumpsuit by Ilana Kohn.

Jenni Kayne long-sleeve shirt under a feminine dress and motorcycle boots for the perfect mix of contrasting separates.
Conscious Picks: Jenni Kayne, Everlane Luxe Sweater Mockneck, Organic by John Patrick Slip Dress and slip-on boots.

Assembly New York white denim, elevated top, ankle boots and a choker for the perfect weekend look.
Conscious Picks: Assembly New York, Levi's White Denim, Rachel Comey White Legion Jeans, Stil. Ace Crop Top in Stripe, Obakki Oak Top and Acne boots.

BEAUTY

Rodarte deep burgundy lips and dark brushed-up brows.
Get the Look: ILIA Lip Conditioner in Lust for Life, ILIA Lipstick in Femme Fatale, Vapour Siren Lipstick in Dare, Alima Pure Velvet Lipstick in Beatrice, EcoBrow Eyebrow Defining Brush and EcoBrow Eyebrow Defining Wax.

Oscar de la Renta dramatic eyeliner with a fresh, healthy glow.
Get the Look: W3LL People Hypnotist Eyeliner, Alima Pure Natural Definition Eye Pencil, ILIA Beauty Pure Eyeliner, ILIA Beauty Mascara, Kjaer Weis Mascara, ZuZu Luxe Liquid Eyeliner and W3LL People Bright Eyes Set.

DKNY half-up top knots.
Get the Look: One Love Organics Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo and Josh Rosebrook Lift Spray.

Rag and Bone muted beige eyeshadow, emphasis on the skin and just-bitten lips.
Get the Look: Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow in Charmed, RMS Beauty Eye Polish in Lunar, RMS Beauty Volumizing Mascara and Vapour Siren Lipstick in Courage.

Rachel Zoe dreamy fishtail braids.
Get the Look: Rahua Finishing Treatment and Yarok Feed Your Hold Hairspray.

STREET STYLE

High-waisted vintage denim and cozy knits to stay warm and stylish.
Conscious Picks: Kordal Sweater, Organic by John Patrick Pullover, Re/Done Denim and seed stich beanie.

Statement scarf and layered prints.
Conscious Picks: J. Mason Linen Wrap Scarf

Printed socks and loafers paired with a duster coat.
Conscious Picks: Everlane The Modern Loafer, Base Range socks and Everlane Wool Overcoat.

Casual t-shirt and jeans topped with a statement coat.
Conscious Picks: Ace & Jig Reversible Coat and Shaina Mote Swing Trench.

Honorable Mentions: Prabal Gurung romantic ponytail. Proenza Schouler deep side part + bright red lip. DKNY half-circle at the tip of the nail. Sally Lapointe sheer matte white nails with a gold stud.