Sometimes it’s the little touches that take your outfit from average to enviable. Celebrities have stylists to calculate all the complicated nuances of putting together a look, but we aren’t all so fortunate. Luckily, tFS has put together some celeb-inspired styling tips and tricks to help you put together a look that’s got that extra oomph! At NYFW, that extra oomph came in the form of a sweater with a cute kitty face that was spotted not on the runways, but in the front row on multiple fashion A-listers. The sweater, which is collaboration between Glamour and Opening Ceremony, is only $99. Don’t have a stylist? Let Susie Bubble, Hanneli Mustaparta, and Kelly Framel show you how to wear NYFW’s most covetable sweater.
Tip #1: Don’t wait until summer to wear your white shoes
Thousands of people follow what British style blogger Susie Lau, a.k.a. Susie Bubble, wears every day on her blog Style Bubble, so she must have been planning her NYFW outfits for weeks—and with fantastic results. Lau wore her kitty sweater underneath a checkered suit with a flouncy full skirt. Her white brogue heels pop against her black tights without ruining the cool monochrome effect of her look. Bug-eyed round sunglasses and a topknot complete this super-cute outfit.
1. Tahari Arthur S. Leving Four-Button Texture Skirt Suit – $149.99; 2. Nordstrom Love Sweater Tights – $28; 3. Topshop Co-ord Scallop Boucle Jacket and Skirt Suit – $76; 4. Steve Madden Cirkus Taupe Suede Bootie – $99.98; 5. Illesteva Freida Sunglasses – $200;
Tip #2: Aubergine outerwear feels fresher than black
Stylist and former model Hanneli Mustaparta took the sweater in a totally different direction, baring her midriff in a white version paired with voluminous white wide leg trousers. The look would’ve been very springy if it weren’t for her aubergine jacket, a piece that will transition excellently from winter to spring. Mustaparta’s denim blue satchel offsets the color nicely.
1. Mango Wide Leg Trousers – $79; 2. Diane Von Furstenberg Denice Short Coat – $287; 3. Brahmin Sadie Satchel Bag – $295; 4. Fresh Laundry Wide Leg Linen Pant – $150; 5. Merona Twill Casual Double Breasted Pea Coat – $39.99
Tip #3: Layer a sweater over a shirtdress
The Glamourai blogger Kelly Framel went for an Alexa Chung-approved look, layering her sweater over a cream colored shirtdress. With her open grey trench coat, the look had a 60s feel. Framel accessorized with black over-the-knee boots and a red bag with a gold bow detail for some color.
1. ModCloth Good to Bow Wallet – $47.99; 2. Topshop Poplin Shirtdress by Boutique – $150; 3. Vero Moda Long Sleeve Shirt Pleat Midi Dress – $79; 4. DKNY Double Breasted Trench Coat – $109.99; 5. Paris Hilton Jezabel Over the Knee Boots – $119