Hands down, one of my favorite things about being a blogger and a Youtuber, is the events. Events, like tradeshows, panels, fashion shows, and forums, is where I get the chance to be surrounded by people like me. Meeting other talented bloggers and influencers is what makes blogging worthwhile. I can’t describe the feeling I get when I finally put a face to a name, meet some of the people behind my favorite brands, discover new brands, and the best part meeting new blogger friends. This is exactly what the Her Campus Fashion Week is all about. I’m extremely grateful that this was my second time attending the Her Campus Fashion Show in New York City. And as you know from my previous post, I attended the fashion show representing the brand Bed Head by Tigi. Also for the second year in a row, I attended the show with my photographer, fashion lover, and most importantly, best friend Lauren by my side. Of course, throughout the night, I was constantly instagramming and tweeting live updates from the show, but for those who were not fortunate enough to see all the behind the scenes action or those who just want to relive those moments again, keep on scrolling to read my Her Campus College Fashion Week recap, as well as all the details on my fabulous outfit from that night.
This year, the Her Campus College Fashion show was hosted at the Metropolitan West, a fun, unique venue that offered tons of space for the runway and all the sponsors to set up booths showcasing all their products and services. The sponsors varied from hair, beauty, fashion, and beverages. The list of the sponsors included Ulta Beauty, Bed Head by Tigi, Primark, Spindrift, and StudentUniverse, and they were not stingy with the free stuff. My VIP goodie bag was filled with eyeshadows, blushes, lip products, hair products, accessories, coupons, and so much more (check it out here). I even had the chance to get my hair done by Ulta Beauty. They knew I was going for an edgy look, so the messy braid looked perfect with my outfit, which I will get to in a moment.
Once we mingled with everyone, it was finally time for the show, featuring fashion from Primark, Avec Les Filles, Chaser, and Vici. Each show had a different theme, like street chic, rocker, and formal wear. Naturally, I loved the rocker looks that featured tons of moto jackets, a staple for the fall and winter season. The models looked absolutely stunning dressed in the up and coming brands fabulous items. I loved how each show featured a mix of looks, which made it easy for everyone to find a look that matched their personal style and it was easy to completely fall in love with the brands.
Between the special VIP hour and the fashion show itself, the night flew by. Like I said, it’s nice to attend these special events and meet so many creative and talented people.
Now time for my outfit details. You can’t go to any event like this without consciously choosing the right outfit for the night. Whenever I go to fashion shows or even go out in the city for the evening, I always try to bring out my edgier side. So for my look I stuck with dark colors, leather, silver jewelry, and strappy heels.
When I was planning my outfit for the event, I was torn between a dress, a skirt, or a jumpsuit. I had a few options in mind but it wasn’t until making a shopping run to Francesca’s that I finally settled on my look for the night. When I saw this tulle skirt with a dark floral pattern, I knew this was the skirt for me. I love the midi length because it still shows off some leg and the shoes. After falling in love with this skirt I knew exactly what I was gonna wear with it for the show.
It’s finally layering season so I took advantage of the chiller temperatures that night and went with a leather jacket to accompany my tulle skirt. This leather jacket from Zara is a wardrobe must have because it can be worn with pretty much anything for every occasion. I love all the pockets and silver hardware details throughout the jacket. And for those wondering, underneath, I’m just wearing a simple form fitting black tank from Zara. These simple tanks are layering essentials!
Since my broken ankle incident, I’ve retired many of my high heeled shoes. As much as I would have loved to wear a stiletto with this skirt I stuck with the comfortable, but still fashionable option; my lace up black heels from the brand Soda. The block heel gives my foot extra support so I don’t have to worry about twisting any ankles.
For jewelry, I wanted to stay simple since there was so much going on with my outfit. I decided to wear a long silver chain necklace that laid perfectly with my open jacket. I rarely wear a lot of rings but since I was attending a fashion show I spiced up my jewelry game with this vintage statement ring. The silver color of the ring perfectly matched my necklace and the edgy vibe of my outfit.
Last Saturday night was an exciting show for many. It was my chance to hang out with Lauren and the blogging community, all while wearing a stylish outfit. After attending last year’s show, I thought there was no way the show could get any bigger or better, but this year’s show really blew me away. And from what I’ve heard through the grapevine from the fabulous Her Campus team you can expect an even better show next year. So stay tuned until next time from college fashion week…
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