Recap of NYFWsneakers for spring

After a long, exhausting (but incredibly amazing) fashion week, we are finally back to writing for Moda Duo. We decided against doing blog posts for NYFW(MEN) + NYFW because we mostly just had runway videos. So, we hope you’ve been following along on our adventures via instagram and instagram stories.

For a quick rundown on the trends that we saw: lots of fur, colorful makeup (a really nice break from all the past seasons of the ‘no makeup, makeup look’) and political influences (pants suits for HIL & graphic tees against Trump and his policies).

This has definitely been our favorite season because of not only the clothes, but because of the change we are seeing at NYFW. Never before has there been a more diverse range of casting in models (but it’s still not enough for us) and never before has there been such political influence. Namilia’s show was literally inspired by a world post Trump, which they playfully entitled, ‘Trumpocalpyse.’ Prabal Gurung had one of our favorite runway shows in which the models swapped their clothing for graphic tees for the finale walk. The messages ranged from feminist chants like: “Girls Just Want To Have Fundamental Human Rights” and “The Future is Female” to messages about immigration with Sara Sampaio (Model and immigrant from Portugal) walking down the runway with “I am An Immigrant” on her graphic tee.

Not only the designers took a stand for their political beliefs, but so did the organization behind NYFW. The CFDA (Councils of Fashion Designers of America) gave out pink pins that read ‘Fashion Stands with Planned Parenthood.’ Every time the pin was shared on social media, $5 was donated to Planned Parenthood. We proudly wore ours all week.


So, yes, it was a beyond dreamy fashion week. We are so lucky that we got to cover 3o shows! (not including men’s week). But, we are back to our daily grind of the Long Island/NYC life and The Shoe Box at the Americana in Manhasset made our transition a lot easier. After a solid week of wearing our fanciest clothes, we decided that we wanted two laid back looks for our first style post after fashion week. ootd1

Sneakers are a perfect fit for New York right now while its transitioning from winter to spring. I based my look around my The Shoe Box brand white sneakers. Since the sneakers are white, I knew that my look could go anywhere. So, I decided to add color through my OnexOne Teaspoon paint splattered jeans and my House of Holland mesh sweater with heart print detail. I added my Rebecca Minkoff Leo Clutch for a denim on denim early 2000s flare (Britney + J.T. flashback). I finished my look with my new 2SeeLife tortoise sunglasses which are only $12!! 

xx Samantha

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I am not a sneaker person. At all. I don’t own any besides my one pair of Nike workout sneakers (which I never wear since I never workout). So, when Sam & I decided we wanted to do a story on looks inspired by sneakers, I knew I would be a little out of my comfort zone.

Which is always a good thing… but, still. 

Luckily, The Shoe Box has a large variety of sneakers. I picked out the P448 sneakers in ‘Love Pink’ which features a rose gold metallic side that went well with my Cinq a Sept ‘Effie’ pink bomber. This bomber has a really nice fit and features an assortment of bon mots in French script. I needed to make this outfit a bit more feminine to fit my style, so I added a gray ruffle skirt from Dorit Sharon. 

My first look, possibly ever, with sneakers went better than expected. Thank you, The Shoe Box. 




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