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NY1 News covers Fashion Week from Lincoln Center, where the world's top designers showcase their newest collections for the fall of 2013.

Fashion Week: Making Sense Of Style, Post-Fashion Week

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After the rush of Fashion Week, many style-watchers are left wondering what it all means. While the looks are for fall, many of the trends are already happening right now, and with the Oscars behind us, new styles emerge. NY1's Stephanie Simon filed the following report.

Let's face it. Whatever your taste, just about everything that goes downs the runway looks pretty amazing. After all, it's on a model. She's done up with the works from head to toe.

But when it comes to updating your own wardrobe, stylist George Brescia says it's more about mixing and matching.

"When you’re watching the runway shows or you’re seeing things in the magazine, that’s the aspiration," he says. "That’s the designer making the statement that they want to make. They are giving you what they think at the extreme.

"When you go shopping in the stores, you make it yours by getting one piece and not the whole ensemble. You know if it is black and white, maybe you’re doing a black and white accessory, something as soft, not as graphic. Find a way that suits you, your body type with your color, and make sure that you are wearing the clothes and that the clothes are not wearing you."

Some of the biggest trend of course, are black and white, prints, even prints on prints, and tons of texture.

"You have to be careful," Brescia says. "Use it sparingly. If you are doing a texture top, make sure you are doing a smooth bottom."

And vice-versa.

If you can't afford what's on the runway, look for similar styles at a price you can afford. Doing accessories is always budget conscious.

"Maybe you will get a black and white bag, or a black and white belt," Brescia says. "Or maybe do a color belt or a color shoe, or a gem stone earring that has a color.

You always hear about hair and makeup trends, but honestly, we don’t always see something that stands out. This season, though, we’re definitely seeing something new.

"You braid the hair to the head, so all the hair is up and you see the braid coming across," Brescia says.

The extreme side part is also hot right now, possibly done with a cat eye or a beautiful burgundy lip.

"But make sure it is right for you," Brescia says. "There is nothing worse than a woman and she is just wearing a trend. It’s like wearing her."

So stay current, but always stay true to you.

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