It’s no secret that I love Fashion Week, especially for fall – I’m always amazed at what designers do with layers. New York’s Fall 2013 Ready-To-Wear runways were no different. The prints, the embellishments, the fur! Check out my top 10 favorite looks from New York, and stay posted for the looks I love from London, Milan, and Paris!

Oscar de la Renta Thakoon

Marc Jacobs J. Mendel

Jeremy Scott Badgley Mischka

DVF Monique Lhuillier

Jill Stuart Prabal Gurung

1. Oscar de la Renta – My breath seriously caught in my throat when I saw this look. It speaks to so many sides of my style. I love how ladylike and feminine it is, but it’s also a little glitzy and the hot pink gloves add just the right amount of edge.

2. Thakoon – Fur was everywhere on the runways, and this was undoubtedly the best of it. The leather and fur side-by-side is a total texture clash in the best way imaginable. I think this is a look that could go out on the town, but the pieces could also definitely work separately in a professional setting.

3. Marc Jacobs – The 1950s pin-up girl inside me is screaming in delight right now. Love the high-waisted shorts and retro diner shirt! But the metallic fabric and muted colors keep this look planted in 2013, ready for the modern city girl.

4. J. Mendel – God, I love rebellion, and this look has a lot of it. Leather pants? Check. Up-to-the-minute rule-breaking with a black and brown pairing? Check. A touch of fur? Check.

5. Jeremy Scott – Please, just go watch this entire show. By the end of it, you’ll feel like an 80s kid at a Bad Religion concert. From anarchy symbols to cheeky sweaters like this one, this show was, in a word, PUNK.

6. Badgley Mischka – I don’t think I could ever have enough glitter, and this dress gave me a massive fix. Truth be told, I’m kind of sick of plain, glittery dresses. I adore the sequin-infused, almost tribal print on this one – it’s a much-needed update.

7. Diane von Furstenberg – anyone who has tried out an all-over print knows how hard it is to make it work. Uh, how can it not, when the pattern is this adorable and the soft blue and bright red complement each other so well?!

8. Monique Lhuillier – Again, this is glitz in a new way: sequins in a tribal formation atop a flowing, ethereal, emerald gown. Deep tones like this are forever in style, and the girl that wears this dress is classic yet mysterious.

9. Jill Stuart – I. Love. Stripes. Done right, they’re so chic and Parisian. Cue this dress, with its lines going every which way until they come together at the wearer’s chest. This piece looks so good as is, but could be mixed with just about anything else in your closet for a bit more pizzaz.

10. Prabal Gurung – This outfit, to me, looks like a mash-up of American army gear and the prints of a tiny Dutch village. Beautiful. Add leather lining, and you’ve got fashion perfection.

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Kate Foster

NYC-based writer. Beauty Assistant at Seventeen Magazine.