Coat: Vintage. Scarf: Hermès. Pants: J. Brand. Blouses: Equipment. Clutch: Vintage Dior. Shoes: Zara. Sunglasses: Prada. Lip: Make Up Forever Rouge Artist Natural n9. Nails: Essie Berry Naughty.
As the cold continues to plague our fair city, I continue my quest for new warm ways to layer up. As I mentioned last week, hat and scarf exhaustion is pushing me to try new things, which today meant layering two buttoned up silk blouses in similar colors and a scarf as a hat. Ironic? Maybe. Fancy pirate? Probably.
What are you buttoning up in this week?
I think we can all agree that this year’s Superbowl of red carpet fashion made us forget all about that snoozefest known as the actual Superbowl a few weeks back. While blush remained a big awards season trend, many leading and supporting attendees brought it with brights. Check out my top ten picks for the best dressed at the 2014 Oscars before you resume day or night dreaming about Jared Leto.
Portia Di Rossi for the win! Didn’t see that coming.
Who was your MVP?
Parka: H&M. Sweater & Scarf: Madewell. Shirt & Sunglasses: Vintage. Headband: Forever21. Denim: Adriano Goldschmied. Boots: Frye. Bag: Chanel. Gloves: All Saints. Lip: Kat Von D Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick in Backstage Bambi.
With the return of the Polar Vortex comes the struggle of finding new ways to keep warm whilst avoiding looking like the misunderstood pigeon lady from Home Alone 2. I love winter, hats, and chunky knits more than most, but fashion fatigue on those beloved staples has led me to replace them with head wraps (worn over my ears of course) and twill merino scarves tied in bows (which keeps them from blowing away and adds warmth where it’s needed most).
What is your favorite cold weather accessory?
Warm weather dressing is so close we can feel it when the sun shines on the Chrysler building. If you didn’t stick to your wardrobe purge resolution in January, you’ll soon be voting some sweaters off the island during spring cleaning. Thanks be to the fashion gods (er, Mercedes Benz) for the timing of the New York Fashion Week shows to help guide us toward making educated editing decisions about which of our less timeless pieces will get to stay and which will go. Without further rhetoric about weather or cleansing, here are the 12 trends from New York Fashion week illustrated with looks from the runway that you simply must see even if you’re a hoarder:
What is your favorite trend for fall?
Bowtie: Tommy Hilfiger. Pants: Guess (similar here and here) Sunglasses: Anon. Shoes: Caterpillar. Vest: Similar here. Jacket: New York & Company. Scarf: via Jack Threads (similar here).
Some of you have requested more menswear, so this is for you. Today marks the first day of the sprinkling of men’s style posts in collaboration with the lovely Maria Sherry who not only wears it well, she could teach all of us a thing or two about rocking a bow tie and expanding our pant color palettes. We took some Valentine’s Day date getup shots in a magical hidden tunnel of ivy love tucked away on 26th street.
How would you wear a bowtie? Keep the requests coming and I’ll do my best to give the people what they want!
Some of the best outfits at New York Fashion Week are seen off the runway thanks to creatively dressed attendees. If you can’t wait to see the runway rundown or you’re just hungry for street style inspiration, satisfy your appetite with these satiating shots of fashion insiders from the sidelines.
Who do you think owned the streets?