Posts tagged ‘jackets’
Winter, You’re Not So Bad Afterall
Almost all of my outfits start with a base piece. Sometimes its a shoe, other times its the pants, and I’ve been known to plan an entire look based off a bag. Though there’s no specific “formula”, working around one piece is helpful, especially on those days when you hate everything in your closet or feel a certain amount of pressure to look good (ahem, Fashion Week).
Since Nemo hit just one day after the start of Fashion Week, I have been forced to bring my outfit focal point from the shoes on me feets to the coat draped around my shoulders.
Now, I know many people who relish the opportunity to bitch about winter because they’re forced to wear these bulky coats that they’re constantly taking on and off with nowhere to store them. I admit that this scenario is frustrating, particularly when you’re at a crowded bar. But in the midst of Fashion Week where I’m spending as much time running between shows as I am sitting in my heated seat, the fuss over outerwear is non-existent.
Much to my surprise (and delight!), I am thriving under the comfort of never having to take my coat off. For one, it means that those five slices of pizza I ate will not be visible to the hungry street style photographer. It also means that I can opt for lighter jackets as I pile on copious amounts of layers — I may be wearing last night’s pajama top as an undershirt, but none of you will ever know that! Unless I tell you like I just did, which kind of ruins my point, but I think you get it anyways.
// photos via Pinterest & The Cut
NYFW Photo Diary #1
Hello from the depths of Fashion Week! I’m going to have to make the writing portion of this post short and sweet since I need to be up in 5 hours and am working on a deadline, but I couldn’t not share some photos from the past few days! So far my favorite collections have been Rag & Bone, Prabal Gurung, Helmut Lang, Suno, and Jill Stuart. No surprise there seeing as how they’re all some of my favorite designers.
As for my sanity? Things have been going pretty smoothly aside from the fact that the memory card closure to my Canon snapped off and I thus cannot use it. Other than that it’s been a whirlwind of fun and I can’t wait for the next few days of fashion adventure! Be sure to follow me on twitter, instagram, and tumblr for of the minute updates.
I’ll be back tomorrow; until then, check out these photos from the first few days of NYFW (*note: I wasn’t able to snag photos at every show, but these are some of the highlights).
Love the pattern overlays of this BCBG dress
Pajama pants and cozy knit sweaters strike again!
No need to work on your biceps when you can sport these furry guns
Cushnie et Ochs
Love the back cutout of these black gown
Rag & Bone
Rag & Bone jackets and color palette gave me a Rag(ing) Bone(r)
Yes, that model is holding a cat. And yes, I hung out with that cat for an awkwardly long time…
I was into the makeup (and that guy has a lot of earrings…)
Hands down coolest runway setup
What my life looks like behind the behind-the-scenes during NYFW
≥ The Pains of Desire ≤
I have a bit of a outerwear obsession – it’s the one thing I’m always telling myself NOT to shop for, and yet every season a few new pieces wind up hanging in my closet. Those sneaky jackets!
I’ve been dreaming about this Derek Lam cape/jacket since I saw it on the runway last season but the price is
waaay a bit too steep for my budget. Unfortunately, unlike my J.Crew versus Celine comparison (see here), I’ve been unable to find anything remotely similar to this beauty, but oh! how amazing would it be to own it! I love the murky green with the racing stripe and that extra little detail of leather on the edges. Ugh, I hate the pains of fashion desire.
I blame myself for this drastic temperature drop in New York City. Ever since I wrote about my interest in buying a new winter coat I’ve been petrified that Winter would come far too soon, and now with temperatures in the mid 30s it feels like the cold weather is here to stay. While I stick to what I said yesterday about my love of cozying up during the cold winter months, I would have preferred for Autumn to have hung around a little longer. Everyone looks so cute in the fall with their obvious layers and dark, rich colors, but come winter people are walking with their heads to the ground, covered up in big black coats that are oh-so-dreary. Such is the case until you look at some of Fashion Week’s biggest style mavens who bust out some of the most luscious coats that are no doubt as equally warm as they are stunning. While I understand that not everyone can have as fortunate a closet as fashion icons like Giovanna Battaglia and Jen Brill, even adding just one bold and different coat to my closet would make such a difference when getting dressed on these cold, drab days. Perhaps I had better re-evaluate my must-have coat list.– photos via the sartorialist, tfs & street peeper
Coats and jackets have always been one of my biggest weaknesses. Despite the fact that I don’t need a new winter coat, every Fall I subconsciously hunt for the coming winter’s staple coat. While I currently have a traditional black peacoat, an extra warm puffy coat, a mustardy yellow trench, and a few others to add some versatility to my wintery looks, this season I’m on the hunt for something a little different. After seeing an assortment of rustic tweeds, structured capes and cozy camel coats grace the runway last season, I’ve been dying to add a few to my own closet. Here are a few I’m currently coveting:
From Left to Right:
- Karen Millen Tweed Military Coat – $250
- Topshop Wool Check Corset Coat - $310
- Burberry Wool Blend Tweed Cocoon Coat – $1,295
- Gryphon Black Sherlock Cape – $760
- Topshop Ultimate Military Cape – $190
- See by Chloé Quilted Cape – $1,145
- Modcloth Coat of Gibraltar – $129
- Alexa Chung for Madewell Greta Coat – $275
- Anthropologie Cassonade Coat – $198