Today kicks off a very special week. In 48 hours I’ll be in New York for fashion week! If you’ve been following me for a while now, you know this is my version of Dollywood. Six days of nothing but crazy inspiration, major adrenaline and lots and lots of lattes. Be sure to follow me in Instagram for NYFW coverage in real time!
The February shows are always a little trickier than September, simply because of the weather. Eva Chen once famously said that dressing for the February shows is easy because all you need is a statement coat and jeans. I totally agree with her, so the topic of layering has definitely come up while packing. This California girl gets cold when the temperature hits 60, so you can only imagine how easily I become a little ice cube in NY.
Other than ordering long underwear (yes, I went there), I’m planning on styling coats on top of coats. Layering got me thinking about how much I love multiple textures in one look, so I took a nod from this outfit and went for a more California friendly version for my OOTD.
First, my leather + suede jacket gives a bit of an edge to the cable knit tunic underneath. For something with a little color pop, I raided my husband’s closet and grabbed this blue and white striped button-up. I love how the extra long sleeves give the look an unexpected element. With three layers on top, I wanted to keep the bottom half simple, so I went for jeans with no distressing and a basic block heel boot.
This look is a great example of using off-the-cuff elements (no pun intended) to add some personality into an otherwise basic look. What pieces in your closet can you repurpose in new ways?
Next stop… New York!
Maje leather jacket // COS sweater // Ermenegildo Zegna shirt // IRO jeans // Zara boots
Nars lipstick // Laura Mercier lip pencil
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