Vintage Vest

vintage vest

new york fashion week

vintage vest

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Every year, without fail, winters in New York are extremely unpredictable. I enter the month of December thinking this might actually be the season that we get away with a definitively mild stretch of weather until, BOOM. The wind chill goes below a mild 20 degrees and the great weather gods sprinkle lots of the white stuff all over the city streets. Last year, we experienced a 72-hour polar vortex  combined with a wind chill that debuted just in time for February fashion week. This year, the boom was a snow storm that no one saw coming. And immediately following the snowstorm, a 60-degree February day. This is how February fashion week begins once again. Give me long johns and a huge coat and I will be layered in warmth. Give me 60 degrees and all I need is a vintage vest. Go figure.

What I wore to New York Fashion Week when it was 60 degrees.

vintage vest

Village Luxe vintage vest, SHOP SIMILAR here and here

Intermix white shirt

Pacsun jeans

Gucci belt

Topshop fishnets

Miu Miu patent leather booties, SHOP SIMILAR

Maison Margiela black coat, SHOP COATS 

Banana Republic black felt hat

For what its worth, unpredicted weather patterns and I don’t get along. I like winter to be winter, and spring to be spring. What bothers me is when mother nature acts all emotional and throws a curve ball. Luckily, I plan my outfits accordingly and just add or subtract layers as needed.

Where it becomes more complicated is when you are not just wearing sweaters, leggings, and a Canada Goose around town. You are dressing for your peers and your legacy that lives on way past you do. So this season I took mirror selfies to depict the outfits that I wanted to wear and started from there.

Start with one statement piece.

My rule of thumb is to start my outfit with one piece that I want to feature, whether that is a bag, shoes, a coat, or a vest. It is usually the coat that wins this game, see my other fashion week post, but this day it was the vest. I check the weather updates as frequently as I check where my Uber driver is to see what it’s store. I picked out this vest from Village Luxe, one of my go-to places for Fashion week. The luxury of not purchasing, but borrowing an it item is key.

Speaking of statement pieces, there are some major sales happening for the extra long President’s Day weekend that I thought you might want to shop. Get a head start on Spring! See below for details.

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Photos: Brian Green

Here are some sales happening this weekend

PACSUN Extra 20% off with code NEW2020

TOPSHOP extra 20% off o code necessary

ANTHROPOLOGIE extra 40% select items no ride necessary

Banana Republic extra 40% select no code necessary

BCBG Max Azria extra 30% off no code

GILT extra 20% off

ANN TAYLOR extra 40% off with code WEEKEND

LORD & TAYLOR up t 20% off select with code SALE

INTERMIX up to 75% off no code

BLOOMINGDALES extra 20% off select with code NEWARRIVALS

OLD NAVY extra 30% off select with code ENJOY