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.
Intermix white shirt
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.
SHOP THE LOOK
Photos: Brian Green
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