Few things compare to the pure joy and anticipation I feel when planning my outfits for Fashion Week. Coming only twice a year, these are the few days when I can bring out my most extraordinary pieces, and my favorites. Spending the majority of the year nearer the back of my closet, these garments and accessories are brimming with the need to be worn. Because while I love wearing trendy pieces all year round, these unique gems pack enough punch to stand out in the crowds of trend-wearers come Fashion Week.
Taking center stage to kick off NYFW is my vintage jacquard coat. Trimmed with soft, ultraviolet fur, this layering piece stands on its own in a sea of tartan plaid trenches and puffer jackets. And well-deserving of the spotlight it is! Its chunky woven pattern perfectly complements the kitschy-yet-luxe volume of the fur, in turn telling a story of the coat’s eclectic nature and history. The detailed textures of this piece show a sense of timeless quality. This includes the intricate built-in belt that cinches at just the right place. Turning heads once upon a time, this jacket is still doing its job decades later as one of my favorite vintage pieces.
There’s no doubt that a coat like this sings on its own, so there was no extra effort on my part to style it creatively. At the end of the day, a garment with such personality needs to be paired with neutrals and basics. With quiet timelessness, suede leggings and navy platform pumps complete this look. Of course, the H2T ensemble wouldn’t be worthy of Wardrobe Envy without a killer bag. Enter: Mark Cross. His modern and streamlined creations are easy additions to any outfit, especially busy ones like this. And the buttery leather is yet another welcomed character in this outfit’s texture story. Lastly, minimal jewelry as a finishing touch greenlights this look as street-style-ready.
What I wore;
Coat- Vintage Virtuosa
Bag- Marc Cross
Shoes- Charlotte Olympia