Every season we try to set sartorial resolutions. For next week, our resolutions include: Do dry-cleaning ahead of time. Go easy on the mega-heels. And have more fun with our look. So for this installment of "The Weekender," we give you one of the outfits we'll be preparing to rock at the tents next week.
Coat: When you're running from show to show in subzero temperatures, your outerwear becomes almost as important as what's underneath. So we like to pick a coat with some drama like this fluffy faux-fur one from French Connection. It's a surprisingly versatile piece that can add a luxe touch to a simple jeans-and-tee combo or a great dose of texture to a monochromatic look.
Dress: We just got a new floral maxidress for spring, but we're going to make it winter friendly by throwing on a turtleneck and some ribbed sweater tights underneath.
Belt: The key to wearing maxidresses in winter is to choose a coat that cinches at the waist adding shape to your look. To create that same shape with a more voluminous coat, we'd suggest using a wide leather belt.
Boots: The biggest nightmare of Fashion Week this year will be footwear. New York is still a Siberia of ice storms and snowdrifts, so spindly little stilettos won't stand a chance. Instead, we're planning our outfits around lace-up oxfords, dainty flats and heeled boots with more snow-friendly lug soles like these heavily treaded ones from B. Markowsky.
Bag: When we leave our apartment at 8 in the morning, it's unlikely we'll be back before well into the wee hours. So that's why it's important to have a bag big enough to accommodate a notebook, flats, Luna bars, stain remover, makeup and various other supplies. This bag is the perfect fit, designed by fashion ed favorite Rebecca Minkoff.