Oh my gosh, you guys. It has been colder here in New York than I have experienced in years, if ever. Even though I felt 1 degree temps in Utah, the serious wind chill in Manhattan has made this entire fashion week almost unbearable. It truly gives a new meaning to cab-to-curb. It clearly does not just apply to shoes! Living in Texas, I don’t own that many heavy coats. I’ve got a good selection of outerwear, but certainly not any that could stand up to these frigid temps for more than 10 minutes. That’s why layers were so, so important when packing for this trip! I brought with me a number of sweaters and thin knits to layer over each other (this Vince top and this J.Crew sweater are faves), a couple of fur vests (love this one and this one) and my favorite Heidi Wynne scarf to wear under my mid-weight coats.
Another great way to layer is with jeans and over-the-knee boots. The ones I have been wearing are an old pair by Stuart Weitzman, but they are suede and seem to block out the chill I am feeling from the sharp winds. If you live up north, I definitely recommend picking up a pair of boots like the Lowland – it’s a newer style by Weitzman, featuring a slimmer leg and tie back. It’s great for daytime wear, but because it’s so streamlined, it also looks great under dresses for a night out! If over-the-knee isn’t your thing, check out this knee-high pair. Another slim fit, these boots are a gorgeous shade of taupe and will look great with white denim transitioning into spring!
PS – don’t miss my first runway recap! It went live on the blog yesterday :)