We are at it again. New York Fashion Week kicks off this week. Designers and models take the runways, showcasing their latest collections, while crowds of fashionistas, editors and photographers take over New York City to check out the scene. Fancy soirées are planned to honor the celebration, and we spend a week straight dining on champagne and macarons. If you are lucky enough, you’ll find some real food.
While I look forward to each of the parties and events that surround fashion week, this season, I’m excited for a different reason. Many of my friends and fellow fashion bloggers are hosting fashion week events and I truly look forward to embracing, and celebrating each of their projects.
One of the most rewarding parts about being a fashion blogger is being supported and also inspired by the incredible women around me. They work tirelessly to create their own style, brand, and voice in the industry. I love watching each of their projects come to life. To connect, collaborate and create with these women is so powerful. I am proud of them, and honored to be a part of them. That being said, I have been spending my time styling looks and prepping for the events that will take place over the next week.
During February’s fashion week, outfits can be a bit challenging to style. As you can imagine, it’s either snowing, sleeting, or down right freezing at all times. Finding the perfect, fashion forward dress doesn’t really cut it. I depend on layers and statement outerwear pieces as the base of my look.
When I think of statement outwear pieces, Eliza J immediately comes to mind. We’ve been chatting about some of our favorite Eliza J’s outerwear pieces this season, and I found a new one that I love. This Faux-Fur Trimmed Coat is winter white, which makes it simple to pair with any color.
I chose a neutral palette for this look. I kept my pants simple, with basic black (similar here). I added a leopard print, chiffon bow blouse (similar here) which pairs well with the faux fur in the hood of the jacket. I love that leopard print acts as a neutral print with tones, including black, brown and tan. The bow adds a lovely design detail and doubles a scarf peeking out of the coat.
I accessorized my coat with a brown cross-body bag, to work with the leopard print, as well as the brown faux fur. I chose neutral, patent, pumps, and my staple Valentino ‘Rockstud’ Sunglasses to complete my look.
I’ve had quite the productive week, and I’m excited for the upcoming fashion events. Stay tuned, as we will be showing you the latest and greatest from NYFW. Lots of love from NYC xx
- Eliza J: Faux-Fur Trimmed Coat, White
- Pants: similar here
- Leopard Blouse: similar here
- Zara: Cross-body Bag
- Jessica Simpson: Claudette Pumps, Nude Patent
- Valentino: ‘Rockstud’ Sunglasses