It’s amazing what a difference a week makes and I knew I wanted a casual street style look. Compared to this week, last week was a virtual heat wave. The cold is usually one of the hazards of New York Fashion Week in February. Planning that perfect street style might mean the risk of getting frostbite in order to showcase your look. I can only imagine what the fashionistas are going through while NYFW is going on.
Fortunately, for me during NYFWM, the cold was not a hindrance. Although I planned my clothing to accommodate a winter coat (I brought four with me to New York), I never really needed any of them. I did however get to wear this fantastic vest.
For this look I opted to skip a tailored look, blow off the blazer and chose a more casual street style. Normally, when traveling I like to stick to one color scheme as I put together my outfits. This allows for more versatility in travelling and if I’m not happy with what I put together I can always mix and match for a variety of looks. Ideally, I’d pack less yet still have a variety of options.
A vest has been an ideal accessory this season. It can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. For my look, I wore mine over a simple blue crewneck sweater and white dress shirt. Paired with a pair of tweed slacks and white-soled Timberlands I was well equipped to conquer the concrete jungle and hike from show to show.
I loved this look for its subtlety. Patterns and texture can transform a simple look and give it a little more pizzazz. The vest, which is reversible, has a tonal blue plaid pattern that worked well with the thick tweed of the pants. Also check out the boots, these new Timberlands have a fantastic basket weave pattern and white soles. Light and super comfortable, they made walking the streets of New York to get to the many shows a little more bearable.