With the start of the new month today, there’s one thing that is weighing heavily on my mind: New York Fashion Week. Running from February 11-18th this year and showcasing the fall/winter fashions for 2016, this one is certainly a doozy, bulldozing right through Valentine’s Day and the President Day holiday.
I candidly admit that this particular February showing is not my favorite to dress for and navigate; it’s bitterly cold, New York always gets hit with snowfall for a portion of it, and any attempt to look glamorous quickly becomes eclipsed by the desire to stay warm — and safe. By safe, I mean shoes that can function in inclement weather, that won’t leave one atop thin stilettos, navigating piles of snow, ice, and slush.
Even though I’ve been attending New York Fashion Week since 2003, I could only find pictures dating back to February of 2007, and in those nine years my style has certainly evolved, however one thing has stayed the same: I am a huge fan of layering. Wearing a sequined top? Throw a layer underneath. How about a sleeveless dress? It’s time for a non-intrusive turtleneck underneath. What about a skin tight merino wool sweater? There’s definitely room for another layer under it, don’t even think of not trying it!
The picture at top is pretty much all you need to know about how I feel about dressing for New York Fashion Week in February, but let’s take a quick look back at some of the items I’ve worn, listed in chronological order, to the shows: