The best thing about the season of New York Fashion Week that lands like a snowflake in February every year isn’t necessarily the shows, in my opinion. If you’re thinking she’s going to say it’s the street style, okay fine, you’re not wrong, but that’s not the only thing I’m going to say. It’s the fact that the street style is (by necessity) a negotiation between looking cool and feeling warm. The result is, therefore, daily doses of inspiration to that effect–which is sorely needed at this juncture of winter doldrums.
To hone in on the specifics of cold weather outfit ideating that February street style has to offer, we’re organizing our coverage a little differently this season. You can still expect new batches of street style photos in slideshow form every day, but they’ll be curated according to a “theme” that is intended to be of genuine service in re-greasing the creative wheels of your sartorial brain that may or may not be feeling slightly frosty at the moment.
To kick things off, we’re highlighting all the best WINTER COATS (!!) that graced us yesterday on the backs of chilly show-goers. Our hope is that clicking through the slideshow below will serve as a reminder that it’s possible to pursue utility and a great outfit at the same time, and perhaps dislodge a burst of motivation to that effect. Maybe you have a coat that’s similar to one worn below and you just needed a new way to think about styling it. Maybe you’re in the market for a new winter coat, in which case you can use it as a shopping guide (for that, there’s a handy dandy shopping bar waiting underneath). Regardless, I hope you’ll meet me in the comments to talk about what particulars caught your eye and why.
Photos by Karolina Kaczynska