Editors’ Picks: Street Style Bait

Fashion week: the only time of year that fur-lined sandals are seen as practical.

By: Emily Ramshaw
Photography: Jake Rosenberg

If there’s one reason we love fashion week, aside for the endlessly entertaining people watching and the copious, straight-from-the-runway wardrobe inspiration, it’s that the massive flock of street style paparazzi lurking outside every show venue is kind of like the equivalent of a sartorial hall pass—as in, this week is the moment when we can let our fashion freak flag fly. Bring on the feather skirts, metallic disco platforms and Anya Hindmarch stickered-Birkins. Because only the fashion week community could ever understand the intrinsic satisfaction that comes with saying 'fuck it', and wearing the fur-lined sandals outside of your apartment. Get out there and werk!

 

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Meagan Wilson

Senior Editor & Social Media Manager

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My rationale for this week's picks goes a little something like this: I stumbled upon the Kenzo clogs first. They're both pretty heinous and kind of awesome, but require accompanying pieces that make you look just a teensy bit more pulled together to avoid the whole hairy-shower-shoes look. Repossi's Berbères are the calling card of intimidatingly cool and probably French girls everywhere (read: basically Gaia), but the lilac shade gives it a more feminine feel. Finally, I did have the sickest dusty pink, suede J.W. Anderson trench fit for the chicest Carmen San Diego reboot, but it sold out. So, I picked out this Peter Pilotto knitted Snakes and Ladders-inspired coat in its place—Alicia says it looks like the type you'd wear to the most important business meeting of your life, so I'm taking that and running with it.


 

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Noah Lehava

Senior Editor

It's no secret that fashion week is kind of like grown-up dress-up, where everyone parades around in their most outrageous wares in hopes that they'll make it onto some 100+ slides gallery of street style pics. Me? Hells no. I'd rather sleuth my way through the kaleidoscopic sea of bloggers right to my seat. But that doesn't mean I don't want to look good. My anti-paparazzi-yet-fashion-week-approps outfit is, uh, minimal by this month's standards. Like this floor-length but breezy (because crowds + spot lights) Rick Owens dress that's ONE muted shade. As for the DSquared2 heels, well, that Rick Owens dress is long and I'm only 5'4" (on a tall day), and since I plan to change out of them as soon as I get into the backseat of my Uber, this Fendi Peekaboo is big enough to stash a spare pair of flats—I mean, that's to say if I had an extra 8K lying around. 


 

Alicia Cesaro

Editorial Assistant

As much I don't want to admit it's over, according to yesterday's abrupt NYFW arrival, the autumn/winter season is officially upon us. The pants (cringe), furry closed-toe footwear and knits are proof enough. Enter this Ellery dress/coat hybrid which kind of says, 'I'm ready for fashion month', while still acknowledging that it's 80 degrees and humid out. I plan on keeping it in heavy rotation alongside these block-heeled (:ok_hand:) lace-up sandals. ALSO, I'm kind of obsessed with this mirrored Dolce & Gabbana bag in the way people are obsessed with their firstborns. As in I would take endless photos of it, show it off to my uninterested friends and love it forever and ever. It's teeny tiny box shape only fits the essentials, rendering it a bit impractical. Which is also :ok_hand: in my book.

 


 

Emily Ramshaw

Senior Editor

My fashion week peacocking “essentials” are as follows: anything Dries, because that shit is classy—I would wear all Dries all the time if I was a millionaire. Plus, this skirt is a dream. These Givenchy slides are probably the most ridiculous things you could ever spend your money on—I mean, mink on a rubber sole, come on—and therefore only appropriate for fashion week. And the supersized sunglasses? Well, they’re to block out all the street style flashes… duh, guys.

 

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