The rain from Paris fashion week has shifted to New York, and we have plenty of French trench style to inspire us, thanks to Phil Oh. He captured the glitterati donning their best overcoats and stepping up the layering game. Coats over jackets over shirts over knits, anything goes. From avant-garde to menswear inspired, the outerwear staple of the season has never looked better.
View more Paris Fashion Week street style at Vogue.com.
With all of the sunny weather we’ve been having here in New York, I can’t help but dream of new sunnies. The styles from the Dries Van Noten x Linda Farrow collaboration are at the top of my list. @thedreslyn
Sometimes details are enough to set the tone for a collection. The Fall 2017 Beaufille collection is summed up nicely with this detailed image of the contrast stitched trench coat. @jessifrederick
Spring is on everyone’s mind, so when a white poplin dress exudes your exact mood, you take notice. @frankieandclo
Simplicity is best, both in fashion and at home and the master of such stylings is renting out her Brooklyn apartment for March and April. She took full advantage of instagram’s new swipe left feature, nicely done. @ashleyhelvey
This new Greenpoint, Brooklyn shop styled this table top still life fit for an 18th century painting. @thegreateros_
I can’t help but get excited about Spring, I mean, it’s 60 degrees in New York today. So bear with me as I discuss my go-to shoe of the season, Spring slides. I’ve been a huge fan of this shoe silhouette for years (evident here, here and here) and if you haven’t slid into these shoes, then you are truly missing out. It is one of the easiest shoes to wear, it’s in the title of the shoe itself, just slide it on and go. It also adds a laid back yet, sophisticated vibe to any look. Whether you pair it with a slim midi-skirt or cropped pant, you can’t go wrong. This season, my best friend gave me these Jon Josef slides as a birthday gift. The embossed snake-skin pattern adds a textural/print element to my otherwise solid wardrobe. Slide into Jon Josef’s at Capricious in Grosse Pointe, Michigan or visit the Jon Josef website. They are also available in black velvet and tan suede.
Mid-February marks the restless wardrobe syndrome for most winter weather wardrobe wearers. For the past few days we’ve hit a warm streak here in New York, but there are plenty of frigid days in our near future. If you are like me and struggle from restless wardrobe syndrome, then you are always looking for new ways to style your wears (as an alternative to buying new pieces). Today I am highlighting some of my favorites sweater styling tricks that can instantly update your look and your overall wardrobe mood. Anyone can throw on a sweater over jeans, but layering sweaters and tying them asymmetrically feels fresh and as a bonus adds extra warmth. From the Fall 2017 runways, Preen layers a chunky cable knit under a bustier and creates the effect of the of-the-season strong sleeve silhouette. To get the same look as seen at Eudon Choi, put your head and right sleeve through the sweater and twist the left sleeve towards the front while draping the rest of the sweater over your right shoulder. It exudes the ultimate laid back ease attitude. Pringle of Scotland redefines a twin-set by draping an open cardigan over one shoulder and tying the sleeves asymmetrically across the body at the waist. One of my favorite ways to wear an extra sweater is from the Fall 2014 Lemaire runway, tied around the neck like a scarf seen on his runway and in the campaign for his collaboration with Uniqlo. Do you have any favorite sweater styling tricks?
The wonderful women of Nest Together interviewed me about DE SMET. I discuss who and what inspires me outside of the fashion industry, the piece of clothing that has lasted in my wardrobe for years and what I’d like to see next for DE SMET. Read the full interview here. All photography by Valeria Castillo.