It is that time of year again. NYFW has arrived and honestly, I haven’t been as excited as I have been in the past. Mainly, because I have been really busy with job interviews and work but also due to the fact that big coats and puffer jackets are really not my style. Although, I am sure I would have to deal with it, if I moved to NYC. One has to stay warm, I get it.
Don’t get me wrong, if I was going to Fashion Week believe me, I would be beyond enthused. However, I just think that this time of year in NYC serves as a bad backdrop for fashion week street style. Not that I have ever been one for skimpy and tight outfits, but I feel like the current NYC climate and need for warm outerwear usually means missed opportunities for great looks and 90% that of the fashion community end up looking like frumpy bag ladies. As much as I love MKA, not everyone can pull that look off.
I know many will argue that coats are a part of the fashion, but the current trend seems to be oversized coats which are so long and bulky that I can never see the rest of the outfit. Wow, I never thought I would see the day that I would condemn a a piece of clothing for being oversized. However, in this case it is true. I want to see what is going on with the look underneath the oversized coat. It basically comes down to the fact that I want to be INSIDE the shows, where people are stripping of some of the cumbersome outer layers. Someone please make this happen for me pronto?!
While someone is making this dream come true for me, I will say that I do still love Winter style and I am still firm believer in layers and clothing that provides maximum warmth. Anyone who decided to go barelegged (which seems to be quite a few of you), I apologize but I am slightly questioning your wit.
Anyway, on that cynical and boring ramble about NYFW Fall 2015 street style, here are some looks that I think surpassed a lot of the criticisms I explained in great detail above. Congratulations are in order for these people, who managed to stay warm in the icy NYC weather but also avoid the multi-patterned, multi-layered homeless chic look that so many were opting for this year.
Photo Cred: Vogue
Photo Cred: Huffington Post
Photo Cred: Elle