If you know anything about me,
you'll know that the title of this post is 100% misleading.
Obviously, I would never prescribe to you a specific NYFW ensemble.
What I will do, however, is tell you that there is A LOT
of judging that goes down over the span of mild psychosis that is fashion week in this city.
Friends will throw friends under the bus for a clean street style photo,
suddenly you'll convince yourself that wearing the same thing for an entire day is sacrilegious,
the Starbucks next to The Empire will become this mecca for pseudo celebrities that you then have to pretend you don't think are celebrities,
and the city - already based upon snap judgements - will cut that judgement time in half.
So what do you wear during NYFW?
Well, as stupid and cliche and Pinterest-quotey as it sounds : When it comes down to it, if you're feeling comfortable,
you're going to look confident,
and that confidence will allow you to pull off a paper bag
(literally. I've seen it done).
Which is why I'm making a case for fashion week sweats.
Screw Laggy's renowned denouncement,
and instead allow yourself to simultaneously be swathed in comfort AND rule the world.
Throw on some neck bling, stack a ton o' shit on your wrists, slip into some heels that hurt to breathe in, and allow your way-too-long hair to counteract that masculinity that is your wardrobe.
|tee: Zara, sweatpants: MOTHER, shoes: Kurt Geiger (thx Shela!), necklace: Free People, white watch: La Mer|
Sunglasses make you look a little bit famous.
A lil' bit o' cleav won't hurt either.
Life lessons from Gabby. You're welcome.
Photos by the beautiful Boston Lynn Photography