Most people think of September as “back to school,” and it’s when so many of us instinctually head back to the stores to buy clothes for the new season. A new jacket, a new pair of pants. That kind of thing. For those of us in the industry, la mode darling, it means the start of Fashion Week. Which is a bit of a misnomer, as it’s actually about a monthlong series of events.
For me, Fashion Week means a return to intention in dressing. I’ve laid aside my usual casual wear, and I gravitate more towards jeans and long sleeves. Black, of course, but I continue to play with texture, fit, and style. While the industry of course venerates the ubiquitous skinny jeans, I find myself wearing these jeans with a bit more of a flare than I’ve otherwise worn. They’re tailored perfectly and highlight my best asset, but they’re also a bit looser, a bit more comfortable.
Paired with an oversized cashmere sweater vest, the look is a bit more bohemian than I might normally wear, but it’s insanely comfortable, and the perfect piece to snuggle into as the weather continues to shift. Shuttling between meetings it’s also a great extra layer to keep warm without sweltering in, as sometimes jackets can do in this weather.