So, I decided to stay in New York City for at least another year, after a recent bout of depression made me realize I wasn’t ready to uproot myself just yet. I found a new apartment in Brooklyn that I’m really excited about (moving November 1), my friends and family are thrilled I’m sticking around, and I’m generally feeling a bit better mentally. But there’s just one problem: WINTER IS COMING. I. Hate. Winter. I mean, I like it during the first snow of the season, and I like the initially chilly days of fall, when I can break out my plaid flannels. But winter? Winter is bullshit. It is long. It is cold. It is dark. It threatens to drive me insane every year. But because I’m sort of vain and I really like fashion, one sure way to at least temporarily pull me from the clutches of the winter blues is to shop for new winter clothes. Honestly, if my outfit is ON POINT and I’m feeling high on my own supply, the cold bothers me a lot less. So, for the sake of my own mental health, I have prepared a list of the various items I — and possibly you, if you also suffer from Severe Winter Hatred — need to acquire in order to survive my 14th East Coast winter.
One of the big things I do to keep my wardrobe minimal is to buy the hardiest, simplest possible clothes and gear I can find whenever I have the occasion to buy something. I’m already gearing up for winter because the upcoming winter in Chicago is supposed to be about as bad as the last winter, which is kind of sob-inducing after the 2013-2014 Endless Winter. I spent the Polar Vortex in wool socks and motorcycle boots. That is not happening again. I will be buying insulated everything, and everything I wear will be able to eat through snow. Keep reading »
The leaves are turning, a chill has entered the air and people are giving you weird looks when they see you’re still wearing flip-flops everywhere (okay, maybe that’s just me). It’s fall, which means it’s time to buy a new coat. Now, I gotta say, as much as I hate the changing seasons, I’m pretty jazzed about the selection of coat trends: Cozy blanket-style wrap coats and poncho capes! Slick moto jackets with shearling collars! Bright hues and funky parkas and collarless coats, oh my! Click through for six coat trends with options for each…
Ahh, the changing seasons, the cooling temperatures, the falling leaves, the new excuses to shop for “must have” items for your closet. I have mixed feelings about fall fashion. On one hand, I love to have a good reason to blow some money on pretty things. On the other hand, I personally find fall fashion trends to be hit or miss. Colorful fur coats? With what money? Ankle length leather skirts? Whut. Why. Embellished socks? WHO’S GOING TO SEE?! But there are some fall trends that I am totally buying into and dammit, I think you should too.
When my favorite arrow-shaped midi ring broke this weekend, I went on the hunt to find a new one to take its place. While browsing, I came across a boatload of awesome arrow-themed pieces that kept the structure of a classic arrow, all with their own elements of glam and uniqueness. Even with the simplicity of their shape, arrows never fail to make a statement. Click through the gallery for 16 pieces sure to send your style game in the right direction.
There is something beautifully balanced about the cognac-colored Steve Madden booties spotted by commenter Maeve. It must be the cowboy boot toe with the solidly stacked heel that makes her heart go pitter-pat. I could forgo a few more days of summer if someone delivered these to my door. Maeve, the retailer you shared was out of stock, but 6PM.com has pairs available for $71.99! And click through for more fall booties!