C’est Cool

New York Fashion Week came and went once again. My closest brush to its spotlight was long ago in the early 80s when I walked in one show. This year? I wasn’t invited to any shows, which were by and large panned by most fashion critics. But I did love seeing all the street style — some of it inspiring, some outlandish. All in all, I was feeling the need to step a bit out of my comfort zone. Perhaps forego my usual flats in favor of some heels. I’d also recently learned that my vision has actually improved, so I would need new prescription glasses. No better time than now to try out some pretty fashion-forward sunnies and see just how I felt about going bolder, bigger. The answer? I’m not sure they are really “me.” But I did get a kick out of trying out a new look, even for just one day.

While it still feels like summer weather-wise, I did have the itch to break out some new wardrobe additions, as well as resurrect some perennial favorites. NEW: this jacket from First Fall Hall, high-waisted black jeans that are not too skinny and have the must-have frayed hem, and slipper-soft Everlane pumps. (Sooooo comfortable. And flattering. LOVE!) OLD: Black leather Anya Hindmarch tote that elevates ordinary with some fabulous fringe and a fun statement tee (which I get asked about EVERY time I wear it! Seriously!!). Overall, this is a look that mixes refined finishes with rough edges. And that works for me. How do you say C’est Cool?

Jacket: (Zara, sold out) similar here, here and here

Jeans: (J Brand, on sale!)

Shoes: Everlane The Day Heel (seriously…you need this shoe! Lots of color and finish options!!)

Tee: (old, Banana Republic) but love this and this

Tote: (old, Anya Hindmarch) similar here and here

Sunglasses: (Raen) but thinking about these and these

Photos by Chris Allegaert

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