Next-Level Outfits From Yours Truly

Blame it on laundry day, a slow start to the morning, or the fact that our ratty sweatshirts just look so comfortable, but every once in awhile, there's sometimes a little disconnect between the personal style we think to have and the actual personal style we're projecting. However, for two times during the year, we make sure that we do our laundry way in advance, order a double espresso with our breakfast sandwich, and keep our loungewear at arm's length. During Fashion Week, we go hard.
That's not to say that we go crazy. For our editors, these outfits don't feel wacky in the least. In fact, these looks are what we end up wearing when we're on our A-game. Ahead, check out two outfits each from nine editors with very different style. Let's see if you don't snag a few bits of inspiration to motivate you to bring it tomorrow.
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Christene Barberich, editor-in-chief
"I have to admit, Fashion Week really brings out the eccentric in me. Should I have given this mixed-print-jumpsuit look a second thought? Maybe, but I love it anyway. It's honestly the epitome of ease and elegance combined, and the extras, like the treaded Miu Miu platforms, Uniqlo puffer coat, and bright Etienne Aigner crossbody make this outfit high functioning for the cold and running around, too."

Mother of Pearl Dal Printed Silk Crepe de Chine Jumpsuit, $865, available at Net-A-Porter; Clover Canyon Blueprint Jacket, $495, available at Clover Canyon; Falke Socks; Miu Miu Platform Shoes; Etienne Aigner Bag.
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"How much did I love these jeweled trousers by Suno strolling down the runway last September? A lot. I think I even gasped when I saw them. They are heavy as hell, but also like artwork, so who cares? The coat, by breakout New York designer Harbison, is my newest obsession. I know a good coat when I see one, and this colorblocked design has such a lean and feminine fit, I want to wear it every single day. It's magic."

Zara Long Poplin Shirt, $59.90, available at Zara; Harbison Coat, $1,595, available at Moda Operandi; Preen Sunglasses; Suno Elastic Waist Pants, $4,930, available at Moda Operandi; J.Crew Pumps; Chloé Bag.
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Piera Gelardi, creative director

"I was trying to invoke spring with this outfit but my efforts were for naught — it snowed the very next day. Womp! My bright-blue coat from The Outnet honestly makes color-matching so much fun, and I love pairing it with just-as-saturated colors. And, since I'm snapping away during Fashion Week, my camera needs as nice of duds as I do. SFK makes a perfect camera strap!"

Karen Walker Siouxsie Filigree Glasses, $349, available at Karen Walker; Carven Coat; JOSEPH Queen Embroidered Pants, $635, available at Joseph Fashion; Etienne Aigner Clutch; Sandro T-shirt; J Crew Tissue Turtleneck, $29.99, available at J.Crew; Zara Silver Heels; SFK Camera Strap, $95, available at Sarah Frances Kuhn; Canon Camera.
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"Leather leggings (layered over tights when the weather gets serious) is my winter styling hack that lets me wear all my favorite skirts and dresses regardless of how crazy cold it gets outside. I always manage to find some way to wear my beaded, vintage Egyptian clutch each and every Fashion Week. It's a constant!"

J+ Uniqlo Coat; Everlane Box Shirt, $55, available at Everlane; Zara Embellished T-shirt; Sandro Skirt; Club Monaco Brityn Leather Leggings, $695, available at Club Monaco; Rag & Bone Boots; Vintage Beaded Bag; Canal Street Hat, $5.
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Connie Wang, style director

"For someone who considers walking up the two flights of stairs at the Fulton Street subway station aerobic exercise, I've been awfully influenced by athletic trends this season. H&M makes these amazing, sporty Bermuda skorts that's actually a pair of shorts with a longer length flap in the front. The thin Uniqlo puffer has totally saved me this season, and I've been wearing them underneath all my not-quite-warm-enough coats to winterize them."

Gap T-Shirt; Uniqlo Ultra LIght Down Jacket, $69.90, available at Uniqlo; Sandro Jacket; H&M Shorts; Old Navy Yoga Capris, $17.94, available at Old Navy; Vans x MadeMe Sneakers; Kate Spade Saturday A Satchel, $250, available at Kate Spade Saturday.
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"Lately, I seem to be on a mom jeans collecting binge — I've acquired four pairs in the past two months. This particular pair of destroyed 501s came from a thrift shop in New Hope for the comparatively expensive price of $12. At least it's a cheap habit! My Theory leather jacket is my pride and joy and super-warm, too, which helps me kind of justify exposing my toes in the cold (and, let's be honest, I was pretty impatient to wait to wear these camp-print, pony hair Schutz stunners). The gloves were an impulse purchase from ASOS and just border between funny and grossly self-congratulatory, but I've been getting a kick out of punching the air with my right first and yelling 'STUN' all week, so it's been well worth it."

ASOS Leather Stunning Gloves, $22.22, available at ASOS; Theory Leather Jacket; Vintage Levi's Jeans; Schutz Camo Shoes; Alice + Olivia Clutch.
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Marissa Rosenblum, market director

"See all those footprints in what was an untouched patch of snow? That's caused by my inability to stand still in this gorgeous ADEAM hand-painted silk chiffon maxi-dress. It's simply stunning, and I love how the knife pleating adds just a bit of structure to this most gorgeous, swishy shape. It envelopes my 5'1" frame (in a way that I happen to like), so to balance the fluidity and downplay the dressiness of what could be an eveningwear dress, I added a cropped forest-green jacket. For a bit of warmth, I pinned on a vintage fur collar that came with a London Fog trench. The texture of the woven raffia and structured shape of my attaché-style handbag plays well with the flowy maxi-dress. Plus, it holds a deceivingly large amount of stuff so I can relish in my pack-rat ways without looking like a bag lady."

The Reformation Cropped Arctic Jacket, $180, available at The Reformationl Vintage Fur Collar; ADEAM Dress; Loeffler Randall Mini Raffia Rider Bag; $295, available at Loeffler Randall; Rachel Comey Lapis Boots, $247.50, available at Rachel Comey.
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"In complete contrast to the ADEAM dress, this outfit is admittedly my lazy-day go-to ensemble. Topped with a fun, crazy patterned statement coat, this basic button-up shirt and jeans outfit becomes anything but. I finished the look with my creepers from Max Mara's spring '08 collection (an unforgettable $75 score at Loehmann's years ago — RIP) I feel very much in my element. I know you hear it over and over again, but not enough could be said about investing in just one statement coat that saves the day and makes you feel like wow."

J.Crew Collection Ratti Tile Coat, $799, available at J.Crew; T By Alexander Wang Indigo Heather Chiffon Shirt, $218, available at Alexander Wang; J Brand Mid-Rise Skinny Leg In Navy, $169, available at J Brand Jeans; Melissa Joy Manning Small Silver Huggie Earrings, $25, available at Bird; Karen Walker Siouxsie Filigree Sunglasses, $280, available at Shopbop; Opening Ceremony OCLA Velvet Small Satchel, $165, available at Opening Ceremony; Max Mara Creepers; Vintage Brooch.
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Annie Georgia Greenberg, style editor

"This season was one big plaid phase. I love the shape of these Zara pants (that I scored on sale for like $20!) with super ladylike heels or tough booties. Here, though, I get to wear my very favorite Manolos. I love the idea of a black-and-white outfit with several textures. And, here, the chunky cropped turtleneck balances out the lace. Then, the jacket comes in as a final, unexpected touch. It's pink! I honestly never wear this color, but I love this coat so, so much and saw a lot of it this week. Also worth a mention: This is literally one of two bags I wore all Fashion Week (the other bag being the one in the following photos). My mom got it in Italy, and I got it from my mom's closet when she wasn't looking. It's just the perfect shape and size. Thanks, Ma!"

Creatures of the Wind Coat; Zara Sweater, $12.99, available at Zara; Zara Checkered Pants; Manolo Blahnik Shoes; Vintage Bag; Barton Perreira Sunglasses.
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"I love the idea of a slip dress over a thin turtleneck. I wore this turtleneck and other heat-tech versions pretty much every day this week. It pairs perfectly with this standout Maki Oh dress, who is now one of my favorite designers. The Tibi coat and chunky shoes and hat make it less girly, which I like. And, the DVF bag, which I got from The Outnet, lends a much-needed pop of color. Best of all? The homemade scarf (see next pic!), which my mom made me. I described to her the kind of scarf I wanted (oversized, thick knit, really nice wool), and she nailed it. Ella Greenberg's really getting a lot of play at the shows this season. I'm sure she'd take special orders, if anyone's interested!"

H&M Beanie, $6.95, available at H&M; Vince Favorite Turtleneck, $95, available at Vince; Maki Oh Dress; Tibi Jacket; DVF Tonda Clutch, $179.40, available at The Outnet; Report Shoes; Hand-knit Scarf.
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Willow Lindley, associate fashion editor

I'm a jeans, tees, and sneakers girl through and through, and this look is an elevated version of my everyday uniform. Plus, I love being able to get away with mixing a few of my favorite things — sheers, plaids, florals, and animal prints — all together!"

H&M Bib Overalls, $49.95, available at H&M; Converse Chuck Taylor Classics, $50, available at Converse; Elizabeth & James Robertson Shirt, $345, available at Shopbop; Sea Jacket; Preen Sunglasses; Coach Mini Borough Bag, $378, available at Coach.
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"I might be rushing into spring a bit with this one but, hey, a girl can dream. Plus, I love this flouncy Tibi skirt paired with my favorite eBay score ever — a bedazzled and studded Led Zepplin leather jacket. Perfect tough-meets-pretty vibes."

Sandro T-shirt; Tibi Skirt; Zara Boots; Vintage Wilson Rocks Jacket; Elizabeth and James Cynnie Bag, $545, available at Shopbop; Theysken’s Theory Sweater.
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Gina Marinelli, associate fashion features editor

"As far as I'm concerned, dressing for Fashion Week in the winter starts with a great coat. (Because, I don't think I ever took mine off...usually not even when sitting inside.) My favorite new leopard number got plenty of action this week. To punch up the gray, I layered together pops of baby blue, a perfect shade of red via this Tibi dress, and a clashing animal print (YOLO). Sure, Fashion Week usually calls for outfits that are a touch fancier than my everyday, but this one was still felt so completely me."

Tibi Bibelot Dress, $365, available at Tibi; Nanushka Top; French Connection Coat, $279.99, available at French Connection; Phillip Lim Bag; Manolo Blahnik Heels.
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"I had so much fun mixing the textures together on this one: fuzzy sweater; leather skirt; suede booties. The mishmash of fabrics totally put a twist on an otherwise classic silhouette. And, that sweater is warm. Later, polar vortex. As for the trench, I borrowed it from our market director Marissa Rosenblum (yep, it's the London Fog one that belongs to her fur collar!)."

H&M Mohair-Blend Sweater, $59.95, available at H&M; H&M Leather Skirt, $149, available at H&M; Pique Tights, $48, available at Pique; ShoeMint Booties; Zara Clutch.
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Leeann Duggan, style features editor

"My day-to-day, sea-of-black basics definitely need some panache come Fashion Week. And, what better way to add interest to an outfit than by donning a knee-length, gold brocade waist coat? Pretty sure that's what Louis XIV would do. Seriously though, the sleeveless coat is one of those "things fashion people like" trends that instantly updates an outfit and adds a surprising amount of warmth. It's the perfect fashion armor for my standard black trousers and sample sale Lam lace-ups."

Urban Outfitters Beanie; Camilla And Marc Fragmentation Vest, $592.58, available at Camilla And Marc; Honor Jeweled Collar Top, $501.90, available at Honor; H&M Pants; Derek Lam Shoes; Loeffler Randall Purse.
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"I've always admired women who wear all-white in winter. It's such an arresting look, but my doubts were myriad: Would the first passing bus drench me in dirty gray curb-water? Would I look like Terence Koh? Luckily, my electric blue coat kept me from feeling like one of those too-precious people who clearly never take the subway. And, these sick Loeffler Randall booties, while treacherous in height, are shockingly easy to walk i, and kept me far above the slushy fray."
J.Crew Coat; Sea Sweater; Tia Cibani Skirt; Loeffler Randall Booties; Aldo Purse.
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Rachel Besser, fashion assistant

"Cat's out of the bag: I mostly abide by NYC's all-black dress code. Although Fashion Week is a time to be colorful daring, I don't want anyone to get it twisted; I am a New Yorker. So, subbing in mixed prints for my usual dark pieces makes my outfit more exciting and polished, but in keeping the black socks, black coat, black cap, and my trusty black leather backpack, my outfit still feels like myself."

M Missoni Patterned Dress; Judith and Charles Leather Sleeved Jacket; Loeffler Randall Beatriz Flats, $177.99, available at Zappos Couture; Zara Backpack; Bop Basics Leather Baseball Hat, $88, available at Shopbop.
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Hair styled by Austin Call; Makeup by Katie Mellinger; Styled by Willow Lindley; Assisted by Rachel Besser.
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"This is a punched-up version of my go-to cold weather outfit: trousers, sneakers, a beanie, and a long wool coat. I really admire any nod to menswear in womenswear, as well as sporty touches (usually through sneakers) to keep things chill and comfortable. The long tunic/short-dress-over-pants trend that's been all over the place this Fashion Week has also become a seasoned regular in my ensemble repertoire. Bonus points for matching your hat with the eyelets on your shoes, so you can tie it all together without being too matchy."

ASOS Neon Beanie Hat, $14.82, available at ASOS; Proenza Schouler Cotton-blend Tweed Tunic; $1,990, available at Net-A-Porter; Zara Coat; Zara Trousers With Slit At The Hem, $59.90, available at Zara; Nike Rosche Run; Céline Trio Bag.
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