Photo: Courtesy of Creatures of Comfort.
Leeann Duggan, style features editorHump: Ragamuffin Chic
"When I saw Creatures Of Comfort
's show, I was moved to declare, 'Frowsy layers for fall '14!' Okay, Diana Vreeland, I am not. But, the brand took fashion's recent menswear mania to its coolest possible conclusion. Unstructured dresses and generously proportioned pants lent the whole collection a nerdy-yet-sexy, tomboy vibe. But, my favorite look was this newsy-chic number, featuring paperbag-waist pants, mismatched plaids, and a color palette that shouldn't work — but somehow completely does. I am now obsessed with the underaged British scamp look. Now, excuse me while I break into the theme from Oliver
..."Marry: The Puffy Parka
"The gigantic wool overcoat still dominates runways, but I think the puffy parka's moment is about to arrive. They can be sporty and tech-y like at Wang
, or paint-flecked and wooly like at rag & bone
, but either way, they're super-thick, oversized, and make absolutely no bones about the fact that this raw weather means we should be dressing as much like Kurt Russell in The Thing
as possible."Kill: All Gray, All The Time
"I'm over that medium-gray, concrete color designers have been using for a few too many seasons. I know it's supposed to communicate 'luxe, no-nonsense future superwoman who subsists on kale smoothies and pays herself first.' But, at this point, it feels facile, bourgeois, and like the entire fashion world fell asleep and woke up in the boring part of the Wizard of Oz
. Time to wake up — and, um, guess I better start with the slouchy gray sweater I currently wear four days a week..."