Yesterday morning, one very cold news reporter standing outside in Central Park said, “Today is not a day to look good, you want to bundle up and stay warm.” We at DistrictL say, “Nay, random reporter.” While yes, it is easy to succumb to the baser needs and dress like the little kid in A Chistmas Story, we ask you to rally and continue to dress fabulously. New York can become a wonderful wintry Fashion Mecca of muffs and mulled wine, so let’s keep it that way. And for those of you with a weaker immune system, please adhere to the following guidelines:
If you insist on wearing them, please avoid the basic rubber variety that are typically printed in an obnoxious color that only draw attention to the fact your feet look like they belong to an extra in a zombie movie. Instead why not try:
1. BCBG “Grommet”: These boots may be rubber, but the hard detailing says, “Don’t mess.”
2. Sperry: The quilted top allows for less bulk and the equestrian style will always look dashing while you’re trekking down unplowed Soho sidewalks.
3. Kate Spade “Randi”: The name alone should be enough, but the bow and small heel make it a ladylike way to keep your toes dry.
For those of us who live in the windy, yet fabulous TriBeCa, we can understand the desire to be windproof. However, friends do NOT let friends schlep around in shapeless sleeping bags. Instead, find refuge in polished tailoring and feminine details:
1. Andrew Marc “Brown Quilted Down”: This fur collar and belt draws attention away from the bulk and adds an extra touch of style and warmth.
2. Eli Tahari “Elissa”: This puffer coat has a fantastic collar-hood with gathered edges that offer some sweetness.
Yes, it’s that simple. Wear faux fur like an off-duty stripper, rock a turban, or dress extremely inappropriately and engage only in indoor activities like sipping hot toddies and losing yourself in the Bergdorf Goodman shoe salon. As for me, I will be boycotting pants for as long as possible and committing entirely to tights and over-the-knee socks. Very Pippy-Longstockings-meets-Lolita.
Whatever way you decide, remember that fashion is fun, and though the random reporter may not know it, one can actually look good and be warm at the same time.
Post by Madisen Walker