Why Nemo Made Us Feel Better About Getting Dressed During Fashion Week

Don't get us wrong—we love fashion, and we generally love to dress up for the shows. But sometimes, getting gussied up for NYFW feels a little ridiculous--like when there's a blizzard, for example. Read our loopy Sunday night conversation about the implications of Nemo on street style, and why we loved the whole thing:
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Don't get us wrong—we love fashion, and we generally love to dress up for the shows. But sometimes, getting gussied up for NYFW feels a little ridiculous--like when there's a blizzard, for example. Read our loopy Sunday night conversation about the implications of Nemo on street style, and why we loved the whole thing:
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Photo: Getty

Don't get us wrong—we love fashion, and we generally love to dress up for the shows. But sometimes, getting gussied up for fashion week feels a little ridiculous--like when there's a blizzard, for example. Read our loopy Sunday night conversation about the implications of Nemo on street style, and why we loved the whole thing:

Lauren: ‪So the weather outside was frightful for a couple of days‬.

Leah: ‪It's true‬. There was a lot of freak-out over Nemo. But I actually loved it.

Lauren: ‪Yeah, it was great‬. It felt liberating. Everyone was reduced to snow boots and parkas.

Leah: I could wear my LL Bean boots and feel totally okay about it‬. Usually during Fashion Week I feel a little less-than, because I never dress up all fancy. But Nemo leveled the playing field. And at the same time gave those street style stars a real chance to show off their skills, be creative.

Lauren: ‪Yeah, I agree. It was like private school uniforms‬. You have to work with what you've been given. Leah: I think, generally, the storm chilled people out‬. (See what I did there?) Not that fashion week isn't important and worth freaking out over, especially if you're a designer, but this was something real to freak out over.

Lauren: Yeah, it made it all seem way less important‬.

Leah's Bean boots.

Leah's Bean boots.

Leah: ‪It put it in perspective in a nice way‬. Like, this is our job and we do it. Not OMG FASHUNWEEK.

Lauren: ‪One girl I saw summed it up for me. She was wearing a blue and white windowpane check JW Anderson sweater, a bomber, and a pair of those flat Balenciaga boots with the cutouts. She looked so cool and put together and warm! Not a victim. This fashion week eliminated fashion victims.‬ ‪I know that, personally, I'm going to worry less about what I'm wearing from now on—I'm just gonna wear stuff that makes me feel good.‬

Leah: It just felt like a guilty pleasure for me. That I got to bop around in what felt like pajamas looking like a slob and it was okay. Nemo was a good lesson in dressing FOR YOU‬.

Lauren: Until I wear those white Celines again. They hurt so good.

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