For the industry's top editors, Fashion Week not only requires patience, stamina and incredibly precise planning, it also demands a stable of stylish outfits to do it all in. The forecast for this week in New York sounds pretty frightening (read: snow and freezing rain), but that doesn't mean the street style photographers won't be out in swarms and the ladies representing their respective publications won't be expected to look their best.
To get a dose of wardrobe inspiration for the week -- and in some cases, month -- ahead, we checked in with our friends at some of our favorite magazines to see what items they plan on wearing again and again this season. We're betting you'll spot at least one of them on Streetpeeper or Jak and Jil before the shows are through.
Jessica Minkoff, fashion features editor, Marie Claire: "I fell in love with Alexander Wang's marble collection for Balenciaga so I made sure to get my hands on a pair of these skinny trousers before it was too late."
Balenciaga printed denim, $295, available at Parlour X.
Kerry Pieri, senior digital editor, Harper's Bazaar: "I've rarely met a good platform I wasn't on board for, and Alexander Wang's Spring 2014 '90s inspired versions in airy hues of gray, white or pink are basically my perfect shoe right now. Fingers crossed they ship before fashion month starts."
Rachael Wang, market director, Nylon: "With rain and snow in the NYC forecast, I'm looking to my cozy pink cocoon coat to keep me optimistic. And let's be real, when you're wearing something giant, fuzzy and pastel, nobody is looking at your shoes."
Carven coat, $2,390, available at Net-a-Porter.
Sydney Wasserman, senior market editor, DuJour: "As much as I'm dreading wearing heels consistently again, these Aquazzura lace-up pumps put me in the Fashion Week spirit. I would save these for the days that involve trudging up and down Tenth Avenue between shows for hours, they're that comfortable!"
Aquazzura Belgravia pumps, $725, available at Editorialist.
Naomi Nevitt-Lindman, online editorial director, Teen Vogue: "I'm all about comfort during February Fashion Week. My husband lent me his Patagonia down jacket about a month ago and I haven't taken it off since -- I wear it under cute oversize wool blazers and my Proenza moto jacket to add a much needed layer of warmth and unexpected sporty edge."
Down sweater jacket, $219, available at Patagonia.
Christina Pérez, style development editor, Glamour: "It's always a challenge to stay warm during February's Fashion Week, so I'm on the search for cozy pieces that are also super chic. This Jonathan Simkhai sweater fits the bill perfectly!"
Jonathan Simkhai color-blocked sweater, $315, available at Net-a-Porter.
Elana Fishman, senior digital editor, Lucky: "Standing out during Fashion Week when it's frigid outside can be a challenge -- it's all about the coat, since I (and lots of other editors I know) never even wind up removing theirs during presentations. I recently got this gorgeous cobalt blue one from Tibi, and I swear, I've never gotten so many compliments on an item of outerwear in my entire life. I love the mannish silhouette, and the color's bold enough to elevate even the most basic all-black look. Next week, I'll definitely be wearing it to the shows, along with my favorite faux fur leopard coat from Topshop."
Tibi double-breasted coat, $996, available at Farfetch.
Rachel Adler, beauty director, Beautyhigh and Daily Makeover: "Considering Fashion Week can be quite the blur of event hopping, we all need a product that keeps us magically looking put together when we least feel it. That's why this wine lipstick from Poppy King is my go-to -- it stays on through endless cups of Starbucks and instantly brings life back to your face when you need it most."
Lipstick Queen wine lipstick, $24, available at Barneys.
Amanda Weiner, senior accessories editor, Harper's Bazaar: "With the weather predictions for the week ahead, a versatile coat is key! I love this Sophie Hulme one -– it's multi-layered so you can remove the shearling hood and knit vest depending on the weather."
Sophie Hulme convertible coat, $1,140, available at Net-a-Porter.
Sarah Schussheim, stylist and assistant editor, Elle: "My favorite fabric is denim, so what could be more perfect than this Saint Laurent shirt? I would wear it nonstop -- much like our schedules! Seven days in a row, seven different ways."
Saint Laurent denim shirt, $515, available at Net-a-Porter.