To say that this season of fashion month crept up on me would be the understatement of the century. Things both in- and outside of the office have been so hectic that the thought of four-plus weeks of shows — let alone finding outfits to attend them in — barely crossed my mind until, like, yesterday. But hey, life happens! I am nothing if not resourceful and adaptable; plus, I'm lucky to have a closet filled with pieces that I am happy to restyle and repeat as needed in the days ahead, from New York to Paris.
However, that doesn't mean I can't fantasize about the wardrobe I could have planned out if I'd had a little more time on my hands. At Rachel Comey's Fall 2019 show on Wednesday, I fell in love with an all-green, denim-on-denim look that is essentially the uniform of my dreams. Similarly, Hailey Bieber frolicked around New York over the summer with then-fiancé Justin Bieber in a coordinating cropped Heron Preston denim jacket and skirt, also in a shade of leafy green. I wear jeans almost every day, but a full-on matching, brightly colored 'fit? Never! If there's one simple way to turn my predictable daily fashion go-to into something special, this is it.
While browsing co-ords, I came across this Simon Miller set in fuschia — a hue that both Rihanna and Tracee Ellis Ross (aka the most stylish women on the planet) have co-signed in recent months. The loose, boxy denim jacket is meant to meet the cropped, high-rise pants right at the waist, which all but guarantees a flattering silhouette. Despite the potential for subzero winter temperatures during the shows, I could layer it over some tights, a turtleneck, calf-high boots and, if need be, a heavier coat on top. Once spring arrives, all I'd need are a tank top, some sandals and a pair of sunglasses to complete the look.
I've never gone into fashion month expecting to become street style bait, but this denim-on-denim situation might change that for me.
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