NYFW Layering in Cowl Necks & Longline Coats

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Back again, and here’s another recap of New York Fashion Week, though this time’s post is more focused on the fashion and outfit aspects of the whole trip. During New York Fashion Week, the weather conditions were definitely not on our side to say the least!

At least from a LA girl’s point of view, the near freezing temperatures were, at times, a little overbearing, but I survived it by layering strategically for effortless yet chic looks!

The formula that I tested and tried for a foolproof outfit consists of 4 layers on top – a layering long sleeve tee or tank top, a figure-hugging knit sweater, followed by a cowl-neck sweater dress, and finally finishing off with a knee-length coat.

For the bottom, I was able to bear the cold with a pair of skin-tight fleece leggings on the bottom by pairing them with knee-high socks and boots to keep my legs and feet warm.

I also threw on mittens, a scarf, and a beanie for good measure, especially since it had just snowed prior to my arrival to New York. Although it sounds like quite a lot, it really did help me stay warm even when it was 33 degrees outside with sharp winds πŸ˜‰

A little tip – when layering, make sure to choose figure-hugging pieces for the inner layers because not only do they help to keep you from looking bulky, the tighter fit also helps keeps extra wind from getting inside, so you won’t get too cold too fast.

One of my favorite looks from Fashion Week was this this cowl neck sweater dress and longline coat combination. Although I do wear these pieces in LA, I never wear them together because there’s just no need to! LA is known for its warm and sunny weather, and most of the time, cowl necks and longline coats are worn for fashion purposes, but in New York, I actually wore all of these items together for functionality!

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On Me

Forever 21 Longline Plaid Coat in Blue/Cream

Tobi Ayda Cowl Neck Sweater Dress in Taupe

Forever 21 High-Waist Skinny Jeans in Dark Denim

Cathy Jean Double Strap Riding Boot in Black (Sold Out)

  • Similar styles available here and here

Yves Saint Laurent Wool & Cashmere Scarf in Black

Kate Spade Newbury Lane Satchel Handbag in Navy

  • Similar Styles here

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While Fashion Week is often characterized by exaggerated and trendy outfits, there really is no point in dressing to the nines if you’re freezing to death, right? Rather than rocking some of the top trends of the season, I like to stick to timeless and classic pieces, like longline coats, since they will never go out of style. In picking a patterned coat or one in a statement color, even a simple look can be instantly elevated to be super chic, don’t you think?

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