More backstage opportunities and interviews colored my second day of covering the shows at New York Fashion Week. Therefore, I wanted a look that was sophisticated yet in style. I also had a lot of walking in store for me, plus some slick streets leftover from snow earlier in the week, so I needed shoes and an outfit that would be comfortable as I dashed from show to show, venue to venue.
Little black dress and textured moto jacket with zipper details, H&M: These are two of my favorite pieces. The little black dress is my go-to for layering. I've paired it with blouses, cropped sweaters and sweatshirts and blazers. It's also stretchy and super comfortable! The jacket is chic yet edgy and has some texture to it for some visual interest.
Sabika Manhattan choker, www.sabika-jewelry.com; cross necklace, Forever 21; hammered metal silver ring, Wilson Lodge gift shop at Oglebay Park resort; and zebra print hoop earrings: I kept the accessories simple for this look and limited them to silver tones to coordinate with the silver in the zippers of the jacket. The Manhattan choker is one of my favorite necklaces. It goes with practically anything, living up to the philosophy of the Pittsburgh-based business that designed it; all of its jewelry must go with black, jeans or khaki or it can't be part of the Sabika collection.
The cross added some layers to the neckline and a bit of my personality. The ring and hoops are great neutral pieces that I mix and match with a lot of things I wear. Although I do bring to Fashion Week some of my better jewelry (meaning things I paid a bit more for), I typically stick with costume jewelry while I travel, just in case I were to lose something during the trip.
White Mountain boots: Boots (or any style of shoe) by this brand are the epitome of comfort, perfect for the long lines and long days of New York Fashion Week. I ordered these from QVC.com, but they're also available at mainstream stores such as Macy's.