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Street Style: 15 Rompers Spotted On the Street

Rompers are childish, reducing women to presenting as toddlers. And how does one use the toilet? Must you disrobe entirely? I’m not saying these leggy girl women don’t look cute. On the contrary. I get the appeal of one-piece dressing. I’m just not sure we still need to be doing it. But clearly, that’s just me. Can you rock a romper? Kendall Jenner in the photo below admittedly looks quite polished. The young lady in the white gas station-like jumpsuit with white socks and sneakers, not so much. Thoughts?




In Copenhagen via Harper’s Bazaar


Kendall Jenner via Who What Wear


The Blonde Salad




Normcore style via New York Magazine




Style Me Grasie




Jamie Chung via People 


via Elle


via Glamour


In Copenhagen via Harper’s Bazaar


via Style.com


Taylor Swift via Pop Sugar

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Style Right Now: 28 Ways to Wear Fur Coats

Fur coats aren’t just for the society set. Fur coats and jackets (both faux fur and real fur) are showing up in outfits of every incarnation, well beyond the milieu of ladies who lunch. Off-duty models in particular favor the fur coat trend, along with fashion bloggers and street style stars in general. Rather than breaking out the mink to attend the opera, modern fur coat enthusiasts favor shaggy fur coat styles shrugged on over denim (torn jeans? even better), leather leggings, and if you’re Jenna Lyons, perched on your shoulders while gliding through the city in a feather ball skirt.

The fact is, fur is warm. If you can rock the fur coat trend, especially in Boston, life is a lot more comfortable. I have friend who wears her grandmother’s hand-me-down furs along with vintage fur coat finds, all over Boston in winter. Back when I first met her, about ten years ago, I found this a novel concept. Clearly she was ahead of her time. (Or rather, given her proper lineage, carry on tradition, but with a twist).

I remember when I was around seven, thinking a rabbit fur coat was the height of style. I could probably get away with the look now. I’d certainly pair my (theoretical) fur jacket with my winter beanie, like some of these street style specimens. Have you seen the crazy multicolor chevron fur jacket by Elizabeth & James? It exceeds my wildest childhood dreams.

I may be wrong, but it seems all the fuss over not wearing fur and resulting proliferation of faux fur coats and jackets has quieted down. Perhaps PETA quelled the population of its animal killing inclination (unlikely). Rather, what I perceive to be decreased interest in the cause is more likely the result of public boredom. Or simply the fascination with fads and trends have prevailed.

Here are 28 ways to not only wear fur coats, but rock the fur coat trend wholly and fully.

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Portable Package blogger Irina Lakicevic of Norway goes for seriously shaggy shearling jacket by Karl Donoghue (kind of matches her tousled locks) over deceptively casual denim (Saint Laurent hi-rise skinnies & Ralph Lauren denim shirt). And a tiny sliver of a clutch.


Model Joan Smalls strikes a pose in a  black leather and fur jacket with contrasting fur sleeves (and a leather men’s style vest – ick) after the Chanel haute couture show in Paris. The plaid flannel shirt underneath is a nice, rugged touch.


Off duty model Daria Strokous during New York Fashion Week in black leather leggings and sumptuous fur parka with Nanouk style hood. I kind of want to crawl in there with her.


Off duty model in emerald green fur coat during New York Fashion Week Fall 2015. Could a mere mortal pull off green fur? I wish I could. Color certainly puts an interesting twist on the fur coat trend. (CollageVintage)

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This blue faux fur coat has sporty varsity style but kind of looks like a rug. (Stockholm Street Style)


I could get on board with this style blogger who throws on shaggy grey fur over leggings, gray Converse, neon yellow handbag, and messy bun. (Frassy)


Nicole Richie is perfect and polished in luxe fur coat, black cashmere turtleneck and beanie, and glam cat-eye sunglasses.


Olivia Palermo sports a black fur vest, Hermes exotic skin clutch, and pristinely polished red fingernails.

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Model Carolina Thaler after Dolce & Gabbana in Milan in February 2013. Dark lips and peep toe booties give her patchwork fur jacket street cred. (Models Jam)


This shaggy white fur jacket looks like it would work over any outfit. I kind of love how she’s wearing luggage colored boots, instead of the obvious black with black. I’d never have thought to do that. (Carolines Mode)

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Looks like an Olsen twin, but actually it’s fashion blogger Maja Wyh wearing Ralph Lauren denim, the longest shirt ever, and a luxe vintage fur coat. Oh yes, and the must-have accompaniment to fur—barely there kitten heels.


Olivia Palermo sure loves the fur coat trend. Here, she pairs a gray and white fur jacket with distressed denim skinnies. Looking amazing as always.

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Statement maker Jenna Lyons attends Solange Knowles’ wedding in a sweeping feathery skirt and fur jacket worn over her shoulders, natch. (Elle)


Super shaggy black fur. I love how her swept back bun echoes the lines of the fibers. A red lip, pastel blue fingernails, and she’s done.

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A white faux fur coat dyed with random burgundy and turquoise markings by Maison Scotch.

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Fashion editor and street style star Julia Sarr-Jamois on The Strand in London wearing a fabulous multi-color fur jacket that’s as haphazard as her gorgeous hairstyle. Casual perfection. (Photo by Mike Adrell/flypublic)


Australian model/musician Abby Lee Kershaw is looking a little annoyed. Is her black and grey fur coat not keeping her toasty?


Shaggy aqua fur jacket over gingham dress and grey tights. So totally cute. So Julia Sarr-Jamois. The fur coat trend to perfection.


Sea of Shoes blogger Jane Aldridge grabs a fur stole that’s almost as bright and shiny as her hair. Clutch by Carlos Falchi and an Aerosmith tee (that her mom borrows too).

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Monochromatic neutrals and a camera. A demure fur swing coat in Paris, March 2012. (Garance Doré)


Ashley Olsen dons a white fur blazer style jacket over black, with an Hermes shoulder bag and a hair elastic ’round her wrist.


Very shaggy white (as tousled as her hair) fur over black jeggings during London Fashion Week. (Teen Vogue)


Why not wear chocolate brown fur jacket with a hoodie? Add vermillion beanie for extra warmth like fashion editor Alessandra Codinha. (The Sartorialist)


The bright red beanie makes another appearance, this time paired with puffy gray fur jacket over a sweatshirt and jeans. (Harper’s Bazaar)

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Street Style: 28 Fashions With Fringe

It’s not that I love fringe. I definitely don’t in the hippie fringe jacket and fringe suede boots kind of way. But there is definite appeal to the oversize black clutches with fringe hanging along the bottom. Absolutely minimalist, but not. It’s probably not all that convenient; I imagine the fringe gets stuck in taxi doors and wrapped around one’s fingers, or stuck in the bag’s own zipper, but those fringe clutches sure do look great in street style photos. The fringe skirts are interesting. Definitely a one or two season (at most) trend. The pencil skirts with the fringe swishing around the knees and legs are sexy. The fringe denim jacket with baggy jeans. Not so much.

Here are 28 street style photographs featuring fringe clutches, fringe skirts, with a sprinkling of fringe jackets and tops.


Elegant fringe clutch and flatform loafers.  •  Lucky Magazine


Valentino Scarab fringe clutch in red with glen plaid jacket.


Olivia Palermo carries a fringe clutch.


Black fringe clutch during Milan Fashion Week.


Metallic gold fringe clutch with gold running sneakers and scribble print mini.

Milan Fashionweek FW 2014, day 4

Metallic gold fringe moto jacket during Milan Fashion Week.


Ripped boyfriend jeans and fringe graphic top.  •  Tommy Ton


Poppy Delvigne wears a fringe skirt during SS15 Fashion Week.  •  Harper’s Bazaar


Distressed denim and fringe denim jacket.  •  SS15 Fashion Week  •  Harper’s Bazaar


Black leather pencil skirt with fringe and a graphic NYC baseball tee.  •  WWD


Silver sequin fringe clutch.   •  Flare

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Jewelry designer Michelle Elie wears purple fringe skirt during Milan Fashion Week.


Fringe skirt and a Beatles graphic tee during Milan Fashion Week.


Fabric fringe mini with ankle boots.


Blogger Carmen Negoita wears a fringe pencil skirt during London Fashion Week.


Plaid dress with fringe during Paris Fashion Week.


Black fringe tote with torn black skinnies.


Fringe skirt and clutch with suede shirt  •  Collage Vintage

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Fabulous Muses bloggers Alina Tanasa & Diana Enciu in fringe skirts in Milan.


Florence Welch wears a fringed cape.


Maxi dress and oversize black fringe clutch.


Fringe clutch with gold running shoes and leather jacket.


Olivia Palermo wears fringe edge skirt and bomber jacket.


WeWoreWhat blogger Danielle Bernstein in nude fringe skirt and slides.


Blue fringe pencil skirt and graphic tee during Paris Fashion Week  •  Imax


Red & black stripe fringe midi.  •  WWD


Suede fringe jacket with white shirt and denim.  •  Harper’s Bazaar 

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Style Right Now: 20 Street Style Looks from New York Fashion Week Spring 2015

The last time I went to New York Fashion Week, as I may have mentioned, it was the mid ’90s, all Marc Jacobs grunge and the advent of the Internet. It’s of course a whole different circus now, with street style ranking nearly as high in importance (if not more for certain bloggers and hanger-oners), than the designers’ carefully orchestrated fashion shows themselves.

I’ve garnered a handful of decent show invites for New York Fashion Week over the last couple of years, and am thinking that maybe (maybe) next fall I might make the fashion pilgrimage. In the meantime, I rely on the plethora of fashion week street style imagery online, from which I’ve pulled 20 looks. These are not over-the-top extravaganzas, but tasteful, on-trend ensembles.

I’ve included lots of identification notes and some commentary on these New York Fashion Week street style shots, along with a lot of great links, from Instagram accounts to shopping resources, so definitely click through when the look or the personality appeals. Happy fall, or Spring 2015, I should say.


Former ELLE Accessories Director Kate Davidson Hudson, who founded The Editorialist last year, reveals her flat tummy with a peekaboo mock turtleneck crop top. Are flares back in? Navy blazer with gold buttons draped over the shoulders brings a touch of classic prep to Fashion Week.
Tim Regas / Instagram user wheresmydriver  •  via FabSugar


Alexa Chung in Marc Jacobs pink vinyl pencil skirt , Tabitha Simmons perforated lace-up ankle boots,  Mark Cross Grace box bag, and a polka dot blouse.  But what’s with the belt around her neck?


Belgian model Hanne Gaby Odiele pairs a Sacai  blue plaid skirt with a white perforated sweater, and finishes with white Dr. Martens T-Bar shoes.
Photo by YoungJun Koo/I’M KOO  •  The Cut/New York Magazine


Megan Hayes (don’t actually know who she is) goes for the elastic waist pants trend. A ladylike top and platform sandals keep her from channeling the frumpy Midwesterner.
Photo by Diego Zuko  •  Harper’s Bazaar


Lucky Editor-in-Chief Eva Chen in a loose-fitting (she’s pregnant) printed, off-the-shoulder (a style she favored all week—ick) dress by Rebecca Minkoff.
Photo by Phil Oh  •  Vogue


Blogger Camille Charriere of Camille Over the Rainbow wearing a boxy sweater, midi skirt, pointy flats, and fringe-y clultch.
Photo by YoungJun Koo/I’M KOO  •  The Cut/New York Magazine


Jane Keltner de Valle, Fashion News Director at Glamour, goes for a full-on sweatshirt over longish skirt with oversize polka dots.
Photo: Getty / Melodie Jeng  •  PopSugar


J.J. Martin, Editor-at-Large of Wallpaper Magazinein flatform sandals and geometric print Prada dress that she apparently wore from morning through evening, a noteworthy feat not often practiced during Fashion Week.
Photo by YoungJun Koo/I’M KOO  •  The Cut/New York Magazine

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Lina Toll (not sure who she is) sporting the checked trend in a Dondup dress, paired with Prada combat boots and a splatter print (or is that a floral?) clutch.
Photo by YoungJunKoo/I’M KOO  •  The Cut/New York Magazine


Blogger Camille Charrière of Camille Over the Rainbow in Adidas tee and Stella McCartney flatforms. Love the sporty, edgy leather gym shorts and again, that fringe-trimmed clutch. I wonder if it’s the Valentino Zodiac fringe clutch?
Photo by YoungJun Koo/I’M KOO  •  The Cut/New York Magazine


J.Crew creative visionary Jenna Lyons in distressed white khakis (a fashion week trend), white tee, her signature jacket over the shoulders, and pastel iridescent Nike sneakers. Want? You can find a (pricey) pair on eBay here.
Photo by YoungJun Koo/I’M KOO  •  The Cut/New York Magazine


The plaid schoolgirl midi skirt, this time with a tucked in, fitted top instead of a baggy sweater.


Zanna Roberts Rassi, senior fashion editor of Marie Claire, is wearing this season’s butterfly Valentino dress.
Photo by YoungJun Koo/I’M KOO  •  The Cut/New York Magazine


It’s normcore all right. Basic blah, but still stylish. Could those medium wash jeans be any more nondescript? Back in February, The Cut described the look like this: “Clad in stonewash jeans, fleece, and comfortable sneakers, [art kids and middle-aged, middle-American tourists]  looked like they might’ve just stepped off an R-train after shopping in Times Square.” Of course, this is a ridiculous trend unless you’re an edgy European and/or a model. YOU will look like the frumpy tourist.
Photo by YoungJun Koo/I’M KOO  •  The Cut/New York Magazine


Fashion editor/stylist Giovanna Battaglia wears a splatter print mini with gilded accents, including metallic gold stripe tee, metallic gold sneakers, and metallic gold fringe clutch. (Fringe = trend.)
Photo: IMAXtree •  The Fashion Spot


Boston native and former Vogue editor Meredith Melling Burke shows a glimpse of tummy in her crop top. Are wide leg trousers really back in? Some looked like they were wearing gauchos. Oucho.
Photo:  Getty / Daniel Zuchnik  •  FabSugar


Around In Style fashion blogger Martha Graeff plays with proportions in a long sleeve crop top and ball skirt. I’m not a fan of the crop top, but these ladies are (mostly) pulling it off. You probably shouldn’t try it though. I love a ball skirt; try that instead.
Photo: Getty / Timur Emek  •  PopSugar


The Blonde Salad blogger and fashion designer Chiara Ferragini in vermillion trousers, crop top, black velvet slip-on sneakers, and YSL Monogram Tassel handbag.
Photo: IMAXTREE / vincenzo grillo  •  PopSugar


Told you distressed white khakis were a trend. She somehow manages to look elegantly Audrey though, despite the holes.
Phot by Tim Regas / Instagram user wheresmydriver  •  PopSugar


Another voluminous off-the-shoulder concoction, this one worn by the Man Repeller herself, Leandra Medine. Black and white stripedoff-the-shoulder blouse by Rosie Assoulin, casual shorts, white trainers. (I’m English now.)
Photo: Getty / Daniel Zuchnik  •  PopSugar

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Style Right Now: Slouchy Sweaters with Skirts

There’s not much better than a chunky knit over leather leggings in terms of casual fall style, except maybe pairing said chunky knit with jeans. A chunky knit sweater works well with a fitted, short or mid-length skirt too. Even a cropped sweater with a maxi.

But what about wearing a slouchy sweater with a looser, longer skirt? An untucked cable knit sweater with a plaid midi? I wore a look like that to a college interview, thinking I was very collegiate. (Yes, an ivory A sweater with a plaid midi skirt. Hey, I got in and went to that school.)

I’m not sure I can pull off that look today. Actually, I’m certain I cannot. But on some of these women, the style looks modern and fresh. I’ll stick to chunky cable knits with jeans and leggings, but please, if you can go pair slouchy and slouchy, please do. Here street style photos of slouchy, chunky knit sweaters paired with a mix of skirt styles.


Cable knit sweater with plaid mid skirt and washed out red sneakers.
Vogue Taiwan


Slouchy grey ribbed sweater with just-above-the-knee skirt and ankle boots.
Who What Wear


Chunky gray turtleneck knit sweater with killer bob.


Slouchy cable knit sweater and sky high slit skirt.
Who What Wear


Chunky blood red knit sweater and pink horizontal stripe midi skirt.
Casting Director Natalie Joos, Paris  •  Carolines Mode


Slouchy pink sweater and asymmetric mullet skirt.
Net-a-Porter Fashion Director Holli Rogers
Paris Fashion Week SS14  •  
Vanessa Jackman


Nautical stripe crewneck and blue floral print skirt.
Milan  •  Carolines Mode


Red athletic inspired mock turtleneck sweater and tweedy midi skirt.
Stylist Ursina Gysi, Paris Fashion Week SS13  •  
Vanessa  Jackman


Cable knit cropped sweater and panther print midi skirt.
Net-a-Porter Fashion Director Holli Rogers
Paris Fashion Week SS14  •  Photo by Diego Zuko  •  Harper’s Bazaar


Chunk grey slouchy sweater and elongated pencil skirt.
Net-a-Porter Fashion Director Holli Rogers, Paris Fashion Week SS14
Photo by Diego Zuko  •  Harper’s Bazaar


Slouchy grey V-neck sweater with over-the-knee black boots.
London Fashion Week SS14  •  Photo by Diego Zuko  •  Harper’s Bazaar


Winter white slouchy knit sweater and wispy mini (or is that a shirt tail?)


Cable knit crewneck sweater and midi skirt.
Stylist Martha Ward, London Fashion Week FW14  •  Vanessa Jackman


Chunky gray cableknit sweater, midi skirt and curvy heels.


Chunky black knit sweater and eyeball print skirt.


Tan knit wide neck sweater and blue and white circle skirt.
Florence  •  The Sartorialist

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