Though the weather in New York City has recently blessed my incredibly pale face with a little sunshine, this piece is for those of you still struggling through the last bits of winter. When I wrote the first draft, I wrote it from the comfort of my best friend’s Brooklyn loft, huge glass of wine in hand, wrapped in a comforter a la Bridget Jones, pantsless. Blizzard Jonas had just hit New York late on Friday night. It was Sunday afternoon and I’d left the apartment… twice. Once for frozen pizza, and once to take photos of my street for my mom and Snapchat. Now that you have an accurate image of my chic, glamourous life… let me lay down some fashion advice.
If you live in a colder locale, chances are you're still trapped in an icy tundra of carbs and despair. I'm here for you. Fashion until April is all about finding a way to look put-together while still maintaining the fuzziness of a teddy bear and the soft heat of a pile of just-dried laundry.
With that in mind, I've pulled together a weekend-wear outfit that masquerades as trendy but is, in actuality, the most comfortably warm thing you could wear. Start with trousers and a flattering, flowing t-shirt. Pair that with a pair of errand-friendly, celebrity-approved sneakers. Throw in a fuzzy coat and a pair of sunglasses et voila! You have now achieved maximum comfort level while also managing to appear tres cool. You're welcome.
Still feeling like the frizziest, chubbiest version of yourself this winter? Turn to Garance Dore for inspiration. Jane also has a dream winter wardrobe, especially for those of you in slightly warmer locations.
If all else fails, stay inside in your ugliest slippers and make a Drake on a Cake! Winter's almost over, I promise.
Don’t forget to tune into #ShopLu, our late-night, environmentally conscious shopping hour on Twitter! 9pm-11pm PST. Every piece in this post is made by environmentally conscious companies, excluding the Adidas sneakers. Get with it, Adidas!
Mallory Brand is the social media manager at LC Media, overseeing the #ShopLu late-night shop hour on Twitter. An Atlanta native, she moved to Brooklyn at age 17. Since graduation, Mallory splits her time between traveling and living in Greenpoint, BK. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.