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What to Pack for Fashion Week

What to wear when you’re surrounded by stylish ladies and confronted by cold weather? It’s a quandary that we put to our Associate Fashion Director, Kate Bellman. Yes, we want to look great at Fashion Week. We also want to keep all of our toes and fingers. And, true, we want to make the best-dressed lists and street-style blogs, but we don’t want to look like we’re trying too hard.

So, Kate, what should we pack for Fashion Week? Here are her suggestions for our suitcases.

Anything menswear

What to wear to Fashion Week

“We’re still falling for deconstructed classics thanks in particular to Demna Gvasalia’s influence at Balenciaga,” Kate says. “Whether a classic trench (like this Burberry coat) with updated sleeves, or plaid shirting worn slightly askew (as done on this top by Public School), this trend will be setting the tone for my wardrobe this season.” Ours too now, thanks to you, Kate.

Puffer coats

What to pack for Fashion Week

“Looks like it’s going to be a crazy week for the weather. The puffer is not only great for stuffing into the suitcase, but can protect you against the elements for the entirety of Fashion Week,” recommends Kate. “We are particularly loving ones that are overly oversized or in an impact color like this COACH piece.” Who doesn’t love a cuddly coat?

Tailored jackets

Packing picks for Fashion Week

“No matter how you wake up feeling on the inside, the tailored jacket helps you exude confidence. This Tibi tuxedo jacket makes a play for strong, female-power dressing,” Kate says. We can picture it over tees on the weekend and with trousers for the workday. Sounds like a packing pro move.

Romantic dresses

What to pack for Fashion Week

“Fashion Week calls for a variety of events at all hours of the day. The romantic dress can transition seamlessly from watching a show to attending an after-hours get-together,” Kate says. “This Vetements dress looks great now with brightly colored opaque tights and booties, and it will continue as your go-to staple through spring.” Agreed. Plus, bright colors help the paparazzi spot you.

Pointed-toe Chelsea boots

What to pack for Fashion Week

“Although I applaud those who can make it through the long days of Fashion Week in sky-high heels, pointed-toe Chelsea boots—like these from ACNE—provide an equally sleek but comfortable alternative,” Kate suggests. “Power points are the new direction in toe silhouettes.” Noted and purchased.

Statement bags

What to pack for fashion week

“Sometimes it feels like the only wardrobe elements getting any face time during Fall Fashion Week are your coat and your bag. That’s why both need to pack a punch! This statement tote from Saint Laurent is a total conversation starter while still functional enough to carry a day’s worth of necessities,” Kate says. What’s not to love?

Statement earrings

What to pack for fashion week

“It’s the year of the ear,” Kate claims. “From artful and sculptural to killer crystals, no earlobe should be bare this Fashion Week! This pair from Ashley Williams is equal parts tough and glam.” We hear you loud and crystal clear, Kate.

Check back for more goodies from the ground at Fashion Week.

  • Ells February 17, 2017, 9:34 am

    Were I’ve have never purchased Ivankas pieces, I do shop at Nordstrom and as a consumer I have seen brands come and go that I love. Although I was dissappointed It comes to my mind that the line was not selling well. That’s it, no politics involved. All those that r throwing shade at Nordstrom seems to be just as one sided in politics by these comments as the accusations against Nordstrom. We may need to check ourselves!

  • Sandra February 16, 2017, 7:28 am

    I have been shopping with Nordstrom for years. Totally respect the business decision! Will continue to be a faithful Nordstrom customer. It is ridiculous to keep a product line that is not successful. Any well executed company would know this. To the other who commented– no longer shopping at Nordstrom, it seems it is you that is making this business decision political. This is a business decision making 101. Not shopping at Nordstrom is your loss!

  • SR February 16, 2017, 7:10 am

    I absolutely support Nordstrom’s decision to drop Invanka Trump line. I have been shopping with Nordstroms’ for a very long time. As in any well effective, excellent companies, there are decisions you will need to make to continue to maintain the overall brand that the company wishes to maintain. Nordstrom is one of quality and tremendous style and Invanka’s clothing line did NOT line up with the brand that so many are attracted to. There is not a single company out there that will maintain a product simply because he/ she is a support of women’s causes or any other cause. Plain and simple it would not make business sense. As a final note, the the Invanka line was simply not attractive. If there were a few who purchased the line, it was because of the name, certainly not for an attractive style that I would ever purchase. Thank you Nordstrom!!! Respect the decision!

  • Orna February 11, 2017, 4:14 am

    No More Nordstroms for me

  • Anna February 10, 2017, 6:54 pm

    Pretty sure Nordstrom dropped Ivanka’s line of products due to poor sales… a simple business decision. There are obviously other brands that got dropped as well, but nobody noticed because those other brands’ owners aren’t getting their dads to tweet about it. The only people upset about this are obviously Trump supporters who think Ivanka is a “successful businesswoman”, and that her dad is a “successful businessman” meanwhile understanding nothing about the retail business.

  • susan February 10, 2017, 12:37 pm

    I’m also a former good customer of Nordstrom. You have seen my last purchase for your reckless decision to try to punish Ivanka (for her father’s policies) while caving in to the far left. By showing your true colors, you have alienated a large segment of your customer base. Rest assured I will be talking to my friends and family about this too.

  • Colleen Telischuk February 10, 2017, 8:35 am

    Many, Many thanks to Nordstroms for dropping the Ivana Trump line!!!!!!!

  • M. Sweet February 10, 2017, 4:25 am

    I have enjoyed many years of shopping at Nordstrom’s with my daughters and friends. Now, after hearing that Nordstroms is removing Ivanka’s line from its’ stores, for one-sided political reasons, I am sadly disappointied. Nordstroms thoughtlessly choose sides and ignored so many of its loyal customers’ feelings. I will never shop at any of your stores again, because now, just hearing the name Nordstrom makes me feel unappreciated. Why would anyone want to enter your store, if they felt insignificant?

  • sue schnei February 9, 2017, 9:50 pm

    Thank you for making a principled and courageous decision about Ivanka Trump’s made-in-China line. I can’t wait to buy something from you!

  • Sunshine February 9, 2017, 2:12 pm

    Since your brave action, I will start shopping at your store!!

  • Anonymous February 8, 2017, 6:34 pm

    Block Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka. I was a seasoned shopper but NO longer buy any of your merchandise.

  • Mary February 8, 2017, 6:21 pm

    Since Nordstrom stopped the line of Ivanka Trump, I will no longer shop at Nordstrom stores

  • Victoria Martin February 8, 2017, 6:08 pm

    Last year I spent thousands of dollars at Nordstrom stores. After learning that Nordstrom is pulling Ivanka Trump’s products because her father is now our President makes me so disgusted I will no longer shop at Nordstrom’s. There are other wonderful stores that are deserving of my patronage.

  • Robin February 8, 2017, 5:26 pm

    I will no longer shop Nordstrom or any other retailer due to Nordstrom’s PR leftist driven announcement to discontinue the Ivana Trump clothing line with your absurd excuse that Ivanka’s clothing line did not sell. You obviously do not know your shopping clientele and prefer to pander to liberals.

  • MA Rehder February 8, 2017, 5:02 pm

    If Nordstrom is going to make decisions on what is available forme to buy based on their political views, I will have made my last purchase at Nordstrom. Too bad you aren’t the quality corporation I thought you were and have shopped at for over 25years.

  • isLiz February 8, 2017, 4:58 pm

    Hello just wanted to let you know how disappointed I am about your decision to remove Ivanka’s line. This is plain political activism and does not belong in fashion. You under estimate the power of the dollar and popular opinion and will do my part in ensuring people I know realize your corporation is behaving like a single Mom and Pop store with your decision. This woman is a pro woman and supporter of women’s causes – horrible.

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