What to Wear when You’re Not Going to Fashion Week

Words by Jody Hume | 9.2.17
Next week, fashion month will be upon us again, and if your invites haven’t arrived, you have two choices: wallow in FOMO or make the best of it with looks that will either take you there, or make you forget about it. We say choose the latter. Here, we’ve put together four looks perfect for skipping the flights and sitting out the shows.
The Comfortable Look All The Models & Street Style Stars Secretly Wish They Were Wearing

Vetements Oversize Hoodie, $995; 3.1 Phillip Lim Silk Pants, $85; Céline 2017 Plimsole Sneakers, $525

Whether it involves being strapped into Naomi-Campbell-at-Vivienne-Westwood-circa-’93 heels, riding another model, or enduring the reign of the corset trend, walking a runway isn’t exactly known for its comfort. And who knows how many hours the most photographed street style stars spend planning their outfits and staring into their suitcases like they’re the void. Who has the time? Instead, indulge in the practical, comfy and hell, even downright frumpy looks the industry elite can’t dare to wear while on the fashion week clock.
The Look That Channels Paris Without The Transatlantic Flight

Mansur Gavriel Leather Lady Bag, $600; Gucci 2017 Embellished Blazer, $2,500; Maryam Nassir Zadeh Roberta Pumps, $295

It seems pretty safe to say at this point that the collective obsession with French girl style is permanent. But if you can’t make it to Paris for the shows to see what les filles are wearing this season, just follow @frenchwords on Instagram, pop on a classic blazer, muss up your hair a little and call it a day.
The Look That Will Convince Your Friends & Coworkers You Actually Are Going To NYFW

J. W. Anderson Pierce Bag, $1,295; Gucci 2017 Vintage Logo Print Sweatshirt, $975; Annie Costello Brown Earrings, $195

With runway and behind-the-scenes views instantly available on Instagram stories, all you have to do is keep up with the details of each day’s latest shows and show up in an outfit like this when you meet your friends for after work — ahem, after show — drinks. Surely you weren’t wearing this to the office?
The Looks That Says You Couldn’t Care Less About Fashion Week

Hermès Clemence Kelly Retourne 32, $6,500; Burberry Trench Coat, $500; Cartier Tank Francaise Watch, $3,195

Sometimes, even if you love fashion, you just want to forget about trends. When it’s all too much, you realize there’s a reason to stick to classics that will stand the test of time and the fickle trends of fashion week. While these pieces may be luxe, you’re more likely to blend in with the average albeit chic commuter than the bright, logo-bedecked peacocks outside of the shows.
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