When it’s cold, looking chic can feel insurmountable. For these instances, we turn to our resident styling genius: the one and only Rachel Zoe. “Having core basics is key,” says RZ. “Whether it’s a wide-leg trouser, menswear tux pants or cashmere sweater dress, the strategy is to wear comfortable basics underneath and then add an eccentric coat and gorgeous accessories.” Here, nine insane outfits RZ is bringing to New York Fashion Week—plus, how to get each look.
Styling Tip: A '70s-inspired suede jacket pairs seamlessly with monochromatic or wooden accessories.
RZ's Outfit: Rachel Zoe suede tassel jacket, Anya Hindmarch top-handle bag, Devi Kroell wooden embellished clutch, Brian Atwood wooden platform sandals.
Styling Tip: Yes, you can totally mix navy and black—in fact, this chic combo is highly encouraged! But stick to the same metals when matching anything with bold buttons, studs or chains.
RZ's Outfit: Altuzarra leather-trimmed military blazer, Eric Javits wide-brim fedora, Givenchy chain-strap purse, Rachel Zoe platform boots.
Styling Tip: Stick to muted shades of gray, blush and putty for a clean business ensemble.
RZ's Outfit: Zimmermann wool double-breasted jacket, Chloé oversize clutch, Brian Atwood suede heels, Reed Krakoff structured tote.
Styling Tip: Don't shy away from pairing bold statements together—shearling, animal print and fringe can coexist (when in doubt, ask what would Jane Birkin do?).
RZ's Outfit: Louis Vuitton shearling coat, Tom Ford sunglasses, Brian Atwood fringe heels, Roger Vivier leopard-print tote.
Styling Tip: Even when it's freezing, you can wear your favorite not-warm-enough evening jacket—just be sure to layer a heavy topcoat over your shoulders. If it's an all-black outfit, accessorize with sexy heels in a punchy color and an embellished mini bag.
RZ's Outfit: Tom Ford fringe evening jacket, vintage Chanel medallion belt worn as a necklace, Christian Louboutin embellished evening bag, Brian Atwood satin platform heels.
Styling Tip: Have some fun with a structured blazer via edgy ankle booties with interesting spikes or tassel details.
RZ's Outfit: Balmain printed blazer, Ferragamo sunglasses, Versace tote, Christian Louboutin booties.
Styling Tip: Although cashmere beanies and backpacks have an off-duty vibe, they can be elevated and look incredibly cool with sky-high strappy platforms.
RZ's Outfit: Eugenia Kim cashmere beanies, Isabel Marant pullover sweater, Hermès canvas and leather backpack, Alaïa platform sandals.
Styling Tip: Match the opulence of a brocade jacket with classic woven or quilted black accessories (oh, and a cozy faux-fur neck warmer!).
RZ's Outfit: Rachel Zoe brocade coat, Ferragamo sunglasses, Chanel neck warmer, Chanel handbag, Givenchy woven leather heels.
Styling Tips: Gray is a very forgiving colorway, making all hues like charcoal, smoke, pewter and silver play off each other.
RZ's Outfit: Rachel Zoe jacket, Ferragamo croc-print clutch, Saint Laurent platform pumps, Victoria Beckham tote.
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