Fashion & Beauty

What We Want to Wear Now: 2.21.2020

February 20, 2020

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This cropped, tweedy Logan Jacket ($670, Shopbop) with drawstring hem from Budapest brand Nanushka would make an ideal transition-to-spring piece not only for late February, March and April but also for next fall. The dropped shoulders remind me of a jacket I used to borrow from my mom (she of impeccable taste).

 

Balmier temps than usual have got us all thinking spring is around the corner. Maybe. Whatever the weather may bring, a good-looking pair of black jeans can go the distance from dressy to dressed down depending on what you wear with it. And if they can make my rear look slightly, er, lifted, well, I’m in. Paige’s Sarah Slim Jeans are $219 from Shopbop.

This Court Sneaker ($98, Everlane) in white, tipped with forest green on the heel, looks a lot like the Stan Smith Adidas pair designer Phoebe Philo wore to one of her Celine runway shows. In the spirit of I’ll have what she’s having but for less. Available in six other colors/combos.

 

The color blue of Vince’s Cashmere Raglan Hoodie ($395, Shopbop) would take the gray—and my misery—out of the dampest and coldest February day.

 

I’m sorely tempted by this Quilted Barn Jacket ($129, Nordstrom). Let me count the whys: the color, zipper and snap closure for warmth, textured fabric and a nipped-in waist you don’t often see in padded coats and jackets.

 

Rothy’s Mary Jane Flat ($155), available in rose, black, leopard, red and navy blue, is eco-friendly and cold water-washable, too.  My friends swear they’re comfortable. I’m a sucker for Mary Janes, and how cute that is that bow.

Photo Valentino.

White shirts are a staple, right? At Valentino, they’re more like a statement. If I had a spare couple of thousand bucks, I’d head to the design house’s New York City boutique (693 Fifth Avenue) next week for the Le Blanc pop-up. That’s where I could choose a white poplin cotton shirt—in one of two styles—and then customize it with the aid of an expert seamstress. Say I wanted some ruffles on the cuffs, a bib detail on the front or a frothy feathery trim on the sleeves. Imagine that. I have until Feb. 28 to decide.

—Janet Kelly

 



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