We caught the NYFW models between shows, checking out how they beat the blizzard without losing an ounce of street style. Fur coats, boots and beanies were all-around model musts—not to mention the sleek hair and makeup from fresh off the runway.
Caroline Brasch Nielsen showed her wild side in a fur vest with leather sleeves, pitting animal against animal with her leopard shoulder bag. Coated jeans and athletic shoes completed her on-the-go look.
There was even more pattern mixing later in the week, this time with a puffy leopard coat. Leather sweatpants and round sunglasses finished her cool-girl style.
The fur trend didn’t stop at neutrals—this model rocked an eye-catching red coat with her model-must, the ultra-oversized carry-all.
This model blended in with the snow, but certainly stood out from the crowd in her voluminous white fur jacket. She smartly kept the rest of her look to a minimum with sturdy boots and a colorblocked tote.
A denim button-down and black cigarette jeans are a must in any wardrobe, and this model elevated her all-purpose pieces with a patchwork fur jacket and oxblood booties.
On the Hunt
Jourdan Dunn stopped in the mid-show rush to show off her fuzzy hunter hat, pairing the soft cap with tough leather pieces, a laid-back sweatshirt, and weather-appropriate boots.
Candy-colored hair was present on more than one runway, and this model even matched her A-line skirt to her pink locks. She completed her vintage styling with fishnet tights, patent ankle boots and a luxe black cocoon coat.
This model wore her vampy lipstick and slicked hair off the runway, going gothic from head-to-toe with a black pea coat, leather capris and edgy buckle boots.
All About the Beanie
A beanie not only kept this model warm, but was a nod to the urban trend seen on runways. Her graphic print, watercolor-wash denim and patterned back added to the street-chic effect.
A black stocking cap was just one element in this model’s borrowed-from-the-boys aesthetic. It’s a wonder she had time to lace up those boots and still make it to her next show.
Out For A Romp
This model made her adorable pleated romper work for winter with a pair of opaque tights. Her motorcycle jacket and patent brogues balanced the fun and feminine piece.
Last Fall's Look, Now
A tweed jacket with oversized lapels from last fall’s Kenzo runways still rocked on this model. She contrasted the olive green with a pair of poppy red joggers and mixed knits with her striped sweater.
Minimal pieces with maximal polish gave this model a perfectly put-together look. Her piped trench and Louis Vuitton satchel were pure uptown sophistication.
In the Hood
This model cut an imposing figure in her hooded camel jacket—a fisherman’s sweater and lace-up boots kept her warm but still looked sleek.
A colorblocked jacket did all the talking for this model, who also rocked the sneaker wedge, a model footwear favorite because of its blend of comfort and height (as if they need it).
Hoping for Sun
The snow may have been muddy, but this model was reflecting pure sunshine with her clear frame round sunglasses. A blazer and heels gave her menswear-inspired separates some elegant structure.
Making it Work
Still rocking her Carolina Herrera braided ‘do, this model tried to keep the weather out with a sheer scarf. Her asymmetrical leather skirt and fur vest probably did the trick a bit better.
Slice of Sunshine
A pair of sunny yellow high-waisted pants gave this model’s look some summery pop—a funky hat and the ubiquitous fur coat completed her bumblebee ensemble.
This model matched her plum leather tote to her boots, letting a John & Yoko graphic tee peek out from under her cropped boyfriend blazer.
This model dared to wear shorts in the storm. Her slouchy socks and metallic jacket completed her unconventional ensemble.
Ellen Freeman has been contributing to the Fashion Spot since 2010. Since graduating with a degree in comparative literature from Haverford College, her celebrity fashion, wellness, arts and travel writing has appeared in publications including the Matador Network and Philadelphia Weekly. Also a certified yoga instructor, Ellen currently lives in the Japanese countryside—but misses thrift store spelunking in her hometown of Portland, Oregon.