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Day off before hitting the front row at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week? Here's how to spend it...Get the look ›
This season it's all about fabulous coats and a great bag! We'll be seeing lots of menswear-style overcoats and classic pea coats. There's a style shift from enormous satchels to sleeker and smaller leather pouches and mini messenger-style bags.
To explore New York in style, Perrie Samotin, Senior Editor at StyleCaster, suggests "fusing trend-driven pieces with those that are rooted in comfort." So try a pair of faux leather leggings or super-slim ankle-length jeans, a turtleneck sweater, an oversize coat and a great a pair of low-heeled ankle boots that you can walk in. Start your day at the Bowery Diner for a cool, old school New York diner breakfast. The French Toast will give you energy to burn, and comes with fruit so that's one of your five a day... After getting your NYC groom-on with a blow out at Rachel Zoe's Dream Dry blow dry bar, mooch down to Chelsea's fantastic Mantiques Modern antique shop on W22nd Street. Get on to the High Line at the W23rd Street entrance, pausing to check out the Comme des Garçons store whose building facade is usually covered in street art, then admire the views of downtown New York and Lady Liberty as you wander down to the Meatpacking District. A Carrie Bradshaw-endorsed must is to pick up a seriously yummy cupcake from the famous Magnolia Bakery. For a fashionable culture hit, head to the Brooklyn Museum to take in the expansive The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibition, which showcases a thorough retrospective of his designs and inspirations. For dinner swap comfort for high fashion with killer heels, a Studio 54-inspired jumpsuit and red lippy.
Eat at Harold Dieterle's new restaurant and current hot spot The Marrow - as relaxing and delicious as it is cool. For potent cocktails and people watching stop in at the Standard or the Gansevoort hotels. Find the best Mojito in Manhattan at the Pegu Club, tucked away in SoHo. Retire at the NYLO New York City, which places you moments away from all the fashion happenings, every season. Or, for a cool classic and favourite for designers' after-show parties, try The Hudson - seriously stylish and with an epic view.
The Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn is the bomb. It has an amazing roof terrace with the best view of New York's skyline.