The Scenario:

For the second year in a row, I was fortunate enough to attend the Ralph Lauren show. Can you think of a more iconic American designer? I surely cannot. Not only was I able to attend, but I was privileged to sit front row to take in the show in all its glory. Dreams do come true!

More details on the runway show coming soon…

The Look:

The big question: what does one wear to America’s most iconic designer’s show?

I dreamed of and planned for a gorgeous, perfectly tailored Ralph Lauren spring dress in a classic silhouette. Granted, I knew I might have to throw a jacket over the top, and I’d be okay with that. It would be February after all. But, alas, the frigid, windy NYC conditions had much different plans for me. A jacket over a dress just wouldn’t cut it. It was time to bundle up!

So, I experimented. I decided to start with some Ralph Lauren black basics and layer on colorful, textured pieces I had brought to NYC with me.

Is this something I would wear every day? No. Is it my favorite look ever? No. Was it a fun look to wear? Yes!

And I think that is what dressing for fashion week is all about. Fashion week allows you the chance to push your own fashion envelope, to take some risks, to be daring. Keep in mind, all of this should be done while staying true to one’s personal style. But it should be done!

Fashion should be fun. So, make it fun! Don’t take yourself or your style too seriously.

Shop the Look:

Helen Yarmak fur vest (I suggest this faux fur option on deep discount here or this vest on sale here) | Ralph Lauren cashmere turtleneck (here; other options here and here) | Ralph Lauren knit leggings (here; I also wear these similar JCrew pants here all the time) | Jimmy Choo boots (older; other fringe boot options here, here, and here) | Chanel velvet boy bag (other Chanel options here, here, and here) | Thierry Lasry sunglasses (here) |  Dannijo earrings (here) | Dannijo necklace (similar here) | Dannijo bracelet (here) | Jennifer Fisher bracelet (here) | Judith Ripka ring (here) | Nars scarlet empress lipstick (here) | OPI nail polish (here)

As always, thanks for stopping by Wear + Where + Well. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Have a great day,



Photos by Kamel Lahmadi of Style and the City, with the addition of one snapshot (third photo) by LV NYC


  1. whitney says:

    what a fun outfit! Love the boots. I bet the show was amazing – lucky you!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Whitney! And yes it was amazing.

  2. Jane says:

    Such an amazing look Carrie!
    xo, Jane

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Jane. 🙂

  3. Carolyn says:

    the purple fur and Boy bag are amazing!

  4. Such a fun outfit! You can’t go wrong with a purple furry vest 🙂

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you, Katie!

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