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Throwback Thursday: Irina Kravchenko and Nastya Kusakina at Miu Miu FW2013

Irina Kravchenko and Nastya Kusakina at Miu Miu FW2013

A year ago in Paris.

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Karl-Edwin Guerre at Etro

Karl-Edwin Guerre at Etro

I have to keep reminding myself that as a street style photographer, it is possible to look good in bad weather during fashion week. It is possible it is possible it is possible… Case in point: the ever-dapper Karl-Edwin Guerre of Guerrisms seen here on a miserably wet day outside the Etro show in Milan.

Fashion people, take heart and use your clothes as beautiful armor against this snowy weather. I know I will when I hit the streets for New York Fashion Week – starting tomorrow!

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Two Girls in the Snow, Outside Dolce & Gabbana

Two girls dressed alike in a very Italian take on pink and green outside the Dolce & Gabbana show in Milan. We had miserable weather that day, and still they looked managed to look fabulous.

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Oversized Coat and Sneakers, Outside Cavalli

One of the most talked-about aspects of the recent Chanel couture show was Karl Lagerfeld’s choice of footwear for the exquisite gowns and suits: sneakers. The sneaker trend actually trickled up from the streets. In recent fashion weeks so many of the models off duty and photographers wore running shoes to (sometimes literally) sprint between shows. The good news: they don’t have to be as expensive as Chanel. Nike is fine.

In Milan, a showgoer wore Nike running shoes with a wide brimmed hat and oversize coat, feminizing the look by leaving a little bit of ankle exposed. Try it when it gets warm enough to expose some skin.

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Katlin Aas, After Trussardi

Model Katlin Aas has a cool, laid back style that’s casual but never haphazard. In Milan she conquered the cold with lots of layers under a leather jacket, an oversize scarf and beanie hat. Also like how she has styled the lace-up boots with wool socks for an outdoorsy look (also practical in the snow).

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Printed Parka and Boyfriend Jeans, Outside Etro

A cool parka goes a long way in winter. This one outside the Etro show in Milan was printed with fox tails – still glamorous but friendlier than the real thing. Boyfriend jeans and heels add to the mix.

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Model Off Duty, After Moschino

In Milan, the fashion set saw inclement weather as an opportunity to break out their best winter duds. This is really a case of “when in Rome” – Italian ladies have been known to don their best fur coats just for a trip to the grocery store. After the Moschino show, a model left in a brilliant red fur coat and leather leggings.

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Tamu McPherson at Lacoste

A great coat goes a long way towards keeping you in style and warm, like this graphic black and white print coat on street style photographer Tamu McPherson of All the Pretty Birds.

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Graphic Print Top, Outside Prabal Gurung

One easy way to break out of the all-black rut in winter is to add just one graphic print to the mix, like this guest at the Prabal Gurung show.

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Natalie Joos at Prabal Gurung FW2013

Mark my words: Oversize coats like this one trendsetter Natalie Joos wore last year will be all over the streets during New York fashion week this year. She balances the menswear cut with a feminine bright pink turtleneck sweater, green damask pants and green velvet platforms.

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Winter White, Outside Prabal Gurung

An outfit in crisp winter white cuts a clean line against the blue sky outside the Prabal Gurung show.

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Lobster Print Skirt, Outside Prabal Gurung

I am always dying for a sartorial shot of color at this time of year. Bright reds and oranges make a statement outside the Prabal Gurung show with this lobster print skirt.

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Printed Pants, Outside Timo Weiland

Vivid prints like this one are a great way to liven up a winter outfit. And that is actually not a fur jacket but a fur vest worn over a leather jacket, an excellent layering technique.

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Fur Trim Coat and Plaid Shirt at Timo Weiland

I love the mix of layers, colors and textures on this guest at the Timo Weiland show. The cherry red lipstick is the perfect finishing touch.

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Hamish Bowles at Elie Saab Couture

A little menswear for you: Vogue columnist Hamish Bowles’s choice of a plaid suit in summer 2013 seems prescient now that plaid is everywhere on the streets for men and women. Also love how his socks match his shirt.

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