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In case you were wondering how it looks on the street when the weather hits New York, here you go…
I’ve been in Salt Lake City for two days, the city of the winter Olympic games, and it’s warmer than it is in New York !!!

Snow days are pretty funny fashion-wise.

You can spot real New Yorkers in a sec because they are the ones with the real snow boots, as the mix of snow + salt kills any other type of shoes – but apart from that, everybody does what they can. It’s like if, on these kind of days, everybody was like “all right guys, no fashion today okay everybody?” and was going for whatever layering seems available. It’s pretty cute.

I like this one a lot, a military jacket over a puff jacket under a Mexican blanket. You’d have to think about that one, right ?


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  • Kimberly January, 24 2014, 9:02 / Reply

    I will assume she has on fleece lined leggings. which, by the way, is ingenious! Enjoy ALT!

  • severine January, 24 2014, 9:03 / Reply

    Magnifique cette photo…la lumière, la neige, les couleurs, c’est sublime, bravo !

  • Clemence January, 24 2014, 9:04 / Reply

    Je viens tout juste d’emménager a NYC et c’est l’enfer…
    J’ai decide de lacher l’affaire d’être fashion parce que de toute façon on ne voit que ma doudoune et mes shoes…
    J’adore son style sur la photo ;-)

  • OMG!!!
    how much snow!! Too much for me!!:-)
    Passa a trovarmi VeryFP

  • What a beautiful shot! This look is awesome! I love a snow day, in my town in Spain never snows and I miss it a lot

  • Magnifique photo ! J’aime beaucoup les couleurs qui s’en dégagent…..

  • Loool! Dans ces cas-là, on se dit qu’on est pas trop mal lotis à Paris niveau météo!!! (On se rassure comme on peut!)

  • Oui je sais je sais, vous en avez tous marre de la neige là-bas, mais nous ici que dalle, nada, pas un flocon ni le bout de la queue d’un glaçon, rien. Alors oui, ça fait rêver, moi aussi je veux me mettre une couverture autour du cou et jouer les blasées en construisant un mini bonhomme de neige du bout de la botte!

  • Quelle photo magnifique! En ce qui me concerne je pense que c’est impossible d’avoir du style lorsqu’il neige!

  • gersande January, 24 2014, 9:13 / Reply

    Beautiful picture!!!

  • It might be “cute” when this happens a few days each year, but when it lasts for 5 months every year, and you have to wear snow boots every day (because snow, water, street-gravel/sand (to prevent slipping on the ice), and salt kill any normal shoe, as everybody knows), and people can just forget about fashion at all, because it just goes on and on, and if you don’t care about it, you just freeze and make yourself look ridiculous, it is not cute at all. Nice picture, though

  • Anette, do you by chance live anywhere near Estonia? Because that is how it is here as well!! Might as well put on a snowsuit for 5-6 months!

  • Yes, Mila: Norway, climatically speaking, I suppose that is quite Close to Estonia

  • Anastasia January, 25 2014, 1:56

    I can only join.
    From Russia with love.

  • With love from Canada!

  • j’adore son style.

    J’espere que tu auras d’autres photos de ce style, ça permet de donner des idées…

    parce que moi, quand il neige et comme la plupart des personnes, on ne voit que mes yeux. Je suis emmitouflée dans ma doudoune avec une grosse écharpe, un bonnet et mes bottes de neige. Je ne prête même pas attention si ça va bien ensemble ou si c’est présentable.

  • J’adore cette silhouette… emmitoufflée mais élancée! Les jours de neige à Paris (pas cette année, il fait incroyablement doux pour l’instant), que fait-on? Et bien, pas grand chose, n’est-ce pas?!

  • It’s -30 degrees here in Montreal everyday these days, there is not much going on with fashion anymore i can tell you …..

  • the photo is amazing! I remember that when I was a child I couldn’t wait for the first snow to come. Now that’s completely different. I’m thankful for each day that passes without snow and ice. But – now that I see this really beautiful photo …. It’s friday. Let it snow!
    Katharina // katinka

  • Zoe’s right. I’m in Edmonton Alberta and though it’s been freakishly warm since Christmas it doesn’t last. Winter is quie pretty but it’s hard to dress warmly and fashionably! Can’t just give up on fashion for six months of the year — but when it’s reallllllly cold, we layer up and to hcck with style.

  • I actually think it looks awesome! love the mix of print and color

  • This picture is so cool!! I never would have thought of the Mexican blanket layer.

    And it was beyond lovely and dream-like to meet you at Alt, Garance. Thank you for your inspiring talk and for being such an amazing woman and example for so many. It makes me so happy to see your success and to see that you remain as grounded and kind as you are. And if you ever want to escape the snow, come to San Francisco! This winter has been divine.


  • vanessa la belge January, 24 2014, 9:58 / Reply

    Je rêve ou ses bottes sont compensées ?!

  • Petit doute… “J’ai particulièrement aimé celle-ci, une veste militaire SUR une doudoune sous une couverture mexicaine. ” ? … :)

  • Does anyone know who’s boots she’s wearing??? They looked like Marant at 1st glance, but a closer look they appear to be wedge wellies??????

  • I heading to NY next month for NYFW and worried and excited at the same time for this kind of weather! I love this mix of styles,

  • Congratulations on the awesome photograph…

  • Awesome outfit, really!! Love that authentic poncho !
    And think that in Helsinki (Finlande) that lasts like almost half of the year.. :)

  • That silhouette! And the fact that it exists so wonderfully atop all that layering – beautiful.

  • Tres jolie photo!
    Moi, apres un an a NY, j’ai aussi investi dans des bottes de neige. Mais pas celles qui font des pieds de pingouin tellement repandues dans NY. J’ai trouve une paire BCBG Generation, chez Century 21 qui sont vraiment pas si mal… pour des bottes de neige:
    Bon week end!

  • J’adore les superpositions des differentes couches

  • Coucou,

    C’est vraiment très joli :)


  • In this weather, I am not ashamed that I am glued inside my puffer coat. I aspire to look more fashionable in the cold, but then I’m just too damn cold! I was walking in the slush and snow last night behind a woman wearing high-heeled platform boots, and I just thought, “God bless.” I’d be on the ground on my ass wearing those things in this weather!

    Shani x

  • This is such a great photo! I had the hardest time photographing the snow storm… and here you’ve captured it so well!

  • OK, wish I could have all your pics to decor my entire room!
    Fabulous :)
    a fashion & DIY blog…

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  • Garance,
    Were you at Sundance? I was in between Salt Lake City and Park City for 2 days last weekend seeing movies and observing some really strange fashion choices (lots of weird Russian style fur hats even though it was not that cold). I saw two films that won’t get out of my brain, 1. God Save the Girl – the Belle and Sebastian musical – it was so awesome to be transported into the world of that band and 2. Liar’s Dice – might be one of the most heart-wrenching film I’ve ever seen but well worth the pain.

    Anyhow, I’d love hear your thoughts if you were, in fact, there.

    Love your illustrations and blog and new (and old) hair and humor and bla bla bla.

  • Dominique January, 24 2014, 12:15 / Reply

    lovely outfit girl :)

  • I don’t have to think too hard…. I love it! She looks rad.

  • Je la trouve parfaitement bien habillée et sa superposition est top ! Mais dis moi, elle ne porte pas de bottes de neige parce que si elles sont faites pour la neige, JE LES VEUX 8

  • fleece lined collants !
    I found them at H&M and they are the best for these weather conditions ; even when your boots are more practical (I’m using Aigle boots with an extra pair of leg warmers) than stylish, one can still make the best of it, sartorially speaking ..

    great picture btw ..

  • En effet, ce “combo” est plutôt cool!
    Mais mon Dieu, déjà qu’avec 4/5°C à Paris je suis gelée, je n’imagine pas à NY avec la neige…

  • She did a good job being fashion in a winter white New York.
    I really wouldn’t mind that outfit here in the snow!

  • Awesome photo! Perfect blend of weather and fashion. I do hope that her boots are snow and salt proof.

    In Los Angeles it’s been high 70’s and low 80’s during the day. All my winter coats are just hanging in the closet. Layering? No way!

    Then again, I can see why severe cold would kill fashion. I’d wear my pack boots (plus MicroSpikes) with 2 or 3 layers of wool socks, 4 to 5 layers on top, fleece lined tights under jeans, or thick thermo under snow pants (plus beanie, wool scarves, and gloves). Forget about pretty handbag, too.

    When it’s that cold, no wonder most people resemble hobos, all puffed up under layers of clothings with no thoughts of matching anything.

  • Elle doit être bien au chaud, et en plus elle est stylée! Et la photo avec toute cette neige est super!

  • Belle photo “ouatee”.
    J’aime particulierement ce bout de “couverture mexicaine” depassant. Ludique et jolie.
    Il fait frais dans le sud de la Floride ce qui me permet de sortir les vetements d’hiver et de chausser enfin mes differentes bottines. J’en profite car le “froid” ne dure pas longtemps !

  • Oui en effet, assez fun ce look!!!!
    Et quelle belle photo!!! <3


    Le monde des petites

  • Pas vrai! Welcome to my hometown! Visit Bodega or Bar-X for great cocktails or maybe a margarita at Frida’s Bistro. Hope you enjoyed the break from NY weather.

  • This beautiful photograph makes me wish to be there right now. I love the colors, the composition and there is a magical feeling beyond expression that comes through by looking at it. I suddenly felt like it is Christmas coming again! Thank you Garance

  • Same here in Stockholm! Except the fact that almost everyone dresses in black!
    But its a challenge to look good without looking like a black ball with 5 layers and terrible boots…

    Some tips on how to dress from an expert would be great! ;)

    Bon weekend!

  • Style 100% canon <3

  • Je vis au Québec depuis toujours et c’est seulement cette année à mes jeunes 23 ans que j’ai finalement compris que ça ne vallait pas la peine d’acheter de belles bottes pour l’hiver. C’est soit Huner ou bien mais gros Sorel! Il n’y a pas plus de fashion lorsque la saison hivernale est là sauf si je suis en auto ou autre. :) Je réserve mes belles bottes pour début printemps et durant l’automne.

  • I miss NYC snow….all my best scarves are from those days! Fur/wool/pom pons/ruffles/velvet/stripes…with your hair peeking out all over (or in your case “on top!”)

    Oh do post on scarves!

  • super cute!

    Totally missing NYC right now, on the west coast its blue skies and sunny! Just a little frost this morning… so I guess I cant complain about this great weather! There is just something so cozzy about snowy winter days tho…


    Happy TGIF


  • Waouuuh!! J’admire :-))! Super street style d’hiver

  • Katiouchka January, 24 2014, 2:57 / Reply

    The best in snow boots ( quite elegant for snow shoes and some come with wedges ) in my opinion is la Canadienne . Really made for canadian weather and city life .
    Kisses from freezing Montréal

  • La photo est magnifique *_*

  • Great snow fashion.
    Makes me want a Mexican blanket.

  • must be freezing cold! hope you had a lovely day though!

  • Ca paraît irréel… Je ne suis pas fan de la veste militaire malheureusement, mais alors cette silhouette perdue au milieu d’une ambiance glaciale, c’est fabuleux. On aurait presque envie d’y être… presque ! ahaha

  • princessglee January, 24 2014, 4:21 / Reply

    There’s absolutely nothing about cold weather that I like except the clothes you get to wear in it. This picture illustrates that idea perfectly. Has me wanting to don some camo and stripes.

  • Bonjour tout le monde!
    c’est quoi exactement ces “bottes spéciales neige”? Ce sont des bottes en caoutchouc, ou autre chose, une (des) marque précise? Je suis curieuse… Et puis c’est utile, de savoir!
    Bonne soirée))

  • I love this picture! I’ve seen so many pics on fashion blogs with girls in super cute outfits recently, and I can’t help but think that they must’ve taken them before the snow hit. This is the first realistic hey-it’s-freakin-cold pic I’ve seen. I love it!

    xx- Lynn-Holly from

  • Dear Garance, saches que pour rien au monde, je n’échangerais mes hivers montréalais avec ses ciels bleu Klein, son soleil, son manteau de neige et son air cristallin avec la grisaille pluvieuse et glacée de Berlin, Paris, Bruxelles ou Londres. J’ai vécu 1 an dans la ville-lumiere que j’adore mais mon dieu que c’est triste l’hiver. Ici c’est la lumiere et les sports d’hiver praticables en ville. Seule catastrophe? Quand il pleut et qu’ensuite tout gele! Pour la mode? Rien de plus beau que des habits dignes des -20 ou des -15 car c’est assumé et on peut choisir de superbes matieres et des vetements de qualité. Ma comparse montréalaise exagere quand elle dit qu’il fait toujours -30 a Montréal. Ca c’est quand on rajoute le facteur éolien qui ne peut se chiffrer. On a tapé une fois -25 et de nombreuses fois des -15 en descendant. Je t’assure, quand tu auras fini de voir le frois comme une menace et que tu en feras une saison propice aux activités extérieures. tu deviendras folle des vetements et autres équipement associés a la nordicité et le froid. PS; pardonnes la ponctuation douteuse car j’ai des problemes de clavier!

  • You’re soo right. Winter with snow, even if cold or veeery cold is still much better than winter with no snow. The first is beautiful and magical while the latter is just sad and cold.

  • Somehow making all of the crazy cold and snow, chic. I love this.

  • I’m in SLC for Sundance too and am enjoying the mountain chic fashion!!

  • Sunny Side January, 25 2014, 2:52 / Reply

    Comment vivre dans un tel froid ? Help Alex quelle crème protège le mieux ? Hey hey Salt Lake City … Fais-tu un atelier à Sundance ? je viens de lire … dévorer les trois livres de l’ex redacteur en chef du Première américain Peter Biskind, absolument passionnants jubilatoires et nécessaires pour avancer dans une telle jungle de pouvoirs et d’égo ! Good luck !!!

  • “Les jours de neige, niveau mode, sont assez comiques”

    C’est juste le quotidien de millions de personnes dans le monde ;-)

    Comme je bosse dehors avec les chevaux qu’il pleuve, grèle, neige ou vente, dans la boue et dans la gadoue, j’ai investi dans ça :—-fourrure—.html

    Un bonnet et un vieille doudoune Max Mara en duvet que je ceinture : nickel !

  • Cette photo est vraiment belle !


  • I absolutely love this picture. In Stockholm (where its freezing, but less freezing than NYC at the moment), I am wearing two down jackets under my coat. I look like the michelin man, but at least I don’t have frost bite!

  • I like her paltform boots, I like her coat with the mexican scarf: it is such a great and original mix!

    New on my Fashion blog:
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  • Jolie photo ! Je note l’idée des plateform shoes: finalement ça reste la meilleure solution pour rester toujours quelques centimètres au dessus de la neige !

  • This picture is soooo awesome. That snow! And her jacket, I like it. I starting be jelaous, that in the middle of Europe isn´t a snowstorm. Can you imagine it, we have almost Spring.

  • La neige est tellement photogénique, non? J’aime aussi beaucoup les couleurs de ce photo!

  • Magnifique photo !!!
    Blog mode, cuisine et bien-être:

  • Nicole Daniels January, 25 2014, 10:03 / Reply

    Hey Garance

    I love this site and I love reading your posts. I welcome your new contributors but like some others I come on here to read you and only you. Would you please add the name of the contributor on the home page of the article so we don’t have to click through to find out the author and I can keep dipping into the voice that I love to read – you! Thanks and kisses xx

  • Quelle photo magnifique sous la neige ! Je me délecte chaque fois de tes mots jetés à la volée et de ces photos sublimes que tu postes. J’aimerai te faire découvrir également notre site pour faire un tee shirt !

    Je t’embrasse Garance.

  • Look like a wonderful Christmas card! Great Snap!

  • Love your blog!
    I’m posting looks from Los Angeles and accessories:

  • Anastasia January, 25 2014, 2:08 / Reply

    I think it’s an excellent example of style in such a weather. Good mix. I like it so much.

  • Mon Deu! C’est vraiment une temporel

  • Garance, this is a great picture and post. Show us some more winter fashion !!! From the comments it looks like lots of your readers is from countries where a real snowy winter exists, I think they’ll like it. And it can help the rest of us have an idea of what and how to wear shall we go to a snowy town or country one day ! Love ya xoxo

  • Je confirme il fallait y penser…ou pas! En revanche la photo est superbe et n’a pas dû être des plus facile à prendre vu les conditions!! ;)
    Bises et bon dimanche!

  • I’m the total opposite of Olaf (from Frozen movie), the Snowman who wants to experience Summer. In our place where it is eternal summer, I want to experience winter, as in snowing Winter. I experienced Winter before but the snow was already starting to melt.

  • Très belle photo ! Et effectivement le style est original :)

  • This is actually super stylish for a snowday! And it looks like she is wearing heels too… She’s a soldier!

  • Le style est vraiment peu commun mais reste quand même très original pour les jours de neige.
    Sublime photos!

  • This looks really great! Love the huge camouflage!

  • WOW! Its amazing to be there! I am wondering for such type of occasions!

  • Nice blog you have written very nice and impressive work doing a great job I am wondering for such type of occasions!

  • I believe its a brilliant case of style in such a climate. Great blend. I like it to such an extent.

  • I like to enjoy the snow day its looks great.

  • i like snow…but in ours country it never come :(

  • wow a real talented picture for snow day really ow sum a great idea and creativity

  • What a beautiful shot! This look rocks !! I love the snow day, inside my town in Spain never snows as well as I miss it a whole lot.

  • When it snow, that’s a great scenario, I love the way it falls down…

  • I love snow fall.Awesome shot. :) Beautiful snow days

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