What: Though it’s still balmy in NYC right now, the winter snap is ahead—and we’re prepping to bundle up in the chicest way possible with the launch of Aspen 148: a cozy new offering from Lafayette 148 and its creative director Emily Smith.
Who: Soho-born brand Lafayette 148 arrived in 1996 and has remained a staple in the closets of its loyal legion of fans around the country ever since. With the Aspen 148 capsule collection, Smith intends to translate the brand’s same aptitude for luxe, timeless, and understated hero pieces into an edit of must-have cashmere, outerwear, and cold weather staples.
Why: From the shearling-trimmed coat of our dreams to down-filled ski-inspired jackets and chunky-sole boots, this collection is proving that you don’t have to sacrifice style when the temperature plummets (if you’re also a slave to the same black puffer jacket and boring heat tech layers all winter long, I’m looking at you.) Indeed, you don’t even need a plane ticket to Aspen for ski season, you’ll find us near a fire in our local bar drinking mulled wine in our cashmere joggers and silk mohair sweater instead.