What Fashion Editor Nina Garcia Actually Wears

Copy this: Nina Garcia's foolproof formula for instant chic.

Clothing, Street fashion, White, Fashion, Jeans, Jacket, Leather, Snapshot, Outerwear, Trousers,
Kevin Lu

Our fearless creative director wears a lot of hats—and all of them are chic. Garcia expertly puts together looks that seamlessly take her from dropping off her kids at school to editing a fashion magazine to filming an episode of Project Runway. In her stylish hands, even a white shirt and black pants turn into a beyond-cool #ootd. What's her secret? Stocking up on a few perfect basics—and then adding a few cool items to elevate them thusly.

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Add a Novelty Moto Jacket

No cool girl's wardrobe is complete without a statement-making leather jacket. "I'm obsessed with this! The edgy studs and rock 'n' roll pins make it feel special," says Garcia. Look for one with unique embellishments—or personalize a jacket you already own with fun D.I.Y. touches, like of-the-moment patches. One jacket styling trick in every editor's arsenal? The casual over-the-shoulder drape. Sling it on like a cape for instant, effortless chic.

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Add an Edit-Your-Life Bag

Repeat after us: Less is more. Garcia and some of the best-dressed women in the fashion week front rows often arrive to with little more than their invitation and a cell phone in-hand. The takeaway here is editing down your life's essentials to fit inside a mini bag. Garcia's crossbody adds a fun pop of color to her monochrome outfit—and offers hands-free functionality.

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Add a Chic Everyday Boot

Sure, Garcia is a pro in towering five-inch heels. But even the most fabulous editors know that a full day of running around to appointments and events calls for footwear that's as functional as it is chic. Garcia's sleek Chelsea boots have a manageable midi heel and pair perfectly with her cropped slim pants that reveal a flattering flash of skin. Coach Suffolk Patchwork Bootie, $169, coach.com

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The Finished Look

Garcia's finishing touches? Pop your collar, then add a pair of chic shades—and some serious attitude. Coach Black Tortoise Glitter Varsity Stripe Sunglasses, $170, coach.com

Photographer: Kevin Lu; Art director: Rebecca Kimmons; Makeup artist: Tina Turnbow; Hairstylist: Nicole Blais


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