Laurel Pantin has mastered the peace sign. Hers is a two-fingered accessory that balances out a Marc Jacobs coat x bath towel combo. It keeps admirers’ eyes bouncing between her striped sneakers and knit hat, and with one un-gloved hand held it adds warmth to an already cozy teddybear coat. Note: everyone can pull off “funky” if they puff up their chests with confidence. Not everyone can pull off the peace sign.
But Laurel Pantin, my friends, is special. How else can you describe someone who not only makes getting dressed for winter look fun, but also makes chores an excuse to get dressed up for.
Formerly the Senior Fashion Editor of Hearst’s Snapchat Discover platform, Sweet, she’s about to start her new role as Editorial Director of The Coveteur. So settle in, say hello, shout congratulations, enjoy the GIF below and then get to know her by way of — what else? Her closet. (Don’t forget to scroll!)
Day 1: I like riding the escalators at Hearst with their fancy waterfalls on both sides. People charge up and down every other escalator in New York, but for some reason, nobody walks up or down the ones at Hearst. People just stand there.
I also like wearing white. I feel weird in black. Also, I like wearing cowboy boots. These are my vintage Lucchese Classics. They’re kind of a burgundy color. Another happy thing — it was warm enough to not wear a coat, and my boobs look great in this sweater in this pose. I made my friend Louisa Holmberg from work take most of these pictures. She’s great. (LL Bean sweater, Tibi skirt, vintage boots (similar here), Prada bag)
Day 2: Another day at Hearst! I just bought these sneakers and I like them a lot. You can’t really tell, but this sweater is sparkly, and so are my socks. I’m wearing American Apparel and Zara, so sometimes it’s about a high/low mix, but other times it’s about low/low. (American Apparel sweater, Zara pants — another plaid option here, Topshop socks, Adidas shoes)
Day 3: This was a Saturday — I was interviewing Ramon from Tome and filming their fashion week casting for a story I did on Sweet — read it here! I really like Tome, and Ramon, and at the end of the day Ada Kokosar (who styled the show) told me she liked my outfit, which was great. (Tibi coat, Gilded Age sweater –similar sweater here, Rag & Bone leggings, vintage Gucci bag, Adidas shoes, vintage scarf)
Day 4: On Sunday I spent most of the day cleaning my apartment in my bathrobe, but let’s pretend my bathrobe was really my fun pink Marc Jacobs coat. (– other pink options here and here, Ugg Australia shoes. Note from Laurel: “I LOVE UGGS.”)
Day 5: I forgot a bunch of days, but now it’s Fashion Week! It was cold, but not so fucking cold yet. I like to walk or take the subway most places because I get pretty car sick (life is weird!) so I tend to wear flats during fashion week. (Each x Other jacket, Allude sweater, Chanel bag, Dries Van Noten pants, White and Warren scarf, Adidas shoes)
Day 6: It was so fucking cold. I dressed like a ranch hand. These are my other favorite boots. They’re vintage Justin’s from the 70s. They’re gator belly, with flames stitched up the shaft. (Max Mara coat — another camel-colored option here, Masscob pants, vintage boots, vintage Gucci bag, Organic by John Patrick scarf –another one here)
Day 7: Still so cold. I like sparkly clothes, so I wore a sparkly dress over ten thousand layers and I felt great all day. This was on Valentine’s Day! My fiancé and I have a tradition of going to Babbo for dinner every year on Valentine’s Day, so I wanted to feel a tiny bit girly for date night. (Vintage coat — faux fur option here, Cynthia Rowley dress, Marc by Marc Jacobs boots, Demylee sweater, vintage Gucci bag, American Apparel gloves)