How to Style a Message Tee for Fashion Week

Photo: Meredith Jenks

At Fashion Week, every outfit sends a message – even if the wearer is pretending she just threw it on. The street-style peacocks are screaming “Look at me!” The black-clad publicists are groaning “I just want this to be over.” Even the chic normals are saying something along the lines of “I have excellent taste and a reasonably sized ego.”

For this New York Fashion Week, we decided to literalize the idea of making a statement by shooting the Cut’s editors in message tees. After all, in an election year like this one, it’s hard to tune out the rest of the world for the sake of fashion.

In the slideshow ahead, find eight Cut editors in the message tees they’d wear to Fashion Week. And read on below for where to follow everyone on social media — because starting right now, we’ll be documenting every last funny, fabulous, dramatic, inspiring, and ridiculous thing that goes down at the shows.

Cathy Horyn


Title: Fashion Critic at Large

Twitter: @CathyHoryn

Stella Bugbee


Title: Editorial Director

Twitter: @StellaBugbee

Instagram: @StellaBugbee

Snapchat: @StellaBugbee

Rebecca Ramsey


Title: Style Director

Twitter: @RebeccaRams

Instagram: @RebeccaRams

Snapchat: @rramsey4

Izzy Grinspan


Title: Senior Editor

Twitter: @izzygrinspan

Snapchat: @izzygrinspan

Véronique Hyland


Title: Senior Fashion News Editor

Twitter: @Veroniquean

Instagram: @niquepeeks

Snapchat: @niquepeeks

Diana Tsui


Title: Senior Market Editor

Twitter: @chupsterette

Instagram: @chupsterette

Snapchat: @chupsterette

Lindsay Peoples


Title: Fashion Market Editor

Twitter: @lrpeoples

Instagram: @lrpeoples

Shiona Turini


Title: Contributing Editor

Instagram: @shionat

Twitter: @shionat

Snapchat: @shionat

Indya Brown


Title: Fashion Assistant

Instagram: @indyabrown

Kathleen Hou


Title: Senior Beauty Editor

Twitter: @KathleenHou

Instagram: @KatHou

Snapchat: @KathleenHou

Ashley Weatherford


Title: Associate Beauty Editor

Twitter: @sincerelyash

Instagram: @ashley.weatherford

Snapchat: @ash.weatherford

Allie Jones


Title: Celebrity Writer

Twitter: @allierileyjones

Instagram: @allierileyjones

Snapchat: @allierileyjones

How to Style a Message Tee for Fashion Week