34th St. & 5th Ave.

img_9388

Never underestimate the power of a thrifty find.

This New Yorker had me stopped in my tracks. Her flowing faux leather skirt had me in awe, come to find out it was thrifted.

Digging and sifting through racks on racks of clothes is worth the search when you land a treasure like this one. Style a dramatic piece like this with more simple ones to create a balance. Tie a graphic tee at the waist to add some dimension and layer over a denim jacket. The distressing and patchwork on the jacket gives the outfit a signature street style feel, making you the ultimate cool girl.

Outfit Details:

  • Skirt – Vintage
  • Jacket – Urban Outfitters
  • Shirt – Brandy Melville
  • Bag – Prada

Here are some links to some similar pieces you can get your hands on! (This is not a sponsored blog.)

Advertisements

The B Building

img_9386-2

Modern day classics.

From the bomber to the lace-up boots, this outfit is full of the staple pieces found in almost every New Yorkers wardrobe.

Do you ever find yourself at a loss of what to wear? Take a step back to the basics. Combining closet essentials like white tees and light wash denim is the perfect place to start. Give the look a bit more style by layering with a black bomber jacket. Let a pair of black leather boots walk you from day to night. Transition your look by replacing the bomber with a leather jacket and you’re ready for the NYC night life.

Outfit Details:

  • Jacket – Opening Ceremony
  • Jeans – Sandro
  • Shirt – Top Man
  • Boots – Rag & Bone

Here are some links to some similar pieces you can get your hands on! (This is not a sponsored blog.)

27th St. & 8th Ave

fullsizerender

Black and white is abstract; color is not. – Joel Sternfeld

Fashion is all about contrast whether you’re playing off different shapes or colors, contrast draws the eye.

When wearing neutral colors don’t be afraid to try bold styles. For instance, a pair of color block jeans is a trendy, fashion forward way up your #ootd game. A mixed patterned coat is a great play on the solid black peacoats flocking the city streets. Pull two contrasting pieces together with a solid garment like this crisp white button down.

Outfit Details:

  • Coat – Prabal Gurung
  • Pants – Loewe
  • Top – Cos
  • Boots – Michael Kors

Here are some links to some similar pieces you can get your hands on! (This is not a sponsored blog.)

28th St. & 7th Ave.

img_9001

Oversized outerwear: comfy, chic, athleisure.

Anyone can throw on a hoodie and walk out the door, but in a fashion driven city, you might get a few looks…and not the ones you want.

Amp up your style by layering with an oversized denim jacket and pairing it with tapered trousers. Dress pants are breaking out of the office and becoming an essential in the athleisure movement. Stay comfortable with a cute pair of sneakers to explore the city in. A simple crossbody bag like the one shown here makes the outfit a bit chicer, you could also take this as an opportunity to give your outfit a pop of color.

Outfit Details:

  • Jacket – Boohoo
  • Hoodie – Forever 21
  • Pants – Thrifted
  • Shoes – Charlotte Russe

Here are some links to some similar pieces you can get your hands on! (This is not a sponsored blog.)

22nd St. & 5th Ave.

img_9004img_9005

Eye-catching, trendy, essential, faux fur.

Faux fur can be seen around the city this season in so many variations; collars, jackets, vests, even pom poms on hats. The trend is even making an appearance in both men’s and women’s fashion.

When wearing a statement piece like a faux fur coat, its best to keep the rest of your outfit simple. A comfy sweater and basic denim will do the trick. In this case, it’s all about styling the outfit with accessories and I think this New Yorker nailed it!

Try adding a classic touch with brown loafers and some fun socks for a bit more edge. Swing your favorite handbag or backpack over your shoulders and you’re ready to hit the streets.

Outfit Details:

  • Coat – Ebay
  • Sweater – Banana Republic
  • Jeans – Vintage Levi
  • Bag – Mucha Facha
  • Shoes – J Crew
  • Socks – Gap

Here are some links to some similar pieces you can get your hands on! (This is not a sponsored blog.)

14th St – Union Square

img_9006

Denim on denim, the New York way.

Layering denim can be a bit tricky. Do you wear the same wash on top as you do on the bottom? Do you mix acid wash with a solid jean? Should denim on denim be worn at all?

The answer is YES.

One of the easiest ways to pull off this look is to layer two different shades of denim like this New Yorker. The light wash denim jacket offers a high contrast to the black jeans. Pair with your favorite shirt, like this tie dye one, and some combat boots.

But most importantly, when playing around with trends like denim on denim, remember that there are not any rules to fashion, so just have fun!

Outfit Details:

  • Jacket – Rigorous
  • Shirt – TopMan
  • Jeans – TopMan
  • Boots – Journey’s

Here are some links to some similar pieces you can get your hands on! (This is not a sponsored blog.)

Canal St. & Broadway

img_8196

The perfect mix of prints, texture and a pop of color.

A lot of people tend to be intimidated by prints, let alone combining them AND adding other statement features! Do not fret, it’s easier than it looks.

When building an outfit with different dynamics, I find it easiest to start with a focus piece. For this outfit, it’s this beautiful fringe vest. Once you’ve decided what you want to focus on, the rest of the ensemble will flow around it. Keep it simple and chic by staying in the same color family, like the blushing nudes shown here. By keeping the colors consistent it allows you to work in mixed prints, like the polka dot jeans and heart print sneakers, without looking like you got dressed in the dark.

Adding a pop of color with a crossbody bag or other accessories not only finishes the outfit but, leaves you looking like a style expert.

Outfit Details: Not Disclosed

Here are some links to some similar pieces you can get your hands on! (This is not a sponsored blog).

5th Ave & 23 St.

img_8152

Athleisure is making its mark on the city and fashion industry as a whole.

Casual Friday isn’t only on Friday’s anymore and New Yorkers are embracing it! The sneaker craze is growing and companies like Nike and Adidas are stepping out of the gym and onto the streets.

Just a few easy steps and you’ll be joining the athleisure movement. Sneakers, sweats and a touch of personal style. Along with the athleisure trend, neutral colored sneakers have been on the rise and go great with just about everything. Slip into a comfortable hoodie or even some joggers and you’re living the trend, it’s that easy. Don’t forget to express yourself by adding some accessories that scream, you! This New Yorker made his statement with a few touches of gold jewelry.

Outfit Details:

Sneakers: Filling Pieces

Jeans: Acne

Shirt: Unknown

Sweatshirt: Nike

Here are some links to some similar pieces you can get your hands on! (This is not a sponsored blog.)

Prince St & Broadway

img_8195

Check out the edge appeal.

Walk the streets with confidence in this fierce look. Mix and match materials like suede, leather, and fur to arrive at the perfect balance of chic and edgy.

An emerald green motto jacket makes a statement with it’s faux fur collar peaking out over a classic white button down. Now that you’ve got everyone’s attention, draw the eyes down to these sleek, cropped leather skinnies. Complete the look by sliding on some suede booties.

Yes, everyone will be looking at you in this eye catching ensemble. Work it!

Outfit Details:

  • Jacket – Zara
  • Pants – Zara
  • Top – H&M
  • Bag – Zara

Here are some links to some similar pieces you can get your hands on! (This is not a sponsored blog.)

557 Broadway

img_8197

Back to the basics.

Wardrobe staples are a must and can even be paired together for a classic look. Cuff the bottoms of your comfy tan jeans to make your white sneakers pop. Trend alert! White sneakers are the easiest way to make a subtle statement in today’s fashion worlds. Take a tip from the casual Friday playbook, go ahead and layer a denim jacket over a crisp white polo. If you’re itching to make more of a statement, opt for pinstripe denim like this New Yorker did here!

Wait there’s more..

Finish off the look by tying a sweater of your choosing around the waist. Now you not only look complete but a bit more stylish too.

Outfit Details:

  • Jacket – YSL
  • Shirt – Ralph Lauren
  • Pants – Levi’s
  • Shoes – Nike

Here are some links to some similar pieces you can get your hands on! (This is not a sponsored blog.)