Anyone that has been to New York before knows that the concrete jungle can also double as the concrete runway. The sidewalk is the best place to see the newest trends and find some fashioninspiration. Wandering the streets this summer, I have picked up some major style cues from theladies of NYC. Let’s take a look!
The Off-The- Shoulder Look
This is definitely look of Summer 2K16. Whether it be tops or dresses, off-the- shoulder looks
can be found anywhere. Adding a ruffle to your off-the- shoulder piece will set you apart from
the pack. Check out this striped dress from Line and Dot. Easily turn this dress from day to night
with a bold lip or a pair of strappy heels or wedges.
The easiest way to add a little spice to any outfit is with statement earrings. (see Line and Dot
outfit above) I’ve seen tassels popping up everywhere this summer, on hoops, studs and dangling
styles. Look for bright colors and texture. The great thing about these bold accessories are that
they are an inexpensive way to diversify any outfit. I own these green tassel earrings form H&M
and they were worth every penny!
Rompers have been big for a few years now but lately there has been a move towards a fuller
look. I am a huge fan of the jumpsuit. It’s very retro yet totally modern all at once and can easily
replace a dress for a more formal occasion. Try a jumpsuit with a tapered pant or if you’re
feeling adventurous, try a wide legged style like this one from The Fifth. Throw on a cropped
jacket and you can can carry this look into fall.
I’ve always dreamed of wandering the banks of the Seine as a beautiful Parisian woman but I’ll
have to settle for wandering the East Village in my Parisian inspired pants. Add a crop top to
dress up the pants or keep it classic with a striped shirt and a red lip. Heels, sandals, flats or even
Stan smiths look killer with culottes. Try these linen culottes with a tied waist from ASOS for a
light summer look.
The Platform Sandal
Your street style is not complete without a great pair of shoes. Platform sandals are trending all
over the city. Found in neutral colors and black, the contrast with the white base lets these simple
sandals stand out. Add these sandals to any of the pieces mentioned above and you’re ready to
strut your stuff.
So there you go- you’re one step closer to becoming a street style star! What are your favorite
looks this summer? Cheers!2