NYC Inspired Style

It’s all in the details.

I am SO excited to be heading to New York City next month! I have never been but have dreamt of it for as long as I could choose my own outfits. I  channeled my inner NYC-E-O for this trendy twist on a classic look.

I knew I wanted to rock these Rockstuds and started there. To allow them to be the star, I stuck solely to black and white, with small pops of red only on my nails and lips. This keeps the style cohesive without being overbearing. I recently bought these awesome caged-hem cropped trousers at Zara (my favorite) along with this (under $30) femininely-frilled faux-leather jacket. The gingham top is only $10 and has the cutest peplums on the sides, but they were covered with the jacket, so I added the gold plate waist belt to flatter my shape. This adorable structured clutch is by Melie Bianco and is available at SoHo Fashion Exchange, which is also where I scored the shoes and matching Valentino shades (for incredible deals). I bought my beret on a whim at Nordstrom Rack last winter but this one is similar.

Theoretically, this look is too much – leather, ruffles, gingham, detailed hems, peplums, metals, a hat, AND color?! No way. But something about it all just works…the simple color palette allows for some variation in the textures, prints and details. It is a look, for sure, and it’s totally one I would strut confidently in New York, New York.

Thanks so much to Memm Ozturk for the incredible photos!