When getting ready for a day out in New York in the summertime, you can never go wrong with fun, bold prints and a great pair of heels. It’s pretty hard to ever look overdressed in a city where stylish citizens are spotted on every street corner at all times of the day. So don’t be afraid to bring out the unique pieces and abstract patterns. There are so many different ways of incorporating them into your daily outfit and you can always create a fresh spin with your accessories.
A good way avoid going overboard with prints is to focus on one key piece and go from there. Whether that may be a patterned blouse or a pair of printed trousers, you can draw attention to them by pairing them with solid-colored basics. Then throw on your favorite accessories to finish up your city-chic look.
I spotted this Fashionista on a beautiful day out in Washington Square Park and she was rocking a pair of black and white trousers. She went for a more professional and sophisticated look by pairing them with a simple white blouse and black heels. The design on her pants have a ’60s mod feel, but her outfit is a great contemporary take on it.
Her accessories give an edgy touch, with the geometric shapes of her ring and earrings, but she also throws on a more girly watch. Her structured bag adds to the classic look. I love how her outfit is completely made up of neutrals, but it’s far from dull. The monochromatic theme is timeless and is a great summer go-to option.
Spotted: The Marc Jacobs spring 2013 collection was full of black and white patterns, from stripes and spots to geometric shapes.