My time in The Big Apple has come to an end—for now. No more public transportation, no more Shake Shack, no more shopping at 11 p.m. (or even 2 a.m.) and no more fast paced environment. I have deleted the HopStop app on my phone and have headed back to the South. I find myself already wishing people were walking faster and getting behind the wheel of a car seems as scary as it did when I first learned to drive. (Why can’t I just swipe my metrocard?)
It’s going to be an adjustment, for sure. New York City has taught me countless of lessons. One of the most important things I’ve learned is to look for inspiration everywhere because it’s all around you. So maybe coming back from one of the world’s largest fashion capitals is going to be an adjustment, to say the least. Fashionable people don’t just reside in the concrete jungle. People express themselves with the way the dress in every country. I’ve now learned to just simply pay attention so everything and everyone. You never know where you’ll run into your next Fashionista or Fashionisto. Keep your eyes open because you’ll see astonishing, creative people no matter what part of the world you live in.
This Fashionista is rocking my favorite trend lately—effortless, boho chic. Her flowy black dress is amazing and should be a must-have in every Fashionista’s closet. Edith Piaf once said, “When a little black dress is right, there is nothing else to wear in its place.” LBDs are classic. A Fashionista should always have one for every occasion. This tiered cotton dress is perfect for a day shopping or eating lunch with friends.
She completes her outfit with a lace vest, lots of arm candy, a trendy headband, floral socks and a pair of black booties. These items give her ensemble a relaxed vibe. Another important tip I have learned this summer is comfort is extremely—I repeat, extremely—important. If you can still look cute and be comfortable, be smart and do it. Trust me; your feet will thank you later.
What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Keep your eyes open for inspiration for your ensembles. It’s everywhere.”