ALL IN THE DETAILS: Tourist Turned New Yorker

May 18th, 2017 at 2:00am

Growing up in North Carolina, it was really hard for me to get to see my family that lived in New Jersey. Going to visit them only happened about once a year, usually around Christmastime. Even though the 11-hour car ride from North Carolina to New Jersey was unbearable, it was always worth it knowing we would get to take a trip into New York City for a couple days. Considering almost 49 million people visit the city a year, it’s not surprising that I was shocked to learn this Fashionista had never been to the Big Apple. Lucky for her, her best friend now lives right in the heart of Manhattan!

It can be hard enough for somebody who lives in New York City to pick an outfit to wear, much less someone who has never touched foot on the island. The weather is unpredictable, the endless walking is harsh on your feet, and the wind on the Brooklyn Bridge, can have you pulling a Marylin Monroe before you know it!

Because black and white go with everything, she knew this T-shirt dress would be a staple in her New York wardrobe. The cotton fabric is super lightweight, and the silhouette of the dress is extremely comfortable, making it perfect for a day of sightseeing! Just in case it got a little chilly when the sun went down, she wrapped a button-down around her waist. Not only would it be super easy to throw on, but it also amped up her outfit! Most importantly, she wanted to make sure she had comfortable walking shoes. This Fashionista chose sandals, because she knew a wedge might make it harder to walk, which could hurt her feet after a couple of hours. As for accessories, she stuck to the essentials: sunglasses to protect her eyes during our long duration of time outside and a small bag that wouldn’t weigh her down throughout the day.