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WHAT TO WEAR: Weekend Wear

Whether you’re headed up to the museum to check out a new exhibit or taking a stroll through Central Park this weekend, you always want to look your best in the Big Apple. When you have no classes and all the time in the world to nap and nibble on cheesecake, it’s hard to take off the sweatpants. One easy way to amp up your off-duty outfit this fall is with a cute, structured coat.

I love dark colors. Almost every day, I wear all black (a habit I formed as a busy student in the big city). This Fashionista nailed the casual weekend look, keeping it New York Chic with head to toe black and gray. When I saw her on the street, I had to stop her. She has the laid back and chic without trying look that New York Fashionistas all aim to achieve. Her black skinny jeans paired with the black lace-up booties create a sleek look that still has a casual vibe. She paired these with a gray top that looked incredibly comfortable in the chilly weather. I love how the colors she chose complement each other subtly without making a bright statement.

The best part about wearing dark, monochromatic outfits is that accessorizing becomes a breeze. You can effortlessly add any color necklace, scarf or bag to these looks. This Fashionista keeps toasty in the brisk fall wind with a panama hat and a bright white scarf (a New Yorker’s preferred pop of color). Her necklace is simple and perfect for running weekend errands. It adds a little something to the outfit without being overwhelming.

One Simple Change: Want to take this look for a fun night out on the town? There’s no need to spend another 30 minutes trying on everything in your wardrobe. Just swap out the heavy wool coat for a stylish leather jacket and head out the door. You’ll be the talk of the party with this sleek and chic look.