Just because I am not shopping doesn't mean I am any less interested in seasonal fashion trends, I just have to be super creative and use what I already own to interpret them. Good news, I've identified 5 Spring 2019 fashion trends we can all jump on right now using the clothes in our closets.Read More
This is NYC Street Style 2017
Editorial Eclectic Style is my way of describing the fashion girls that roam the streets of NYC in all manner of texture, colors, prints and patterns with a mysterious photographer not far behind snapping pics that appear on WhoWhatWear.com.
These girls embody my childhood fantasy life. After graduating from FIT, they now live in Manhattan and work in fashion houses, PR agencies, as stylists or lifestyle bloggers. Their social influence earns gifted Gucci bags and they wear crop tops with gusto. They always have plenty of pocket cash to shop, dine and walk the High Line.
#IRL they may live with 4 other 20-somethings in a 600SF walk up way Uptown, but there is no disputing that NYC fashion girls influence trend cycles all over the world. The problem with trying to teach you their outfit formula is the simple fact they don't have one, which is also what makes them awesome.
The Editorial Eclectic Style Outfit Formula
After extensive Pinterest research, I have nailed down 5 key items to help you channel NYC Street Style in Spring 2017. Unless you actually live and work in fashion, I do not recommend you wear them all at once.
Editorial Eclectic Style Essential #1: Fur Lined Mule Loafers
These fuzzy puppies may be hibernation by mid May (I guarantee they'll emerge again in October), but right now, nearly every fashion girl on Pinterest is warming her toes in fur lined mule loafers - almost always crafted by Gucci (see #4).
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Editorial Eclectic Style Essential #2: Wide Leg Pants
Our bevy of street style muses are totally over skinny jeans and welcomed this expansive pant silhouette as a breath of fresh fashion air. Incredulous? Wide legs paired with a slim top and flat sandals are surprisingly flattering.
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Editorial Eclectic Style Essential #3: Statement Sleeves
Just like their Broome St. kissing counter parts, arm holes are huge this season! Another street style trend easy to pull of when paired with the right proportions. Feel free to pull out your skinny jeans for this look.
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Editorial Eclectic Style Essential #4: Anything Gucci
Ever since British native Alessandro Michelle took over the house in 2015, Gucci is #everything with the in crowd. Thanks in part to the wild popularity of his whimsical Dionysus handbag collection, those ubiquitous fur lined loafers and an inspired collaboration with street style artist Gucci Ghost, under Michelle's direction, Gucci is THE luxury design house informing the moment. Hello wish list!
Editorial Eclectic Style Essential #5: Modern Trench
A refreshing spin on a classic staple and very much in line with maximalist vibe on the streets, Spring 2017s proper topper is a reimagined trench coat, usually oversized. Again, this trend is actually quite wearable if you keep the rest of your look streamlined.
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All the sudden off the shoulder is ERY' where! Maybe it's a side effect of an overly chilly spring but even I'm intrigued by the allure of an exposed shoulder -- the vibe is so summer sunset. Plus, there is a romantic versatility to this look: Dress it down for weekend with denim and flat sandals or up for the office with a slim skirt and wedges.
Sold! I'm going to fill an open Summer '16 capsule spot with an off the shoulder top.
Epically disciplined capsule wardrobe convert that I am, I refuse to fall for the the first gathered neckline that brushes by. Like all capsule additions, this will be a well considered purchase decision: <$100 spend. Because: trend.
Are you in the market with me? Check out the upper arm strength below.
Cold Shoulder Tops
My imagined off the shoulder look involves two warm weather staples already in my Summer '16 capsule: white J.Crew Matchstick jeans and gold Sergio Rossi flat sandals. To match (and cover tops of thighs) I am scoping a tunic length top in a fun bright color, like this MICHAEL blouse or the sea green option on the right.
Brush It Off Dresses
Keep in mind, the shoulder craze doesn't stop at the waistline. While I don't have a need for a new summer dress, you might. These three frocks are easy on the wallet, so patriotic and totally scream for ice cream.
Rompers with Shoulder Room
The ubiquitous onesie started trending last spring and was apparently renewed for a second season. IMO, a romper looks best on the long legged and butt free. I am petite and pack an ass. So - no. If the jumpsuit gives you the feels, this summer's shoulder crop options are more "good vibe tribe" and less Studio 54. Here are three looks in order of leg length and butt width appropriateness.
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