One of my favorite things about living in New York City is the lifestyle and being able to really live in the moment. With this lifestyle comes a certain style element that many emulate and few master. The trick? Knowing how to shop for pieces and create outfits that will take you through your day and various occasions.
To be honest, I overdress for most occasions. In a city where the saying, “It’s 5 o’clock,” somewhere starts at 3PM, knowing what to wear on the days you’re going from your office to happy hour at Refinery Rooftop is key. Cue the white button down. White button downs make for a great day to night look during the Spring and Summer in the city. Paired down with a pair of jeans or up with a pencil skirt and heels, it’s the most versatile piece in your closet.
A Day to Night Look for a Weeknight Out: Wearing With a Pair of Trousers
You really can’t deny the power of a white blouse. With so many variations, styles and reinventions of the blouse, 2017 is bringing new features and interesting details allowing this to become your most versatile article of clothing yet.
One of my favorite (and classic) ways to wear a white blouse is with trousers. This is the perfect look to take from the office to a grabbing a beer or dinner with your gals. What’s great about this style is it adds a polish and sophistication from a standard white blouse, but gives an overall modern feel.
The New Way to Wear the White Button Down
Whether you want to go deconstructed, oversized or classic, there is a style for everyone. I’m loving this graphic white button down from Zara; sophisticated enough to wear around the office and cool enough to wear like your favorite street style star. I also try to live a life in which I inspire others to want more for themselves.
Somewhere between a minimalist and a maximalist, I own three button downs, each one different than the other. Oversized blouses are my favorite. I believe in the balancing act of clothing – loose top, fitted bottom and vice versa.
Add Shoes That Pop
During the Spring and Summer season I enjoying adding a splash of color. It’s so easy to think bloggers have a new outfit on every day, but I have my seasonal repeats on deck like these Steve Madden heels.
Don’t be afraid to have a little fun with your look. If these shoes are too much for your office, keeping a pair of flats on deck is a great alternative. I always keep a pair flats in my drawer at work – one of the best ideas I’ve ever had.
On Another Note…
It’s always difficult trying to reinvent our style. Our personal style should always be a reflection of who we are. I always want to be a person who inspires others, even when they’re in need of a little inspiration.
I’ll always try to write about things that matter, especially when it comes to living in New York City. When I first moved here I didn’t have a clue what living in the city was actually like and had to learn many things the hard way. That’s one of the reasons why I write. So many influencers will call themselves “bloggers,” but fact of the matter is we’re more than just a pretty picture looking for likes. If you have the opportunity to really make a difference or make someone else’s life just a teeny bit easier, wouldn’t you?
Until next time.
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