If there is one thing we know for sure here at Mama’s A Rolling Stone, it is that fashion is truly global. Yes, all around the world, people are using fashion as a form of self-expression and taking their personal style to the streets. Of course, it is always interesting to know what fashion fans are wearing in each corner of the globe, which is why we have devoted today’s edition of Street Chic to exploring what the lovely ladies of New York City are wearing this summer. So whether you are looking to reinvent your personal style, or you just want to give your closet a dose of New York fashion, we suggest you read on for all the need-to-know details!
1. As fashion fans, you know that most trends trickle down from the runways. The exciting part, however, is seeing how real people interpret these trends, which is why we were so thrilled to see the first look above. We love how this lovely lady has given the color-blocking trend her own unique spin. The various shades of orange give her dress a fresh and summery vibe, while the shift silhouette adds a sophisticated element. As for the gold accessories, they elevate the ensemble from smart to stand-out! If you, too, love this chic look, we suggest picking up Sparkle & Fade’s Colorblock Tulip Dress ($69) or Cooperative’s Chiffon-Trimmed Tee-Shirt Dress ($59). Then, simply add Nine West’s Wowza Sandals ($79) and you are sure to turn heads all summer long.
2. Thanks to shows like Mad Men, mid-length skirts have been making a major comeback, which is just one of the reasons we love the second look above. The entire ensemble has a chic yet understated appeal. By pairing her midi skirt with a simple white tee, this lovely lady has allowed her skirt—and its cool oversized pockets—to stand out. However, it is her smartly-chosen accessories that really make the outfit noteworthy. Her mini bag is totally on-trend and her red pumps are the pièce de résistance! To create an equally chic look, grab BCBGeneration’s Wide Scoop-Neck T-Shirt ($18.39) and pair it with ASOS’s Drapey Pocket Midi Skirt ($60.34) or Rekien’s Midi Skirt ($65). Complete the look with a pair of DV By Dolce Vita’s Kitty Pumps ($79).
3. As we mentioned earlier, we love to see how runway looks have been interpreted for real life, which is why we love the third look above. You may remember that Prada’s spring collection was teeming with boldly-striped confections. Well, dear readers, the lovely lady above has taken those bold stripes and reinterpreted them for the street! By pairing her Prada-inspired tee with denim shorts, a straw fedora, and flat sandals, she has created a cool and casual outfit that feels entirely fashion-forward. Inspired? Create a similar ensemble by picking up Topshop’s Seventies Stripe Tee ($36) and pairing it with your favorite denim shorts. Then, simply add Pins & Needles’ Straw Fedora ($24) and a pair of Ash’s Mekita Ankle-Wrap Thong Sandals ($115.47).
Photos: Courtney D’Alesio, Mr Newton, StreetPeeper