Posts tagged ‘beanie’
I complain about the subway a lot. It’s either overpacked, smells horrendous, or delayed when I desperately need to be on time. But as much as I detest it’s unreliability, it also happens to be one of my favorite sources of inspiration. I get a lot of writing material on the subway, and I also find a significant amount of outfit ideas while riding the L train. Though I hate to admit this, I am the ultimate creeper on the subway and take snapshots of outfits or pieces that catch my eye. True story: I took a photo of a girl wearing this bag last summer and went on a scavenger hunt to find it. Yes, I could have just asked her where she bought her bag but I lack those guts.
Photographic proof c/o my iPhone
Anywhozit, while scooting across town via the underground tunnel the other day I creepily spotted a girl who pulled off black, white, and denim better than anyone I’ve seen wear black, white, and denim; which is a lot of people considering it’s a common style combo south of 14th street. While there was nothing particularly “special” about her outfit — denim jacket, black skirt, white sweater — she had that je-ne-sais-quois-I’m-so-comfortable-right-now look about her that immediately had me regretting my choice of leopard jeans and bulky sweater that bunched up under my jacket. Ugh, why was she so cool?! And why are my sleeve holes up around my shoulders?!
I took a sneaky pic of the outfit as I was exiting the train (I KNOW THIS SOUNDS SKETCHY!!) so as not to forget it when I found myself in an outfit rut the following day. And now here you see me testing the style, though my I-don’t-give-a-hoot attitude is not nearly as convincing as L-Train-Girl’s — see pursed lip photo below.
Old Navy jacket (similar awesomeness) | Stray Heart shirt (launching this summer!) | Zara skirt | Pour La Victoire boots | Saks beanie | Alexander Wang bag | Karen Walker sunglasses
// photos by Emily Malan
Go Buy Now: Traffic Stopping Hats
I am a stereotypical New Yorker in the winter. I am grumpy, pushy, and have a tendency to wear black from head-to-toe (see here for proof — fyi that smile is just for show).
I’m hoping to change that a bit this year, beginning with my closet. But such sartorial changes require babysteps (no, I’m not going to go out and buy a giant red puffer jacket much to Nora Ephron’s delight). My plan of attack on the shadowy hue? Neon hats.
Yellow, pink, orange, turquoise? Don’t matta, don’t care. And since the fluorescent hue will likely stop traffic as well, I’m going to go ahead and call this a fashion move for the greater good.
Shop some of my neon beanie picks below!
The Perfect Climate
So much for spring that feels like summer! The temperatures have dropped drastically this week and I’m back to layering and bundling up; but I’m channeling my stubborn side during this coldfront and refuse to break my puffer coat out. Instead, I’m making full use of the transitional pieces in my wardrobe that will inevitably be pushed aside in the next week or so when the city sizzles up in a heat wave again.
Meet the winter accessories combined with fall necessities like a cozy sweater and lightweight jacket look. The combination of the two is what I like to call the San Francisco Style Syllabus – I actually just made that up, but float with me on this one. As a San Francisco native, I’m used to temperatures hanging out around 50-60 degrees with a crisp Pacific windchill. Such climates allow for a flexible wardrobe that has no regard for seasons – see me back in June circa 2003 wearing a mini skirt and down bomber jacket…
awkward good times! So, while other New Yorkers grab their puffer jackets and Uggs, I thrive in the knowledge that I’ll be in my ideal climate with the ability to wear pretty much anything in my closet; kind of like a polar bear that’s run away from the zoo and found his way back to the snowy North Pole. Perfection.
I like this weather so much I broke out in a tabletop tap dance…
//photos by Emily Malan
We all know how much I love me some monochromatic looks, so naturally when I purchased this pair of Current/Elliott jeans I knew it was only a matter of time before I dabbled in the burgundy/red mash up (*note: this could also be because I’m not drinking this month and am admittedly having some red wine withdrawls).
I threw this outfit together in the very last minute before a brunch with some friends on Sunday and have to say, I’m quite pleased with the results (which is a rarity when I just throw a few pieces together without so much as a glance in the mirror). Now I know what you’re all thinking, “Sonia, you need to stop wearing those Acne boots, it’s getting old,” and I hear you, I really do. But here’s the thing, I CAN’T STOP! They are hands down the best shoes I have ever owned and it’s a daily struggle not to wear them all the time, even though it already seems like I do. They’re like the black skinny jeans of shoes in my wardrobe – just when I think I’m ready to move on, I slip them on and poof! my outfit is 1,323,252,313 times better than it was before.
Do you have something like that in your closet? Please share so that perhaps I can move on from my current addiction.
//Photos by Emily Malan