When I first moved to the city, I often wondered, how could I still retain some semblance of style while also being able to maneuver the increased walking and bipolar weather conditions. I remember for the first 6 months I really thought I could wear heels almost everywhere and actually believed the weather report on the morning news. (Insert wide-eyed emoji here).
Fast forward a couple years and here’s what I’ve learned. Flats can be your friend. Yes this was tough for me to conceptualize, but after a week of non stop heels and realizing no amount of reflexology would help, I made peace with flats and found styles that made my feet feel just as special as my Manolo heels did. These Gucci mule loafers are one of my favorites with their mix of classic and edgy. They are comfy as hell and have serious staying power.
I also had to take stock of my handbag collection as well. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good cross body mini bag, but if you’re out and about in the city, something a little larger is required; preferably to fit a pair of heels and umbrella. I opted for the Celine trapeze. The medium size is perfect and the shoulder strap is great if you prefer that to the crook of your arm.
Bag: Celine (also love this one and this alternate style), Shoes: Gucci (these are super cute too), Denim: AG Jeans, Top: Zara (similar here), Sunnies: Oliver Peoples
One of my favorite parts of colder weather is the chunky knits. I love getting lost in a big over sized cashmere sweater on a cooler day and no one does them better than Nili Lotan. I came across this grey one a couple of years ago and was in sweater heaven. It’s cozy enough for the Fall and Winter, but still has the detail and structure a sweater needs.
Sweater: Nili Lotan (similar here), Denim: Topshop, Boots: Rag & Bone (similar here), Bag: Gucci, Sunnies: old (similar here), Ring: Vita Fede.
Ever since our trip to Paris, I’ve been obsessed with stripes. Admittedly, I already had a fairly large section dedicated to them in my closet, but I can’t help adding new pieces, as they are a perfect neutral without being boring. There’s something so classic yet so versatile about stripes. They can take on an entirely new life paired with leather and ripped jeans vs. a girly skirt and sweet flats. Sunday felt like a stripe kinda day.
Denim: Citizens of Humanity, Top: Zara (similar here), Bag: Gucci (also love this color), Flats: Chloe, Sunnies: Tom Ford, Scarf: Isabel Marant (similar here).
Ready, set, shop!!! I love this time of year when the opportunity presents itself to pick up an investment piece at a fraction of the cost. These are my top picks currently on sale, if you’re in the mood to add a coveted piece to your closet.
1. Fendi clutch // 2. Valentino bucket bag (love this color here) // 3. Clare V. fold over // 4. Saint Laurent chevron pouch // 5. Saint Laurent sac du jour // 6. Alexander Wang crosbody // 7. Gucci Soho bag // 8. Valentino rockstud crossbody // 9. YSL camera bag