It’s harder to study fashion in NYC in the late Fall, as most New Yorkers – at least Downtown – are wearing dark jackets, dark jeans and dark boots (there‘s a trend!). But I still have a style reporting job to do! So I spied a couple of big city trends to bring home for you. Just for fun, of course, as there are no rules about “dressing like New Yorkers”. They have mastered cool, however.
Apart from the Men and Women in Black, I did spot a few trending styles:
Texture. I saw lots of faux fur, faux and real leather, mohair, fuzzy scarves, even feathered scarves to embellish the dark jackets and pea coats (a revival of pea coats, I think). It’s a fun way to add interest to your look, and you’re going to wear a scarf anyway – so why not a faux fur one?
Once again, not a single flared jean, not even on the NYU campus. I now have a theory about this: flares and wide legs may be too challenging to climb subway steps and run around the city. I saw lots of leggings too, tucked into short boots and looking very smooth. This is all good with me as I haven’t bought a pair of flares just yet. They will certainly be out of trend by the time I do ; >
Long hair – straight or wavy – on women of all ages. There was a serious shortage of pixie cuts and only a couple of man-buns. I didn’t see many curly-girls either – we usually acknowledge each other with a head toss – so straightening irons and blow-outs must be the style routines du jour.
And not quite street fashion, but a trend nonetheless – prices are up in my favorite thrift stores. The horror! I barely shopped at The Monk, as they had hole-y blouses for $25 and Housing Works, while still a favorite, now starts most things at $25. It’s a great cause, and they deserve the $$$, but I was spoiled by lower prices.
Wear the trends you love, and that feel like you, and stay fabulous,
Browsing the fab NYC looks:
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