I dress more simply when we’re in NYC. I reach for solid colors, basic shapes and fabrics, and good walking shoes. I like to feel stylish and minimal there, maybe because the city itself is so electric and colorful. And it’s fun to build a tiny wardrobe that can live in our tiny studio’s tiny closet.
So far, I’ve got a pair of dark denim jeans, a pleather skirt, two pairs of boots/booties, and several knit tops in black, gray, ivory, and navy. I know you colorful fashionistas are thinking “ugh, boring”. And maybe it is, but this tiny wardrobe works wonders for me. Pick a bottom and a top, add some personality with accessories, and head out for an adventure.
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The pleather skirt in this pic – up against my favorite blue wall on Minetta Lane – was just thrifted at Housing Works for about $10. It’s turning out to be more versatile than I predicted, as NY Spring is cooler than Florida Spring! The ivory cotton knit sweater was thrifted in Florida and it has a nice chunky texture.
The tights are courtesy of Zohara; those are cat faces on the front calf. I had to have them, didn’t I? Old Calvin Klein walking oxfords are finally going to be dumped – they’ve been resoled too many times. Thank you for your service, oxfords, well done.
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