Not to be outdone in the midst of the holiday rush, New York City’s chicest individuals paraded the streets this Christmas Eve in search of last-minute gifts and everyday errands, alike. Check out the haute holiday rush of last minute shopping in NYC below…
The Oversized Sweater (Lucy, NY)
Big sweaters with bright colors and crazy patterns aren’t just for satirical parties anymore. Follow Lucy’s example, shown here on the Lower East Side, and pair a busy sweater with an understated, neutral bottom and accessories in the same color to make a bold, but sartorial, statement this holiday season.
Contrast to Complement (Mizuki & Babu, Brooklyn)
Mizuki and Babu, a couple from Japan now living in Brooklyn, are a fashion statement of their own. By contrasting Babu’s patterns with Mizuki’s minimalist color scheme but bold textures and linking them with the simplest of accessories— a baseball cap— these two form their own bohemian rhapsody. Achieve a similar effect with your significant other by dressing in clashing palettes and choosing one common accessory to make the overall look cohesive.
The Statement Scarf (Kenda, Gainesville, Florida & Claudia, Italy)
The recent deep-freeze may force you to prioritize warmth over glamour, but a statement scarf, as worn here by Kerry (left) and Claudia (right) can add a punch of color to an otherwise-neutral ensemble and allow your personality to warm up the cold weather. Our favorites feature unexpected prints and rich colors.
Feminine Without Freezing (Kerry, Malibu)
Follow Kerry’s lead and layer soft, textured pieces over cold-weather staples like jeans in order to achieve a smart take on classic, feminine pieces. Vary up the color palette, mix up lengths and textures, and accessories intelligently to achieve a measured, yet eclectic aesthetic shown here.
If All Else Fails, Stay True (Leah & Stefan, Australia)
Leah and Stefan made the most of classic style to stand out this winter. If you aren’t one for style experimentation, but still want to have fun, stick to tailored pieces in classic cuts and styles but in unexpected colors (i.e. Leah’s bright yellow tights) to simultaneously pay homage to fashion tradition and take the world by surprise.
In a world of fashion contradictions, Gwen Stefani delivers one of my favorite fashion contradictions of them all during her L.A.M.B Fall 2012 presentation – Geek Chic. A collection filled with hounds tooth prints, retro plaids from the 60’s and pops of neon greens and electric reds, it undoubtedly displayed Gwen Stefani’s quirky-guide to fashion. From cotton stretched plaid pencil skirts to oversized hounds tooth menswear coats, this collection had no shortage of black and white contrasts – which without a doubt left me wanting more expressive color. Known for her great accessories, the L.A.M.B collection was filled with beautiful satchels, bowler bags, platform shoes & nOir by L.A.M.B jewelry to round out the looks. Fortunately, just when you thought you had the entire collection figured out, Stefani delivers “stand out” pieces that could easily be infused into anyone’s Fall wardrobe and makes Fall Fashion fun again. Check out a few of my favorite looks below and share which collection designs means “Geek Chic” to you.
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It’s after the holidays and we’re sure that you’re not going on any shopping splurges after your holiday gift-giving…So we decided to pay homage to the latest street-chic fashions from across the globe. Who knows, you could re-create similar looks from items in your own closet!
The perfect weekend ensemble this season includes a full-length skirt, comfy oversized cardigan, and luxe utility tote.
There’s nothing like the ease and comfort of ripped denim and shades. Pair it up with a deep hue blue wool peacoat and accent scarf and you’re ready for the day.
An everyday outfit for a stylish Parisian: button-down blouse, leather jacket and over-the-knee boots.
A white lace dress proves seasonless with this ensemble. As a prominent trend for spring 2011, start wearing one now to get ahead of the game.
Don’t feel chained to dark colors this winter; try out a neutral-toned jacket, medium wash denim and camel-colored boots. The subtleness of a patterned knit makes all the difference to an otherwise simple outfit.
(Photos: Courtney D’Alesio)
For more stylish looks check out Style.com, Elle.com or Essence.com