TREND ALERT: A Blazer Of A Summer

The solid color blazer, once a masculine item, is being reclaimed by the women of the 21st Century, and they are making it look a whole lot better than men ever could. Pairing it with the likes of colorful dresses and raged boyfriend jeans, women truly know how to compliment this masculine staple.

Chelsea’s Material Girl

This look reminds me of a young Madonna. She certainly has style, yet there is a sense of rebellion throughout the outfit. The white, off the shoulder top droops to the left to reveal a grayscale, floral tank below it. Underneath her side zip denim skirt she is wearing a pair of black leggings whose scalloped lace trim ends just above the calf. On her feet are a pair of metallic sandals, adorned with black stones that match her pedicure. The black, crocheted trilby hat is a very nice piece and helps to give her a unique and stylish look.

Two Awesome Accessories

This young woman has incredible taste, wearing two of my favorite accessories in one outfit. The Céline tote matches the black, loose fitting tee and is an amazing item, with its awkwardly appealing facial expression. The olive drab skinny jeans show off her toned legs and are tucked into the best shoes of the season by Isabel Marant. The white and drab hidden wedge sneakers are so casual; yet retain a hidden feminine quality.

Ode To My Fellow Photogs

This young woman was walking around Union Square looking for subjects to shoot. Her short sleeve dress is colored with a beautiful, abstract floral pattern and tied at the waist with a skinny, tan leather belt. She uses a 35 mm film camera, which is something not usually seen in this digital age.

These two fedora-wearing gentlemen discuss their poses after a quick set of photographs. The photographer, on the right, sports a fitted denim button down and seersucker pants over light brown loafers. His subject is Mr. Mort of Mr. Mort’s combination of the yellow button down underneath the royal blue and white sport coat is very nice and casual, especially when the seersucker shorts are added into the mix. He too sports a pair of loafers, but of a darker color.

A Smooth Operator

This gentleman has a polished yet relaxed look. His white dress shirt is crisp, but left unbuttoned to allow for air circulation. The grey sport coat fits very well and is an easy color to wear in the Summer. The dark power jeans are casual, but look very good when paired with the tucked in shirt and sport coat. The gelled hair and dark aviator sunglasses, along with the stubble, give him an air of confidence that is easy to pick up on.

Subtly Patriotic

This is a simple outfit that is perfect for the yacht club. There is something inherently nautical about horizontal stripes this time of year. This polished young woman wears a lovely stretch dress, with stripes of red and navy. Around her shoulders is a white sweater, just adding to the preppy look of the ensemble. I’m not sure whether the Olympic spirit has gone to her subconscious or if she actually planned the patriotic color scheme, but it does look good.

Let’s Get Ravey!

This young woman has a very fun and sassy look. Her short black skirt is flirty and youthful, especially when paired with the black, high top sneakers adorned with a studded strap across the laces. The black bag hanging from her shoulder matches the shoes, with its studded leather ruffles. The lace tank, with its rough trim adds an amazing amount of color to the outfit, and she pairs it flawlessly with the hot pink lipstick and nail polish. Definitely a chic play on the EDM style.

The Three Amigas

Well-dressed women often spend time with other well-dressed women, and this is proof. These three young ladies spent their afternoon walking visiting the shops of SoHo. While they are all blonde and wearing sunglasses, those are the only similarities in their looks.

Left: This white dress, with a black ink spot pattern is simple and sweet. The square neckline is impeded by two ruffled accents, leaving a deep-V look. The black accessories are a nice touch, going well with the black spots on the dress.
Middle: The wing collar of her blouse says “classic,” but the open back says “party.” The light pink blouse is tucked into a pair of floral print jean shorts that match in color. Her beige gladiator sandals are intricate and easy to wear in the Summer heat.
Right: While from far away her shirt looks like a plain scoop neck tee, if you look closely you can see the confetti colored threads poking out all over it. The black leather, patchwork skirt, is an easy way to wear leather in the Summertime. The black thong sandals are a relaxed match for the black skirt.


Buttoned Up Tight

This blonde’s sun-kissed skin goes perfectly with the light mocha color of her button front dress. The sleeveless bodice, with white lace inlays on the shoulders, is buttoned all the way to the top, leaving the collar tight around her neck. The skirt is rippled at the seam, and falls just below mid-thigh. Her boots are incredible, their open toe and cutout sides are a strong contrast from what you would normally expect from a lace up boot. The gold necklace is a thing of beauty, with its intricate, independently moving pieces and textures. Her tortoise shell Ray Ban wayfarers hide her eyes, while the strawberry lipstick gives her lips a strong pop.

The Highest Hair In Union Square

The steps of Union Square are a great place to find unique individuals. This young man pulls out his inner Kid ‘n Play, imitating Kid’s signature hi-top haircut. His friend even helps to pick it out for him.