Cat Eyes & Ink

I found this young woman sitting on a stoop in SoHo. She has an elegant style, but there is a rebellious air about her, maybe it’s the tattoos. The sheer, cream-colored blouse with its white polka dots is a very classic piece, yet the rolled sleeves reveal a lion rampant tattooed cuff on her wrist. The black jeggings she is wearing also have a classic color with a modern construction. The tan wedge sandals go very well with the shirt, and allow her to show off her metallic blue pedicure. The swooping bangs of her up-do help to frame her piercing blue eyes accentuated by the cat eye eyeliner.

Not Your Grandmother’s Fourth Of July Outfits

The Fourth of July is a special day that commemorates our independence from the British Empire.  It has become a day for family gatherings, BBQ’s, parties, and, of course, sporting patriotic outfits.  American pride was alive today on the streets of New York City as we remembered what our forefathers did nearly 250 years ago.

The captain not only showed his American pride, but his Gay Pride as well.

There is nothing more american than cutoff jean shorts, especially when paired with a red white and blue tie dye tank.

The American Flag makes a very nice shirt, just ask Abby Hoffman or this skater girl.

American Flag leggings are fun, just don’t expect them to wave in the breeze.

A Patriotic Outfit For The Fourth Of July

Summer is the perfect time to play around with your colors. This young lady puts together a very patriotic outfit using shades of red, white and blue. The light blue tank is a very calming color, and helps to pop the orange beaded necklace draped in front of it. The jersey midi skirt has stripes of red and white, just like the American flag. The wide, woven belt creates a strong barrier between the tank and the skirt, and goes well with the woven tote. The tote just screams “beach,” especially when worn with the teal t-strap sandals and large sunglasses.

Layered Lace

Lace is both attractive and elegant. This young woman takes advantage of its design to create a layered, yet airy top. The copper halter bra stands out perfectly between the two cap sleeves of the black, cropped shirt. The designs of both items are so similar they look as though they are a single entity. The scalloped edges of the garments also create a pleasant design when contrasting with her skin tone. The wide waistband of her khaki shorts leaves a sliver of midriff and is adorned with a fabric belt tied in a bow. The black, chunk heel booties have a bit of an edgy look, while helping to tone her legs.

Summer Accessorizing

When dressing for the Summer, keeping it simple is a great way to beat the heat, but that doesn’t mean you can’t accessorize. This young lady wears an attention-grabbing gold maxi dress, with tied spaghetti straps. To help create a more form-fitting look, she employs the aid of a wide python print belt, which helps to accentuate her waist. Her straw fedora helps to shade her face from the sun, and her large, dark sunglasses help to keep the rays out of her eyes. Her beaded thong sandals keep her pink pedicure in view, showing that they match her bold choice in lipstick.

Loungin’ In Union Square

You don’t need to dress to the nines when sitting out in the sun, but it is always a good idea to not look like a slob. This young woman finds a stylish, yet relaxed, middle ground, while catching some rays on the steps of Union Square. She wears a simple faded black graphic tee above a pair of white shorts. On her feet is a pair of t strap sandals, with an elastic cuff around the ankle. The full headscarf and layered hair hanging from it, frame her face perfectly, while creating a casually chic look.

A Holy Dress

This young lady has paired together three distinct items to create a stunning outfit. The white, open crochet dress is a chic take on an iconic style of the 1960’s. The solid white slip underneath keeps her covered while allowing airflow through the large circular openings. The white patchwork bag has a unique variety of textures, and the blue python print adds a bit of color to the white outfit. The black leather sandals, with their glass wedge heels, hold their own in this ensemble of unique pieces. This is a great outfit for any day or night in the heat of Summer.