Style Inspiration: What to Wear for A Day of Shopping and Play in New York City

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KDodd writes, “I will be traveling from DC to New York for a day trip that includes shopping and a play. How can I keep it cute and comfortable throughout the day? Thanks!”

I’m on it! With NYC being the fashion capital, it’s absolutely imperative that you “bring it” while maneuvering through the Concrete Jungle, but still keep that much-needed comfort level. Now, while I’m not a NYC girl myself, I have several friends that are and they’ve thought me the art of “The Switch“…i.e. the stashing of a pair of heels in your tote just in case of a special occasion, like say, an afternoon play. With that being said, let dive in shall we:

I don’t know about you but when I think of “cute” and comfortable”, I automatically think of this quintessential summer piece: The Maxidress. If a maxi is more your speed, this one is a sure fire hit. This two-toned cutie mixes styles by giving you comfort on top in a gray jersey fabric and a sheer girly-vibe on the bottom which I love. Pair this summer staple with cute silver accessories, cat-eyed shades and of course, your tote which houses these HOTT multi-colored wedges!

The 2nd option is a super comfy, wide leg pant in a light and fun fabric. These pants definitely do the talking here so I would keep it simple by pairing it with a basic white tank and a pair of equally basic cognac brown sandals.

Add in gold hoops, a gold men’s inspired watch, some funky multicolored shades, and a splash of this gorgeous orange lip color to add just a few pops of color. Right before you head to the play, pull out these cute heels from your orange tote, and you’re set.

Last but certainly not least, is Option 3 which I befittingly call “the Sexy Tomboy”. This ‘fit is a bit more edgy than the 1st two options but still embodies the femininity we ladies possess.

The fitted, stripped skirt works double-duty by showcasing those curves and keeping you comfortable. Now add in the tomboy aspect with a loose tank and comfy spiked loafers. Throw on a denim vest, pile on the arm candy and add aviators for a cool, laid-back look while ducking in and out of the shops. After you jump in a cab en route to dabble in the arts, replace your funky loafers with the popular Zara heels to amp up the dressy factor a notch.

And there you have it! I hope these options help you with your upcoming day trip, dear Fashion Bomb reader. I know you’re going to enjoy yourself and did I mention…I’m slightly jealous.

~Intern 5

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