Soho Street Style

Since coming to New York, it is clear of the definitive style of a New Yorker. They’re not afraid to take risks, make a trend their own, or just simply rock a head-to-toe all black look. Now, I’m no street style photographer, but it is more clear than ever the influence that has “trickled up” from the streets. Trickle up is an industry term that means exactly what it sounds like; inspiration from the streets trickles up the “level of prestige” to the coveted runways. Regardless of your personal style, there is always something that can be learned from the streets whether it’s a new styling trick or way to recycle an old item.

I spent the day exploring Soho to find the ultimate NYC street style inspiration. Soho is one of my favorite parts of New York City. The buildings are colored with muted neutrals, brick roads, adorable cafes line the streets and every type of retailer from Fendi to All Saints and Supreme. Of course, this is the perfect recipe to attract some of the most stylishly interesting New Yorkers.

One of my favorite trends I’ve discovered since coming to New York City has been the mix of high and low fashion. New Yorkers have no problem wearing a beautifully contrasted designer coat with their favorite pair of sneakers. This look is comfortable, accessible yet so chic. I must admit, I have never been one for athleisure, but these New Yorkers have mastered the art of street chic to completely change my mind.

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I am also loving the creativity in denim that has been just about everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s embroidery from Gucci, iron-on patches from Etsy or frayed edges, there is no longer such thing as plain denim. It has turn a staple item into something unique and personalized. We’ve finally moved out of the mind set to look like everyone else and have acquired the desire to stand out.

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Summer Staple

Recently, it seems as though high waisted denim shorts have become the must have summer staple in every girls wardrobe. They’re casual, fun, and can give a laid back vibe to any outfit. A different take on styling them is with an item that has a contrasting feel. This sheer white button up is something I often wear with more formal pieces. This takes distressed shorts normally worn to the beach or something laid back with friends, to an appropriate outfit for a casual day out on the town. For details, I added chunky gold jewelry and simple nude heel.

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Denim shorts: $25 Melrose Flea Market/Button Up: $15.80 Forever 21

Faux Furs for Fall

Hands down, one of the biggest trends of the season has been faux fur. Over the past year, the trend has been rapidly increasing in popularity, but now it’s bigger than ever. Fur was seen on nearly every fall runway this year, from Alexander McQueen to Tom Ford. In the past, fur was often seen as overly eccentric and hard to style. One of the easiest ways to incorporate fur into your wardrobe is with a fur vest. Fall is all about layering, so adding this over a pair of leggings, jeans, or even a summery dress to give it a fall vibe is easily achievable. Another great way to wear fur in the colder months is in a tasteful coat, scarf, or gloves. It always makes for a unique and chic statement piece.

IMG_3544-2 IMG_3523-2IMG_3538 IMG_3496 Fur vest: $23 (on sale) Forever 21/ White blouse: $17.80 Forever 21/ Denim: $7.90 Forever 21/ Nude Heels: $25 Go Jane