NYC Shopping and Spring Trends

NYC Shopping and Spring Trends

I looooove street style. I get so inspired by the sheroes in New York City who put together a batshit outfit that you can tell they are not only proud of, but empowered by. As I go careening out of my thirties, I am learning that I get a lot of joy out of what I wear, especially if it's a crazy culmination of high and low-end fashion.

I decided a couple years ago to quit buying clothes from H&M, Forever 21, Target and Old Navy (still working on Old Navy). I bought pieces from Amanda ValentineElizabeth Suzann, and Jamie + The Jones and have been filling in the gaps with thrifted and vintage finds. So I was thrilled to see this replicated in New York. I saw old, thrifted, nineties jeans paired with high-end dresses and jackets, and super cool ankle boots.

As Seen On The Street:

parkas with hoods

no wool coats

no scarves

low-top white Chucks

skinny black jeans

jeans with frayed hems

John Lennon glasses

flat, ankle boots - brown, tan and silver

tennis shoes - Nike, Adidas

purple lipstick, but spring-like, not dark

light, nineties denim

layers over jeans

masculine perfume

In the last year-ish, I've gotten into this weird androgynous, hospital gown zone. It all started when I bought a smock at Mohawk General Store in LA last year. It's my most prized possession and even though I hulked out of it months ago, I keep wearing it because I cherish it. Well, turns out, I'm on trend.

Unbeknownst to us, Jaime and I arrived in New York on the same day Uniqlo unveiled their collaboration with Christopher Lemaire for spring 2016. Guess what Lemaire specializes in? Smock dresses. And guess what smock dresses are? Hospital gowns!

Uniqlo x Lemaire is a 33-piece capsule wardrobe of which I bought four pieces (and a pair of ripped boyfriend jeans), including a pair of culottes, because apparently culottes are a thing. Jaime and I bought and saw so many pairs of culottes that we named our trip, "No Culotte Left Behind." I have no idea how I'm going to wear these goddamn culottes, but I bought them because I am not one to shy away from a trend that suits neither my body nor my style.

Spring '16 Trends:


Bermuda shorts

tennis shoes

long, androgynous dresses/shirts/vests

mid to long shapeless dresses

knee-length caftans

jeans with frayed hems

shiny, silver ankle boots and loafers

boyfriend jeans with holes

round sunglasses - John Lennon style

hair braids

musky, masculine perfume

Because this is now a blog post of lists, I'll close with a list of things I'd like to buy. I'm kind of excited. I don't think I've ever cared about spring fashion, but I'm real into it this year. Follow my progress on my Spring '16 Pinterest board.

Women Be Shopping:

tennis shoes

Emerson Fry caftan

lilac lipstick


silver shoes

Happy shopping!

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