January 11th, 2012
Sometimes it feels a bit confining to define your personal style. You can be classic one day - but then bohemian the next. Urban tomboy yesterday, but edgy aesthete tomorrow. I love mixing and matching (clearly!) - but I also love mixing it up when it comes to style sensibilities. Here, I’ve mixed pieces that read both uptown and downtown to create a look that’d be equally at home on the Upper East Side or the Lower East Side.
1. Start with a open necked drapey blouse paired with a pleated skirt for a foundation that reads cool girl gone preppy.
2. Upon this foundation, layer on a colorblocked winter coat to add to the uptown look.
3. Mix up your accessories. Here, the grey and coral pumps and the top handle handbag read Upper East Side - but the oversized glasses and striped colorblocked scarf read more Lower East Side.
How do you mix uptown and downtown style? Share your style in the comments!