Something about New York City always makes me try an outfit I rarely get to wear for this working-from-home life. My sisters came to visit from Colombia recently and made me get my butt out of the house and explore the city, which I was not a bit mad about. As you may have seen in my last post, I spend a big part of my week in more casual and ready-for-anything active/comfy outfits, and sometimes I get (super) bored.
A Foolproof Outfit Formula For NYC: Daytime To Dinner
So, without further ado, this outfit formula — featuring wide-leg jeans, printed tops, and longline coats — was my go-to for a walk in Central Park and dinner with my sisters.
NYC, as you know, means lots of walking, looking great, and being ready if you get too hot or cold. Pieces not pictured that make this outfit possible are knee-high smartwool socks and a cashmere scarf (I forgot to bring one this day, but it’s needed). You will see my beloved cashmere-lined leather gloves in some of the photos. I’ve owned them for close to two years and absolutely love them. I’m surprised I haven’t lost one (knock on wood).
1. Start With A Printed Blouse
A printed top is one of the things I do to feel make an outfit more fun and colorful without much effort. I usually wear a printed turtleneck/mock neck or a button-down like this Farm Rio button up, which is sustainably made and a joy to wear.
I get so much wear out of these printed button downs year-round. You can layer a turtleneck under for extra warmth, or wear it untucked and unbuttoned from the waist down with high-rise jeans, and then once the weather warms up, roll those sleeves and tie it at the waist.
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2. Wear The Softest Wide-Leg Jeans
Soft, wide-leg jeans are all I want to wear lately for dinner or anywhere else. I love how wide-legs give you room for a base layer if it’s too cold, or thick knee-high socks, and allow you to give more use to some of your tall boots.
I got these Joe’s Goldie Palazzo Jeans after falling in love with the Mia Flared, and while I still prefer the Mia’s when I want extra comfort, I love the design of the Palazzos and they are equally soft to the Mia. My exact wash is almost gone at Nordstrom, or Zappos, but you can find more washes here.
Sizing: I’ve found that Joe’s tend to run on the smaller size and they always recommend to size up. I’m between a 26-27 and went for the 27. Now, hear me out…if you have a short torso, or prefer lower rises you should know that these are very high-rise — about one inch more than my beloved Mia.
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3. Top It With A Longline Coat
I like to wear a cropped leather jacket when it’s not as cold, and a cropped puffer or a long coat for colder days. And while those would go great here, I love the look and warmth a long coat gives.
I got this coat early this year from Noize and it was long and big as most long coats on my petite body. I did not care a bit because I love the color so much, so I decided to keep it and get it tailored. It’s been my most-worn coat ever since.
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4. Add Boots. Keep Your Legs Warm
You probably noticed I didn’t link shoes. That’s why because I’m wearing a pair of super-comfortable, westerny knee-high boots I love; sadly they are long sold out. But I love the idea of tall boots under wide-leg jeans as they add extra warmth and are barely noticeable. I prefer a shoe color in the same hue or lighter than the pants. So let’s check some boots that would look great under wide-leg-jeans.
And that’s a wrap!
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