New York Style

make Frank Sinatra proud: channeling New York’s style

New York Style

The weather might be cooling off, but New York City’s energy only seems to increase as the fall season makes its grand entrance. This autumn, channel the elegant vitality of the world’s most vibrant city. Bundle up and get ready to make your grand entrance.

Stay neutral. Pack up the summer dresses and cosy up autumnal tones. Charcoal greys, camel browns, and punctuations of black ensure that you’ll make a dramatic entrance into the fall season.

Channel a country getaway. The Upper East Side might not have much in common with a rustic pastoral cabin – but when it comes to this year’s style, the two are intrinsically connected. Pair a vintage fisherman’s sweater with slim black jeans to achieve a polished “country chic look.” Oversized jumpers add a chicly casual element to any ensemble – and keep you cosy as the temperatures begin to drop.

Bundle up boldly. Meet New York’s chilly evenings head-on with a versatile midweight jacket. When it comes to your outer layer, it’s the little details that make the biggest impact. Wear a distinctive vintage coat with a shearling or fur collar to create an element of luxury that can be dressed up or down with ease. A wool camel pea coat adds a classic touch to any ensemble and exudes timeless elegance that fits in with the likes of Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly.

Create a spark. Harness the energy of the Big Apple by adding metallic elements to your wardrobe. Step away from anything with a disco ball-esque shine or a heap of glitter; this accent is all about small doses. Wear pants with a slightly metallic wax finish; slip on ankle boots that feature subtle gold embellishments. Armed with a small spark of brilliance, your ensemble will instantly turn heads.

Embrace minimalism. Gone are the days of massive purses that feel like they’re dragging you into the ground. For this season, stick with medium clutches that you can easily stow under your arm. Welcome neutral tones in this aspect of your wardrobe – often, a simple brown or black leather construction can make the biggest statement. Stow your wallet and your phone, but leave the kitchen sink at home.

There’s something about New York that is intoxicating to people. Channel this enchanting city’s poise with your own distinctive style this autumn!

Leigh Michael