(Wo)Man on the Street: Transition

The moment we have all been waiting for….it’s finally spring! Ok, maybe I’m being dramatic but I think I can speak for most of us in the Northeast when I say we are over the snow and frigid weather.   Mother Nature doesn’t seem to agree as she’s been playing tricks on us lately.  Prime example, the Saturday during Vision Expo East it was snowing leaving sunglass enthusiast searching through their bags for an umbrellas rather than for their fashionable suns.  On the contrary, about two weeks ago temperatures in the Big Apple were mild, teasing spring-lovers and enticing them to bring out their warm-weather looks.

This yo-yo like weather creates a conundrum for fashion aware patrons who don’t want to sacrifice style for comfort during this transition stage.  So I did some fashion homework – and by homework I mean I took to the streets of New York City while in town for Vision Expo East for ideas of how to maximize your wardrobe for any weather that might come your way, while staying fashionable and on trend.  After all, New York City is one of the fashion capitals of the world so what a better place to look for inspiration and ideas.  Here’s what I found:

Shorts
Yes, shorts.  The city streets were filled with urban-chic gals donning shorts with a pair of tights, boots or flats, and a blazer or feminine sweaters.  This trend is not only a great way to expand your wardrobe, but it also keeps you looking fresh and stylish.  The great thing about choosing shorts as a statement piece is that you can dress it up or down depending on the pair of shorts you select.  Don’t forget to pair your metro look with an equally stylish pair of specs.

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Peep Toe/Open Toe Shoes
It seemed like everywhere I turned in NYC there was a woman who clearly had spring fever and was spotted wearing peep toe pumps or booties paired with tights, of course.  This peek-a-boo trend gives fashionistas a chance to break in their spring looks, while expanding the use of their entire shoe collection all year round.  Pair the look with some suns to complete the overall trendy look.

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Winter/Spring Colors: Black and White
Move over pastels and florals…the black and white color trend is here to stay.  While those trends are still relevant and were spotted on the New York City street “runway”, this season, black and white pieces are making their way to the front of the line.  NYC men and women were spotted sporting this classic, yet chic hue.  They were seen wearing everything from white pants (which can be worn during non summer months) to black and white outerwear black and white suns.  This conventional color scheme is appropriate to wear year-round, easy to accomplish at every budget and wearable enough to transition from a day to night look.   Here are some head-to-toe look ideas.

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What transitional pieces would you add to this list?

Until next time,
A-li-da (Almonte), the fashion follower

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