14th November 2012
9th October 2012
Some people do multi-colour outfits really well (ie all of Tommy Ton’s muses) but if you’re like me and are looking for a quick and fuss free way to look good all the time (well, most of the time), Sara’s rules could totally help you to create ensembles that are simple and chic, without having to spend hours planning.
Three Colour Dressing
- Try to wear no more than three colours per outfit.
- Because black and white are technically shades, you can be more flexible about how you integrate these into your outfits. For example, you can wear four colors if one of them is white.
- For metal jewelry try to stick to one shade for each outfit, either gold or silver, particularly for chunky jewelry like statement necklaces and watches. I sometimes break this rule because I like mixed metal but I think sticking with one shade helps with simplicity.
- Thought busy prints were banned because of the abundance of different colours? No way! But when wearing a printed piece, keep the rest of your outfit simple. If you like you can choose a colour out of the print itself to match with your accessories or another part of your outfit which will help to simplify the palette.
- Matching the colour of your accessories is an easy way to limit the number of colours in your outfit (I admit I do tend to lean towards matching accessories, does that make me a stepford wife?), but you don’t always have to. I like it when people match one of their accessories to a piece of their outfit, like bag to skirt, or go for an outfit with two colours and then a bag or shoes that pop.
- Apparently red lips count!
Naturally there will always be a million exceptions to the rule. You don’t have to dress like this all the time but I’ve truly found that dressing in three colours can really help when I’m in doubt about how to put an outfit together. Need some proof that three colour dressing actually works? Below I’ve pulled some of my favourite street style looks including Lucy, Sara, Jess, Nicole and Hedvig and shown you how they’ve used the three colour dressing concept (I assume without even knowing it) to look amazing.
1st October 2012
My NYC Must Do’s and Must Eats:
- Hire a rowboat from the Boathouse in Central Park (only like $15 and so fun!)
- Take a Staten Island Ferry trip to see the Statue of Liberty (sit on the right-hand side for the best view)
- Wander the streets of the West Village and Meatpacking district and stop off at Ino’s for a panini.
- Hang out in Williamsburg and have a drink at the Radegast Beer Hall, and have a bite to eat at La Esquina Diner (brother of the famous Las Esquina in Soho – go there too if you can get a booking!)
- Walk the Williamsburg Waterfront
- Go to the Brooklyn Flea and eat fresh strawberry icecream – life. changing.
- Duck into Beacons Closet in Brooklyn.
- Walk the Highline and then have lunch in Chelsea Market (fish tacos at Friedman’s Lunch were so good, or eat on the Highline itself behind Chelsea Market)
- Hit the shops around Soho.
- Hire a bike in Central Park.
- Go to the top of the Rockafella Centre
- Tour the Garment district.
- Have a sundowner at the rooftop of the Whythe Hotel in Brooklyn.
- Head to the Frick, Guggenheim and Moma Galleries.
- Have an Iced Coffee and bagel with creamcheese for breakfast.
- Go to Eataly from a long lunch.
- Have brunch at Penelope’s in Murray Hill.
- If you can, go check out Early Halloween – you will be bowled over.
- Hang out in the Lower East Side, have happy hour at Schillers Liquor Bar and then Tacos at Taqueria Lower East Side
Anywhere I missed? I wish I had been there for a month so I could have eaten at more places!
Images: Candice Lake shooting at Lincoln Centre (with Bill Cunningham in the background!) / Panini at Ino in the west village (to die for) / lighting at a cafe in brooklyn / Street signs in Soho / hanging out on steeps in the West Village / Leandra catches the attention of the photographers / The Statue of Liberty / Schillers Liquor Bar in the Lower East Side / Wandering Soho with Jess and Sara / Amazing fresh pretzel at the Radegast Beer Garden in Williamsburg / DIY leather collar denim shirt in Times Square / Nicole outside the Lincoln Centre / Hats at Early Halloween (the most amazing vintage and costume store ever!) / Rowing boats in Central Park / Beacons Closet in Park Slope / How to get photographed at Fashion Week!
Images: Natalie Joos being photographed by Nam and Tommy Ton / Williamsburg waterfront on a Saturday / Staten Island Ferry / Antique shop in Williamsburg / The Beckermans / Saxophone player on the Highline / Mercer Street in Soho / Button shopping / Central Park on a sunny day / Daily intake of bagels was very, very high / Aimee / Heart shaped confetti in central park / A classic American Caesar salad / Succulents in a store in Williamsburg
Images: Dani Song’s studded shoulders / Guac made on the spot in Brooklyn / Central Park / Power Posse of bloggers – Lauren & Erica, Geri & Sophie, Jenni, The Beckermans, Aimee / Addicted to New York Architecture / Bagel and iced coffee (everyday) / Brooklyn love / digging for treasures in Brooklyn / Looking down on the Lincoln Center from the Empire Hotel / The Highline / Sara hailing us a cab / The West Village