Sorry Paris or Milan, but New York is considered by many to be the fashion capital of the world. A home to two very distinct styles, Uptown and Downtown Manhattan, Big Apple is also home to many designer labels, including Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Vera Wang, and Zac Posen. But to look like a true New Yorker, you have to dress like one. So what style are you going to pick? Uptown or Downtown?
Uptown New York is known for its posh and “unwalkable” Fifth Avenue, sophisticated Madison Avenue, and noiseless Park Avenue boutiques. Socialites and prominent families reside in it. Uptown New Yorkers have classic and label loving styles, they are very fresh, pure, and lean toward contemporary fashion.The best way to recognize an Uptown girl strolling through Madison Avenue is by the luxury she carries, whether it is designer handbags, hat or oversized round sunglasses.
On the other hand, Downtown New York shows a completely different side and vibe of the city. It’s known for its neighborhoods, such as West Village, MeatPacking, Tribeca, and Soho, also known as lower Manhattan. Mostly musicians, artists, hipsters, and free spirit people reside in it. People are INDIVIDUALS, they dress as they wish and are not afraid to mix patterns with layers. The key to dressing like a downtowner is to be fearless, confident, and love DENIM. They are not afraid to wear layers with leopard prints, or wear neon colors with baggy sweats.
But, if you really want to be a loyal and true New Yorker and BREAK THE RULES, mix and match both styles and make it your own. Don’t be afraid, no one’s going to judge! Wear leopard pants with Valentino pumps, or a Chanel bag with a Rolling Stones tee, be original and stay true to your style!
P.S. As always I would like to hear from you what is your favorite style? Which elements of Downtown or Uptown girl you have in your outfit? Share your comments, tips and suggestions with the rest of us.