Downtown girl versus Uptown Girl

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MEATMARKET-20MEATMARKET-27+MEATMARKET-50Sorry 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!

Outfits:

UPTOWN:

Dolce & Gabbana white t-shirt

Chanel black shorts

Dolce & Gabbana black pumps

Fendi black leather baguette

DOWNTOWN:

Donna Karan NY black white stripe dress

Giafranco Ferre red bag

Moncler sunglasses

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.

KASIA

 

KASIA

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September Fashion Guide

dolce-yellow-dress-29dolce-yellow-dress-16+dolce-yellow-dress-7Summer may have come to an end and the temperature has certainly dropped in New York but don’t go packing up all your summer gear. This season’s must have accessory you ask? Sunglasses.

That’s right. Sunglasses are not just for the heat. In fact, you will see them all yearlong. Think white faux fur jackets, standout sunglasses and snowflakes. The future looks bright (behind the safety of our UV protected accessory).

We surely saw some classics this past season, like the Ray Ban Original Wayfarer. There was also surge in the selection of glasses with the mirror-polarized lens, with the highest demand being green. I must admit, that lens inside an Aviator frame was a personal favorite of mine this summer. But this fall brings on a whole new style.

Get ready for a change in lens. Try out a bright translucent look or go for a completely transparent option. And don’t be afraid to choose a pair that sports bright rims too! This season’s accessory is all about being bold. Make it the center of your look!

Also this fall, expect to see a lot of geometric shapes from the oval-circle shape to rectangle-square, rather than the classics previously mentioned. And for the material, you wonder? It’s all about solid plastic. I’m thinking affordability. Perhaps, we can all plan for multiple purchases allowing us a variety of stylish looks. Who can ever buy just one?

So get excited. This season, sunglasses will go from necessity to must have accessory. Start your search for the perfect pair now!

KASIA

Outfit

Dolce & Gabbana dress

Bvlgari white leather quilted tote bag

Sunglasses-Moncler

P.S. As always I would like to hear from you how do you accessorize your look? Share your comments, tips and suggestions with the rest of us.

KASIA

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