Blazer meets Metallic Shorts
*Because I take party attire very seriously*
Most people visit a city and remember certain iconic things about it. I immediately remember what people were wearing. No matter how diverse the city is, there is always a common thread in the attire, if you look closely. People in Portland have the coolest raincoats, most locals in Miami are too hot to wear pants (yes, pun intended), and women in New York sport some of the most stylish flats. Conversely, women in Miami dress for a party, even if they are only going to Publix. Bright blouses, metallic finishes, heels and photo-shoot-worthy hair are the norm. Miami gals stay ready, because who knows where the night may lead. The New York fem has a different agenda of course, her wardrobe works overtime because she has NO TIME to run home and change. Versatility is her game and black is her color. Structured, classic pieces that can go from day to night are her fave because she’s *also* not sure where the night may lead. This look is for both of these women. Nothing says ” I mean business” more than a black double breasted blazer. It’s timeless, understated and effortlessly serious. It’s going places -with or without you- as it briskly crosses a busy New York City street. Fly South and you’ll meet another piece, the Metallic Short. It’s flashy, sexy and is only serious about one thing… that #partylife. It’s iridescent color matches a Miami sunset and goes all night like the neon lights on Ocean Drive.
I spotted these killer pleated shorts at H&M recently and initially could not get over how perfect they were for NYE. They can also be worn in several fun ways through out the year and in several different cities too (wink, wink) so I just had to have them. I paired them with a white sleeveless turtleneck, and threw one of my favorite blazers that I’ve had for years. My new black combat boots, with gold chain detail, perfectly complemented the iridescent color of the shorts and were a great alternative to heels. This look can be worn to any occasion, especially an endless night of partying because it’s so comfortable. The blazer also works if you need to head to the office in the morning before stopping home too #yolo. This alternative take on party attire features the best of both of the worlds I’ve been a part of, and keeps my core style preferences (comfort and versatility ) as top priorities; because partying is a serious matter and we must not be uncomfortable. As for what city parties harder? It may be a very close tie…
Party on Birds and Happy 2017!