Spotted: Stripes and Solids

Undoubtedly it was an expectedly chilly January afternoon along the Upper East Side of New York this first month of the year. A friendly message turned into a creative collaborative meet-up for two fashion lovers to capture my street style and amoration for our city. And let me tell you, it was worth the crisp air, outfit changes and miles in my heels to say in the least. So inspiring I had to write about the fun I had working with Shanté Grossett. Past my brief description, have a look for yourself to see my take on elevating what can seem a simple shirt dress style.

All photography seen here is courtesy of Shanté Grossett.

My take on a shirt dress is simple with a trick. Think on keeping your collar in place by adorning your neck with a statement bold necklace. My seashell style find from T.J. Maxx has such weight and substance to keep a thin collar pointed inwards as if I steamed it all over again. With a deep plunge neckline, I chose the braless approach with pasties. Risk-ay but worth it.

For piece numéro deux, I layered my dress on top of a pair of cropped, slightly distressed Levi’s in a light to medium wash. A last pair scored from Shopbop’s Sale, this look satisfyingly came to fruition.

As a third piece and outerwear choice, I complemented the workwear story by covering my shoulders in a menswear oversized, tailored coat in a khaki-like brown.

Such large volume on top needs a feminine touch on the toes, agree? Slingbacks come into play easily in such situations. Opt for a favored nude opaque tight until the warmer seasons present themselves. Mine were again found in my local T.J. Maxx as I rarely pay full price for anything.

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