Outfit Details:

Who What Wear Sleeveless Trench, Poof Dress (similar here and strappy version here), Zara shoes (which pair equally nice with a jaunty red hat. Similar here. Also try this this pair with nifty silver heels)

New York City Street Style

When you arrive in New York, you have to be able to hit the ground running. There is definitely something to the “New York energy” and I feel it the moment I step out of Penn Station. For this trip, I only had a few hours to spend in the city so out of necessity I immediately picked up the pace.

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Who What Wear sleeveless suede trench

I love mixing colors and prints, but sometimes I pare it back and go with something more monochromatic. While the clothes were simple, the backdrop of Times Square helped me keep things colorful. I love this sleeveless trench from the Who What Wear collection, and since it will be too warm to wear it soon (hopefully!), now was the perfect time to bring it out.

Who What Wear sleeveless trench

NYC Street Style

I let this trench speak for itself and kept the shoes simple, but it would pair equally well with a more fanciful pair. Some of my favorite statement heels can be found here, here, and here (these literally say, “Love!”)

Mary O'Neill in Times SquareWho What Wear trench and Zara heels

In its earlier history, Times Square was given the nickname “the tenderloin” because it was supposedly the most desirable location in 1920’s Manhattan. The original name was Longacre Square, but in 1904 it was renamed after the New York Times moved to the Times Building, now called One Times Square.

Who Wht Wear trench Street Style

Street style in New York is compelling. For me, it is part of what makes this city memorable. The passing crowds display current trends and glimpses of those to come. Silhouettes run the gamut from romantic and sweeping to all black and sleek. The downtown wardrobe of ripped jeans and athleisure is mixed with traditionalists borrowing from gentlemanly style or modernizing a tuxedo look. Hoodies, motorcycle jackets, and clashing prints coexist with designer pieces. New Yorkers pay attention to details as well. Think vibrant sleeves poking out from under a coat, an unexpected pair of socks, or a single earring.

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