Spice up your outfit with a statement mini skirt for the spring/summer. If it isn’t warm enough, do it anyway by topping it off with a cozy sweater and a semi-long coat. Wrap it up, buckle it, add fringe to it, whatever you want. But go on, show off those legs.
Experiencing winter in NYC isn’t always the most enjoyable. Anyone who lives there can say they are blessed by a snowstorm each year. The first few moments where the snow sticks to the ground, making everything look peaceful and enchanting, are indeed delightful. However, once the snow turns into slush in a busy city like New York, it ain’t so pretty anymore. There’s a constant struggle of not really knowing what to wear to avoid getting your clothes dirty from all the mush, and especially trying to jump over it in the sidewalks.
Those moments that involve big and chunky sweaters are probably amongst the coziest. There’s something so snuggly when you’ve spent a whole day outside in the bitter cold and come back to an amber-lit bedroom, a fluffy duvet, and some hot tea. The second when I get into any house or hotel room is to just jump on the bed or sofa and lay there for a significant amount of time. When you get under the covers, you feel like nothing can get you out, as if you’re sheltered from the outside world, safe in your cocoon of comfort.
There’s something about vintage silk scarves that completely changes outfits. Perhaps it’s the timeless and classic quality it has, or the versatility of their function. You can wear them as a neck scarf, or use it as a belt to make your look more original, or tying it around your wrist to make a unique bracelet. You can truly wear it however you want to wear it, there are no rules to silk scarves. I have a vivid memory of my grandmother wearing them whenever she thought her outfits were missing a pop of color, or a certain accessory. It instantly made her look much more sophisticated and polished, making her look glamorous, just like all grandmothers seem to be.
There’s something so sweet and special about the first autumn breeze – the way the air is slightly chilly and makes the burnt orange leaves fall from the trees. The sensation one gets when it starts getting dark at 5pm and the sunset is just a faint glimmer in the distance is unique to autumn; it calls for turtlenecks, oversized scarves, hot chocolate by the fire, and warm jazz tunes. There’s nothing better than getting ready for the first cold day after a warm and busy summer and feeling that refreshing draft tickle your skin.