A California Girl’s New York Style Guide

Hello ladies! As you probably know I travel often from California to New York. On my first trip to NYC I was so lost, but ECSTATIC to play with different styles. How I dress on the west coast versus east coast absolutely varies, because for one, New York has seasons. I’ve also noticed I’m much more chic on the east coast, and street style in California. So here’s a little peek inside my head of what goes on when I’m packing my ritual trip to the fashion capital.

For Spring

My favorite time to be in the city! The ice from Winter is melting, but the air is still chilly. Winter is fun if you’re inside but it’s really hard to be stylish when it’s below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The idea of hell for California girl (me). Spring is perfect for light coats, and layered clothing. A colorful coat can really add a pop of style to your outfit. Sneakers are always a good idea because NYC is all about walking. It’s also a great time to be playful and layer skirts with jackets.

Here are a few outfits I’ve worn during spring:

For Summer

I thought I knew heat, until I experienced summer in New York. The city is filled with tourists, and fumes from transportation, that it can be quite difficult to enjoy a day out. No jackets are necessary because even the nights are hot. It’s the perfect time to bring out dresses, and shorts!

Here are some outfits I’ve worn during Summer:

For Fall

One of the best times of the year is Fall in New York City. It’s when the locals can enjoy a day off in Central Park, and a warm breeze. I also pack long sleeves, and comfortable outfits for exploring the city. Only because Fall time is the best time to be out and about in the big apple!

Here are some outfits I’ve worn in Fall:

For Winter:

I never experienced a Winter until I went to New York. While all the locals knew what to do, and wear, I was lost. My first time I had on a coat that was more cute than warm. It was a big mistake. I quickly learned that layers were going to be my best friend. This time of year is perfect for wearing sweats, and styling them up with a faux fur coat.

Here are some outfits I’ve worn in Winter:

California Winter

Dress from Buffalo Exchange// Coat from Burlington// Earrings from Target// Boots from Andrea// Purse from Charming Charlie

California is VERY special…for many reasons. My favorite being that there isn’t really a winter! I mean it’ll get “chilly” and those are the times I could take advantage, and make use of my coats haha. The dress was a must have for me when I saw it becaaaaause it was thrifted, and it’s so versatile! I can make it look different in any look by simply adding different layers. 

These kind of outfits are my favorite. The ones that look interesting and have people wonder “what’s that?” I was SO excited to use my purse from Charming Charlie because most of my purses are small, cross bodies. This purse was a definite mom size, so I was excited to test it out haha. It also worked great as a statement accessory for my outfit, it really pulled the whole look together. Each piece in an outfit, whether it’s a bracelet, ring, shoes or a purse, all matter because they all contribute to the final look of YOUR perfect outfit. That’s what I love about accessories! They can easily dress up or down any look. 

This post is in collaboration with Charming Charlie

California es MUY especial … por muchas razones. ¡Mi favorito es que no hay un invierno! Se pone un poco “frío” y esos son los días en que puedo aprovechar, y hacer uso de mis abrigos jaja. Cuando vi el vestido lo tenia que comprar porque es muy versátil! Puedo hacer que se vea diferente en cualquier aspecto simplemente agregando diferentes capas.

Este tipo de outfits son mis favoritos. Los que se ven interesantes y hacen que la gente se pregunte “¿qué es eso?” Estaba tan emocionado de usar mi bolso de Charming Charlie porque la mayoría de mis bolsos son pequeños, de cuerpo cruzado. Esta bolsa era un tamaño de mamá, así que estaba emocionado de probarlo jaja. También funcionó muy bien como un accesorio de declaración para mi look, realmente juntó todo el conjunto. Cada pieza de un atuendo, ya sea un brazalete, un anillo, un zapato o un bolso, es importante, ya que todos contribuyen al aspecto final de TU outfit perfecto. ¡Eso es lo que amo de los accesorios! Pueden vestir fácilmente cualquier look.

Este post es en colaboración con Charming Charlie