Stylin: The Brooklyneer

Part of the fun of enjoying a meal is dressing for it. The right outfit sets the mood. I think the food just tastes better when I’m dressed appropriately for the occation. My ensemble for a night out with the girls is very different from the one I would wear to a Sunday boozy brunch. Here, I’ll show you how I style myself for all sorts of different meals.

On a recent Saturday night we were hitting up a birthday party of a friend of a friend.  Being on the periphery, I figured I could wear something a little more casual.  Since we were trying to fade into the background a bit, I didn’t want to wear anything that would draw too much attention so I eschewed bright colors in favor of mostly black…and a pop of red on my lips, of course.

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I wore super ripped black jeans from Zara ($69.95), a Yumi Kim racerback top with a simultaneously funky and cute broken hearts pattern (on sale for $30), some perforated suede peep toe slingback mules (DSW – $69.95), and a clutch by Kate Spade Saturday.  Finally, I tossed on some bangles from Henri Bendel and green and black earrings that were an Xmas gift from the very friend I was hanging out with that night.

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Rips at just the knees no longer suffice

I felt so good in the outfit (especially the jeans and shoes) that I actually recreated it a week later to go to a concert.  I simply switched out the top for a graphic t-shirt with rolled sleeves.  It gave it a slightly edgier look to go hear some live music in the West Village.

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Switched to a light pink lip when I changed up the shirt.

This outfit ended up being pretty perfect for The Brooklyneer, which is actually located in Manhattan.  The bar itself is pretty chill so my ripped jeans were perfect.  I was also really feelin the dj who was playing pretty much all my favorite jams.

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Perfect outfit for hailing a cab