Ny Street Style Outfit Ideas: 10 Greatest Combinations

How to wear the latest trends from the streets of New York? We’ve come up with some NY street style outfit ideas you’ll gladly wear and fall in love with!

In the previous post written about the NYFW, we have seen the biggest trends from the streets of New York City. We have seen all the different combinations, trendy colors and cuts, and now it’s time for us to try them on for size.

A lot of you will probably say: “These trends are expensive”; “These clothes are designer”; “It’s easy to have a good outfit to wear with a lot of money”; “I don’t know how to do it! I’m not a fashion oriented person!”… Don’t worry about all these things, because we’ve got you covered!

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We’ll give you some tips on how to wear these trends and look fashionable, but before we do that, we’ll give you some “Fashion Rules” to abide by. Afterwards, you’ll have a chance to see some NY street style outfit ideas and copy them or get some inspiration to make your own.

Rule number one in fashion is that there are no rules. If you like it, wear it! Fashion should be fun and it should represent you!

Following trends is okay, but it’s not just about that. You should try to follow them, but it’s important to stay true to yourself and add some personality into it. If you don’t like something, don’t wear it. If you are not satisfied with how you look, everyone else will notice.

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Clothes are not there to ruin your self-confidence. Sometimes it’s better to wear something that’s not so trendy, but an outfit you love and feel comfortable in.

In fashion, it‘s all about mixing and matching. It’s like a puzzle. Saving up for one expensive piece, taking some old clothes from your mom or grandma, or just walking into your boyfriend’s closet and borrowing some of his clothes! Just mix it all together… sounds like a recipe for a yummy cake, right?

And always remember that style has nothing to do with WHAT or WHOM you wear, but HOW you wear it.

Oversized jacket

We talked about that gorgeous Acne jacket, well – we found an equally good replacement… for less money! You can wear this jacket for casual occasions, but also for some more elegant ones. In both combos, the boots are the statement piece… Who could resist a good pair of boots?

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Orange

This color is a real biter, but don’t be afraid. Go big and fearlessly wear an oversized coat in this color or try going in baby steps and choose orange daring details to complete your outfit.

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Army green

Wear it in a layered boyish outfit or a ladylike one. This color is so easy to combine with almost every other color, and goes with any style.

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Grey

Here’s a head-to-toe manly, grey outfit with trousers, a faux fur coat, pointed toe boots and a hat to complete the whole look. And then we decided to spice it up with the pop of yellow, and it worked… oh, so perfectly!

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Blue

This color is so “spring is just around the corner”! For working ladies, we paired a leather pencil skirt with this big jumper, just to make it a little cozier and a little less official. The other outfit is the perfect outfit for out and about days, with all the right colors. Blue and orange is such a happy combo!

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How do you like these outfit ideas? Leave your comments below, and share your opinion with us!

How To Fit Colorful Prints Into Your Everyday Outfit With Calaphya – YouQueen

Calaphya strikes a perfect blend of sophisticated chic, wearable fine art and literary inspiration create one of a kind bespoke wearable masterpieces. Check out a few of our favorite pieces.

One of the truly wonderful things about fashion is a designer’s ability to cross the line between art and life. There is perhaps no better example of this than with the new high-end fashion brand Calaphya.

Founded in 2012 and launched in 2013, Calaphya is a collective of artists and designers who focus on bringing fine art and design into everyday life by incorporating them into wearable works of art.

The California-based company based its namesake, logo, and much of its early inspiration on the 15th century chivalric romance novel “The Adventures of Esplandian.” The novel, penned by Garci Rodriquez de Montalvo, depicts the fictional island of California. In the novel, the island of California is inhabited only by a tribe of warrior women, and is ruled by a queen called Califa. The story has served as inspiration for the founders of Calaphya, and also originally inspired the name of the state of California, where Calaphya is currently headquartered.

What makes Calaphya so unique is the bespoke nature of their processes in creating these wearable works of art. Each and every accessory or piece of clothing produced by Calaphya represents the vision of the artist responsible for the original work of art on which it is based. Only the best materials are used in production, and each garment or accessory is hand-crafted one piece at a time by one of a number of Calaphya’s consigned artists, photographers, seamstresses, or tailors

One of the most interesting things about the Calaphya line is their aptitude for very illustrative and conceptual branding via their artwork. The company has extended the influence of Garci Rodriguez de Montalvo’s inspiration beyond their moniker and has created a mission statement of sorts on which they base their current design offerings.

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The concepts of nobility, luxury, exclusivity, and premium quality are what they claim to be their founding principals, and these core values do indeed resonate throughout their product line. This is particularly apparent in their current tee shirt designs.

The rich color and unique patterns of the prints used in their designs harken back to the 15th century writings of de Montalvo. Of particular interest is the strong feminine presence in all of the printed designs; it would seem that Calaphya is invoking the spirits of the female warriors of de Montalvo’s fictional island of California and bringing them to life in a modern day form.

The Calaphya tee shirt collection is a stunning example of this marriage of art, literature, and modern design. Within the collection, there are three design lines: Leonorina, La Reina, and Esplandian. Each of these lines has a unique conceptual thread, and although all three certainly boast a riot of colour and pattern, which is a feast for the eyes. They are all quite different from each other.

#1 Leonorina

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The Leonorina line is an excellent balance of imagery that manages to be both gothic and light-hearted at the same time. There are seven conceptual motifs in the line – all created to capture the spirit of freedom and rock.

At first glance, the artwork on the tees looks almost breezy on its light background set onto a white genuine Supima cotton tee. According to the company, the color story of the Leonorina line is meant to bring a bit of fantasy, youth, and energy to the women who wear it.

#2 La Reina

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The La Reina line of tees is a richly-hued collection of seven motifs designed to attract the romantic artist in all of us. Once again, there is a strong element of femininity that is balanced by the deep, bold hues of the collection. Created on a black background, the La Reina collection has a dark sophistication to it that is both compelling and elegant.

#3 Esplandian

The eye-popping Esplandian collection makes a bold statement with oriental florals mixed with baroque elements and neon accents superimposed on a black background. The Esplandian collection is intended for the self-assured woman and boasts the most saturated colors of all of the collections.

In addition to being stunningly beautiful, these unique Calaphya tees are also an incredible wardrobe extender. Worn under a blazer with a pair of skinny jeans and heels, they take on a sophisticated kind of French fashion editor vibe. Worn with a dressier skirt, you can wear them for cocktails or more formal occasions and be pretty much assured that you will be the only person in the room rocking your unique look.

The unique color stories and hypnotic prints that are inherent in the Calapya tee shirt also minimize the need for a lot of accessories, making them a perfect choice for packing for a journey when you are looking to travel with minimal fuss.

Because Calaphya guarantees their clothing by exclusive agreement with the artists with whom they work, many of these garments are produced in very limited editions – some are even numbered and registered.

Calaphya has big plans going forward, and you can read all about the artists and craftsmen that make it possible for you to have these gorgeous works of wearable art on the Calaphya blog.

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Trend Watch: Styling A Pair Of Overalls – Youqueen

Denim overalls were popular in the 90s and are back in style once again. We’ll help you rock the new overall trend without looking like you wandered out of a time capsule.

In the spirit of full-disclosure, I have a confession to make. I, undoubtedly like many of you, had a pair of overalls back in the 90s. It was the era of low-maintenance flannel shirts, chunky shoes, and vampire-hued lipstick, and we were all on board.  You can only imagine how underwhelmed those of us who were there the first time might be by the reappearance of overalls more than twenty years later; our pride is still a bit wounded from having seen the pictures of ourselves after the first time around.

Yet this time, the humble overall has had a bit of makeover. No longer worn with the purpose of acting as an anti-establishment symbol of rebellion, first impressions of this new interpretation of the overall are (dare I say it) that, as a garment, it is both edgy and cute. After much research, a few tried and tested styling tips have emerged that should help to guide you if you are considering giving this trend a try.

Short Overalls: More Flattering, but Best for Casual Days

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Because the overall silhouette of the overall incorporates a rather baggy and undefined waistline, short overalls are probably a better choice for a wider range of body types than full-length overalls. Short overalls leave a lot of leg exposed, which works well to balance the lack of definition within the garment itself. However, because of all this exposure, a pair of short overalls is probably going to read as too casual for anything other than a trip to the beach or a Saturday wandering the farmer’s market.

To create the perfect beach day look, pair your overalls with a simple fitted tee or tank top in a solid or nautical stripe , and keep your footwear flat; strappy sandals in a metallic or neutral color is an excellent choice.

For casual warm weather days out and about the town, swap your tee or tank top for a button down blouse in a feminine fabric or print. Lace, silk, or a floral pattern looks really fresh when up against the backdrop of a distressed denim dungaree. Pair this look with whatever footwear you fancy; try some low platform wedges, strappy kitten heels, or a pair of colorful sneakers.

Full-Length Denim Overalls: Fit is Key

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If you are thinking about investing in a pair of full-length denim overalls, the key to keeping it looking fresh and modern is in the fit. The new generation of overalls, although still relatively undefined in the waist area, is a much slimmer silhouette than the overalls of the 90s. For the most flattering fit, the waistband should hit right at the hip bone allowing for movement while still providing a contoured fit (like a slender pair of boyfriend jeans).

Because so much of your body is covered by a pair of full-length overalls, footwear is essential. The most fashion-forward way to wear these overalls is with the pant leg rolled up. This styling trick not only creates a much needed break in the silhouette, it also allows you to really show off your footwear.

As for what goes on top, you have a little more room to breathe with a pair of full-length overalls. For colder days, you may wish to opt for a long sleeved tee, sweater, or even a more formal blouse to achieve that high-low mix. Conversely, on days where the temperatures are soaring and you are looking to keep the heat at bay, a fitted cropped top (either a tee or a bustier) both looks and feels edgy and cool.

Full-length overalls also look great as a layering piece. Layered over a tee or blouse and underneath a car length coat, a pair of full-length overalls can add a depth to a look that is perfect for the transitional weather of the late summer and early autumn months.

It’s true that overalls are not necessarily everyone’s cup of tea. However, those who think they might want to give the trend a try will soon find that what a pair of overalls lacks in structure and definition, it makes up for in comfort and edgy urban appeal. The key to pulling off the look is to keep the elements of your look relatively simple as the whole in this case is really and truly equal to the sum of its parts.

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