Fall in NYC – Easy & Chic Casual Outfit Formula
One of the nice things about living in NYC is that the city really gets dressed up for the holidays. This year for some reason seems more special than others – maybe its the feeling of new beginnings or everyone making more effort to enjoy the city – whatever it is, I’m really soaking it in. So when I found out about a cute pumpkin arch on Pier 17 – I decided it was a great opportunity to visit my old stomping grounds (which look OH so different from back when I was a student at Pace over 20 years ago), and take some Fall-inspired outfit photos.
I decided to style a simple look – not my usual bold and statement go-to, one that would feel both “Fall” and “New York” and not clash with the colorful pumpkin decor. I don’t usually wear black – but when I do, I like to go all-in – so I styled a black pair of jeans with a black top, and accessorized with shades of red/pink to tie the outfit together.
Here are the exact ingredients to this outfit formula, and how I styled it:
- The Re/Done Black Stove Pipe Jeans. I’ve been repeatedly raving about my Re/Done 70’s Stove Pipe jeans, and how much I wear them, so I decided to get another pair – in black with less distress. It doesn’t hurt that it was 50% off on Saks Off Fifth (I’ve included them in the carousel below – there are still some sizes left). There is just something magical about the fit on these – how flattering & comfortable they are. I’ve tried other styles from the brand, and they don’t all fit this way, so run, not walk to get these if you’re someone with a figure 8 body type 🙂
- A Lacy Black Top. I’ve had this Rebecca Taylor top in my closet for years, and don’t often wear it as I usually don’t reach for black tops – but I do love the lacy detail and high neck on it, and it makes for a perfect “all black” outfit. Unfortunately, since it’s an older style, I couldn’t find it online -but I did find a similar one, also by Rebecca Taylor – check it out below!
- A French Chic Bag. I love how my Polene Numero Un Nano transitions into late Fall/Winter looks; it adds a touch of freshness to the outfits! I always liked black with rose/pink – and this outfit plays on those 2 colors nicely. My other few recent favorites that I’m eyeing from Polène are Numero Sept Mini, Numero Huit Mini (in “Fresh Almond“) and Numero Un (in “Sage“). I’m finding myself really drawn to the color GREEN this Season – and its a color of growth, youth and abundance – which I love to surround myself with, and attract into my life.
- Suede Moto Jacket. The Blank NYC Suede Moto jacket gets A LOT of wear in my closet – during both Spring and Fall. The color (“coral cedar“) is my favorite color of the moment next to green 🙂 And – by the way – pairs very well with green. I styled the jacket most recently in THIS LOOK – and it goes really well with dresses and jeans – which in my book, is a great wardrobe staple! I found a few others in varying colors – see below.
- Lace Up Booties. I’ve styled these Freda Salvador Ace Lace-Up Booties with a dress IN THIS POST – and love how versatile and comfortable they are. They are higher on the ankle, but the laces tighten them as they come up – so they look very flattering and elongating on the leg, not at all cutting it weirdly. I really like the red color – but they also come in brown (the red is sadly sold out) and other colors – including black. Great pair to own for Fall/Winter – I’m styling them in a few other upcoming looks to show you how versatile they truly are.
- Stylish Watch Band Bracelet. Last but not least, to complete this outfit, I wore my new Spark’l Up-Cycled Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Apple Watch Band Bracelet. It’s gorgeous, and classes up the watch nicely. The brand gave me a code to share with you guys – you can use “modnitsa” to get 10% off your order!
**You can visit the Pumpkin Arch on Pier 17 now through November 8th!**
I hope this inspires you to try out a similar outfit this Fall! As always, please feel free to share the outfits you create via Instagram, using hashtag #ModnitsaOutfit in your posts, and I’ll be sure repost them on my stories!
Photography by Anna Vivare.