Style Story: One Button Down, Two Cities

Soho, New York.

Soho, New York.

Los Angeles, California.

Los Angeles, California.

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When in doubt, style a button down.

New York Fashion Week is done and gone and I have lots to catch up on the blog. Please bare with me. This "Style Story" series is easily my favorite on Street Style Teller. I like challenging my wardrobe whenever I can and seeing how versatile one item can really be. It took two cities to inspire two totally different looks using one staple item: the button down. 

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I particularly snagged this one at Zara for only $10. I love how styling it off the shoulder or tying it in the front can really elevate a look paired with some Levis denim or a skirt and mules. I think these looks are definitely interchangeable whether it be Los Angeles or New York City. 

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The button down is an item that can be styled more than two ways, that is why it is my go-to when I feel like I have absolutely nothing to wear.

What are your go-to staples when you feel like you have nothing to wear? 

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W E A R I N G

In Soho, New York:

 Oversized Striped Shirt by Zara,
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Malin Mule in Greige Tumbled by Dr. Scholls Shoes,
Floral Bomber by West Kei.

In Los Angeles, California:

 Cat Eye Sunglasses in Black by Givenchy,
 Oversized Striped Shirt by Zara,
Alexis Skirt in Burgundy by Beginning Boutique,
Malin Mule in Greige Tumbled by Dr. Scholls Shoes.

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Creature of Habit

Whether it's religiously hopping on the first cart on the L train to Bedford Avenue or starting my morning with a large iced latte with two pumps of vanilla and two shots of espresso while simultaneously devouring a peanut butter acai bowl topped with granola, cacao nibs, (more peanut butter) and strawberries or going to the same gym at least once a week or visiting the same eyebrow lady on Driggs Avenue or using the same make-up and skincare products routinely everyday or always having a leather jacket in any weather or just bumping the new Khalid album repeatedly down the sidewalk or on the train or writing the longest sentence known to man, I am a creature of many habits.

While each of this day-to-day snippets can easily be a memoir to my entire life, I recently discovered that some old habits don't die hard.

Habits can change and sometimes it's as easy as switching from coffee to tea (or in my case just straight up water) or as hard as wearing the same monochromatic color palette in your wardrobe. Speaking of wardrobe, pops of red have been frequenting my day-to-day wear as of late. 

Although I still take the first cart on the L train, I am straying away from sugar-loaded breakfast options. Acai bowls only sounds healthy. Surprise, surprise. Thank you, Internet. And instead of taking the same route home everyday, I lean more towards taking some detours. I'm learning it's okay to revisit old areas of my life I used to enjoy and love. And for me, that's discovering places in New Jersey and New York that slows down time in ways unimaginable. Sadly, you gotta wait for another post for that one.

And instead of taking the same route home everyday, I lean more towards taking the path less taken and taking more detours to places I used to visit. I'm learning it's okay to revisit old areas of my life I used to enjoy and love. And for me, that's discovering places in New Jersey and New York that slows down time in ways unimaginable. 

Sadly, you gotta wait for another post for that one.

My point is, new ways or old, just choose to do the things that make you happy and the things you love and you'll soon make a habit out of good days.