My spring break trip to the Big Apple started with an early morning wake up call at 3:00 AM and a flight to catch at 6:15 AM. Knowing I’d be stuck in a metal tube for a couple of hours, I put together the most comfortable outfit I knew how to, the perfect airport outfit. Lululemon leggings, a French Connection UK t-shirt, a Burberry quilted jacket to keep me warm and of course, none other than my Stan Smith Adidas sneakers. As for the camel J.Crew coat, I had to carry it because there was no way that was fitting into my 9x14x22 carry on. And I knew I’d need it as soon as I hopped off that plane.
Arriving in New York was exciting, but to say it was cold would be an understatement. On the bright side, it was snowing, and Central Park covered in a blanket of white was one of the most splendid sights I’ve ever seen.
After grabbing breakfast and checking into our Airbnb, I changed into a warmer outfit: a ribbed black turtleneck, black skinny jeans from Aqua, black booties from Forever 21 and a scarf from Old Navy. Feeling like a true New Yorker in all black, my friends and I hit the Met Museum and then spent the rest of the day in SoHo. Lots of walking and lots of window shopping until we had dinner at a cool and chic restaurant called Cafeteria.
Day One was cold and kind of painful (I actually cried that night walking two miles to dinner lol), but it was worth it. It was a fun day of experiencing New York like I never had before. I’d been to all the luxury boutique stores, but this time, traveling with some of my guy friends, we spent some time in the Manhattan Kith store and had some of their bomb ass cereal ice cream. Exploring iconic street-style brands, I was a little out of my element, but nonetheless inspired. Hype culture is taking over the fashion industry more than ever before, and it never hurts to step out of your comfort zone to be inspired.
Stay tuned for my next couple of What I Wore posts in New York!
Thanks for doing life with moi!