If I could pick any major fashion city to have a weekend away at, it would be New York. I live in the amazing city of London and visit Paris often, so the next big city on my list is The Big Apple. In collaboration with Farfetch, I’m going to share with you, my dream suitcase that I would take to a New York getaway. (You know it’s a dream because all the items will consist of items from the Farfetch website). Moreover, I will share with you what I think are necessities that must be taken to New York.
New York Style
The first thing that comes to mind when I think about New York Style is DKNY, who are one of my favourite designers. I would describe this style as minimalist chic. New York comes across as a technological and modern city, similar to London but minus the historical and traditional element that we have. Therefore, items that I have chosen reflect my interpretation of the New York minimalist look, which consists of structure, traditional and rich colours, abstract shapes and geometric prints. The only exception is I don’t want to do totally New York, I have to put a bit of London into it too!
Sunglasses – RAY-BAN Clubmaster’ sunglasses, £157.28– Every holiday requires sunglasses, whether you’re expecting the sun or not. In a city like New York you want to feel like an important visitor from overseas and sunglasses does exactly that. We’ll keep it simple with a pair of Ray-bans which are cool and classic and in with the minimalist chic theme.
A Book of the City, or Country! – ASSOULINE In the Spirit of: Beverly Hills £32.00 – Before going to a new city it’s key that you know a little bit about it so that you can contextualise all the different culture habits and feel familiar with the area.
A Trench Coat – MOSCHINO caution trench coat £1,639.00 – Earlier in the post I said that my New York style had to include a bit of London. And nothing is more British than a classic Trench. The trench is also important because I need to pack a coat and a raincoat is even better. This Moschino trench is both fashionable and classic and can be worn with my casual looks as well as formal looks.
A small shoulder bag – DOLCE & GABBANA ‘Rosalia’ shoulder bag £1,200.00 – I plan to shop, shop, shop so a small shoulder bag is necessary to ensure I can get around without being overloaded with weight. I’ve picked this bag because it’s structured with a bold colour and is guaranteed to match every outfit.
Trainers – ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Leather Trainers With Green Trim £360.00 – I don’t think I could go anywhere without my trainers. In a city like New York walking around, all day in a midi skirt with these McQueen trainers is definitely more stylish than walking around with sandals.
A Sleep Mask – BAJA EAST intarsia knit eye mask £321.98 – Not just to feel glamorous in your sleep, but being miles away from London a sleep mask always helps when you feel far away from home.
My Dream Suitcase
(All items are from Farfetch)
My New York style will be minimalistic chic with a pop of colour. my suitcase, therefore, consists of structured garments with classic shapes.