Fashion Over Reason: Happy Hour

Monday, July 7, 2014

Happy Hour

Fashion Over Reason happy hour, H&M pinstripe pencil skirt, Vince silver toe ring sandals, Dorfman Pacific straw hat, ASOS quilted leather jacket

Summer in the city can bring on a bit of sartorial confusion: dressing like you're about to hit the beach just doesn't make sense in any scenario (unless you're indeed getting on the A train headed to Far Rockaway). On the other hand, in order to remain New York-dwelling-relevant, you can't exactly just put away all of the dark hues that your wardrobe encompasses. It's all about remaining city chic in the blistering heat. Not an easy feat, but doable.

While pinstripe was a huge trend this winter, there's no way it shouldn't extend to the warmer months in spite of its usually very wintery vibe. And there's no reason it has to look like you're headed to your 9 to 5 either. The key to balance, as always, is to juxtapose unexpected pieces together, like the irony of a happy hour tee (the softest ever, btw) paired with an office girl boss pencil skirt. A (not so?) subtle nod to summer equating to play time.

Summer in the city means not channeling Baywatch, but ain't no harm in throwing on a straw lid for the hell of it.

Under the Brooklyn Bridge, DUMBO, New York city, summer night, pinstripe pencil skirtShaggy messy blond bob, chunky Rings & Tings ID necklace, Happy hour t-shirt, Chic Peek rings, Chan Luu beaded braceletASOS quilted leather bomber jacket, H&M pinstripe pencil skirt, Happy Hour t-shirt, Chan Luu beaded leather wrap braceletVince silver toe ring sandals, Asos quilted leather jacket, Happy Hour t-shirt, Dorfman Pacific straw hat, Suburban Riot canvas tote back, DUMBO brooklynDorfman Pacific wide brim straw hat, ASOS quilted leather bomber jacket, chunky silver ID necklaceAsos quilted leather jacket, pinstripe pencil skirt, Vince toe ring sandals, Dorfman Pacific straw hatWide brim straw hat, Brooklyn NY, high waisted pinstripe skirtQuilted leather jacket, Vince silver toe ring sandals, pinstipe skirt, wide brim straw hat, Brooklyn NYHigh waisted pinstripe pencil skirt, loose teeBrooklyn, New York, pinstripes & leather, straw hat, Vince sandalsDorfman Pacific wide brim straw hat, happy hour tee, chunky silver ID necklace
Photos by Ian Rusiana

T-shirt - South Parade (or get this super cute tank)
Skirt - H&M (this one is awesome)
Sandals - Vince
Leather jacket - ASOS (this one's pretty much the same)
Tote - Suburban Riot (I love this one)
Hat - Dorfman Pacific (same idea)
Necklace - Rings & Tings (this one is amazing!)
Bracelet - Chan Luu
Silver rings - Chic Peek (I love this ring)
Wooden ring - Vintage
Sunglasses - Gap (these are killer)

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Alexis Grace of North On Harper said...

Being "City chic" in the summer (or year round as is the case in Singapore!) is something I definitely battle with--- especially because I have a little bit of free spirit/boho to my sense of style. Definitely agree with need for balance and the use of juxtaposition...

Elissa said...

Love this look! I usually avoid black in the summer but the straw hat adds such balance.


Unknown said...

Loving this look! The shirt is great and the skirt is almost tuxedo looking so cool!

Emma | With A City Dream

Johanna said...

I need that tshirt in my life - I love it with the pencil skirt!

It's About L.A said...

Love the match between the loose tee and the pencil skirt, it's perfect, I really like this outfit! One of my favourite!


A Very Sweet Blog said...

These pictures could be in a magazine! You look so good! City CHIC! Love that tee! :D

Because I'm Obsessed said...

Love this look! So perfectly casual. Definitely a great way to sport the "NY look" in the warmer months ;)

Because I'm Obsessed

Allie said...

I love everything about this! <3

Sweet Madame Blue

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

I love all about this outfit!:D


Unknown said...

My Dear,
your combo is great. I would like to wear it for a difference purposes: for job, for friends chatting, for walking...Just excellent! wonderful photos, specially those with hat
Hugs, Sily

ALLIE NYC said...

Ah, LOVE this look, you made pin stripes look chic and not dated! Good job! And love the tee! It is giving me ideas for the print shop and line of tees I am going to be putting up on Society 6. And DUMBO is a great place to shoot. My friend who is an amateur photographer must moved here so I am excited to do some shoots.

Allie of ALLIE NYC

Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :) Great outfit! I love the modern take on the classic pinstripe pencil skirt! And kudos for maintaining your blog for more than 8 years already..good job!!

Jasmin xx

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Unknown said...

Love, love, love! You look soo great! Kiss from a Brasilian woman!

Bibi said...

Love love love this chic black look! I'll be heading to new york this summer and I can't wait! :) Xx

Samantha Mariko said...

I love how you dressed down your pinstripe skirt with a T-shirt and flat sandals - I can see it looking very formal but this styling is more my taste :) very cool!

Unknown said...

Absolutely love this look. You are totally working that skirt! And were these images shot in Dumbo? That's my old stomping ground. I moved to LA from NYC last January and am experience a huge case of NYC nostalgia (particularly Brooklyn!)


Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

Love this outfit so much! It's simply perfect! x