utilitarian.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Gap military utility jacket; Forever 21 navy blue lace dress; T&J Designs maroon oxblood statement necklace; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny belt; Gigi Taylor saddle pebble leather tote; Michael Kors tortoise boyfriend watch; Madewell maroon oxblood vintage inspired bracelet; DV by Dolce Vita Helia gold chevron sandal wedge; zeroUV designer inspired tortoise oversized sunglassesGetting around town is one of the easiest, yet most challenging aspects of living in NYC.  Everything is in “walking distance” — my definition of which has increased from a few blocks to a few miles since I’ve moved here.  To adapt, I try and create versatile outfits — looks that work while running around town for brunch, coffee, and errands.  To me, comfort will always come first, but that doesn’t mean utility and creativity are mutually exclusive.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Gap military utility jacket; Forever 21 navy blue lace dress; T&J Designs maroon oxblood statement necklace; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny belt; Gigi Taylor saddle pebble leather tote; Michael Kors tortoise boyfriend watch; Madewell maroon oxblood vintage inspired bracelet; DV by Dolce Vita Helia gold chevron sandal wedge; zeroUV designer inspired tortoise oversized sunglassesFor starters, walkable shoes are key.  I usually stash a pair of flip flops in my bag, but these Dolce Vita sandals were comfortable enough for a two-mile stroll from one side of the island to the other this weekend.  A large, neutral tote is also a must for all the schlepping that I do.  From there, anything goes.  I love layering a military-inspired jacket over a feminine dress and tying it all together with a dash of leopard.  And there you have it: a super easy outfit for a day around the city!

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Gap military utility jacket; Forever 21 navy blue lace dress; T&J Designs maroon oxblood statement necklace; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny belt; Gigi Taylor saddle pebble leather tote; Michael Kors tortoise boyfriend watch; Madewell maroon oxblood vintage inspired bracelet; DV by Dolce Vita Helia gold chevron sandal wedge; zeroUV designer inspired tortoise oversized sunglassesSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Gap military utility jacket; Forever 21 navy blue lace dress; T&J Designs maroon oxblood statement necklace; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny belt; Gigi Taylor saddle pebble leather tote; Michael Kors tortoise boyfriend watch; Madewell maroon oxblood vintage inspired bracelet; DV by Dolce Vita Helia gold chevron sandal wedge; zeroUV designer inspired tortoise oversized sunglassesSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Gap military utility jacket; Forever 21 navy blue lace dress; T&J Designs maroon oxblood statement necklace; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny belt; Gigi Taylor saddle pebble leather tote; Michael Kors tortoise boyfriend watch; Madewell maroon oxblood vintage inspired bracelet; DV by Dolce Vita Helia gold chevron sandal wedge; zeroUV designer inspired tortoise oversized sunglassesSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Gap military utility jacket; Forever 21 navy blue lace dress; T&J Designs maroon oxblood statement necklace; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny belt; Gigi Taylor saddle pebble leather tote; Michael Kors tortoise boyfriend watch; Madewell maroon oxblood vintage inspired bracelet; DV by Dolce Vita Helia gold chevron sandal wedge; zeroUV designer inspired tortoise oversized sunglasses

Wear
Jacket: Gap (similar here and here)
Dress: Forever 21 (similar)
Sunglasses: zeroUV (c/o)
Necklace: T&J Designs (c/o)
Belt: C. Wonder
Bag: Gigi New York (c/o)
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: Madewell
Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita (on sale!)

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James Colvin

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8 responses to “utilitarian.

  1. girlychristina

    So cute! I am all about comfort but still want to look put together. Those Dolce Vita flats are perfect with that tote! ❤

  2. OOO! I have a belt similar to that and I just love how you used it!

  3. i love how you belted the jacket! it really gives the outfit a great shape and makes it look so chic!

    cute & little
    Color Brigade link up

  4. Great outfit! It’s so tough to find cute walking shoes. These are adorable!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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