Monday, May 19, 2008

New York Street Beat: One Trend Two Ways

Style is not about blindly following trends, it’s about finding what works for you. We love the look of a chunky artisan necklace but admit it can be easily goofed if you’re not too careful. Fortunately, we found two prime examples of great personal style over trendy fashion.

We caught socialite designer Tory Burch (right) walking the red carpet in Midtown recently, and were struck by her bold enamel necklace and just-right Bergdorf Blonde highlights. Her eye-catching bauble played nicely off her classic LBD – pure Uptown elegance.

Somewhere below 14th Street, Kristen’s (Left) take on the trend mirrors her aesthetic perfectly. She describes her style as “often messy and undone,” and is inspired by European classics with a vintage twist. We love her feminine waves and soft, natural makeup (MAC). Her statement necklace lends an urban edge to an otherwise romantic look. The vibe is thoroughly fresh, modern, and Downtown.

Notice too that both women keep other details simple – natural makeup, a neutral color palette, and the lack of competing accessories keeps this look balanced.


Danz said...

I love bold jewelry, the J. Crew bubble necklace is so funky! Let me know if you're interested in linking :)

Morgan said...

Oh i LOVE that Tory Burch necklace! Big chunky necklaces can really make an outfit...