This past Saturday, the New Yorker held a “Passport to the Arts” event that brought hundreds of people out to art galleries across the city. Of course, you don’t need a New Yorker festival to check out the latest works of art. Excellent exhibits such as Edward Burtynsky’s photo series “Oil” at the Hasted Hund Kraeutler Gallery on West 24th Street are still on view now.
Something about taking gallery tours makes people want to dress cool. Saturday’s crowd didn’t disappoint. Her oversize blazer, draped scarf with metallic trim and black sunglasses are the ultimate in chic simplicity.
A note of texture and metallics takes an otherwise neutral outfit up a notch – gold oxfords, fur-trimmed scarf.
High glamour in ice blue.
A dapper couple. I think I will always love corduroys for men.
Country looks, city style: a plaid cape with brown boots and bag.
Kind of fascinated by this woman dressed all in camel.
The best looks were simple but subtly luxurious, like this one. A fur-trimmed jacket, green houndstooth and striped scarf, and excellent black framed glasses all add up to the intellectual flaneur.
Layers and layers of knitwear. Seeing lots of mushroom cap knit hats like these now, in the stores and on the streets.
A leopard bag and suede jacket.
Love this woman’s look: the quirky buns, bright colors and combat boots. Art for art’s sake.
A cute combination of different elements adds up to one good outfit. Look for more of these military anoraks in the spring.
A classic navy double-breasted coat with gold buttons never goes out of style.
A sculptural black coat worn with an oversize inky black sweatshirt. It works, especially with big black boots.
A little bit obsessed with this bag. A simple black bag with gold accents and buckles is exactly the right thing now.
Here’s another good black bag, this time in satchel format. I like how she’s paired it and black jeans with weathered light brown boots.
A biker jacket with studs.
A red bag and red chiffon scarf look great with all black.
Quirky black and white hat.
Nice contrast between the menswear-inspired trench and black boots and the flash of super feminine red lipstick.
Sometimes all you need is one good coat to make the entire outfit.
Vintage queen in green.
How to wear a scarf now.
More understated luxe: A Burberry scarf with very nice black boots and bag.
A toggle coat and black ski cap – casual but stylish.