I love the random parks scattered throughout the city in New York. The little patches of green grass are always begging you to go in and take a breath! Although my infatuation with them may have a little to do with the fact that there is absolutely ZERO green grass in Los Angeles right now because of the drought… Either way, take a breath I did, right in the middle of all of the bustle of Chelsea Piers.
So, what better outfit to roll around in the grass with than a tee and ninja pants? My Lena Dunham Birthday Suit Tee nonetheless! This tee from Clashist may have been worn one too many times while in New York. It was perfect for slipping on under or over things when needed, all the while adding quite a bit of interest to anything I was wearing. Have you guys seen all of the awesome tee’s from Clashist? And not just shirts, they have some leggings, dresses, swimsuits, and a necklace that I think everyone should have, right here.
And the pants? Oh the pants! Also seen in LA Ninja Warrior Ep. 1, I love that I feel like I could take over the world in these pants! Which frankly was why I decided to bring them along to NY. You NEED to feel like you can do anything in New York because anything can come up! The little bit of wind coming off of the water made them even more fun, either blowing them up so I had balloons for legs, or pulling them tight and whipping them around. All the better for confusing your opponents as to what you will do next, right?
To accessorize such an awesome outfit (not to toot my own horn or anything, but nakey Lena and Ninja pants? It’s genius.), I went with some pops of red with the sunglasses and shoes. These Poppy Lissiman sunglasses have hardly left my face since I got them, who knew red sunglasses could be so functional? How come no one ever told me?!? Well, now they are mine and you can expect to see much more of them because I’m in love. A little red vintage Galibier sneaky sneaker action down on my feet, and all we have left is my bag!
Bags with these types of outfits can be hard. Even though red was the theme of accessories/the accent color for the outfit, I knew a red bag would have been overboard. Black just wasn’t quite right, and white… Well white is white and it would not have lasted long in the grass or on the subway. I knew it had to be something that held it’s own without being overly showy, which was how I landed on this light pink Mini Bak-Pak from Marie Turnor.
I feel like the pink compliments the reds, but doesn’t add so much that the outfit is overwhelming. I mean, the outfit is a little overwhelming in and of itself, but the backpack added just enough without tipping it into obnoxious territory. Plus, I love that it’s just subtly pink, a pink that almost makes you double take. Who doesn’t love pink leather? And who doesn’t love even more a pink leather mini backpack? Answer is, EVERYONE LOVES A PINK LEATHER BACKPACK. So easy for running around the city or even just running to the store. Grab and go, which is pretty much all you have time for during Fashion Week and while in New York in general.
One more NYFW outfit coming at you and then guess what’s coming? My new hair! Stay tuned!
Photography by Karina Munoz