Today find out Natalie’s favorite ways to spend a wintery weekend in New York along with a few of her cold weather style staples.
What inspired this cold-weather look?
I had so much fun styling the Baja Boot. I love how it’s so classic but the embroidered detailing makes it super special and bohemian. I wanted to pair it with something classic like my favorite pair of black skinny jeans, but play with textures on top. Like a retro silk blouse and vintage inspired faux-fur coat. It’s a bit 70′s bohemian rock n’ roll.
What are a few of your winter wardrobe essentials? In the winter, I can’t live without a great knit beanie, oversize faux fur coat and fingerless mittens. Oh, and you can’t go wrong with a great pair of jeans and the perfect pair of boots! In NYC, it gets super cold, so I always focus on stocking up on standout accessories that still keep me warm.
Favorite weekend winter activities.
I LOVE to ice skate! Especially outdoors. It could be in the city, or somewhere beautiful upstate. It’s refreshing and all that movement keeps you extra warm.
Taking a walk through Chelsea Market. You always discover so many delicious restaurants and exotic foods. It’s so cozy.
Movie night. Sometimes my friends and I prefer to stay indoors on a snow day. You’ll definitely find me curled beneath a blanket with a good cup of hot chocolate.
Today Dylana shares a few of her cold-weather style secrets along with a few of her favorite ways to spend a wintery weekend.
What inspired your cold weather style?
I wanted to find a way to give this preppier bootie a more sporty chic look, and worked the look around with this vintage sweatshirt. The tennis style mini and leather baseball hat were the final finishing touches. Overall the outfit felt sporty yet refined, which I feel suited the Chukka Wedge Booties perfectly!
What are a few of your winter wardrobe necessities?
I definitely can’t live without my long wool menswear coat, a thick knitted pom pom beanie and an oversized, cable knit turtleneck sweater.
Favorite weekend winter activities.
I love checking out the indoor food and shopping markets like Chelsea Market or the Brooklyn Flea. It’s always warm and cozy and full of delicious food and pretty decor. The perfect way to keep warm during the day.
Also hanging out and catching up with friends at a large beer garden is always really fun! And a bundled up stroll around Central Park is also quite the treat in the winter time.
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Do. I love hanging out in the V&A Waterfront shopping mall. All my favourite shops are there but the vibe is sort of high street shopping meets high end market meets shopping mall. It has so much to offer! It’s got the perfect view of our beautiful mountain landmark and it’s right on the water with great events happening outside every weekend.
See. It’s a tie between Table Mountain and Camps Bay beach. Table Mountain is one of our most famous landmarks in our city and is great for those who are active and outdoorsy. You can take a cable car to the top of the mountain or hike up and enjoy lunch while overlooking our incredibly beautiful city. Camps Bay beach front is really vibey with street performers and lots of seaside restaurants. The white beaches and great view doesn’t hurt either.
Eat.NV80 Bar and Grill has the best service and food! I always leave their restaurant feeling incredibly happy.
Go. I love Paarl and Stellenbosch. It’s really quaint and picturesque on a summers day!
Shop. I do most of my shopping at the V&A Waterfront since they stock most of the international brands but they have recently launched a section dedicated to local designers which is really cool.
Do. After a good lunch I love to take a stroll through many different museums to see great art.
See. The small harbor where you can sit outside around the water. It it definitely a must see in the summer. Great restaurants, beautiful location where awesome people hang out with awesome people.
Eat.Cafe Rika. Maybe the best Japanese food in Düsseldorf. You haven’t lived, if you haven’t eaten teriyaki salmon with rice and salad there.
Go. Do you remember the picture of Lady Diana in summer, leaned against a car, hanging out at a polo game. Rennbhan Düsseldorf always reminds me of those chic events, where big hats were important like the cars of men. It’s a peacemaking place, so close to history and perfect to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Shop. The Düsseldorf City Center offers you everything you want, like vintage shops, high fashion brands and everything in between. It is the perfect place to find serious fashion.