Q. Hi Kelly, I am a big fan! I’m going to New York for Lucky Shops in November. OMG. What’s a girl to wear? Do you have any ideas? I’m 38, like to be fashionable but not overly trendy, and hate to look like a tourist! – Ali in Texas
A. Lucky girl indeed! For an event like Lucky Shops where you’ll be on your feet shopping for hours (bliss), I like to start from the ground up — with shoes that look good and feel good. I’m obsessed with ankle boots with a low heel, like these Steven by Steve Madden Pembrook boots, as they accomplish both goals swimmingly and they’re very on-trend this season (proof: see Kate Bosworth).
Next, you’ll want pants that also look great and feel great. I love my skinny GAP 1969 lightweight corduroy leggings in black. They’re slim, but not tight, and feel like buttah. I recommend jeggings or skinny jeans as opposed to bell bottoms or flares, as you don’t want to be tripping over your hems all night (J Brand also makes a great pair of skinny jeans and you can get a great deal on them right now) . Plus, as there likely won’t be dressing rooms at LuckyShops, it’s much easier to try on dresses over skinny bottoms.
Speaking of, be sure to wear a cami or tank like this J.Crew Silk Cami under your top, for easy quick changes. Which brings us to what to wear on top. Polka dots are big right now and they’re so darling. Why not add this Madewell Spotdot Sweater to your ensemble?
Seeing as November in New York is rather chilly, you’ll need a coat too. But in lieu of a coat, I’m loving capes this season, such as this J.Crew Streetscape Cape. It’ll keep you warm, but not too warm, and is incredibly comfy too.
Finally, accessories! When traveling, I leave the heirloom jewels at home and bring fun costume jewelry instead. These sweet Kate Spade Curling Ribbon Studs will spruce up your ears, and since they don’t dangle, won’t get in your way when changing (skip necklaces and bracelets for this same reason). A festive cocktail ring like this Kate Spade Bow Bridge Ring will garner positive attention (and may just get one of the cute cocktail boys to bring you a drink without waiting in line, if you’re lucky…oh, and you are!). And last, but certainly not least, a lightweight, hands-free crossbody bag like this ASOS Leather Mini Twist Lock Saddle Bag is just what the shopaholic ordered. It’ll hold all of your essentials (phone, credit card, lip gloss) without weighing you down.
Happy shopping and do send us a picture from New York xx!
p.s. Anyone else going to Lucky Shops New York?