STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Southwest Meets Northeast

On a gray and gloomy day in New York City, this Fashionista brings the heat of the southwest to her street style. What first caught my eye was her pair of ankle-length tan leather boots with Navajo inspired needlepoint fabric. The Navajo trend has taken the world of fashion by tumbleweed storm. Whether knitted into sweaters or printed onto maxi skirts, the Navajo trend is everywhere and we like it that way. If you’re lucky enough to have mile-long gams like this Fashionista, take full advantage of this low shaft boot style and experiment with a Navajo print. You can wear the boots over skinnies, with patterned tights or under wide leg trousers for a hint of ‘70s flair.

The burgundy colored jeans that this Fashionista wears under her boots are deep and sultry. Note how the extra length of her brown leather braided skinny belt is folded into itself. This styling trick is used by everyone from Olivia Palermo to Blake Lively and it adds a little something extra to an outfit in just a few seconds. Try it by taking the extra part of the belt that’s left over after you fasten it and tuck it behind the length of the belt that’s fit around your waist. The longer the extra leather, the more you can fold. It’s a great way to tie up loose ends.

With her jeans and belt combo, this Fashionista layers an olive green cargo jacket over a denim shirt and sheer printed blouse. The mixture of army-inspired utility and the femininity of the blouse is unexpected but works together nicely. Draw color inspiration from this ensemble by combining forest greens with the maroons and cool blues of the southwest. Add a loose-knit circle scarf in neutral tones to balance out the look and keep warm.

Though this look may make us feel like we’re strolling through dusty roads under the hot desert sun, the chill of the New York winds quickly brings us back down to reality. Fight off the gloom by using this Fashionista’s Navajo-esque ensemble as inspiration until we can really feel the heat for ourselves.

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