NYC PRIVATE SHOPPING TOUR BLOG

The Take on a Walk on the Styled Side blog takes you on  a fashion tour in NY. There is only one constant about fashion, and that is that it will change. With that in mind, read about the new trends and looks that you can find in stores all over New York on our private tours. If you enjoy the blog, please read Barbara’s bi-weekly shopping column that appears in  New York Social Diary. Let’s see what’s happening on the Upper East Side, Soho, and Nolita and everywhere else in New York in our notes from a Fashion Tour in New York.

The Benefits of Being Neutral

Fashion is easy this fall. Relaxed shapes and easy fits work best after a year spent in sweats. There are benefits to being neutral. Clothing this season can be clean and elegant or cosy and relaxed. It all works. Outfits in shades of beiges, taupe, olive and more are flattering and pure....

Benefits of looking new

Perfect Sandals For Summers End

The last big weekend of the summer is upon us. For those of us who live and breathe fashion, celebrating in style is important. Whether you are going to the beach or the country, or just having drinks, dinner and dancing with friends in the city, you need to find the perfect sandals for summers...

Perfect sandals for summers end

Black in Action

Fashion is a thing. Some people live and breathe fashion. There was always a joke that fashion folk, and by an extension of that, New Yorkers, were partial to dressing in black. Over the last few seasons, there was not a lot of statement dressing in black. But these days it is easy to see black...

Back in Black
Collar Stories this Season

Collar Stories this Season

Fashion is a funny thing. Trends do come and go. And then some come back. One can certainly say that about the collars seen in stores and on people. Large collars, Sometimes very large collars. It's time for collar stories this season. Use them to frame your face. Princess Di was known to wear large collars in the 80's. And designers in the 80's often looked back to designs of the 1930's. A few...

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Sunny Days Are Here

Sunny Days Are Here

We think we have forgotten to dress, but we really haven't. Summer and sunny days are here. Restaurants and bars are fully open. There are parties to go to. Friends are getting together. New York is open for shopping. The skies are blue and things are looking up. What will you to be wanting to wear this spring and summer when life returns to normal? Designers are loving yellows, oranges and...

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Sneakers – The Summers Best

Sneakers – The Summers Best

Sneakers, kicks, trainers, whatever. In the footwear world, kicks are up there. Want to discover some sneakers - the summers best? The world has gone mad for sneakers. The world of laces is growing. You can even find sneaker NFT's. Personally, I would rather have the real thing on my feet. The world of luxury women's sneakers is here to stay. There are so many design options this summer, very...

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Do You Speak the Language of Knits?

Do You Speak the Language of Knits?

Spring is here. It's May, the leaves are out and flowers are blooming. New York is open for shopping. The skies are blue and things are looking up. Restaurants, movie theaters, and more are opening at reduced capacity, and will be fully open soon. What will you to be wanting to wear this spring and summer when life returns to normal? Do you speak the language of knits? Knits are back with a...

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Spring Blues To Sing For

Spring Blues To Sing For

Spring is here. In New York, the weather is beautiful. The skies are blue and things are looking up. Restaurants, movie theaters, and more are opening at reduced capacity, but they are open. Vaccines are making it into arms all over the country. We will be going out, and now is the time to think of what you will want to be wearing this spring and summer. I am loving the color blue, and the...

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The New Stripes. Look Striking This Spring.

The New Stripes. Look Striking This Spring.

Are you looking for something to freshen you wardrobe this spring? Spring is officially arriving this weekend. Longer days, and hopefully warmer ones to look forward to. Things are starting to look up after months of quarantines and lockdowns. Vaccines are making it into arms all over the country. We will be going out again safely, soon. If you want to add just a few pieces to your look in...

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Camel, Caramel and More. The New Neutrals.

Camel, Caramel and More. The New Neutrals.

Are you always looking for something new? Spring 2021 is going to be remembered as a different sort of spring for many reasons. We are emerging from the pandemic slowly, and designers and stores are starting to realize that when you deliever spring clothing in Janaury and February, most customers in the Northern part of the Northern Hemisphere are still living with cold weather, and this year...

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Going Feet First Into The New Year

Going Feet First Into The New Year

Are you always looking for something new? I always look for shoes. You should be going feet first into the New Year. Shoe designers have been working on unusual designs this seasons. Boots are still super important. If you are a stiletto lover, this may not be the season for you. But if you love boots, loafers, and sneakers this is your year. When you are looking for something new, look...

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Looking for Something New? Bag These.

Looking for Something New? Bag These.

2021 is here. It's extremely nice to have 2020 in the rearview mirror. Are you looking for something new? New bags perhaps? The design elves have been working very inventing wonderful new bags. All sorts of of bags, in all sizes and materials are waiting for you. When you are looking for something new, look everywhere. The New Year is a great time to buy yourself a present. You deserve it this...

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A Pink Pick Me Up for The Holidays

A Pink Pick Me Up for The Holidays

The color pink has been an on trend color this year. It was big for spring, and still looks wonderful for winter and the Holiday Season. You need a pink pick me up for the Holidays. Christmas is now, and New Year's is approaching. Adding pink to your rotation will make you smile. New York keeps getting better and better. The stores are working hard to keep their customers safe. The sales...

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