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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
Check In To The New Look

Check In To The New Look

Checks, tweeds, plaid are what you want to wear now. When you check into the new look, you will stand out. Thanksgiving is approaching, and it is starting to get cooler in the city. New York keeps getting better and better. Lots of new looks are arriving in the boutiques and stores all over the city now. The stores are working hard to keep their customers safe. The sales associates are all...

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Black in Time. A Look at the Show.

Black in Time. A Look at the Show.

New York keeps getting better and moving towards a more normal pace of life. Every day is bringing better news about the recovery from the virus in New York State. Museums have opened all over the city, and the much anticipated show at the Costume Institute, About Time, Fashion and Duration has opened. As a curatorial choice the show does not have color. You are supposed to focus on the shapes....

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Black and White for Fall is The Way to Dress

Black and White for Fall is The Way to Dress

It is now mid-October and the weather is starting to get a bit cooler. You should try black and white for fall, as the look is a great trans-seasonal look. Wear these pieces today, and for months to come. You will stand out. Sometimes an absence of color is more powerful than wearing color head to toe. . New York keeps getting better and better. Every day is bringing better news about the...

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Be Sleek and Chic For Fall. Wear Neutrals.

Be Sleek and Chic For Fall. Wear Neutrals.

It is now October and fall clothing is arriving daily in stores around the city. Many looks that will let you be sleek and chic for fall are best in neutral tones. Beige, camel, khaki, and light brown and related shades complement every skin tone. You can transition to fall in these colors, Wear these pieces today, and for months to come. You will look fabulous. New York keeps getting better and...

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Transition To Fall in These Colors

Transition To Fall in These Colors

While still warm enough to hang out at the beach, fall is approaching. Orange, rust, corals, mustards and related shades complement every skin tone and hair color. You can transition to fall in these colors, Wear these pieces today, and for months to come. You will look fabulous. New York keeps getting better and better. Every day is bringing better news about the recovery from the virus. Lots...

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Bag it. Tiny or Tote, These Bags Are For You.

Bag it. Tiny or Tote, These Bags Are For You.

New bags abound these days. And these bags are for you. The newest trend is mini-bags. Carry them. wear them like a piece of jewelry, or attach them to another bag. That's the way to make a statement, Totes and bucket bags are also looking great. You can find something that will elevate your look, and lift your spirits. Every day is bringing better news about the recovery from the virus. Lots of...

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When You Wear Blue Your Look Will Sing.

When You Wear Blue Your Look Will Sing.

This summer is at its peak now. Long sunny days, and some beautiful weather. Stores are now open for in-store or by appointment shopping. Finally. It is safe, and great to be back in stores again.There are plenty of looks around. One of the coolest looking trends surfacing is the color blue. When you wear blue, you give off a cool summer vibe. Daytime looks go from super casual, to elegantly...

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Dig in Your Heels For These Summer Shoes

Dig in Your Heels For These Summer Shoes

This summer should you want make an impression, take a look at the wealth of shoes found around town. Dig in your heels for these summer shoes. Looking for daytime shoes, sandals or something dressy? There are many looks to covet in stores now. Look for solids shoes, patterned, mesh, decorated, bejeweled and more. Flats, kitten heels or higher heels, take your pick. Shoes don't really care if...

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Black and White Are What to Wear Now.

Black and White Are What to Wear Now.

This summer if you want to keep it simple, why not try a simple formula that gives a big impact. Black and white are what to wear now in New York. The look is clean and crisp, and is available at all price points. Look for solids, prints, stripes and more. Black and white works with and without a summer tan. Shoes, bags and accessories tie it all together. New York is in a partial Phase 4...

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Soho Is Coming Back, New York Reopens.

Soho Is Coming Back, New York Reopens.

The Corona Virus has smacked down the world's economy, kept everyone in lock down for months, and killed far too many people. New York is reopening thanks to our Governor watching the numbers and everyone following guidelines to keep us safe. We are in Phase 2 and Soho is coming back, along with the rest of New York. After the death of George Floyd New York, along with the rest of the country...

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