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.

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...

Super Wide collars

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...

Orange and yellow mean sunny days are here

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...

Sneaker Lovers delight
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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New Bags to Spring For This Season.

New Bags to Spring For This Season.

Shoulder forth in style this season. There is wonderful selection of handbags to be seen this season, online or in stores when they do reopen. If you are lucky enough to live in a state where you can pick items up from the store right now you can get your bags to spring for now. In an earlier piece we looked at structured bags vs soft and pouchy ones. Now let's explore another type of bag....

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Wear Pink This Spring and Be Happy.

Wear Pink This Spring and Be Happy.

2020 has not gotten off to the happiest of starts. Hopefully our world will soon be slowly opening up. Are you tired of dressing for depression in sweats? I know I am starting to look at my spring clothes and gravitating to the ones that are the most fun and inspirational. I have decided that maybe I will wear pink this spring and be happy to be out again in the real world. Of course I will be...

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Find Your Sole Mates for Spring

Find Your Sole Mates for Spring

Shoes are always an important part of your look. Need some help to find your Sole Mates for Spring? There are shoes galore this season. Sensible or frivolous, easy to wear or challenging, all looking to be discovered this season, online or in stores when they do reopen. Which one you gravitate towards depends on how you dress, obviously. Designers have been working overtime to give you a lot to...

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