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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.

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...

Blue Etro Prints

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...

Strinking Dior Stripes

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...

Alaia's New Neutrals
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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How To Heat Up Your Wardrobe. Wear Red.

How To Heat Up Your Wardrobe. Wear Red.

Just because you have no where to go these days doesn't mean you can't dream a little. One thing you can do is to consider brightening your look. Here is how to heat up your wardrobe and wear red. The color red is often linked with love, warmth, and comfort. It is a strong and energetic color. Valentino, well known for loving red, has his own trade marked shade. Valentino Red. Wearing red head...

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Find Your Go To Spring Bag

Find Your Go To Spring Bag

Bags are always an important part of your look. Need some help to find your go to Spring bag? There is an extremely diverse selection of handbags to be seen this season, online or in stores when they do reopen. Two of the biggest trends in the bag world right now are structured bags vs soft and pouchy ones. Which one you gravitate towards depends on how you dress, obviously. Designers have been...

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What To Wear in NYC in March? Dark Prints of Course.

What To Wear in NYC in March? Dark Prints of Course.

March is a transitional month for getting dressed. If you have asked the question, what to wear in NYC in March already, you are not alone. We are living through a grave crisis. The Corona virus has reached our country, and everyone is doing what the can to be responsible and safe. Stores are closed for now. They will reopen. And life will return to normal. While we are in social distancing, we...

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Blue is the Color You Want to Wear For Spring.

Blue is the Color You Want to Wear For Spring.

It's February and it's been pretty dreary here in New York. One way to cheer yourself up is to let your wardrobe do it for you. Blue clothing and accessories are showing up everywhere. It looks like blue is the color you want to wear for spring. Blue is fresh, clean and can work like a neutral. There are so many shades of blue in all the collections. Let's take a tour around the city and all the...

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