August is almost gone, the weather in New York is warm, with many sunny days. Life remains much more casual these days. Everyone is living in denim and laid back jackets and sweaters. From contemporary to designer price points, there are so many new casual looks to take advantage of. Nothing is over the top. We can relax, as it’s still summer until late in September. Even when back to school or back in the office, there are many ways to dress for a casual life. Relaxed or over-the-top, there are many variations to choose from. Why not come on a tour of some of the stores in New York with a NYC private shopping tour. Let’s explore some of the new finds.
Slouchy pants are still with us. Isabel Marant offers a cool pair featuring lots of cargo pockets. If crop-tops aren’t your thing, try a longer wider tee.
These jeans are “distressed” in a novel way.They are loose and low-sling, but the subversive cut is fun.
Isabel Marant also makes some unusual denim jackets. This one riffs on the cargo look too, but in a totally different manner. The pockets resemble different layers on the overiszed jacket.
Prada is certainly going more casual. Denim overalls with the Prada triangle logo will set you back over $2,000.00. The shirts are a bit more. In this case casual does not mean easy.
Alice and Olivia always has fun. Clothing to relax in is not an exception. Wearing these casual pieces will let you smell the roses.
Alexander McQueenis always more structured and constructed with their looks. These pieces are very casual for the brand. And very desirable.
Sacai stays true to her roots too. The relaxed jacket is pretty classic for the designer, but pairing it with an asymmetric skirt brings the look into her DNA.
Miu Miu has capitalized on super-short skirts for the last couple of years. Here the denim jacket gets cropped, so that the pocket linings show. And decorative rhinestones are added to the baggy jeans and the ever so short skirt. And the prices are in line with Prada’s. The jeweled skirt costs over $3,000.00. This is a different type of statement dressing.
Khaite goes from day to night. The cool oversized leather moto jacket looks great with the cropped baggy jeans. The red pussy-bow blouse underneath dresses the look up considerably.
Zimmerman doesn’t do a lot of denim. But this flared denim skirt is super cool. It’s a change of look for them, but it’s a piece to look for.
And decorated denim is back everywhere. These rhinestone pieces are fun, and they don’t cost a fortune. And they are very versatile. Re Done says that you are free to mix and match.
Area updates a blazer by cutting it in denim, and then places rhinestone patterns strategically on the borders of the jacket. A good look to dress up or down.
Silverlake does rhinestoned and decorated denim too, in an off-white. Teamed with a chocolate blouse, the jewels look a bit tamer.
Head to toe denim is a casual look this season. In the past decade or so, it was frowned upon. But it’s back. The patched jeans would also work with non-denim tops, and the shirt could move on too.
And this head to toe look is completely paired back. You could not get more simple.
The duo from Veronica Beard add their touch to this suit. The denim and tweed is very chic. It can work in most office situations. It is an in-town relaxed outfit.
Colored denim tends mostly to neutrals this season. Shorts, a shirt, and a tonal tee shirt from Mother are clean and casual. Nothing sloppy here.
Frame on the left and Joe’s on the right use the same tones. Frame pairs their jeans with a stone studded shirt. Denim skirts look right this season. A nice way to relax. Joe’s skirt and shirt fit the bill.
The team from MM6 pairs their wide legged colored denim with a cropped black jacket, and a twisted top. A bit of avant garde please.
Pretty much all of the R13 clothing is relaxed. It’s in the brand’s DNA. This interesting take on a shirt dress mimics a two piece look, but it is not.
And R13 certainly know how to relax tailoring. You pay extra for the artistic sprays of white paint, and the hand distressed details. Casual, but different and new.
Maison Margiela loves turning things inside out and doing ironic twists on their pieces. A shetland sweater is a perfect example.
Gucci relaxes, in its own way. The white beach cover up is very relaxed for them, as is the logo tee shirt under the jacket. Life is good these days. Simple is better than complicated.