Six Months In Style: What’s Changed?Posted by Styloko
Former Sunday Times Style Features Editor Ruby Warrington recently relocated to New York, where she’s now based as a US correspondent for the paper.
In her weekly Styloko column, Ny-loko, she dissects NY style through British eyes – will she ever dress like one of them?
A reformed shopaholic, her wardrobe mantra these days is ‘quality over quantity’ (check out her Lust List), while her idea of shopping heaven is her new West Village apartment, complete with walk-in wardrobe.
Carrie Bradshaw, eat your heart out.
Can a person’s personal style evolve in just six months? I think so. Before I moved to Manhattan in February, I did a proper wardrobe clear out. Partly because I wanted to keep my international shipping costs down, but partly, subconsciously I realise now, because a lot of my London clothes just didn’t fit with my vision of the new NYC me. And it’s just as well I made the space. Six months isn’t a long time, but it’s been long enough for me to make some key wardrobe transitions (necessitating some key new purchases, of course).
Along the way, I have learned:
- That a girl can never own too many variations on the biker boot
- That wearing Wang like you’d wear Whistles is the fastest way to channel your inner Erin Wasson
- That telling your new fashionista gal pals that all Manhattan women dress like Miranda Hobbs is how you lose friends and alienate people
- That I can do preppy – so long as it involves cashmere and hot pink
- That changing into an outfit before a night out, even if it’s just to meet your husband from work and walk home with him, makes you feel like a proper grown up
- Ditto learning to rock a red lipstick
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