New York street trends come to Academy

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Brynn Wiley, Photo Editor

Home from college, new alums Brianna Kemm ’11 (UNC) and Marianna Sotomayor ’11 (GW in DC) show their style (far left). Other images: A few examples of the new trends and styles of 2012.

Clare Davis, Features Editor

Over the winter break, Achona editors Clare Davis and Mary Patterson visited one of the most famous fashion capitols of the world, New York City. Although they made the trip separately, they both experienced the influences of New York street-fashion and came up with a list of prominent trends:

Shoes border on the practical side with bright or neutral colors:

  • below the knee leather boots: biker, riding, combat, ankle
  • light brown, deep tan, black
  • paired with tights and knee high socks
  • thick, clunky wedge heels
  • bright colors paired with neutral clothing

Dresses and separates:

  • dresses paired with bright colored tights and unique patterns
  • long, flowy skirts and dresses
  • bright colored denim jeans in red, blue and green

Coats/ Jackets:

  • Bright-colored peacoats and trench coats in red, white, yellow or green
  • Fitted  leather jackets in tan or black.

Hats:  neutral colors, including beanie hats

Purses:

  • small satchels
  • bright reds
  • neutrals
  • Longchamp bags

Hair: messy buns, braids, pony tails

Makeup:

  • simple, natural makeup paired with red lipstick
  • natural makeup with dramatic cat-eye liner

Accessories

  • Loop scarves in bright colors of pink, blue, green
  • Vintage-inspired sunglasses
  • Long necklaces
  • Leather gloves in black, white, and tan

How do these street trends of NYC show an impact on the stlye of girls at AHN?

“All I do is wear boots now. I just bought some of the cutest ones from Charlotte Russe” -Alina Ossi

“My favorite outfit to wear during the winter is a tan trench coat with jeans and riding boats”- Mia Perez

“Wearing knee high socks with boots add flare and dimension to any outfit” -Mia Perez