Summer Favorites: NYC All-American Girl

From head to toe a city girl needs to have everything from voguish looking shades to a perfect pair of leather sandals.

So break out your walking shoes or pumps, city girls! We’re shopping for this summer’s must have reds whites and blues all around Manhattan. Let’s update our closets with the perfect all-American inspired looks that we love, from boutiques right here on our own streets and avenues.

Whether it’s a pool party at the garden or a night out on the Frying Pan with the girls we’ve got you covered.



Starting at the top, you can’t leave home without a pair of your voguish specs to shade the sun. We found the Steven Alan Monroe Sunglasses – 20th Anniversary from Steven Alan in ox blood to be quite fitting for this occasion. These shades are their most popular frame and come in three limited edition colors. Steven Alan Annex is located at 140 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011.


Just like you need your lunchtime coffee, this beauty must-have is for the flawless on-the go city girl whose skin could use a little mid-day refresher. We love this “throw in your bag” 8 fl oz Refreshing Lavender Mist filled with Bulgarian floral water, natural willow bark, and soothing aloe vera that restores and refreshes your skin, from Rouge New York. They’re the city’s first makeup salon, located at 130 Thompson St, New York NY between Houston St and Prince Street, in Soho.


Lately ripped denim has become exceedingly popular on celebrities and pinned amongst our very own Pinterest boards so why not try them on for size? We love these FRAME EXCLUSIVE Le Rip Skinny Light Blue from INTERMIX. The right pair of shredded jeans can be worn with sandals or heels and still look stunning if you do it right. Their store is conviently found at 1003 Madison Ave New York, NY 10075.


The ideal tote for this summers festivities is big enough to hold anything and everything from sunglasses and SPF, to a change of clothes towel, and of course your designer wristlet or clutch. This bag needs to be durable for the beach but still stylish enough to grab cocktails with the girls or in our case shop till you drop. We found it all in this organic cotton Want Les Essentials – Lindergh Stripe Shopper Tote from bird. They have a shop at 316 Fifth Avenue.


Strappy sandals are what’s in this season and can be found walking on just about every city block on a sunny summers day. SPIRITUAL AMERICA’s See by Chloé, Metal Plate Flat Sandal is the perfect leather sandal with a sleek gold metal plate across the top that can take any outfit of the day from all-right to just right. After all, the shoe is sometimes what can make or break the outfit. Find them at 5 Rivington St. New York, NY.

By Lauren O’Brien

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