Saturday, January 26, 2013

Downtown Chic...decoded.

Here in NYC,  Foxy Roxy is always so covetous of the "Downtown" look of effortless, edgy cool. You see celebs rocking this look when avoiding paparazzi in the West Village.  It is embodied by the distressed leathers, muted tones, rocker edge, and eclectic mixed style seen at places like Diesel, All Saints and countless pricey NYC SoHo boutiques. 

Sadly this is a style and color palette that is rarely found in the plus size lines that cater to classic looks or bold super-trendy club wear. We have had trouble finding that in between look of modern, pulled-together scruff a.k.a the celebrity-expensive hobo. Then, on a clearance rack at Macy's, I found the perfect start!! A Michael Kors scuffed leather motocycle jacket in a Diesel-ish color - someplace between brown and dark grey.  Finally! Also, it was awesome that it was on sale from $500 to $145! I then played around until I found the formula for the perfect laid-back-but-posh urban edge look. I took it for a spin at one of the hottest brunch spots below 14th street and people LOVED it!! Check it out:

(aim for a dark color that is not jet black) 


"ROCKSTAR" ACCESSORIES               +
(bold cuff w/ hardware, shades, statement ring)

BOOTS                                                        +
(also in the muted color palate/"greige")  

BIG STATEMENT BAG                            +
(rent a real designer hobo bag for best impact!)



NOW, Check out the suggestions below for you to try this look during your next weekend out on the town!

Foxy Roxy knows that you don't have to spend a lot to have style, so we have provided similar pieces for both expensive and bargain prices!!

Paneled Faux Leather Jacket, $39.80, Forever 21
Hydraulic Jeans, "Lola" flare, $70, Macy's

Burberry Silk Scarf, $550, Bloomingdale's 

Louis Vuitton hobo bag, Rental at, $350/month

Juicy Couture, "punk royals leopard cuff", $88

Seven for all Mankind, fringed boot, $146 (sale), Neiman Marcus

Charlotte Russe, Faux leather pyramid stud cuff, $5

Motorcycle bag (many colors available), $60, Mimi Boutique

Silver Jeans, $88, Dillard's

Xhilaration "Circle of Life" scarf, $15, Target

Faux Leather Moto Booties, $34.80, Forever 21

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