In this city, an afternoon of shopping can sometimes be an event. Don't get us wrong: We like cruising through SoHo incognito as much as the next lady. But taking our time on a Saturday to stroll the boutiques—or, blessed be, a department store-—is a good enough reason to raise the stakes. In fact, it was on a random weekend near Saks in midtown that we spotted this lovely local. We got totally on-board with her mix of classics (great trench, sailor T, easy trousers) but she made them a bit more interesting thanks to a pair of sleek Loeffler Randall platforms and a sweet satin bow belt. The best part? A get-up this cute makes passing by all those shop mirrors a whole lot nicer.
Here's how to get the look:
1. Belted Trench: If you don't have one in your closet, pick up this sharp shooter until you can splurge on the Burberry.
Above, top left: Old Navy Belted Trench Coat, $49.50, available at Old Navy 503 Broadway (between Canal and Grand streets);212-226-0838
2. Striped T: Don't care how many stripes you own, this baby is a springtime staple for cheap.
Above, bottom right: Forever21 Striped Pocket Top, $5.50, available at Forever21, 40 East 14th Street (between Broadway and University Place); 212-228-0598
3. Twin Pant Trouser: Right now, these universally awesome pants are a non-negotiable.
Above, top right: Cheap Monday Twin Pant, $110, available at Urban Outfitters,162 2nd Avenue (between East 11th and East 10th streets); 212-375-1277
4. Nude Slingback: This blushy beige tone is definitely summer's basic black.