Spring is officially here and the temperatures have warmed up a bit, though when my friend and I shot this look a week or so ago, it was still quite cold. It was in the upper thirties and I was freezing my tukus off the whole time. This ensemble is great for that in between time of year such as early spring or late fall when the temperatures vary.

The garments are all locally made by the designer who owns the boutique

The sweater has a semi lose fit so it won’t be to warm, yet it will keep you warm with it’s long sleeves and light knit. This is such a fun sweater with it’s stars and strips, I love the statement it makes. I picked this up at a local boutique called NU New York. I have written about this shop before, and wore another piece from this shop on one of my Vlogmas videos. The garments are all locally made by the designer who also owns the boutique. How cool is that?

I paired it with these distressed jeans from H&M which you may have seen on my Paris Vlog. And the kicks are from VEJA. Ironically, I bought these in New York about a month or so before I went to Paris, they were on sale for %50 off. But I saw them all over Paris.

VEJA launched in 2005 is a footwear company that makes environmentally friendly sneakers

In fact, one day I stopped in to one shop while wearing these sneakers, and the sales assistant was also wearing them! Though in a different color. VEJA, launched in 2005 is a footwear company that makes environmentally friendly sneakers from raw materials that are organically sourced and produced. Made without chemicals or pollutants, they are also produced in dignified conditions respecting both the people that make them, as well as the people who wear them. With all the negative stories in the news today and the impact of fast fashion, it is refreshing to see a company make a difference.

The necklace which I have featured on the blog before is from J Crew and the gold bag is from Parisian company Max&Enjoy. Some of you may have seen this on my Fashion Week vlog. Then, I wore it with a gold metallic pleated skirt, but this time I went for a more contrasted look, going for a high-low effect. Plus I liked how it picked up the gold in the sneakers. Finally I threw on this camel coat from Tommy Hilfiger. How do you handle the in-between seasons? What is your go to piece this season?


Allie founder and creative director for ALLIE NYC

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  1. April 16, 2018 / 10:48 am

    this is such a cool casual look. Your sweater is so cute and love your bag and kicks.


  2. April 16, 2018 / 1:49 pm

    I feel like the weather is teasing us at this point since it felt like summer almost for two days and we went back to winter. This is such a chic look! I’m usually not a fan of anything with stars and stripes but that sweater gets it right without being OTT. You got such a great deal on your Vejas! I purchased a pair of silver Vejas a few years ago before the brand was really known. I’m so glad to see them all over now because the brand philosophy is really good.

  3. Nina
    April 16, 2018 / 2:08 pm

    Love this outfit. You look gorgeous in these distressed jeans and sneakers.

    Nina’s Style Blog

  4. April 16, 2018 / 3:09 pm

    Hello Allie, hope you’re doing great!

    It is great to see more of your outfits in your blog, is good to see who is behind the articles and the amazing shots from Fashion Week. This is definitely the perfect outfit to say hello to Spring, actually I really like Spring and Autumn season because we can create unexpected combinations and still adding layers. I really love the sweater, definitely the star of the outfit but the thing that caught my attention are the shoes, it is good to see that many new fashion brands are trying to do something for a more sustainable fashion industry and hope we can see those initiatives in more fashion projects!

    Have a great week ahead and thanks again for all your comment on my site!

  5. April 16, 2018 / 5:41 pm

    You look so sophisticated and chic, Allie! And it’s really good to see a fashion post from you again!

  6. April 16, 2018 / 9:55 pm

    That sweater is so much fun! Perfect for this time of year when it wants to be spring, but we just can’t seem to get there yet. And I love the necklace!


  7. jane
    April 17, 2018 / 2:28 am

    So chic look
    I love your statement necklace

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

  8. April 17, 2018 / 2:45 pm

    Digging the sweater- and absolutely loving those jeans! Such a cool + chill vibe.

    Le Stylo Rouge

  9. April 17, 2018 / 7:52 pm

    Thanks for the interesting post! Have a nice day)

  10. April 18, 2018 / 10:50 am

    What a fun knit! Great casual outfit for cooler weather, and it’s nice to hear about what an ethical company Veja is. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Hope you are having a lovely week so far. We have some cooler weather at last so it’s starting to feel a little more like autumn 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  11. April 18, 2018 / 5:35 pm

    This is such a gorgeous outfit dear. I love how you played with different pieces here. The distressed pants is such a cute touch. Loving the shoes too.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  12. April 20, 2018 / 1:06 am

    This is a very chic And very wearable look. I really love it. The sweater is such fun and I like the dose of patriotism right about now. The sneakers are super cool and I really like that they are environmentally conscious . OK, that’s presuming they are a living entity, so I wrote that wrong but You know what I mean !

  13. April 20, 2018 / 10:02 am

    Oh I love that sweater so so much. Stars and stripes touches my heart. Gorgeous look. Sharon Elsie | diva-in-me.com

  14. April 21, 2018 / 8:57 am

    This sweater is so nice, I like the way it’s designed and the necklace is gorgeous, I actually thought it was a heart on the top before looking closer. Really lovely casual outfit for the weather. Thank you very much for visiting my blog, I hope you have a wonderful weekend xx

    The Dainty Dolls House

  15. April 24, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    Great coat <3

  16. April 30, 2018 / 8:43 am

    This is such a look! Perfect for the weather as it is gradually getting warmer, it suggests spring but also insinuates that winter is still lurking (although what a horrible thought! summer please!). This look is both casual and chic, and it comes together really well. I hope you are doing well, I’ve just been remedicated which is fuuuunn.

    Have a great week!
    Amy; wandering-everywhere.com

  17. May 7, 2018 / 1:33 pm

    LOVING the whole look so much 🙂 xx

  18. May 8, 2018 / 11:50 am

    I’m so happy that we’re finally getting spring-like weather here too:) And love this whole outfit, Alicia. That sweater is such a great fun piece, and those Veja sneakers are super cool.

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