A Nautica Mesh Tee and Strolling in Columbus Circle

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Summer has arrived in full force here in New York, it is hot, steamy and uncomfortable. The upside is that it is less crowded as most of the inhabitants have left for the cooler shores. But on days like this be it seaside or strolling in the city it is all about lose fitting clothes with plenty of breathing room. And a non body con mesh tee like this one from Nautica truly fits the bill. It is fairly versatile and can dressed up or down. With a more sporty edge it could be worn with track pants and sneakers or you could dress it up like I did. I paired it with these ruffled trousers from French Connection I like the contrast of the sportiness of the top with the more formal but flirty feel of the pants. This top comes with a detachable camisole but I wore sans cami as it was super hot plus I just happened to have a navy bra in the same color so I decided to go for it and be a little racy.

The shoes from Zara with their in-between height—not flats but under three inches and wide chunky heel are quite comfortable, and I was able to walk in them for much of the day with out getting tired. I thought they looked perfect with ruffle pants for a kind of south of the boarder on holiday look. With the detailing of the texture in the top, I kept my neckline free of jewelry but added this semi iridescent skinny scarf which I bought almost a decade ago when I lived in Seattle. Yes Yes I was ahead of time with the skinny scarf trend.

As I was not wearing a necklace and my neckline was kept fairly minimal, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to wear some fun over-sized rings. The horse shoe shape in the top ring is unexpected and the metallic crystals and rose gold copper finish make it super eye catching. It is from a company called Blue Sky and I bought it at Therapy Life & Style in Sayville NY. Doesn’t it look perfect with this copper ring? The copper bauble is from H&M and was a whopping $7.99. In keeping with my  Spanish holiday look I added this bag I picked up at Anthropologie last summer which I got for a song at $39.99—it was originally over $200 a real show stopper isn’t it?

And finally I completed the look with these sunnies from The Loft. The beige frames add a nice soft feel and look super classy and more expensive then they are at $24.50. I met up with Andrea of PrettyProperQuaint to shoot this didn’t she do a great job? I then headed to the Meat Packing District to meet a friend for dinner. All in all, a perfect day.

Photos taken by Andrea of PrettyProperQuaint.com 

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  • Jackie
    July 18, 2016

    Cool outfit great place to take a stroll Allie.

  • Rachelle
    July 18, 2016

    I so love this top, you look stunning Allie.


  • Shybiker
    July 18, 2016

    Adorable outfit. Love the pants. Yes, Summer in the city is hot but I go to enjoy the absence of crowds. It’s refreshing to be in normally-congested places without throngs of busy commuters. The sunglasses suit your personality (to the extent I know what it is).

  • Rowena
    July 18, 2016

    Those ruffled trousers are fabulous! I really like how you styled them with a sporty feeling top to keep them from being OTT feminine and such great accessories! You always score the best bargains!

  • Tessa
    July 18, 2016

    love this look! Great styling!

    xo Tessa | http://www.travelwheretonext.com

  • The Fashion Folks
    July 18, 2016

    Love this look, so chic with the sunnies! Xx


  • yuka
    July 18, 2016

    such a cool tee! I love the paneling!


  • Shireen L. Platt
    July 19, 2016

    First of all, I really like that you are featuring your style more often on the blog, Ali, you look really chic. I really love both top and pants, they look great together and I can see each easily paired with other pieces too.


  • Akaleistar
    July 19, 2016

    What a great look! Those pants are so cool 🙂

  • Ashley
    July 19, 2016

    This top is too cool, girlfriend. Love it in navy!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • elle the Elle Diaries
    July 19, 2016

    I know this may sound trite, but I truly love each piece in this outfit! Love the ruffled trouser, ( i might try them on if still available_ the great mesh tee, and the rings, perfectly and artfully paired! Love the color of the sunnies.
    You are truly chic! I hope you are enjoying the summer so far- it is flying along!
    xx, Elle

  • ellesees.net
    July 20, 2016

    Great contrast with the sporty vs the femme ruffles. Love the breeziness of the top–a must for the heat of an NYC summer.

  • Stephanie
    July 20, 2016

    I’m totally digging this top! It’s chic and perfect for those hot NYC summers. Love the styling too!

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A Nautica Mesh Tee and Strolling in Columbus Circle