Recently, Slice brought you “Get the Look: The Real Housewives of Vancouver.” Having given Van City’s cool, catty and haute-coutured quintet its moment in the full-on fashion spotlight, it’s only fair to remember the gorgeous, garrulous and gossipy group that started it all, The Real Housewives of New York City. Like we keep telling you: You can’t say “looking for trouble” without saying “look”! Assuming your budget permits, do try these fashion statements at home!
1. Printed Dress
‘Tis the season of the print! The New York ladies know how to rock printed pieces while still looking chic and understated. Afraid of patterns? Get your feet wet in a subtle black and white printed dress, like this one by Diane Von Furstenberg (available at Profile Fashion). Throw on some heels and you have the perfect outfit for a garden wedding in the Hamptons.
There’s nothing more classic or classy than a beautiful set of pearls. Wear a multiple strand necklace like this one by Cathy Waterman (available at Barney’s) with a cocktail dress or, for extra glamour, pair it with a simple silk blouse.
3. Silk Blouse
A billowy, neutral-coloured silk blouse like this one by Hamilton Paris (available at Matches) is a chic piece that can be easily dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.
4. Little Black Dress
Every woman’s wardrobe should include at least one little black dress. Have some fun with a flirty style, like this one by Eileen Kirby (available at Frockaholic). Versatile to the max, an LBD is the perfect go-to outfit for the next art gallery opening, cocktail party or girls night out you’re invited to.
5. Sequined Clutch
This shimmering gold clutch by Kate Spade New York (available at Endless) is the perfect accessory for an urbanite fond of all-black ensembles. The gold sequins add a touch of playfulness and glamour to a monochromatic look.
6. Ballet Flats
Whether you’re running after your twin babies, wandering the West Village or building your own empire, a pair of comfortable flats are a must for the busy city slicker. These snakeskin flats by Isola Britt (available at Lord & Taylor) are super cute and go with everything.
7. Dramatic Statement Item
Set yourself apart from the masses with a dramatic statement-making top like this asymmetrical sleeveless ruffle blouse by Valentino (available at Montaigne Market). The stunning structure of the garment will make you impossible to miss, and the basic black keeps it from looking over-the-top.
8. Small gold pendant
For the most part, these New York women like to keep their jewellery small, tasteful and luxurious. Accessorize with a small gold pendant like this gold elephant necklace by Kendra Phillip (available at Max and Chloe). Wear it alone or layer several for added effect.
9. Black Cage Heels
Equal parts fierce and sophisticated, a pair of cage heels like these ones by Yves Saint Laurent (available at Matches) adds just the right amount of edge to your outfit.
Simone Paget is a freelance writer and the author of Skinny Dip, a cheeky blog about love, sex, relationships and everything in between. When she’s not writing her heart out, she loves wandering around her city, large cup of coffee in hand, in search of the next great story.