The perfect “Emmanuelle Alt” button down

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I found the perfect button-down! It’s the slouchy-yet-sexy, shows-a-little-boob, casual-cool shirt that I’ve been looking for since I saw this street style perfection of Emmanuelle Alt. Last summer I was shopping with my boyfriend at our favorite store out east, Tenet. It has men’s and women’s clothing and they have a couch so whoever is done shopping first can sit, hangout, and not be annoyed that the other person is taking so long. I was helping him look for shirts when I found this one by Gitman Bros Vintage. I have the men’s medium, in the lightest cotton so it’s slouchy, I tuck it in the front of my jeans so it feels feminine, and I let the back hang out so it feels easy. Just like E.A.

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Black and white all over

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Sunday afternoon, after reluctantly peeling myself away from the second season of Orange is the New Black, my boyfriend and I went outside for the first time that day, eventually settling in at my neighborhood margarita and guacamole spot. Located at the intersection of Soho, Greenwich and the West Village, it might be one of the best places to people watch (i.e, Alexander Wang and his entourage walked by). Two baskets of chips later, I deduced that the new city uniform consists exclusively of head-to-toe black and white (outfits like this and this). My sidewalk research showed that for the look to be fresh and modern, it’s all about minimal layering and great accessories.

Above: White Alexander Wang mules on sale, J.Crew sweater, Gap skirt, Gucci bag, Asos belt, Chloé flats, Theory shortsThierry Lasry sunglasses, Coach leather baseball hat.