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new york outfit

tank // pants // choker // belt // sandals (similar) // sunglasses // bag

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from being a New Yorker, it’s that we love to wear black.

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There’s something really perfect about an all black look (another look from the beginning of the year here) when you’re walking around the streets of Manhattan. I work in Midtown, so there are a lot of companies with offices in Midtown that don’t have anything to do with the fashion industry. So when I walk around in culottes, caged sandals and a very flashy belt, you could imagine the looks I get from some people.

Oops. Sorry not sorry.

I’ve worn culottes on the blog before (here and here), and I really hope this silhouette is here to stay. I love how sometimes you can’t tell if a person is wearing culottes or a skirt. I love how they’re a bit more fashion forward than other pants. And I definitely love that I can wear my favorite belt with this pair.

sandals (similar)



photos by allie provost

  • splash of preppy

    Love the belt! Have been seeing it everywhere.

    • Dana Mannarino

      Thanks, girl! It’s seriously one of the cooler purchases I’ve made!

  • Perfectly styled! Happy Monday, lady!

    • Dana Mannarino

      Thank you, lady! (Loved your comment about how opposite we are today!)

  • That choker is perfect and I love this whole outfit!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

    • Dana Mannarino

      Thanks, Tess! I’ve been wearing that choker with everything! So easy to wear.

  • Love this head to toe black look! That belt- yes!

    • Dana Mannarino

      Thank you, Ashley! I’ve been embracing the New Yorker in me 😉

  • I swoon over a great all black look! So fierce but classic at the same time. Love the belt!

    Rachel /

    • Dana Mannarino

      Thank you, Rachel! That belt had to be one of my favorite purchases this summer!

  • so classy.. beautiful blog..

    Gladys | A Glad Diary

    • Dana Mannarino

      Aww, thank you, Gladys! Come back soon! Xx

  • Lauren Oliver

    You look AMAZING! I’m dying over that belt and those shoes are so killer! Couldn’t agree more about how great an all-black look is!


    • Dana Mannarino

      Omg, thank you, Lauren! Sometimes you just need a sleek, all-black look to pull you out of a styling rut!

  • Harmony at Momma To Go

    You are the only short girl who can pull off culottes! Love this look!

    • Dana Mannarino

      Thank you, Harmony! Xx

  • kelsey

    This outfit is amazing I love it!
    Xo, Kelsey

    • Dana Mannarino

      Thank you, Kelsey! Xx

  • I love the all black!

    Xx Taylor

    • Dana Mannarino

      Thank you, lady! Xx Hope all is well!

  • this outfit is everything!! you look fabulous per usual!


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