Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

Fort Tryon Park Billings Arcade: Edgy Outfit Idea

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This is one of my favorite shoots to date. If you are looking for an alternative to Central Park for shoots, I strongly recommend Fort Tryon Park. It’s definitely a trek as it’s all the uptown, close to where the Cloisters is, but it is so worth it! Make a day out of it and bring multiple outfits to shoot, and then visit the Cloisters afterwards. Since I had never been to Fort Tryon before, I researched online beforehand where would be the best spots to shoot. I came across photos of the Billings Arcade, and I knew that I had to shoot there. This historic landmark is the original driveway and remains of the Billings Mansion, built in 1905. A fire destroyed the Billings Mansion, and this arcade is all that remains of it. I totally felt like I was transported to another world when I walked through the Billings Arcade, there is something magical about it.Layersofchic Fort Tryon Park Edgy Outfit Luba Skirt Yellow HandbagLayersofchic Fort Tryon Park Edgy Outfit Neoprene TopLayersofchic Fort Tryon Park Edgy Outfit Idea Blogger Style

I had a vision to feature a fashion forward and edgy outfit that would contrast against the historic setting. So I chose a neoprene top paired with a side zipper mini-skirt for a cool and modern look. This top is one of my most treasured possessions – I found it in Singapore and it is by an independent designer who is based there. The skirt is by a brand called Luba, and I really like the side front zipper and triangle slit. Somehow the prints on the top and skirt match perfectly, they look different yet in conjunction with each other. Layersofchic Fort Tryon Park Edgy Outfit Idea Summer Layersofchic Fort Tryon Park Edgy Outfit Billings Arcade ShootLayersofchic Fort Tryon Park Edgy Outfit Fashion Blogger

Continuing with the modern edgy outfit, I chose unconventional leather clogs for my shoes. These clogs from Coach always add an unexpected edge to any outfit, and I often get asked where I got them. To add a pop of color to this look, I went with my mustard yellow vintage handbag. I completed the outfit with edgy bangles from Freida Rothman and statement gold earrings by Taylor Wilkinson. Layersofchic Fort Tryon Park Edgy Outfit Yellow Handbag VintageLayersofchic Fort Tryon Park Shoot Ideas Edgy OutfitLayersofchic Fort Tryon Park Billings Arcade Edgy Outfit NYC BloggerLayersofchic Fort Tryon Park Edgy Outfit NYC Style BlogLayersofchic Fort Tryon Park Edgy Outfit Fashion Blog NYC

Shop the Look:

Top: From Singapore
Skirt: Luba
Shoes: Coach (similar here)
Bag: Vintage
Earrings: Taylor Wilkinson
Bangles: Freida Rothman

Thanks for reading,
Mary

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16 responses to “Fort Tryon Park Billings Arcade: Edgy Outfit Idea”

  1. I love this shoot, too! Your shoes remind of some that I had back in the 90’s! You’re absolutely killin’ it. Compliments to the photographer as well, your photos came out great and your outfit choice is PERFECT

  2. Kristina says:

    Cool and unique outfit idea, love your style! Also beautiful photos!

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  3. Angie says:

    You look rad, and that skirt is so pretty!

  4. Heather says:

    What a fun juxtaposition!

  5. Oooh girl I LOVE that skirt! So chic and cute, it reminds me of something Aimee Song from Song of Style would wear! Love how you styled it! xo, Brittany Nicole | http://www.theblistblog.com

  6. Lisa Autumn says:

    Girl I loev how you combine such a different patterns.. you are such a queen!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  7. Sara Welch says:

    It is such a cute and fun look! I wish I could pull it off as well as you do!

  8. Monique says:

    What a cute outfit! I love how you paired the 2 patterns together.

  9. Megan says:

    Interesting combo! I like that the top and skirt both have similar pink and blue tones to pull it all together!

  10. The way you blend textures and print looks effortless. I always struggle with this!

  11. Christa says:

    What a gorgeous location! I love the mixed prints with the pop of yellow. Great shoot!

  12. Such a cute shoot and outfit! Love how you mixed these prints so effortlessly and your shoes are amazing!

  13. Edgy outfit to a historic setting. Love your outfit idea!

  14. Holly says:

    This is such a cute look! I’m obsessed with those shoes!

  15. Dominique says:

    This is super cute! Love your styld – that shirt is awesome and love the cut of the skirt!

  16. Amanda says:

    That photo of you jumping is so cute!

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