Style blogger Samantha Sheinson, creator of The New York Blonde, recently stopped by our new NYC showroom to pick out her favorite pieces and create a series of casual weekend looks for hanging out in her downtown neighborhood of Tribeca. We’re obsessed with the edgy outfits she created, using styles like The Andrea Legging, Adelia Leather Jacket, Buda Mesh Top and Kate Pant in camo. “I love the durable, lightweight fabrics used by Anatomie,” says Samantha. “Each piece is crafted to be figure-flattering, super-comfortable and wrinkle-free, so I can run around the city without having to worry about whether my clothes have become wrinkled in the process. I also turn to Anatomie for their sophisticated, on-trend designs. It is challenging to find casual looks that can be worn to work or on your days off.” The self-described “whimsical sophisticate” (follow her on Instagram @thenyblonde), mixed Anatomie with denim, flats and effortlessly cool accessories from her own closet for killer off-duty style.
Samantha took a break from her stylish endeavors (and wedding planning!) to chat with Anatomie.
What was your inspiration for creating The New York Blonde?
“ I wanted to create a blog that was most reflective of my style and personality. A lot of bloggers were focused on fast fashion or of-the-moment trends. I wanted to create a blog that was a bit more playful, but remained sophisticated in style. The New York Blonde was inspired by all the great New York City blondes that came before like Lauren Santo Domingo, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy and Gwyneth Paltrow.”
Describe your signature style...
“A whimsical sophisticate. I’ll wear a tailored tuxedo blazer with denim, a jeweled mule and tasseled earring. Nothing I wear is too serious and it is always super feminine.”
Clothing items and accessories you personally can't live without?
“Anything with feathers or sequins! If it sparkles AND has feathers, I will never let it go!”
Must-have items for spring? What are trends worth tapping into?
“I am loving deconstructed shirts seen on the runway and in magazines. One-shoulder, off-the-shoulder, deep-V silhouettes and juxtaposed stripes are all a must on my list!”
Tell us about your inspiration behind this casual weekend in Tribeca story on The New York Blonde…
“Most of the articles I post revolve around nightlife or hotspots in the city. The outfits I recommend are generally going-out looks involving high heels and fancy blouses. I wanted to offer a different side of dressing and highlight more casual looks while bopping around Tribeca on a Saturday.”
Your philosophy on dressing off-duty on the weekends?
“Stay comfortable, but remain style conscious at the same time.”
Why are these four looks perfect for each of your favorite spots in the neighborhood?
“It is easy to grab leggings and a T-shirt when running to grab coffee at Laughing Man in Tribeca, but I always try to remain chic no matter the occasion, which is why I like the Andrea Legging. The two-tone legging is a bit dressier and adding a black leather jacket elevates the whole look. Living in Tribeca, women are always dressed well whatever the occasion.
Heading to brunch at The Odeon, I wanted to remain comfortable and on-trend which is why I paired the Budah Mesh Top with the Delaney Vest. It happened to be an unusually warm day and I wanted to take advantage of that by wearing a mini denim skirt for a quick brunch with friends.
Walking around in the city, you always want to make sure you are wearing comfortable clothes for the stroll and have a jacket on hand. The lightweight Adelia Leather Jacket is perfect as a layering item. I also can’t resist a fun print like the Kate Skinny Cargo Pant in camo.
When heading to Battery Park City, I like to be a bit more dressed because I know I will end up at City Vineyard for an afternoon drink. Pairing jeans with the Cila Cropped Leather Jacket was perfect. It was a casual top with a dressier denim bottom.”
How does Anatomie integrate into your personal street style?
“I love statement pieces no matter the occasion, so I naturally gravitate towards items within the collection that feature mixed media fabrics like the Adelia Leather Jacket with an illusion sleeve and the Kate Cargo Pant in a fun camo print. My casual style tends to be edgier than fun, so I paired a black leather jacket and Adidas trainers with most of the looks to keep that edgy feel.”
Favorite pieces from Anatomie?
“I love the leather jackets. They are super lightweight and easy to carry around the city or pack for an upcoming trip.”
Where else can you imagine wearing Anatomie?
“I fully intend on wearing Anatomie on my upcoming flight to the Caribbean. The fabrics are super stretchy and breathable—ideal for a flight. I also know the pieces will be perfect for visiting my family at the beach this summer. They are super comfortable and casually chic for walking the boardwalk in the morning or riding bikes to the inlet.”
What style advice would you give women visiting NYC?
“I think the same philosophy I have for off-duty weekend dressing. Stay comfortable for walking around the city, but choose stylish pieces that can take you from day museum trips to a dinner date.”
What are your top recommendations for someone visiting NYC for the weekend?
“There are so many, so this one is tough! If I was giving someone top spots for visit in New York it would go as follows: Visit the MOMA for their amazing collection of modern art, stop by Bergdorf Goodman for a once-in-a-life shopping experience, get your Hamilton tickets way in advance because, yes it really is that good, make a dinner reservation at Marc Forgione for the chicken and chocolate chip cookie and grab a pistachio cocktail at ZZ’s Clam Bar in Greenwich Village.”
Where is your next trip and what will you be wearing?
“I am heading to Turks and Caicos for my next vacay and am so excited to wear all my great resort wear that easily translates into summer looks. This includes fringe-detailed cover-ups, jeweled slides, cut-out swimsuits and lace-trimmed beach dresses with bonbon earrings. I cannot wait!”
Read Samantha's Anatomie blog post on The New York Blonde
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