Summer Business as Usual in New York City
Saul Carrasco is the creator of Trend Styled, a lifestyle blog based in New York City. Originally a Texas native, Saul portrays his laid back aesthetic through his #OOTD posts which include images from his daily adventures in NYC and beyond. When he is not posting daily style inspiration, he can also be seen covering a wide range of topics, including grooming, health and fitness, and travel. Here, he shows us his city-approved day-to-night looks and shares a few of his favorite NYC destinations. There’s nothing better than those warm, summer days where we can soak up some sun on a good patio, enjoy a refreshing iced coffee between meetings outside, and of course, get into some style refreshers. I’m feeling super nautical today with my work to play transition. From a full day of meetings to a night out with some friends, it’s usually pretty hard to make it home in between the day’s activities. Plus, you just never know where your day might lead you. Today started with a busy schedule of meetings. Walking being the main mode of transportation in NYC, my need for comfort is just as important as my need for style when stepping out for the day. A great blazer and tee combo is my usual go to when hopping around for meetings and today was no different. Just as comfortable as my clothing, I went for my new Birch Lake Bluchers that I’m loving for the season. Nothing beats a cool pair of blue suede shoes and these guys easily get me through my long days of walking with comfort technology that I love. I always find myself detouring through the Chelsea neighborhood, so I can walk the Highline Park as I make my way through some of my favorite art galleries in the galleries district. It helps to make a few stops to break up a day of meetings… and it doesn’t hurt that there’s some good A/C blasting in each gallery too. From work to play, I usually leave my apartment prepared to be out all day and into the evening, especially if I have plans at night. A fresh shirt and some casual kicks help to transform my ‘office-wear’ into my “night out with friends” kind of style. These Colben Oxfords are my usual go-tos, not overly casual or dressy, they’re the perfect shoes for whatever my day or night have in store. A quick coffee recharge at La Colombe – one of my many favorites in NYC - while enjoying some sun is one of my favorite things to do after a busy day of meetings. It’s little moments like these that help me to unwind and turn off "work-mode." While there’s an endless amount of restaurants in New York City, summer is all about the patio destinations. Seamore’s, near Soho, is one of those warm weather spots. Avocado fritters, poké, fish tacos, and some delicious cocktails… what else do you need on a warm day?! Well, besides a good nightcap. After one too many fritters, I'll finish my night at Mr. Purple – one of NYC’s newest rooftops that will, without a doubt, be a huge hot spot this summer. With a rooftop pool and some tasty small-bites, it’s the perfect place to finish a busy day trekking around NYC. Find more of Saul's style inspiration by following @TrendStyled on Instagram. This Port71 guest blogger received compensation in exchange for his post. All opinions are the blogger’s own.