The City Slicker fashionista is bold and daring. She dresses to make a statement, a strong and commanding statement. She doesn’t accessorize much, but when she does it’s done with precision. Sharp silhouettes and contrasting details are her jam. She’s all about contrasting colors (usually black and white) but ties in gold and silver for a subtle but impactful look. The City Slicker fashionista is edgy and oh-so confident in her style.
Does this sound like you, or the style icon you strive to be? Below, I’ve highlighted my favorite City Slicker pieces from some of Tanger’s edgiest brands. Some of these pieces can be worn together to create a sleek City Slicker look and others can be easily incorporated into your existing wardrobe to provide just a touch of sass. Check them out and let me know what you think!
This knee-length, stripped dress from Forever21 might be considered a more casual City Slicker piece, but it still deserves its few minutes of fame. It’s bold enough to wear alone with a pair of black and white flatforms, but simple enough to pair with a great leather bootie and even a kick-butt moto jacket (see below).
The black leather motorcycle jacket (this one from Wilsons Leather) is the quintessential piece for the City Slicker fashionista. When going for rough but refined street style, all you need to do is toss this sucker on! You can pair it with casual dresses or the most structured pant looks. I don’t know what I would do without mine!
If you’re anything like me, you live for the days you get to rock all black. These high-waisted pants with button accents at the hips from Forever 21 make the look super sassy! Toss on the black moto jacket above and you’re ready to dominate the city scene in style.
All great looks require bold accessories, but remember… City Slicker looks don’t call for much, so don’t over do it. Stick to a contrasting clutch or a mid-sized, monochrome handbag. Don’t go too big, as you don’t want to take away from the outfit. I love the little bit of detail on this Nine West clutch. The chains add to the City Slicker appeal too!
No woman’s closet is complete without a classic black leather bootie, so why not put them to good use. I guarantee they’ll go with almost any City Slicker look you attempt. Dresses, skirts, jumpers, trousers, shorts, you name it… These guys will take you miles. If you’re looking for a new pair, check out Nine West. They’re bootie central right now.
And because I adore shoes (as all women do), I will feature them twice. These Chinese Laundry sandals from Saks OFF 5th are a steal and would make a great summer City Slicker shoe. The contrasting detail and the thick ankle strap make it super bold, sure to turn heads. And let’s not forget to mention the thick heel which adds a few points for comfort.
As I mentioned, the City Slicker fashionista doesn’t accessorize much. But, when she does it’s sleek and simple. These gunmetal stoned drop earring from H&M will add just enough shine to your look to dress it up without going overboard. They’re tough chic meets simple glam!
Like what you see, but need help coming up with ideas of how to piece together the perfect City Slicker outfit? CLICK HERE to view my City Slicker Pinterest board for some awesome pinspiration!