NYC’s Upper East Side is a Treasure Box of Street Style

Get ready to want to dress up.

03.31.17

So much of the street style that gets shared during New York Fashion Week happens downtown, especially now that the hubbub no longer hubs around Lincoln Center. But people in other areas of New York City wear clothes to marvel at, too — year-round, regardless of the official fashion calendar. And by all bagels that are hole-y, you deserve to see them!

In the first set of what is sure to be a wardrobe-inspiring sartorial exploration of NYC’s five boroughs and many neighborhoods, Simon Chetrit took the 6 train uptown to Manhattan’s Upper East Side — home to Museum Mile, Blair Waldorf, the part of Fifth Avenue that out of towners think of when you say “Fifth Avenue” and a whole lot of style.

We asked him to zoom in on those who have reached the age of wisdom, those with enough years under their well-worn belts to remember a time before sweatpants in public were considered more or less black-tie. (Athleisure and ripped jeans are key components of the downtown wardrobe.) And of course, he did just that. But he also captured old souls living in young bodies who were occasion-ready, too.

Click through and see for yourself.

Photos by Simon Chetrit.

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