Neutral Coats – Milan

Neutral coats - Milan street style | Photographed by Ashka Shen | Xssat

Neutral coats - Milan street style | Photographed by Ashka Shen | Xssat

Neutral coats - Milan street style | Photographed by Ashka Shen | Xssat

I was walking around Soho yesterday and noticed that pretty much all of the shops have already moved onto their autumn winter stock. I mean, seriously? New York is going through a heatwave right now! I step outside for a minute and I’m sweating buckets and here they are trying to sell me sweaters.

As much I want to stick my head in the sand… and lie on a beach… The idea of layering up is always exciting and who doesn’t love a good coat anyway, so here are some from the streets of Milan to get you in the mood.

A Weekend in Tulum

Tulum Mexico travel guide - Tulum beach | Photographed by Ashka Shen | Xssat

Tulum Mexico travel guide - Palm umbrellas and lounges on the beach | Photographed by Ashka Shen | Xssat

Tulum Mexico travel guide - Coconut palm trees | Photographed by Ashka Shen | Xssat

Tulum Mexico travel guide - Jungle swings at La Zebra | Photographed by Ashka Shen | Xssat

Tulum Mexico travel guide - Jungle swing at La Zebra | Photographed by Ashka Shen | Xssat

Tulum Mexico travel guide - Tulum main road | Photographed by Ashka Shen | Xssat

Tulum Mexico travel guide - Beach lounges | Photographed by Ashka Shen | Xssat

Sure it was more of a long weekend, but New Yorkers take Friday and Monday off, fly somewhere and call it a vacation. This is pretty much new to me, as a freelancer I can take off as much time I want and as an Aussie, you can’t call it a holiday unless you are gone for 2 weeks, but hey, when in Rome!

For my 30th birthday, my American beau and I gave ourselves a long weekend and flew to Tulum for some sunshine and ceviche. I had done a 3 week backpacking trip through Mexico years ago and really enjoyed it and several friends had gone to Tulum recently and loved it, so it was an easy decision.

Some people are calling Tulum the Williamsburg of Mexico, I don’t know if that’s fair, set a hour and a half from mega resort town Cancun (which I hate…) and 45 minutes from party central Playa del Carmen, Tulum has its own thing going on, if anything it’s more hippie than hipster, it can be luxe if you want it, or low key if you want that. Gorgeous food, gorgeous cocktails on a long gorgeous stretch of beach with super fine white sand, what more could you want.

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Style Stories – Trisha – New York

Style Stories - Trisha - New York | Photographed by Ashka Shen | Xssat

“I usually dress a lot more tomboyish, but today I felt like throwing on a skirt cos it’s too hot for pants. I have two skirts and this is one of the two that I own.”

Style Stories - Trisha - New York | Photographed by Ashka Shen | Xssat

You have quite a lot of tattoos, can you tell me about them?

“Many of them are thirteen inspired tattoo, cos that’s my number I guess. On Friday the 13th, a lot of tattoo shops have a special for $13, so I have at least 10 thirteen inspired tattoos.”

Style Stories - Trisha - New York | Photographed by Ashka Shen | Xssat

“I just like comfortable clothes, anything that’s oversized, baggy, I just gravitate towards that. I usually wear sweatpants, leggings and any type of stretchy pants, drop crotch, harem pants, that’s all I wear.”

Style Stories - Trisha - New York | Photographed by Ashka Shen | Xssat

The bag, that’s really cute.

“The Moschino. I got it on sale! When I saw the Jeremy Scott collection I was like OMG, cos I loved McDonalds and fast food. I have a cheeseburger tattoo.”

Style Stories - Trisha - New York | Photographed by Ashka Shen | Xssat

“My favourite Tyler The Creator song is called Radicals, the message in the song is really inspiring and it’s basically telling people you can do whatever you want to do, don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. I have it upside down, so I can read one and right side up, so everyone else can read it too.”