Indian Summer – Paris

Paris summer street style | Photographed by Ashka Shen | Xssat

Paris summer street style | Photographed by Ashka Shen | Xssat

Paris summer street style | Photographed by Ashka Shen | Xssat

Paris summer street style | Photographed by Ashka Shen | Xssat

Paris summer street style | Photographed by Ashka Shen | Xssat

As I’m typing this I have about 15 browser tabs open on various kinds of tan and brown coloured boots and I can’t pretend I’m not going through my mental inventory of all the jackets and coats I own trying to decide if I need to add any new items.

BUT! NYC is still very very hot, like always, the start of September is an Indian summer and as much as I can’t wait to pull my boots on and rug up in cozy woolen layers, I know the winter months will be bitter and I need to make the most of these last days of summer. I’m going to bring out those backless dresses, those lacey tops and those short shorts just one more time.

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.