OOTD: The Fashionable Commute Outfit

This outfit post about the fashionable commute outfit is sponsored by Nordstrom. Although some of the clothing I’m wearing was provided by Nordstrom, all opinions are as always my own! Please read this blog’s disclosure post for more info.

The fashionable commute outfit featuring Blank NYC Suede Moto Jacket, WAYF Posie Strappy Camisole, AE Denim X High Waisted Jegging, Sole Society Selena Backpack, J. Crew Suede D'Orsays, LOFT Linked Ring Layering Necklace Set :: Effortlessly with Roxy

The New York City subway system is amazing for people watching! In some beautiful stations (and some really ugly dirty ones, to be quite frank) people from all walks of life join to make their way to wherever they’re headed that day. It’s one of the reasons why NYC runs through my blood like oxygen! I currently work in the Flatiron District and I’ve also worked in Midtown West, Soho, and Financial District. Each neighborhood has its own lifeblood, its own style, its own fashion.

Though heels are not recommended for the subway commute (spoiler alert: I often bring flats), I try to wear a fashionable commute outfit each day. This look? Put together with the help of the wonderful personal styling team at Nordstrom, the Westchester.

You may recall that a couple of weeks ago I held a shopping event at Nordstrom, the Westchester! Located just north of the city this store is delightfully large with three floors of shopping. I’m very excited to be working with the store personal styling team on several outfits this Spring and another event coming this Summer for the Anniversary Sale. A recap of my first event will be up soon; in the meantime, let’s take a closer look at this outfit!

The fashionable commute outfit :: Effortlessly with Roxy
The fashionable commute outfit :: Effortlessly with Roxy
The fashionable commute outfit :: Effortlessly with Roxy
The fashionable commute outfit :: Effortlessly with Roxy
The fashionable commute outfit :: Effortlessly with Roxy
Jacket: Blank NYC via Nordstrom | Top: WAYF via Nordstrom | Layering Cami: Free People
Jeans: American Eagle | Necklace: LOFT | Shoes: J. Crew | Bag: Sole Society via Nordstrom

I’ve been in love with the Posie Strappy Camisole ($55) for awhile! One of my girlcrushes, Rachel of Pinteresting Plans (love her Instagram too!), wears it often in fantastic ways. I realized that with the right layering cami underneath, I could totally make the top work for me even though our body types are very different ! It adds up to a fashionable commute outfit. Working with the Nordstrom styling team I put together a full look that stars the cami when my jacket’s off but blends together in a city chic outfit on my way to and from the office.

I received so many compliments on this fashionable commute outfit. In fact, on my Q train ride into work, I got into a conversation with a fellow busty gal about the trials and tribulations of making strappy camis currently in fashion work. Truly, no matter what your body type there’s always some trend or style that’s not designed perfectly to suit. Sometimes, like with this tank top + cami combination, a simple adjustment can make it work! So don’t give up before you try a few things! I’ll have another OOTD with a different color combo of this tank and cami later this Spring.

Not really sure how to fit some of this Spring’s trends into your closet? Or how to put together the classic items in your wardrobe in new and exciting ways? Do you want a fashionable commute outfit too? Even if you live nowhere near White Plains, the Nordstrom personal styling team at the Westchester can help you! They do both in-person and online shopping appointments and cover a range of styles to make sure you achieve your personal best outfits.

You can sign up for an appointment here. When you make your appointment be sure to specify The Westchester as your Nordstrom preferred store — you can search for them with zip code 10601. Tell them Roxy sent ya! I worked with Jessica who is amazing, and all of their styling team is wonderful. They listen to feedback and brilliantly pick and choose looks to match your aesthetic and budget.

This isn’t my first OOTD in the subway! Last year I shot three looks for Madewell in the new 2nd Ave Subway stations on the Upper East Side: 1 | 2 | 3. Also, don’t you love these jeans? Check out more about why American Eagle is my favorite jeans store right now.


  1. Kate
    April 10, 2018 / 2:58 pm

    Personally I just can't do ripped jeans. Or heels with jeans. But I love your top half choices. And the backpack.

    • April 10, 2018 / 3:02 pm

      I can understand on both counts! Ripped jeans are definitely polarizing. One of my girlfriends calls them money rippers, haha. But I am glad that you like at least half of the look. =)

  2. April 11, 2018 / 9:17 am

    On Instagram I thought this was purple but now I see it's gray. I'm crushing right back on ya girlfriend!!! XOXOXOXOX

    • April 11, 2018 / 12:07 pm

      Thank you so much Rachel!!

  3. lydia
    April 11, 2018 / 9:18 am

    I love this outfit! Such a great look that's perfect for every day. Such a cute cami and putting a layering cami under is perfect! Such a fab outfit girl, thanks for sharing!

    xo, lydia

    • April 11, 2018 / 12:07 pm

      Thanks Lydia! The layering cami totally expands the life of the tank!

  4. April 11, 2018 / 11:31 am

    Fabulous outfit! Love how you styled the top and jacket with ripped jeans. It’s perfect!

    • April 11, 2018 / 12:07 pm

      Thank you Rita!

  5. Anna English
    April 11, 2018 / 11:42 am

    These cami's are the best and perfect for easy layering!

    • April 11, 2018 / 12:08 pm

      So true, they make my styling life much easier in Spring and Fall.

  6. Rach DiMare
    April 11, 2018 / 4:36 pm

    Love this outfit! The layering is so on point and I love that cami!

    • April 12, 2018 / 11:36 am

      Thanks so much Rach!!

  7. April 11, 2018 / 8:02 pm

    I'm always a fan of distressed denim and lace tops!

    • April 12, 2018 / 11:37 am

      Me too, both are necessities in my closet!

  8. Jessica
    April 11, 2018 / 11:08 pm

    That bag is so versatile and I love that moto jacket!

    • April 12, 2018 / 11:37 am

      Thank you Jessica!!

  9. April 12, 2018 / 1:31 am

    You look like a runway model! Love this sassy outfit!

    Megan | pipmegan.com

    • April 12, 2018 / 11:37 am

      Aww thank you Megan! So happy that you like the sass.

  10. hannahcstark
    April 12, 2018 / 9:41 am

    I am really loving the backpack trend right now! I am heading to Europe in a couple weeks and definitely need to pick one up! I think it would be great for exploring:) Have a wonderful rest of your week!

    xoxo, Hannah

    • April 12, 2018 / 11:37 am

      Such a great idea Hannah! I love that backpacks are back in fashion.

  11. Ruthie
    April 12, 2018 / 1:28 pm

    I am loving your denim and that jacket!!

    • April 17, 2018 / 8:10 am

      Thank you so much Ruthie!

  12. April 13, 2018 / 12:45 pm

    yesss this is the perfect commute look! super cute for the subway 🙂


    • April 17, 2018 / 8:10 am

      Thanks Victoria! I enjoy looking cute for the back and forth to work.

  13. April 16, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    Oh this whole outfit is absolutely perfect! So great for the hustle and bustle.

    @trendyinindy || trendyinindy.com

    • April 17, 2018 / 8:10 am

      Hi Steph! Thank you so much!!

  14. April 17, 2018 / 2:24 pm

    I am loving this outfit! Girl you look great! Especially commuting in those heels, how do you do it with the subway stairs?! Love the cami color and the heels!

  15. April 20, 2018 / 5:18 pm

    I keep hearing great things about AE jeans – I need to just buy a pair already!

  16. April 21, 2018 / 2:49 am

    This is such a cute outfit girl! loving this whole look, and these jeans look great on you!


  17. April 23, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    I just love this look, it really is perfect for commuting!

  18. Karen
    June 6, 2018 / 11:26 am

    Love your cami, what size are you wearing?

    • June 6, 2018 / 11:29 am

      It's a L!

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