The founder of Roopal Patel Consulting and fashion front-row staple shares her NYC life and style tips for the season.
My style is...Feminine with a twist.
And my style mantra is…If I have to think about it too much, I do not wear it. Fashion should be fun and easy. Not too trivial.
Best style advice I ever received…My mother said, "Green and pink can be worn together!" She always wore bright saris with bold color combinations when she would get dressed up to go out. I think my love of wearing bright colors and prints comes from my mother.
I am wearing…A Proenza Schouler t-shirt over Tory's Chelsea dress. I love the mid-calf length and how full the skirt is. It feels new to me. And my accessories: Bangles from my travels to Goa and Punta Del Este, beaded jewelry from Poupette in St. Barths and Azzedine Alaïa suede sandals.
The key to wearing yellow…Treat it like a neutral. It does not matter how pale, deep or bright the shade is. Pair it back to other neutrals (gray is my personal favorite) or pair it back to a bright color, such as pink or electric blue. There are so many options when you treat it like white or camel. Much more fun that way.
A perfect day in NYC...A leisure day of brunch with friends somewhere downtown, exploring new shops and strolling through different areas in or outside the city. Williamsburg and Dumbo have great shops and restaurants. A quick yoga or spin class and then dinner with friends at a local favorite restaurant. I love going to Fat Radish, Minetta Tavern, Bar Pitti or Indochine.
My favorite place to grab a drink with friends...Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel. It feels very New York to me.
My sign is...Capricorn. I was born on January 1st.
Photograph by Mimi Ritzen Crawford