The Upper West Side dresses more like the rest of the country than any other neighborhood in Manhattan.
I don't know what else to say about that.
There was some fashion to be found, however, and most of it was a practical, comfortable spin on summer trends.
summer shirts in a windowpane check
very Charles Addams
little white dress worn as a layer
Birkenstock thong sandals
citron yellow and navy
eyeglasses with clear frames
white linen shirt and sandals
An iconic Upper West Side look, the zany lady
This style was immortalized by Ruth Gordon in Rosemary's Baby and was still in evidence here until the late '90s. But as the chain stores and young Rosemarys have moved in, the quirky, original look has disappeared. Where are the zany ladies of yesteryear?