If you're like me, Instagram isn't just a place for scrolling through pretty pictures. It's also a means for finding outfit inspiration and virtually tucking away must-visit restaurants. As an NYC resident, I've come to recognize that a few of my favorite trendsetters have a knack for being on top of the must-visit stops in New York. While scrolling through their feed, it's clear they have nailed the best spots for fashion photos in New York. Whether it be a backdrop for an OOTD or an especially 'gram-worthy coffee shop, there are certain spots that come up again and again.
Not an NYC resident? Fear not—these spots will be around for your next visit to the Big Apple. Below, we're highlighting the best of the best so you can fill your Instagram feed with the best places to shoot in the city. Make sure your outfit is ready for a spontaneous shot and you're all set.
Read on to see the best spots for fashion photos in NYC, and then shop a few key pieces to wear in your photos!
Not only is this cool Lower East Side restaurant seriously photogenic, but the food is good (and relatively healthy) too.
While the city's wide-ranging museums are all go-to shoot spots for the fashion crowd, the brutalist Met Breuer makes for an extra-dramatic backdrop.
SoHo's pinkest pop-up, the Mansur Gavriel store is not only a key spot for picking up must-have accessories but also the perfect backdrop for an outfit shot.
Fashion is hard work, and when stylish women need to rest and grab a bite, it's Jack's Wife Freda they head for. It's an added bonus that the food is pretty darn photogenic, too.
No, the great Empire State Building isn't just a hot spot for tourists; it's also a popular background for NYC trendsetters.
Looking for a dramatic backdrop? Nothing can compare to a bridge shot with the Manhattan skyline to boot.
Sure, shopping abounds in SoHo, but the old-school buildings also make for an iconic photo backdrop.
While the city is chock-full of stylish hotels, The Ludlow has become a fashion-girl favorite. Look closely and you'll recognize the view in any number of hotel room #OOTD shots.