If there’s one style set that just gets the whole fashion-meets-function thing, it’s New York City girls. As we highlight on the regular, this sartorially savvy group knows what’s cool, and given that they’re constantly on the go, they understand how to make their forward ensembles as comfortable as possible. In fact, there are a few universal items NYC ladies rely on to achieve their flawless looks.
But what’s particularly interesting is that many of the essentials in question—like practical footwear picks and chic outerwear selects—just so happen to be on sale at all of our favorite shops. That’s right, those New Yorker-approved must-haves are all sprinkled throughout the fall blowouts at Nordstrom and Shopbop. With all that in mind, keep scrolling to shop the eight NYC-girl staples worth shopping on sale right this very moment.
New Yorkers basically can’t get through fall (or winter) without a selection of cozy sweaters to wear as is, or layer with extra shirting or outerwear.
Given that the ’90s are back with a fervor, straight-leg, lighter-wash jeans in blue or black continue to reign supreme as the It denim style among NYC girls.
New York City women and leather jackets just go together. Yes, leather and suede motos are practical in nature (ahem, warm!), but they bring that cool downtown vibe to a look as well.
Whether it’s a full suit or just a blazer, tailoring pieces add sophistication to any ensemble. If you’re in a rush (like many city girls) and need to look polished in an instant, grab a blazer and you’re done.
It’s a pretty safe bet to say that just about every NYC girl has at least one pair (if not many) of black ankle boots in their arsenals as the versatile shoe pick to work with just about any ensemble.
NYC girls are all about throw-on-and go midi dresses to toss on, add a pair of shoes, and head out the door.
Cardigans have now become mainstays in the closet of most fashion girls—especially New Yorkers as a cool and comfortable layering piece.
While NYC girls carry a variety of bag silhouettes, you spot totes quite frequently thanks to their functional, fit-everything nature.