9 Bold Trends That Don't Intimidate New York Girls

We're not saying all New Yorkers have bold style—some prefer a minimal, pared-back aesthetic, of course—but it's not uncommon for us to spot an out-there trend on an NYC lady before it becomes a full-blown, widespread craze. Perhaps New Yorkers just have chutzpah? Perhaps living in such a diverse, inspiring city creates a love of outside-the-box style? We won't claim to know the answer—we just know that if you're looking to adopt a few intrepid style moves, allow us to direct you to the photos ahead.

Be it with bold color, print, or statement accessories, the outfits below feature nine no-for-the-faint-of-heart trends. And if you're looking to shake up your usual routine—or maybe you've even fallen into a style rut—feel free to use the below to inspire your own next outfit masterpiece.

Blazers and Bike Shorts


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Blazers and bike shorts are our favorite style contradiction. Wearing one should almost come with the assumption that you shouldn't be wearing the other, and yet we're sold on this boardroom-meets–Spin class aesthetic.

Bucket Hats


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Bucket hats may have a "goofy" connotation, but the playful accessory also looks unexpected and cool, especially when worn with something a bit more polished.

Tube Socks


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Forget no-show socks. These old-school accessories are worn loud and proud.

Unabashed Color Clashing


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When it comes to color coordinating, forget everything you think you know. There's truly no combination off-limits or not worth a try.

Metallics as Neutrals


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Black, white, and tan are classic. But silver? Equally versatile and twice as impactful.

Lime Green


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We've haven't been this excited about slime since Double Dare.

Fanny Packs


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Fanny packs may be an of-the-moment silhouette, but for a woman on the go, it's also practical as heck.

Western Boots


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New Yorkers are all about the return of Western boots, especially worn with a decidedly less Western ensemble.

Handbag or Art?


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Who's to say whether you should wear your handbag or use it as a beautiful piece of décor?

Next, meet four women who underwent a huge style overhaul—and they're not looking back.

Gina Marinelli
Senior Editor

Who's your style icon?Taylor Tomasi HillWho are your 5 favorite people to follow on Twitter/Instagram? @tamumcpherson @lisasaysgah @therealgracecoddington @everyoutfitonsatc @notmynonni What's the fashion essential you can’t live without? A leather jacket.What's your desert island album? Beyoncé "B'Day." Or pretty much anything Beyoncé.