13 Style Moves That NYC Girls Can Do in Their Sleep

The Color-Block Canadian Tuxedo

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@humidityistheenemy

It's just denim on denim but with contrasted washes. So simple, so effective.

I'm not saying women in New York get dressed while they're still asleep, but I will say there are a number of elevated, forward outfits many of us know how to master even if we live by the city-that-never-sleeps attitude. It's due to these foolproof style moves that the women ahead have pieced together looks that feel cool yet uncomplicated (frankly, our favorite combination).

The results below are achieved thanks to a bit of clever layering, accessorizing, and generally knowing how to select pieces that fit a range of different occasions. This includes denim, athleisure, matching sets, and more. Ahead, take a look at the outfits ripe for re-creating ASAP, likely with pieces you already own.

The Business-Casual Look

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@chrissyford

A shorts suit looks great at the office but has off-duty appeal, too.

Available in sizes XS to L.

The Sock Spotting

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@itsamrit

The small addition of printed socks makes this outfit feel that much more special.

The Monochrome Moment

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@michellesalem

Nothing really tops a strong color statement.

Available in sizes S/M to M/L.

The Double Bag

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@babba.c

There are places to go and things to carry, so combine a hands-free style and something with a practical shoulder strap that'll help you do the most.

The Pseudo Athletics

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@vbiancav

You may be an active person, but this ensemble is more about dressing the part, despite what your actual plans are. For bonus points, add a cheeky, unexpected basket bag.

Available in sizes 0 to 4.

The Tie-Up

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@champagnemani

Jeans and a tee don't need much to feel cool. But spending 15 extra seconds to add an effortless, makeshift-crop-top knot feels totally worth it.

Available in sizes 23 to 32.

The Dressed-Down Gown

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@alyssainthecity

Add sneakers to minimize any formal vibes.

Available in sizes 0 to 14.

The Tied-Up Tee and Slinky Skirt

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@itsmekellieb

Yes, it's similar to the jeans-and-T-shirt combination but in a breezier, even-easier-to-slip-into silhouette.

The Saturday Night Top and Tee

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@jessicaminkoff

This would be such a different look minus the layering of a classic white T-shirt.

The Seasonless Print

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@nycbambi

New York women know that plaid, florals, stripes, animal print, etc. are never reserved for a specific time of year.

Available in sizes S to L.

The Makeshift Piece

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@karenbritchick

If you're only wearing clothing the one specific way they're designed for, you're missing out. Exhibit A: this tied-up scarf top.

The Romance Remix

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@danie.sierra

A pretty, billowy top with loose-fit jeans and sneakers feels equal parts romantic and practical.

Available in sizes XS to XL.