13 Style Moves That NYC Girls Can Do in Their Sleep

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 Color-Block Canadian Tuxedo
denim-on-denim outfits



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

The Business-Casual Look
Shorts-suit outfits



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

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The Sock Spotting
How to style socks



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

The Monochrome Moment
Monochrome outfit ideas



Nothing really tops a strong color statement.

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The Double Bag
How to wear two handbags at once



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
Cute athelisure outfit ideas



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.

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The Tie-Up
Jeans and T-shirt outfit ideas



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.

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The Dressed-Down Gown
Sneaker and dresses outfits



Add sneakers to minimize any formal vibes.

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The Tied-Up Tee and Slinky Skirt
How to wear skirts and T-shirts



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
How to layer tops



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

The Seasonless Print
Plaid pant outfit ideas



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

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The Makeshift Piece
How to wear a scarf as a top



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
Jeans and cute top outfits



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

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