While New Yorkers have plenty of talents—deftly navigating the subway, eating pizza without burning the roofs of their mouths—it's in fashion where the city's residents truly shine. That's because NYC girls can take a trend we've seen everywhere and, with a simple tweak or two, make it all their own. In part, that's because a certain amount of practicality is required in NYC (see subway note above), but it's also because there's just something special about style in this city.
So how are New York residents tackling one of summer's biggest trends? While we've seen hero tops just about everywhere, the same exaggerated sleeves and ruffle details get a different twist here. Styled with relaxed jeans, these potentially fussy tops actually feel cool and dare we say it—relaxed. Below, we're highlighting exactly how New York girls are wearing this trend now, along with tops to help you get the NYC look too. Just add your favorite jeans and you're good to go.
Check it all out below!
On Danielle Bernstein: Magda Butrym top; Agolde jeans; Dior heels.
Sleeve details feel extra special on this top.
On Nikki Ogunnaike: Storets top; Citizens of Humanity jeans; Gucci loafers.
This unique top is totally office appropriate when paired with jeans and loafers.
On Alyssa Coscarelli: Zara top; Levi's jeans; Topshop heels.
Rough-hem jeans dress down feminine pieces.
On Dylana Suarez: MaxMara top; Citizens of Humanity jeans; Les Nereides jewelry.
Simple gold hoops add a little extra oomph to this chic combination.
On Lauren Caruso: Zara top; Levi's jeans; Matt Bernson shoes; Charles Keith bag.
Swap out classic blue jeans for a high-waisted black style to get an edgier look.
On Lucy Williams: Chloé top; Re/Done | Levi's jeans; vintage bag.
A lightweight sheer top is perfect for summer.
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Tuck this into your favorite back-in-style denim miniskirt.
For when you can't decide between wearing and not wearing sleeves.
Can't help but love the balloon sleeves.
We simply can't get over Millennial Pink.
Gingham is the must-wear print of summer.
Fashion girls will love these geometric edges.
To make us feel just like Brigitte Bardot.
The perfect counterpart to your favorite vintage denim.
There's no such thing as too much red.
Style this with white denim.
These ruffles are so dreamy.
The perfect simple button-down with a twist.