All the Trendy Items New Yorkers Are Loving in 2021

New Yorkers always seem to get it right. With the streets and the subway as their runway, they truly use every opportunity to show off their personal style, and that is one of the many things I personally love about the city. Even though their stereotypical all-black uniform still rings true, stylish city girls love experimenting with new trends and style types, and today, I am here to highlight the latest trendy items New Yorkers have been loving so far in 2021. 

Ahead, you'll see a lovely curation of some of my favorite New Yorkers to follow featuring all of the cool new items and trends they've been spotted wearing recently. From bold colored leather to the jewelry brand everyone's talking about, I have a feeling that if you've been in dire need of a mini wardrobe makeover, that this story will pull you right out of that sartorial slump in no time. 

Colored Leather Outerwear

It seems as though fashion girls (specifically in New York) are more than ready to break out of the neutrals they have been living in and break out bold hues of all kinds. Since leather trench coats were a major trend amongst city girls, it only makes sense that colored leather outerwear was the first to arrive at the scene.


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Air Jordans

If there is one thing New Yorkers love, it's their sneakers. Over the years, we've watched the world of sneaker trends evolve from Balenciaga Triple S's to New Balances and back again, but apparently, this year is the year of the Air Jordan. Coming in an array of colorways, this sneaker is one to buy into as you can buy old, new, or collectibles thanks to sites like GOAT and Flight Club. 


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La Manso Rings

Jewelry check! If you're looking to spice up your life, La Manso rings are where it's at. These colorful little buggers are making quite a name for themselves all over Instagram and the latest crew to buy in just so happens to be some of my favorite New York style icons. 


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Bold Black-and-White Tops

When it comes to tops, New Yorkers have been really pulling out all the stops. It seems like the louder the print, the better. Specifically, however, loud black and white prints have taken center stage. Including large checkerboard prints, swirly sweaters, and warped geometric shapes of all kinds, there is definitely a trend bubbling here and we're all for it. 


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Chunky Menswear-Inspired Footwear

Swapping chunky boots for chunky loafers and Oxfords has been the move for stylish New Yorkers all fall and winter long. The trend reads well with loose denim and long coats, short skirts and ankle socks, and much more. 


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Editorial Director

Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.