I can't really explain it, but the average New York resident seems to be disproportionately more stylish than the residents of any other city across the country. Credit the fashion industry's strong presence or the opportunity for great street style at every turn, but the city is teeming with inspirational style. Short of hopping on the next flight to the East Coast destination to witness for yourself, getting your fill of NYC style is as easy as following some of its best-dressed citizens on Instagram.
Since there's a good chance that we all follow the same few fashion bloggers on the platform already, we're branching out and highlighting an inspirational group of women from across the fashion, music, and art worlds. From fine artists and DJs to editors and stylists, each of the following women has a unique approach to personal style that we love to follow and know you will, too.
Scroll down to discover nine women with the best non-blogger NYC style and get ready to hit follow.
Candace Marie, social media manager for Barneys
Amid a full feed of outfits that tend to look the same, Candace's penchant for bright, bold colors and dramatic silhouettes are what make her outfit shots truly unique.
Juliana Salazar, stylist
Juliana's a regular on the street style scene and has built an impressive résumé at NYC fashion companies from Ganni to Man Repeller. The Miami native has a knack for styling all the It pieces of the moment in an unfussy way.
Alana Johnson, designer for Orseund Iris
As the designer behind It brand Orseund Iris, Alana naturally fills her personal feed with the brand's latest pieces, but her own style balances her brand's romance with a more grunge-inflected downtown vibe.
Chloe Wise, artist
Sure, you'll start following Chloe for her impressive large-scale paintings and laugh-out-loud humor, but you'll stick around for her vibrant outfits and love for Prada shoes.
Chrissy Rutherford, editor at Harper's Bazaar
As a prominent NYC fashion editor, Chrissy shows off her envious wardrobe all over her feed. Though she's often the first to test out the latest trends and new brands, she always does so with her signature sleek, edgy take.
Imani Randolph, model and contributor for Man Repeller
You might recognize Imani as one of Glossier's darlings, but she's just as much a fashion girl as she is a beauty girl. She'll be the first one on your feed to try out new and out-there trends, so make her your go-to for cool, cutting-edge style inspiration.
Amrit Sidhu, DJ and creative consultant
The Australia-born DJ has a fun-loving sense of style that's trendy in a way that feels totally separate from what everyone else is wearing.
Michelle Salem, brand manager for Opening Ceremony
That under-the-radar brand you've started hearing more about? Salem's likely all over it. As Opening Ceremony's brand manager, she gets to test-drive all the cool indie brands, from Area to Adam Selman.
Lydia Pang, creative director for Refinery29
Refinery29's creative director is a self-described goth, and her commitment to an all-black aesthetic is admirable. In a sea of maximalists and rainbow colors, Lydia's outfits lend a dose of pared-back style you didn't know you were craving.