9 Low-Key Outfits New Yorkers Will Be Wearing


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While New Yorkers tend to dress well all year round, their cold weather style is where it really gets good, IMHO. As soon as the weather cools, you can spot NYC girls breaking out chic new outerwear looks, test-driving the latest denim trends, and playing around with some creative layering ideas.

We're now taking cues from these stylish New York women and leaning into low-key, casual dressing. From elevated legging looks to comfy knitted dresses you can wear both inside and out, we're looking to the below nine NYC outfits to guide our style.


1. Leather Jacket + Relaxed Trousers
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Take your leather-jacket looks to a whole new level by opting for trendy puddle trousers that feel especially fresh. Throw on a baseball hat for a casual finish.

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2. Tailored Vest + Trousers
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Extend the shelf life of your vest sets by wearing them as tops now and layered under blazers when the weather gets colder.

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3. Blazer + Basic Top + Loose Jeans
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If you do wear jeans, make this casual formula your new go-to. Wear loose-fitting or wide-leg denim with a basic tank, tee, or bodysuit, and top it off with a blazer and flats. It's simple but looks so chic.

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4. Coordinating Sweats
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Just because we're no longer wearing sweats 24/7 doesn't mean we're ditching them completely, either. In fact, we have a newfound appreciation for a matching set in a pretty color. Wear one with tall socks and throwback sneakers for the ultimate cozy-cool vibe.

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5. Ribbed-Knit Dress
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Knit dresses are another cold-weather trend that's deceivingly comfortable and easily dressed up or down—it all depends on the shoes and accessories.

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6. Sweater + Slip Dress
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Slip dresses rose to a new level of popularity this summer, so we predict that fashion girls will keep wearing them into fall with the addition of a cute cardigan thrown over.

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7. Turtleneck + Shacket
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If you wore the shacket trend last fall, well, congrats, because it's not going anywhere. Look for one that's printed or in a non-neutral color and style it unbuttoned over a monochrome base.

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8. Longline Outerwear
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Fall means jacket weather—no doubt about it. This fall, longline trench coats and more are set to be the outerwear of choice among the stylish NYC set.

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9. Socks With Loafers
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To give loafers (and other flat shoes) a quirky-cool update, simply style them with tall socks. Bonus points if your socks come in an eye-catching color or a pretty print.

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This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. 

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.