New York City is one of the world's biggest style capitals, so it's no surprise that the girls who live there have no shortage of style. I, myself, moved to New York City for two years and quickly learned that there are some pieces that just don’t work in the city, as well as some essentials that are required for city living. So what are the major style mistakes NYC girls never make? And which pieces are stocked in their closets at all times? Ahead, I'm breaking down the important fashion learnings every stylish New Yorker knows. Scroll on to see which vital style mistakes you'll never spot an NYC girl make; then shop pieces all of them own.
SKIP: UNCOMFORTABLE SHOES
WEAR: CITY-APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR
Instead of wearing sky-high heels to navigate Manhattan, NYC girls opt for comfortable shoes like sneakers and ankle boots.
Yes, sneakers pair perfectly with a pantsuit.
Swap in ankle boots instead of heels.
SKIP: COATS AS AN AFTERTHOUGHT
WEAR: STATEMENT OUTERWEAR
When the temperatures dip, a coat quickly becomes the most important element of an outfit. Instead of throwing just anything on, NYC girls carefully select cool outerwear.
A snakeskin jacket dresses up jeans and a tee.
Yes, leopard is NYC girl-approved.
SKIP: OUTFITS WITHOUT ACCESSORIES
WEAR: COOL HATS, BAGS, AND JEWELRY
NYC girls certainly never leave their accessories at home, so you'll be sure to spot outfits with on-trend hats and of-the-moment jewelry.
NYC girls are very behind the bucket hat trend.
And they're also leaning in hard to crystal earrings—wearing them with just about everything.