It's True: Every New Yorker Owns This Item

There's a certain energy in New York that sets it apart from other cities—the bright lights, streaming crowds, and buzzy restaurant openings every other week make New York a constant source of inspiration for us. And we're equally captivated by the stylish women who call it home: They possess a distinct confidence and sophistication in their personalities that naturally carries over into the way they dress.

Always on the hunt for a fashionable insider's perspective, we tapped New York native Renell Medrano to let us in on what it's really like to live (and get dressed) in the city that never sleeps. The 25-year-old photographer has shot editorials for major fashion magazines like Elle and runs in the same social circle as top models like Bella Hadid. To get a better idea of how New York influences this cool girl's style, we asked Medrano to divulge on her favorite aspects of living in the city, plus the essential outfits every local needs for fall.

Ahead, see the three looks she'll be wearing all season long, including some of her must-have pieces from New York–based brand DKNY's latest collection.

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