How Your Style Can Change When You Move to New York

“After about six years, I feel like I’ve almost nailed down my groove in NYC,” says Dylana Suarez, a supremely stylish L.A. native who made the move in 2013. I hate to begin this story by disagreeing with her, but I’ve got to say that IMO, she’s actually nailed the whole big-city girl-on-the-go look. In fact, she *almost* has me (a born-and-raised Angeleno) convinced that the East Coast is the best coast. Almost.

So just what is it about NYC style that captures our collective imagination and fills street style galleries on the daily? To find out, we caught up with Suarez talk about how moving from Los Angeles to New York changed her overall approach to getting dressed, her favorite Botkier handbags of the moment, and how Meg Ryan’s character in When Harry Met Sally is still someone who inspires her daily. (Relatable.)