25 Buys That Are Vetted By NYC Cool Girls Who Know What's Up

Chrissy Ford Summer Outfit Tank and Shorts



If you're ever in need of fresh style inspiration, I highly recommend looking to the cool girls on either coast. To get my daily dose, I make sure to follow everyone from fashion influencers to editors to creative directors and buyers on Instagram and TikTok—these are the women that often clue me into a variety of trends and styling ideas before they hit the mainstream. NYC girls are especially inspiring with their endless display of edgier city style. I, myself, used to live in New York City, and one of my favorite past times was people-watching in the most stylish neighborhoods.

This summer is no exception when it comes to the undeniably cool style coming out of NYC. Below, I've shared five looks that caught my eye from stylish women living in and around Manhattan. Think classic button-downs, slouchy trousers, standout layering, sleek basics, and more. I made sure to break down each outfit so you can easily re-create them this season.

Take your button-down shirt and denim combo to the next level with fashion-forward styling.


Classic blue-button downs will never go out of style.

Mary-jane flats are a fan of many style muses like the Olsen Twins.

Here's a cool striped option for a blue button-down shirt.

I love the pronounced square-toe of these flats.

The '90s-inspired vest top is trending this season. Here's how to make it feel more modern.


Fashion girls everywhere love this glitzy mini bag.

These trousers have the perfect slouch.

Minimalist flat sandals at under $30? Yes, please.

If you'd prefer a lighter vest, I recommend this budget-friendly find.

White Blouse and Jeans Outfit



Puff-sleeve tops are always having a major moment. This take is effortless and super easy to pull off.


This easy-breezy top is perfect for summer.

You can wear this denim staple with every type of shoe style.

The gauzy fabric is great for a hot day.

These jeans are a favorite among Nordstrom shoppers.

Here's another great puff-sleeve top for the season.

Corset LBD Outfit



Corsets are becoming a layering favorite for fashion girls since they give just about any look a fun cheeky feel.


This corset belt is great for layering.

The seams give this top a cool structured look.

Here is a waist corset than you can layer over everything from a dress to a basic tee.

I love the curvy lines of this chic black option.

Tank and Shorts Outfit



This casual yet elevated look could easily become a summer uniform—all you need is three key pieces for re-creating the outfit.


This sweater tank only looks expensive.

There is nothing that scream summer more than a cool pair of cutoff denim shorts.

I would have never guessed that these strappy sandals are under $50,