9 Style Tricks NYC Girls Always Do (That You Should Try)

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If there’s one group of women we constantly get primo styling inspiration from, it’s the fashion ladies of New York City. Whether this style set is racing around NYFW or walking out and about between meetings, they always look effortlessly cool. So it should come as no surprise that we turn to these editors, bloggers, stylists, and designers when we’re looking to revamp our wardrobes.

No matter where or when, it consistently seems as if these stylish ladies seem to know something that we don’t, and that just won’t do. Below, we’re highlighting the unique style tricks New York City girls love that you too should 100% adopt this season. With tips and tricks wide enough in variation to carry you from the end of summer all the way through the peak of winter, you’re sure to be just as stylish as any NYC girl with these one-of-a-kind insider tips.

Keep scrolling to see (and shop!) nine looks to emulate this season.


Wear sneakers with dresses.
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Styling a fancier look with casual sneakers is the ultimate cool factor.


Pair graphic T-shirts with unexpected pieces.
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Embrace the high-low vibe with a standout tee.


Try multiple trends at once.
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Don't be afraid to test out trends that inspire you, even if it means trying more than one at the same time.


Experiment with different volumes.
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Swap out skinny jeans for something unexpected.


Mix more than one bright color.
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Don't be afraid to make a bold statement. 


Incorporate multiple layers.
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Use layering as an easy way to make a standard piece feel totally different.


Go for one bold statement piece.
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Let your fashion speak for you and embrace a statement piece.


Embrace menswear style.
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Crisp, cool, and sophisticated.


Pick a bag that's practical and chic.
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A life on the go means a bag can't just look good; it has to be handy, too.


Always have an edgy third piece on deck.
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New York girls know when to throw on a little something extra.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.