Yes, it’s true. New Yorkers wear black.
The most colorful trends may come and go, but one thing’s for sure – New Yorkers will always embrace (and master) the art of the all-black ensemble. Whether dressing for a day at the office or a night out on the town, dressing in black from head to toe is the easiest way to look chic and en vogue. Stock your closet with these seven black pieces for a classic New York wardrobe filled with go-to options that will leave you looking effortlessly stylish.
The Black Blazer
No NYC wardrobe is complete without a black blazer. Menswear-inspired styles may be gracing the runways right now, but a blazer will always make you look well put together no matter what today’s trends may be. It’s quite possibly the best all-season topper for any big city event.
The Little Black Dress
You can never have too many little black dresses. But when it comes to practicality, the right LBD will be as apropos for a cocktail party as it will be for a corporate job. Choose one that hits at the knee or below, and can easily transition from the office to a first date with the addition and removal of a blazer or cardigan.
The Perfect Pair of Black Trousers
Black trousers are a wardrobe staple for any working woman. Professional, versatile, and incredibly practical, the perfect pair of black trousers will see you through years in the Big Apple. Plus, who doesn’t love the “tummy control” feature of trousers by NYDJ?
The Black Bag
New Yorkers wear black and they carry black too. When it comes to classic black bags, it’s best to invest in a style that will last for all seasons in the city. Complement any outfit du jour with a black carryall that’s large enough to fit all your daily essentials, yet stylish enough to tote around to any New York City function.
The Black T-Shirt
Jersey cotton tees are a must for layering, and the perfect black t-shirt is a total must-have. It’s amazing how such a plain tee can transform from basic to fabulous with a jeweled statement necklace.
The Black Coat
We all know cold seasons in New York can last a lot longer than we anticipated. A timeless black coat is perhaps the best investment piece any city slicker can buy, as it’ll keep you warm and stylish through the dreariest months. This classic coat from Ralph Lauren is perfect for transition seasons – not to mention, the wide lapel and tie waist are super flattering.
The Classic Black Pump
What’s a fierce outfit without a fantastic pair of heels to match? The classic black pump offers the ultimate finishing touch to any NYC wardrobe – and this suede pair from Nine West is not only affordable but surprisingly comfortable as well. They’ll look as fabulous with your favorite pair of jeans as they do with your sexiest little black dress.