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Tips to look stylish in NYC at all times
As one of the world’s fashion capitals, it’s no surprise that New York City is filled with well-dressed individuals who always look like they just stepped off the cover of some glossy magazine. Even when an off-duty supermodel is spotted on her way to the gym, she still looks incredibly chic. For the rest of us, whose jobs don’t involve looking perfect 24/7, finding the time and extra energy to create the perfect ensemble every time we leave our apartments isn’t a realistic expectation. Here are some easy tips to look stylish in NYC at all times.
Always start with the right foundation. In other words, keep your grooming habits on point. When your nails are properly manicured, your eyebrows are neatly threaded, and your hair is styled, even yoga pants and a tank top start to look more stylish.
Load up on classics instead of trends.
Unless you have tons of expendable income, save your spare dollars for investing in wardrobe classics instead of trendy outfits you’ll only wear once. When you’re stocked with pieces like cashmere sweaters, the perfect pair of jeans, fitted jackets, little black dresses, and a great pair of pumps, it’s easy to mix and match your wardrobe to look chic within minutes.
Pay attention to wear and tear.
Loose buttons, frayed hemlines, stains, and snags do nothing to help you look stylish, so make sure your clothes are in tip top shape. Also, since New Yorkers are partial to wearing black, keep in mind that not all black clothing is made equal. Some shades are darker than others, and pairing the wrong pieces of black clothing together can make your ensemble look frumpy and faded.
Master the art of the undone look.
Looking chic in the city doesn’t mean you have to appear perfectly polished. In fact, some of the chicest women in NYC have embraced a more “undone” look for a cooler and more updated aesthetic. When styled just right, a messy bun, piece-y ponytail, or smudged eyeliner (think “smokey rock star”) are style staples that will make you look fabulous with minimal effort.
Make use of statement accessories.
When in doubt, keep it simple.
Whenever you’re in doubt of what to wear, how to style your hair, or what makeup to put on, keep it simple. Example: It doesn’t get much easier than wearing a black sheath dress, simple heels, a low ponytail, and a slick of red lipstick – but you’d still look impeccable. If anything, think of NYC as the ultimate accessory. Keep things classic and clean, and you’ll always look chic against the city’s backdrop.
Lead photo by Susan NYC via Flickr.