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.
The '90s-inspired vest top is trending this season. Here's how to make it feel more modern.
Puff-sleeve tops are always having a major moment. This take is effortless and super easy to pull off.
Corsets are becoming a layering favorite for fashion girls since they give just about any look a fun cheeky feel.
This casual yet elevated look could easily become a summer uniform—all you need is three key pieces for re-creating the outfit.