Living in New York, it’s not uncommon to walk down the street and spot one woman—or even an entire group of women—wearing the same outfit you put on this morning. While there’s a certain aesthetic that comes with residing in the city (yes, it involves wearing a lot of black), it’s also about practicality. Wild swings in temperature and chaotic commutes mean that women are drawn to clothing that looks good, but also serves a purpose (hello, tote bag).
Through our own scouting, we’ve started a list of the styles we see again and again on the stylish women of NYC. Now, just because these 12 items are staples doesn’t take away from the wide diversity of dress in NYC. There are plenty of ways to wear a leather jacket or pair of stylish sneakers. But for anyone looking to bring a little bit of the Big Apple into their closet, these pieces are the place to start. Read on to shop them now.