NY Moment: A Look for Every Neighborhood

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You’ve probably heard it before: New York City is the ultimate melting pot. It’s a place where cultures collide in an incredible way, and self-expression is far more important than “fitting in” (a concept that barely exists in the city). One of our favorite ways this comes through is via personal style. We especially love the way looks evolve as we walk through the city’s neighborhoods. If you’re looking to capture the sartorial essence of a specific area, read on for our picks.


Though Tribeca sits at the bottom tip of the city, the style feels like a perfect mix of the uptown and downtown vibes. It’s sleek but laid back, polished but casual–our straight leg mom jeans in ecru are your best bet. Pair them with our wool blend cashmere hoodie in cream for a monochromatic look that will take you straight from coffee at Laughing Man to early drinks at Tiny’s. Best paired with booties, and it’s hard to go wrong with a tan pair that complements the all-white look without making it look too coordinated–here’s our personal favorite pair. But of course, we know comfort is often key when it comes to city living, so here's a chic sneaker if that's more you're speed. Finish the look with: a trinket from CLIC


There’s no better place for our cable knit sweater skirt than the neighborhood Gigi Hadid calls home. Whether you’re meeting a date at Zero Bond or stopping by La Colombe for a morning draft latte, it’s hard to go wrong with this skirt at the center of your look. As far as styling goes, keep things sleek. If it’s warm enough, a simple bodysuit with a cheeky twist, like this one from SKIN, will do. If it’s colder, go all out and coordinate with the matching sweater. Accessory-wise, a gold cuff bracelet is all you need–whether you’re going all out (and we mean all out) with an Elsa Peretti piece or a more budget-friendly (but equally chic) option. Finish the look with: a KITH bag–no trip to Noho is complete without stopping in the store. 

Upper East Side

If you’re opting for an Upper East Side spring-forward look, you’ve got to err on the side of refinement. Our cropped tweed blazer and matching pants. The fabric is chic enough that you’ll blend right in with the ladies who lunch but the rainbow threading adds a daring element. And if you’re accessorizing on the Upper East Side, you go for diamonds, of course! A diamond tennis bracelet is a classic for a reason, and if you can’t afford the real thing, this option looks just as fabulous. Finish the look with: a pair of patent-leather loafers and a Sant Ambroeus coffee in hand. 

Brooklyn Heights

No New York City style analysis would be complete without paying homage to Brooklyn (and, of course, there are tons of other fabulous neighborhoods we could highlight, from Astoria to Harlem to Lincoln Square–but that’s for a part two!). Brooklynites tend to take more fashion risks than their Manhattan-bound counterparts, and we love them for it. If we were taking a trip to the area, we’d opt for a pair of plaid high-waisted pants and pair them with a cardigan buttoned all the way up. Weather permitting, style with a matching wool scarf, and if it’s warmer, keep things corporate-chic by contrasting patterns in an oversized striped button down