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A Head-to-Toe Guide to NYC

November 15, 2017

We all love a trip to New York City, but deciding what outfits to bring can be a bit of a challenge. Afterall, not only does the weather swing from hot to cold, but it often feels like everyone in Manhattan just stepped off the runway.

Daytime Adventures

New York is built for walking. So, whether your plan is to hit historic landmarks like Ellis Island or the Statue of Liberty or just head downtown to soak up the vivacious street life of Chinatown, Little Italy and the Lower East Side, you’ll need versatile clothes … and sensible shoes!


For a polished-yet-comfortable look, a distressed mid-rise jean, like our Mile High Super Skinny, is the way to go. Add vibrancy with a printed statement coat over a classic striped top. And don’t forget the sensible footwear; stay hip and comfy with new style sneakers.

Foodie Forays

A chief attraction of NYC is the incredible variety of excellent options when it comes to dining out. Whether you’re taste testing the franks from street vendors, looking for the best slice of pizza or using a Michelin guide to sample the fare of some of the world’s best chefs, you’ll need a versatile outfit. The only thing limiting you gastronomically in NYC is your personal sense of adventure.


If you’re heading out for a bite, reach for dark, low-rise Cropped Tapered 501® jeans with an unfinished hem that exudes downtown vibes. A leopard-print Perfect Pocket Tee provides edge and a leather moto topper finishes off the look. Pointed-toe pumps give evening polish.


It’s just not a trip to NYC unless you can take advantage of the incredible live entertainment the city has on offer. No matter your taste, there’s something for you to see. Whether it’s the showtunes and flamboyant staging of a Broadway production, the biggest names in music coming through town or the cozy confines of an underground comedy club, you’ll need an outfit that says yes to possibility.


Elevate black Mile High Super Skinny Jeans with a plaid blazer—a huge trend for fall. A feminine silk cami gives flirty flair, while strappy metallic heels, such as this fashion-forward pair, will lock down the look.

Night Owl Ensembles

When it comes to going out at night, New York is a playground of possibility. You could shimmy your hips at the club, belly up to the bar at a local dive, schmooze your way through a few gallery openings or just see where the night takes you. The city isn’t sleeping, why should you?


Try cool two-tone Cropped Tapered 501® jeans with a fringe-bedecked shell top. Platform heels and a mini embroidered vintage purse are going-out staples.


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