New York City, “The City That Never Sleeps” – especially during the summertime! May through August is the prime time for sidewalk sales, films shown riverside, café seating under awnings, street fairs, outdoor concerts in city parks, and rooftop bars. It’s also time for post-graduation, full-time jobs starting in the summer, internships and summer semesters all over New York. No matter what part of the city you find yourself in this summer fashion season, chic looks to get you nods of approval on the subway and compliments at your new gig. Keep reading for some helpful tips and outfits to rock a New York Style that you can show off!!
These are my New York style picks for two of my favorite NYC neighborhoods, along with some details on what sets these areas apart from any others in the city.
SoHo, New York City, which in recent history came to the public’s attention for being the location of many artists’ lofts and art galleries, is now better known for its variety of shops ranging from trendy upscale boutiques to national and international chain store outlets. Even though shopping in SoHo might cost an arm and a leg, this doesn’t mean you have to stroll the streets at a detriment to your wallet.
This embroidered peasant dress perfectly reflects SoHo’s vibe: effortlessly stylish. Reminiscent of flower-power fashions of the past, and remembering that black goes with everything, this pocketed one-piece ensemble makes a flowy and fun city look serious for a walk into high-end boutiques.
At less than $30, and also available in white for hotter days, they pair perfectly with F21’s peep- toe wedge heels, which compliments the dress in black or white. Wedges are ideal of walking in the city if you have to do your walking in heels, since the platform offers more surface area to stand on than any kind of stiletto.
A faux leather fold-over clutch in whatever color suits your mood is a lightweight purse option that can guarantee you won’t be doing heavy lifting, at least until you get your shopping done! Even then, the clutch is perfect for popping into a shopping bag to leave your hands free for what else? More shopping!
And of course, no summer outfit is complete without some jewels and shades!
This New York style is less than $100 total! You’ll be set with some versatile, yet edgy pieces that will leave you looking like a million bucks!
Midtown Manhattan is where most Broadway theaters are located, as well as many other movie theaters, restaurants, hotels and other places of entertainment. Extending from West 40th Street to West 54th Street, and from Sixth Avenue to Eighth Avenue, the district also includes Times Square.
The Theater District is nothing but high entertainment and dramatic, and you should be, too! Banana Republic offers a sophisticated, yet modern twist on a classic dress style that is well worth the splurge for a night on Broadway.
This midi dress that is muted in color, is sure to turn heads with the right accessories. Most of the time, I would advocate for comfort and ease with dresses and shoes, but on an evening where you’ll be seated in a cushy, velvety seat for a few hours, I say go all out from price to style! Start by doing so with what I call some “sitting shoes,” a pair of heels that make your legs look great, but might make you cry if you stand up for too long. British online fashion and beauty store ASOS is a great place to grab some lace-up pointed heels that will add a little flirty sass to your cutesy dress. I recommend white for a stark contrast against tanned skin and basic colors. With shoes and a dress like this, wearing a necklace might run you the risk of over-accessorizing, so I would say choose your add-ons carefully!
A single silver bangle and some vintage earrings will add a little glimmer, shimmer and polish to your look for the night. Just in case it gets cold in the theater, pick up this black open collarless F21 blazer to tie it all together.
This New York style outfit may be all over the place in terms of stores, but your emotions will be too once you see what the Great White Way has to offer its visitors!
Although these are just two places I love, there are many more in the city that have their own unique style that you can make your own summer signature look at a discount! Go to to this site to find discounts on tons of your favorite stores and products so that you can look good and break hearts, not wallets!
Happy summer, New York!
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Wandy is currently a third year French/English double major at St. John’s University in New York City. She is also a member of Sigma Tau Delta and Alpha Phi Omega, and loves meeting new people and trying new things. Her hobbies include travel, trying every standard and seasonal flavor at coffee shops, and of course writing! She's stoked to be a contributing writer for this new chapter of Society19!