City girls need to be stylish but also comfy for being able to get around easily, and you can definitely be both! You don’t need a walk-in closet for all of the street style essentials (although who wouldn’t want one?!) Here are the 10 outfit pieces a city girl should own to bring out her inner Samantha Jones (aka Sex and the City)!
1. Jean Jacket
A jean jacket is a must when it comes to city style. It goes with literally anything whether it is casual clothes or even a going out dress! It keeps you warm enough from the windy city breeze but is also cool enough where you won’t be sweating when walking around a lot! It has the perfect street look; I highly recommend getting one from places like GAP, American Eagle, Express, or Nordstrom!
2. City Logo Sweat-Shirt
When living in the city, why not represent your place with a city logo sweat-shirt?! It is the perfect piece for those loungy, studying-at-a-cafe kind of days while still looking super good! It is just one of those city pieces a girl has to own, period. You can get these off of Amazon, or check out Urban Outfitters, Tillys, or Etsy!
Animal prints are superrr city girl style! It gives a bag-girl, sexy type of vibe especially when going out clubbing or on a hot date! It looks great, gives a little extra something to a plain outfit, and you won’t have to accessorize too much due to so much going on with one printed piece. Try a body suit, printed pants or skirt, or jacket and pair that one piece with something a little more neutral to give it balance! Go check out printed pieces at Oh Polly, Forever 21, MissGuided, Guess, Nasty Gal, or Revolve.
4. Faux Fur Jacket
On those cooler city days and nights, a city girl hands down needs a cute faux fur jacket! They are amazing for fall style and for going out on the town to fancier restaurants and outings like concerts, higher end cafes, and bars. You can get these at stores like ASOS, Forever 21, Nordstrom, Zara, Boohoo, Fashion Nova, and Pretty Little Thing.
5. Comfy Sneakers
Something a city girl most definitely needs is a pair of comfy sneaks! Since you are going to walk around A LOT, might as well get some comfy as well as stylish sneakers that will go with most of your outfits. I highly recommend getting a white and black pair so that you have them for every possible outfit combo. Some of the best brands to get great sneaks include: Puma, Adidas, Nike, Reebok, and Keds.
6. Knee-High Boots
Another essential city girl piece is knee-high boots. They look super sexy with a mini dress or skirt as well as jeans! Great for clubbing, bars, date night etc. These are great and extremely appropriate for city life! You can get these at stores like: DSW, Nordstrom, JustFab, Steve Madden, and Shein.
7. Mini Skirt
Oh hello sexy! Mini skirts are a must have for the typical city girl. You will make heads turn like crazy while you strut the streets! You can get a jean skirt, a pencil skirt for work, and/or a mini black one for those hot nights out! Some of the best stores to get them at include: Forever 21, American Eagle, Hollister, Express, Revolve, and H&M.
8. Going Out Dress
Another essential for the typical city girl is a going out dress. You absolutely need one of these for obvious reasons. It can be a little black dress for most occasions, or a cute tight clubbing dress. In the city, you are going to go out A LOT whether it is for happy hour or clubbing so this piece is a must! Shop at places like: Oh Polly, Express, any online store, and Guess.
9. Ripped Jeans
Hey there bad girl! City girls totally need at least one pair of distressed jeans for city life! They may look not-so-polished but they are very appropriate for most places and occasions for street style. You can get these almost at any store but I recommend places like: American Eagle, Hollister, Express, and Guess.
10. Cross Body Purse
Last but not least, every city girl needs a cross body purse! Since you will do a hella lot of walking (and most likely dancing as well), this purse will stay in place and make life easier when you are on the go! It is also great for safety; they will not get snatched so easily and will be on your body at all times! You can get these anywhere depending on what brands you like! Some good ones include: Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Coach, Aldo, and Guess.