How to Dress like a New Yorker

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Ankle Boots

Living in New York without good ankle boots is like living in Hawaii without solid sandals. Pretty much every girl I know here has a pair. They look great ... more 
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Ankle Boots

Living in New York without good ankle boots is like living in Hawaii without solid sandals. Pretty much every girl I know here has a pair. They look great with both Alexa Chung-y sundresses in summer and layered, model-off-duty looks in winter. They're necessary.

"harrow" boot, $495, rag-bone.com; "panelope" boot, $149.95, stevemadden.com; "billie" boot, $208, madewell.com less 
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Fri, Mar 1, 2013 3:50 PM EST

Natalie Matthews
LuckyLucky



The backbone of NYC style is something broader-a polished sort of resilience, maybe. Less over-the-knee gladiator sandals with stiletto heels, more chunky ankle boots you can actually walk home from dinner in (because you'll often need to). I guess it's pretty natural that the city that never sleeps or drives anywhere lends itself to a few fitting style hallmarks, pieces that are good for long days without a car to store a change of outfit.

These are some of my favorites of those staples, as well as a few inexplicably New York-y things that are less of a utility than an acquired taste. Together they make up the streeotypical New York wardrobe. Click through to shop them all, and you'd fit in in New York City any day of the year.

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