(Closed) Building a Capsule Wardrobe? for New York?!

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Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m assuming you mean NYC?? Air do you mean just the state of New York? The following tips are meant for NYC but will work for most of New York. 

Scarves and hats for winter for sure. Something that fits securely on your head and won’t blow off – the wind can really whip up between those buildings! 

For shoes, something comfortable. You will never walk as much as you will when you live in NYC. Boots for rain/snow. 

NYC tends to be very trendy style wise. Very fashion forward 🙂 but things like black pants, a couple great skirts (pencil skirts, short summery skirts, etc), a nicely fitted white button down with a cardigan or blazer are all good staples. You can dress them up or down with jewelry and shoes. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah NYC is super different than New York state, but I will also go with the city.

You definitely need a warm coat, boots, gloves, hats, scarves etc.

In the summer it gets really hot and humid, so sundresses, light skirts and tops, and comfortable sandals or flats (not flip flops).

Otherwise yeah, people in New York tend to dress in a fairly fashion forward way. You can invest in a few good pieces, like black skirts, black pants, black heels, some nice sweaters and jackets, good well-fitting jeans etc. Then most people I know here just supplement those pieces with cheaper stuff that will be out of fashion in a year. 

Actually, when I describe it this doesn’t sound that different from most places, and for the most part it really isn’t. Its only fashion people, models, and the very rich who dress significantly differently.

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

@lotto:  +1 to not flip flops in NYC. One they’re kind of tacky but more importantly when you’re pounding the pavement in flip flops the bottoms of your feet tend to get covered in gross.

I live in Philly. I second everything said butI also love beautiful lightweight scarves for spring and summer (especialy in bright, fun colors that make your outfit pop). A nice pair of sunglasses.

Trench coat for the spring and fall. Comfy but fashionable shoes are a must. Forget stilletos if you are going to be walking anywhere! 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@FEDORAble:  Ugh even with closed sandals my feet get gross, thats the worst part of NYC summer, that you have to wash your feet immediately as soon as you get home every day.

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