4 Style Rules All City Girls Follow and You Should Too

Living in the big city requires a good sense of style at the same time being practical to cope with fast-paced life. Though women living in Los Angeles are very different from New York life, and vice versa, city girls all have in common that make their look effortlessly cool at the same time stylish. So, keep on reading for the 5 style rules city girls follow and benefit from their tricks.

  1. Carry an extra pair of flats but dress up your outfit with statement shoes.

gold slip on sandals with gray dress statement heels with puffer jacket and skirt snake print boots with casual chic outfit lace up oxfords with button down shirt and coat

If you’re living in the walking city like New York or Paris, and even in Los Angeles, where walking is avoided like the plague, think of carrying an extra pair of flats with you, but don’t forget to dress up your outfit with statement shoes. Even in cities where vehicular transit is the norm, it’s always a smart move to be prepared as you just never know when a stiletto is going to break or a new blister is going to be born. Not only do you need high-quality shoes for all the walking you do around town, but also the quality of your shoes can immediately elevate your entire outfit. Like fashion blogger Nina Suess, think of a cute pair of oxfords that can look statement-making even without those sky-high stilettos.

  1. You could never go wrong in leather.

leather jacket and pants with button down shirt leather tank top with structured blazer and pants leather joggers with peep toe shoes and casual top leather jacket with skirt and white boots

City girls know that when it comes to dressing for everyday life, leather adds some edge to whatever outfit you’re wearing. If you’re wondering how to style your leather ensembles with your existing pieces, simply trade them with your basic ensembles like a jacket, tank top, trousers, skirt, and even a dress. Simple and muted, yet they can make a big difference in your street style, making it look more urban and edgy.

  1. Resort to a stylish and functional tote bag.

black tote bag with color blocked dress tote bag with coat and button down shirt loose tee with skinny jeans and tote bag checkered coat with tote bag

City girls need one big place where they can store a bunch of things especially if one lives a life between apartment, subway, taxi, and bus that means they need something transportable that will hold their things. Though an optimally sized clutch doesn’t hurt, a tote bag in a neutral color is every city girl’s go-to accessory.

  1. Black is universally flattering.

asymmetric dress with leather trousers and sweater black maxi dress with lace up heels black jumpsuit with gold necklace black crop top and bermuda shorts with masculine shoes

City girls have a reputation for gravitating toward predominantly black outfits as it’s a classic color, leaves minimal room for error, and is universally flattering. The key is to pick the right fabric for the season and the right fit for your body shape. When you don’t have any idea on how to mix and match your black ensembles, simply reach for an all-black look that will do the tricks for you. Try living by these same style rules and just see how instantly your style improves.

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