I've gotten a few requests on what to wear when coming to New York for a vacation. I don't claim to be a city girl, but I can give a few tips based on my ventures into Manhattan.
The beauty of New York fashion is truly, anything goes. Walking down the street you will see every different type of style you can imagine, and it all just magically fits. For me, when I head into the city, I do like to add a little bit of an edge to my every day kind of look.
The summer is usually super hot and there isn't much of a breeze either. The humidity can be completely insane and you will likely look like a Chia Pet within fifteen minutes of walking outside. If you're sight-seeing and walking around definitely dress comfortably. I like to wear a comfy dress and sneakers like these pink cuties. It's a common look even for those working gals running from one side of the city to the other. The great thing about versatile dresses like the one pictured above is all you need to change is your shoes and you go straight from day to night.
If you're venturing out to dinner or for rooftop cocktails, take a light jacket in case of a breeze. Choose any fun top you like and pair it with a great pair of polished, skinny jeans. Then add a comfy heel in a neutral color. I'm loving this season's block heels for this exact purpose.