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WHAT TO WEAR: Day to Night

Nothing says “I’m a New Yorker” like wearing all-black. New Yorkers know how to pull off an all-black ensemble without looking morbid. It really is a mastered skill. What makes the signature color scheme (or lack thereof) so great is that it can be worn from day to night. Personally, I tend to gravitate towards pieces that I can wear for various occasions. This dress is easy to wear and is very casual. But with the right accessories and shoes, this dress looks 10 times dressier. This is why I always say: Seek simple pieces that you’ll wear forever. They won’t let you down.

This Fashionista wears a black shift dress, a leather jacket, leather booties and a beanie. This look is good for running errands around the city, popping into a gallery in Chelsea, or grabbing a quick cappuccino in the Lower East Side. This outfit also features awesome layering. A light sweater or flannel always adds a kick to your outfit.

Like most New Yorkers, each day is action packed and last minute events make it necessary for a Fashionista to always be prepared. Don’t have time to change quickly? Put your hair up in a messy bun, dab on some lipstick and ditch the beanie. This will transform your casual day look to a downtown chic night look.

One Simple Change: Because this dress is so versatile, it can be worn to countless occasions. Switch the leather jacket for a blazer, and this timeless piece can be work to a job interview, a date night or the first time meeting the parents.