Illustrated by Liz Riccardi

Fashion

How To Dress Like A Bona Fide New Yorker This Fall

Five perfectly urban looks

If ever you wanted to try a different style on for size, New York City is your playground. The streets provide a never-ending supply of sartorial inspiration. It encourages playfulness and favors the bold. Sure, the all-black-everything look is quintessential to Gotham, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. 

For its Fall/Winter 2016 collection, Topshop is bringing you items perfect for channeling your inner downtown excellence. Our friends across the pond have infused their High Street aesthetic with a Bowery mentality, making for a collection that's effortlessly chic and ceaselessly cool. And, thankfully, you won't have to shell out all your rent money to live that fantasy. Ahead, five perfect looks to inspire the New Yorker inside of you. The concrete jungle is yours.

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Upgrade your Canadian Tuxedo with a denim jacket worn as a shirt and animal print booties.

Topshop, Moto Oversized Western Denim Borg Jacket, $125, available at Topshop; Authentic Step Hem Jamie Jeans, $75, available at Topshop; Apple Chelsea Boots, $150, available at Topshop.

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The secret to New York style is all-black everything and a killer leather coat. Plain and simple.

Topshop, Distressed Belted Leather Jacket, $360, available at Topshop; Drape Neck Midi Dress, $110, available at Topshop; Million Sock Boots, $150, available at Topshop.

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Let your inner Edie Sedgwick out with playful textures, pieces that shine, and leopard print, of course.

Topshop, Glitter Pleat Midi Skirt, $100, available at Topshop; Leopard Print Coat, $160, available at Topshop; Crushed Velvet Twist Front Top, $35, available at Topshop; Barnaby Heeled Chelsea Boots, $60, available at Topshop.

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Who says business has to be boring? Let your blazer make the first impression and let what's underneath do the talking.

Topshop, Tiger Print Blazer, $110, available at Topshop; Batwing Wrap Dress, $90, available at Topshop; Million Sock Boots, $150, available at Topshop.

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Give the ever-roaming street style photographers a little surprise with floral patterned booties peeking out from your wide-legged pants. The draped leather coat will already have them snapping, but the shoes will steal the show. Hello, Instagram fame.

Topshop, Distressed Belted Leather Jacket, $360, available at Topshop; Crushed Velvet Twist Front Top, $35, available at Topshop; Pinspot Palazzo Trousers, $100, available at Topshop; Blossom Embroidery Boots, $70, available at Topshop.