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Click through to learn how to dress like a bona fide uptown and downtown New York City girl with these helpful styling tips.
Downtown: The Slouchier the Outerwear, the Better

Rarely do you see a true downtown girl wearing something entirely form-fitting, even when she's hitting a posh club on a Saturday night. Breezy, oversized tops and trousers are key wardrobe staples for these girls, which proves especially helpful in the balmy summer months.

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Uptown: Make a Crisp Blouse Your Go-Tos

A perfectly starched blouse is the uptown girl's best friend. Was there ever a button-up shirt that Charlotte York didn't look amazing wearing? I rest my case.

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Downtown: Graphic Sweatshirts Remain a Do

Trust us when we say that graphic sweatshirts aren't going anywhere anytime soon. They're a great way to add an element of edgy streetwear to a more polished outfit—the telltale sign of any downtown resident.

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Uptown: Classic Silhouettes or Bust

With but a hint of Americana, the uptown girl can rock cable knits, wool peacoats, classic trenches and loafers like nobody's business. Plus, extra points if you opt for timeless Ray-Ban shades—they'll be an investment well made.

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Downtown: Go For the Irreverent Denim

On the topic of streetwear, retro-inspired pieces and fabrics from the 1980s and 1990s serve as major inspiration for a downtown lady's wardrobe basics. Need a new pair of jeans? Opt for something slightly oversized and acid-washed.

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Uptown: Wear Pastels With Other Pastels

Stereotypically, the uptown resident is slightly more feminine, wearing prints and silhouettes that allude to a generally more polished attitude. And what says "femme" quite like a boatload of dreamy pastels?

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Downtown: Dare to Wear a Crop Top

Crop tops are surprisingly more flattering than you may have been led to believe. With the right pair of high-waisted (please, keep them high-waisted!) shorts, a crop top can instantly make an outfit a bit more of-the-moment—especially when worn with a cool biker jacket.

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Uptown: Match Prim Skirts With Equally Proper Heels

When in doubt, a fanciful, flowing skirt works wonders with almost anything, be it a clean blouse, a cotton tee—or in this case, simple, strappy heels. I'd just wait until the snow fully thaws to break out your Manolos (à la fellow uptown lady Carrie Bradshaw), though.

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