New York City might be the fashion capital of the world, but it's also arguably the capital of the world's smallest closets. With the average price per square foot in Manhattan hitting around $2,000, New Yorkers need to be strategic when selecting what to fill their apartments—and closets—with. So what are the fashion basics every New York woman absolutely needs to own? To answer this question, we turn to Romio Shopping Expert and Service Provider, Mary Gui.
Founder of the popular NYC fashion and style blog, Layers of Chic, Mary Gui has inspired woman across the city with her style adventures, OOTDs and travel escapes to some of the world's most beautiful locations. She recently collaborated with the iconic NYC designer resale store Designer Revival to curate her own Layers of Chic collection, which features essential fashion pieces for every New York woman.
High-heel pumps are the perfect footwear choice when you're rocking a dress or even longer-hemmed shorts. They accentuate your legs and make you look taller and more polished. I love this pair from Nicholas Kirkwood, which is part of my Layers of Chic Collection for Designer Revival.
Colorful Evening Gown
A colorful evening gown is the perfect statement piece for a special night out on the town. If you want to add a little extra to your look, go for a piece that has ruffle or cutouts.
Cropped White Sweatshirt
A cropped white sweatshirt s an essential layering piece, especially for chilly mornings or late night walks. They go great over a dress or paired with jeans. Take your style to the next level by opting for one with a lace-up detail or maybe a frayed bottom.
A statement bag is the perfect finishing touch to any look. It can instantly take a plain outfit from "eh" to "wow!". I love color so I always tend to pick a bag that reflects my personality. I also go for bold shapes, like a top handle or a large crossover bag.
Clean White Top
A clean white top is a staple everyone should have in their closet. You can pair it with jeans and a leather jacket for a casual look, or some funky pants, like these Jonathan Simkhai ones from my collection at Designer Revival, for a more fun and unexpected look.