|Pants, Henley, Jacket, Booties, Bag, Earrings, Scarf|
From my time in NYC, I quickly learned that New Yorkers value clothing, shoes, and bags that last for many years. They will buy a pair of shoes and have them re-soled a few times before getting new ones. You might see a girl in her 20s carrying around her grandmothers Louis Vuitton or Chanel handbag, still in perfect condition.
One piece that I have always admired is the Barbour jacket. It's classically Northeaster casual with a touch of prep. You can wear this commuting, on the weekends for brunch, hiking, apple picking, or just simply throw it on while running errands. The waxed cotton keeps you dry in the rain and warm in the wind. I highly recommend this jacket as an investment piece that you will find joy in for years to come.
Well, I've convinced myself. Please excuse me, I have a bit of shopping to do...