Top 3 Fashion Mistakes in New York

It is a mistake to walk through Rockefeller Center wearing mismatched colors. This happens every day but it doesn’t make it right. Rockefeller Center is in the heart of Midtown and any self-respecting New Yorker will tell you that the proper colors here are sedate business and commerce colors: blue, gray, and beige.

Unfortunately, some New Yorkers insist on mixing colors in a haphazard way. They strut through Rockefeller Center in poor combinations like red pants and a pink blouse, or, even worse, blue trousers and a turquoise sweater. Inappropriate combinations like this are virtually a slap in the face of sedate and staid Rockefeller Center.

To fix this mistake, wear blue, gray, and beige. Only with rare exceptions will other colors be appropriate in Rockefeller Center because it is a bastion of conservative New York.


The second mistake is wearing running shoes on Wall Street. Even if you’re a messenger or a delivery boy, this is wrong. It marks you as an outsider, as someone who has wandered into a place he does not belong. When going to Wall Street, dress conservatively. At the very least wear boat shoes or, if you have no choice, tennis sneakers.

The way to correct this error is to plan ahead and, when going to the financial district and Wall Street, wear shoes, preferably black or brown. Even if you’re just walking to the office, you will stand out like a sore thumb in running shoes. Don’t do it on Wall Street.


The third fashion mistake made in New York is wearing a hat to the Met, better known as the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is a mistake because it is inconsiderate. Even if it’s necessary for you to wear a hat outside, take it off when you enter the museum. Otherwise it will impede the view of others who wish to look at the works of art.

To solve this problem, check your hat upon entering. There is a coat check room that will hold your hat for you while you walk through the museum.

By following these three fashion rules you’ll be more successful in New York: In Rockefeller Center avoid bizarre color combinations, on Wall Street avoid running shoes, and never wear a hat to the Met. You’ll be more successful and you’ll find that you fit in with the prevailing fashion in the fashion capital of the world.


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