14 Stylish Backdrops For Your #OOTD Post

Photo: Via @ferpeon.
You may be obsessed with showing off your carefully crafted looks on Instagram, but have you really mastered the art of the #OOTD post? It’s not just about what you wear, but where you take the picture. No, your bedroom is not ideal. We're thinking more along the lines of the graffiti on Crosby Street or the fountains at Lincoln Center. So, with that in mind, we've sifted through style blogs and Instagram feeds alike to find 14 of the best backdrops for the perfect outfit-of-the-day selfie. Time to start snapping...
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The Bowery Houston Mural

Everyone from Kenny Scharf to Barry McGee has made their mark on the massive wall that stands on the corner of Bowery and Houston streets. The outdoor exhibition spot, which is normally covered in bright colors and loud prints, is a hip background for showing off your sartorial selections — so hip, in fact, that even LiLo has posed before it for an #OOTD post.
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Photo: Via @ferpeon.
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Crosby Street Graffiti

The Man Repeller has basically perfected her Instagram A-game, showing off outfits we're obsessed with in front of places that are just as cool (if not cooler). One of her go-tos, the wall of graffiti situated across from the Crosby Street Hotel, is the epitome of downtown style.
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Photo: Via @ManRepeller.
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Drive-In Studios

Eva Chen, the unofficial queen of #OOTD snaps, can turn any old street or building into a photo shoot. The Lucky magazine editor-in-chief effortlessly transformed the exterior of a photography studio in Chelsea into a sleek backdrop for her culottes/pink-leather-jacket combination.
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Photo: Via @evachen212.
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Little Cupcake Bakeshop

There are two reasons to visit the Little Cupcake Bakeshop's Soho location: 1) the irresistible desserts; and 2) the black brick exterior's ever-changing artwork. There's sure to always be something worthy of your #OOTD, whether it's a gold medallion by Shepard Fairey or a helicopter bombing the street with love.
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Photo: Via @margaret_zhang.
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Kelsey Montague's What Lifts You Mural

Trust Taylor Swift and Vanessa Hudgens, two celebrities who have smized in front of artist Kelsey Montague's What Lifts You mural in downtown New York. The black-and-white angel wings will match any ensemble.
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Photo: Via @taylorswift.
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Central Park

Sure, it may be filled with tourists, but what other spot in New York City can give so much green. Between the grassy knolls and hidden pathways, the 778 acres of pure bliss offers a million and one photo-worthy spots.
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Photo: Via @theparisianballad.
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Gramercy Park

Don't have a key to the park? Who cares! The iron gates of Gramercy Park radiate an air of sophistication that is beyond photo-worthy. In warm weather, the flowers are always in bloom, while the winter creates the ideal snow-covered escape in the middle of Manhattan.
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Photo: Via @annabananagramss.
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Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center, THE epicenter of New York Fashion Week, is obviously one of the best places to feel like a street-style star. Grab your best getup and get snapped on the stairs of the Center for Performing Arts or strike a pose in front of the large fountain.
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Photo: Via @juxtapow.
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Wooster Street

One of the only cobblestone streets left in Soho, Wooster Street is a high-fashion maven's dream, with stores like Barneys New York and Chanel setting up shop there. The cobblestones are what gives Wooster Street its downtown charm (although they can be pretty tough on the high heels). Oh, and it looks great in photos.
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Photo: Via @eastwesttheblog.
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The Brooklyn Bridge

A walk across the Brooklyn Bridge (in either direction) is one of the best ways to spend a summer weekend — so why not turn it into a photo opportunity? There's history, the towering bridge, and a killer view of the Manhattan skyline.
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Photo: Via @taammytu.
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Washington Square Park

Greenwich Village may not be what it once was, but Washington Square Park is still filled to the brim with street performers, artists, and college kids who are too cool for school. Its expansive fountain (oh, and the arch) are pretty much New York City landmarks — a.k.a. top spots to snap a photo.
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Photo: Via @thestyleboro.
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The Highline

The Highline, which spans from the Meatpacking District to Chelsea, is one of the city's trendiest parks. So, it's no surprise that you can find an array of fashion aficionados using the industrial-meets-green area to show off their style.
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Photo: Via @dolcevicca.
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DVF Studio

Diane von Furstenberg's Meatpacking store windows are constantly changing, providing an endless array of options for a playful, but always sophisticated, photo backdrop. Think: the designer's signature wrap-dress patterns, her bright pink lips logo, or bold letters that scream the company's mantra, "Love is life."
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Photo: Via @drewdlebug.
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The Subway

Is there anything more quintessentially New York than the grime and grit of the subway? But, actually, the tiled walls and vibrant yellow concrete are a fun way to spice up an #OOTD post. Plus, when it's raining, the subway has you covered — literally and figuratively.
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Photo: Via @weworewhat.

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