Indeed, jeans, low profile kicks and a tee, ie. Sobe black tie, for hitting the town.
Don't fret, I am guilty of the heat/vibe dress down minus the polo even.
Are you buying online?
Maybe just wait to be in NYC.You can try on and then order online if it is less expensive.
Plus much more selection. Not as much as it could be but how many pairs of shoes does one require?
Rhetorical one there.
And there is your budget which I do not know.
I will only be in NYC this week...