Maintaining Style During Summer in the City

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I love New York, but my love for this city is tested on its sweltering hot and humid summer days.  On these days I find myself walking into my closet and staring at my clothes, not knowing what to wear in order to remain cool and avoid dying from heat stroke while out on the town.  It has been a process of trial and error, but after two months of my first summer in the city, I can say that I have picked up some knowledge on how to wear what I want and still look chic on those 90 degree days...

Every girl needs summer street style staples. Here are a few of mine along with some fashion formulas:

‌•A statement tank top.

(Tommy Rainbow Stripes Tank,

I love a cute tank because they are simple and easy to style.

Style your tank with:

a tennis skirt or cropped dark wash jeans + a stylish pair of sneakers + a crisp baseball cap = your sporty yet chic summer look

‌•An easy and breezy dress.

(Special Design Shirt Dress,

Who doesn’t love something you can throw on and still look put together?  A light, white summer dress gives off an effortless vibe and is perfect for walking the streets.  

Style your white dress with:

a comfortable sandal + a pop of color (on your lip or an accessory) = your easy, breezy summer look

‌•A pair of colored shorts.

(So Simple Shorts,

Red represents confidence. These bright pair of shorts paired with a simple top is another easy way of maintaining a fun summer style when it’s hot out.

Style your colored shorts with:

a light button up + a statement belt = your preppy summer look

‌•An off the shoulder top.

(Off the Shoulder Top,

Off the shoulder tops are this summer’s biggest trend.  They are the perfect way of looking fashionable while showing some skin.  

Style your off the shoulder top with:

a white short or skinny jean + a fun earring = your bold summer look


Dressing up is fun and makes me feel ready to conquer the day.  These looks will make your every day activities look chic, even if you are just running to the grocery store. ;)


Alexandra Howard

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