Summer in the city can bring on a bit of sartorial confusion: dressing like you're about to hit the beach just doesn't make sense in any scenario (unless you're indeed getting on the A train headed to Far Rockaway). On the other hand, in order to remain New York-dwelling-relevant, you can't exactly just put away all of the dark hues that your wardrobe encompasses. It's all about remaining city chic in the blistering heat. Not an easy feat, but doable.
While pinstripe was a huge trend this winter, there's no way it shouldn't extend to the warmer months in spite of its usually very wintery vibe. And there's no reason it has to look like you're headed to your 9 to 5 either. The key to balance, as always, is to juxtapose unexpected pieces together, like the irony of a happy hour tee (the softest ever, btw) paired with an office girl boss pencil skirt. A (not so?) subtle nod to summer equating to play time.
Summer in the city means not channeling Baywatch, but ain't no harm in throwing on a straw lid for the hell of it.
Photos by Ian Rusiana
T-shirt - South Parade (or get this super cute tank)
Skirt - H&M (this one is awesome)
Sandals - Vince
Leather jacket - ASOS (this one's pretty much the same)
Tote - Suburban Riot (I love this one)
Hat - Dorfman Pacific (same idea)
Necklace - Rings & Tings (this one is amazing!)
Bracelet - Chan Luu
Silver rings - Chic Peek (I love this ring)
Wooden ring - Vintage
Sunglasses - Gap (these are killer)
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