Summer is coming to NYC, and this year’s fashion trends are fabulous enough to make up for the insane humidity and relentless mosquitoes on the way. While it’s tempting to spend all day and night in your apartment blasting the AC and driving up your Con Ed bill, let’s be real. At some point, you’ll want to get out there for an al fresco brunch or a late-night rooftop party with your friends. Check out our picks for summer in the city style to keep you looking chic and feeling fresh all season long.
Maybe it’s because everyone was buzzing about the remake of Beauty and the Beast this year, or maybe it’s a subconscious way to block out the stench of New York City’s signature “hot garbage smell.” But roses are the “it” flowers of the season. Try a flirty rose print playsuit for swanky nights out, or a lightweight rose print bomber jacket for those random days of chillier weather (because NYC temps are always unpredictable).
If there’s one fashion takeaway we can all learn from the recent Cannes Film Festival, it’s that champagne is this summer’s hottest color. With a wide range of shades, from gold to champagne pink, there’s something out there to flatter all skin tones. Try a casual metallic tee for a daytime look, or go all out with sequins at night. Whatever you choose, a glass of bubbly is the perfect complement.
When it comes to summer in the city style on your feet, make your ankles the star attraction. From espadrilles to flat sandals, wrap styles are sexy and on-trend. And if you have any anklets hiding in your jewelry box, go ahead and break them out. If they’re cool enough for models to wear on the Summer 2017 catwalks, there cool enough for us to wear for the next few months.
Sailor stripes are always a summer staple, but this year’s stripes are a bit bolder with a geometric twist. Think diagonal stripes, stripes in varying sizes, and unique stripe patterns. If you trade in your summer in the city for a summer in the Hamptons, it’s a great way to shake up the preppy nautical styles you usually see.
Take a trip down the Silk Road this summer with Asian-inspired styles. Designers have been churning out fashions ranging from “Geisha” to “warrior Mulan.” A lightweight dress with a Mandarin collar is simple and ladylike, whereas a long kimono can look gorgeous when layered over a camisole and shorts – or even a bodycon mini dress.
Platforms a la Nineties
Attention preteens and teens of the nineties: platforms are back. They’re not as ostentatious as they were when we pretended to be a member of the Spice Girls, but they’re still fabulously chunky and add that extra lift we all love. Make the most of the platform’s revival by opting for a flatter shoe instead of a wedge or heel (this will also make walking around NYC a lot more pleasant). You can’t go wrong with a pair of platform flip-flops, or an extra comfy pair of platform sneaks – just in case you want to channel your inner Baby Spice.