I know, you’ve hit the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (or did other pre-fall shopping), and you can’t wait to start wearing your favorite fall trends. But summer’s not over yet! Here’s some style inspiration I’ve brought you fresh from the streets of Manhattan for those still yet-to-come hot days in the city.

Upon arriving to Penn Station on Saturday I was met by a torrential rainstorm as soon as I got up to street level. I took a taxi with a very wet back seat to meet my friend Donilee, an amazing street photographer and former Miss Oregon. Over a snack at the Union Square Pret A Manger, she filled me in on the ins an outs of New York Fashion Week and then headed off to work.

Donilee in Union Square

I have to say that my curiosity was piqued as I walked back on wet streets toward Union Square – the rain had stopped and temperatures were in the mid- to high eighties (29-31°C) – I wondered, “How do New Yorkers dress for this?!” My sandals quickly started drying, and I realized that everybody simply dressed for a hot summer day as I had, and some street style was especially worth noting.

Here’s what they wore – and some links in case you want to shop something similar:

Off-the-shoulder tops

Off-the-shoulder garments couldn’t be missed. My favorites were the dresses – how much simpler can it be to get dressed for the day?

Off-the-shoulder summer dresses
Shop something off-the-shoulder

And here was a sort of surprise: a fanny pack in 2016! Forerunner of things to come?

Fanny pack?!
Shop a fanny pack

I rarely think of wearing leggings in hot weather, but they look quite comfy here with a loose sleeveless tunic/tee and gladiator sandals. And I had to admire this maxi dress – always great to see denim worn in non-basic ways.

Leggings and denim
Shop fun leggings or another great denim dress

Sandal slides look so comfy and chic for summer. The closed-toe variety caused a sensation during the last fashion week, and I definitely expect to see them again in September…

Shop a similar slide sandal

along with more bell sleeves.

Bell sleeves
Shop a similar bell-sleeved dress

I loved this LBD with ruffles – so on-point, as well as this open-back little white dress. Both looked super comfortable – and who doesn’t like easy? – for a hot, humid day in the city.

Shop a ruffly LBD or open back little white dress

Slip dresses have been on trend for a while now, but I did see some in a velvety fabric (predicted trend-to-be).

Velvet slip dress
Shop the same or similar crushed velvet slip dress

Judging from some of my favorite street style from this past weekend, I suppose you don’t actually have to wait for cooler weather to begin sporting some fall trends. Which is your favorite look? Hope you’ve enjoyed the show as much as I did!

XO, Janea


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6 Comments on Hot Weather Chic Because Summer Isn’t Over Yet!

  1. David
    August 23, 2016 at 12:21 pm (8 months ago)

    Everyone who talks about street style in New York should take into consideration that there are people from all around the world here, and photos will vary according to the spot from where you shoot. Fortunately, you chose the right places, and your photos are excellent.

    • Janea
      August 23, 2016 at 12:33 pm (8 months ago)

      Thank you, David! You are right. I heard so many different languages during my shoot. Although I wrote about how New Yorkers dress, I suppose I might have gotten a photo or two of a tourist. 😉 It seems that a favorite hangout for locals is the Union Square farmers’ market, and I was lucky to get some nice shots there.

    • Janea
      August 24, 2016 at 1:11 pm (8 months ago)

      Glad you like it, Hadas! XO

    • Janea
      August 29, 2016 at 7:33 am (8 months ago)

      Thank you, Doninique. Wow! And I thought that Seattle weather was unusual. Happy summer, beautiful! XO


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