New York City is the perfect place to show off your style as you are free to express yourself. However, between the crowded streets, the sheer volume of buildings, and the blaring sun, NYC gets extremely hot in the summer. A typical day can easily feel above 100 degrees! You want your style to always be on point, but you also need to make sure you are comfortable as you embark on your journey walking all over town. We have put together a couple of tips to keep you looking and feeling your best. This is your guide to 2018’s summer street style in NYC.
A staple for your best summer street style in NYC is a perfect pair of sunglasses. The sun reflects beautifully off the buildings, so it’s important to keep your eyes protected. A great pair of shades compliments any outfit while adding a mysterious component to your look. Your face size and shape will determine the best frames for you. If you have a larger head like most of us (don’t laugh!), you’ll love a larger frame, HOWEVER, thin frames have made a come back so don’t be afraid to venture away from the norm. Whatever your preference is, you’ll want to rock your favorite shades every day as sunglasses are the top accessory in summer street style right now.
Though you may be tempted to grab your trusty pair of summer flip-flops, we highly recommend you leave those at home. We guarantee that you will be doing a lot of walking in the city, so you want to opt for a pair of shoes that are stylish yet comfortable. For that reason, we advise you to steer clear of open-toed shoes (and avoid messing up your freshly done pedicure). With the fast-paced crowds of people not necessarily watching where they are stepping, sandals leave your toes too vulnerable. Instead, opt for a pair of Vans, Toms, All birds, Michael Kors or your favorite sneaker brand. They offer extreme comfort for walking long distances and touring the city, while also pairing well with shorts, jeans, dresses, and skirts. If you are more into athleisure, Nike and Adidas never disappoint. Also meant for walking, your feet will be happy with the support and style provided by everyone’s favorite sneaker brands. Want to add a little height to your summer street style? Don’t risk hurting your feet in high heels or summer wedges. Opt for a pair of platform sneakers.
You will need something to carry all your belongings, but since you will be doing a lot of walking in the crowded streets of New York, we advise you to look for a smaller, lightweight bag. So, grab your favorite designer crossbody, or tiny backpack. At night switch over to your trendy bamboo bag and get ready to hit the town.
The sun’s harsh rays are always strong in NYC during the summer, so you must be prepared to protect your skin. We recommend wearing a lightweight moisturizer with SPF in it, or a CC cream for coverage and protection. If you want to make a style statement, a hat is the best way to go. Whether you’re going for a casual vibe or something more illustrious, there’s a hat for every outfit. Choose a baseball cap, a floppy hat, or a cloche to spice up your summer street style and get some much needed shade.
Never be afraid to shy away from jewelry. Necklaces, earring, bracelets, rings, no matter what your preference is, jewelry can always help tie together any piece or bring some flair and sparkle to even the plainest of outfits. This year, bold is the new delicate, and flowers and pearls are making a come back. So pull out your statement necklaces, or just throw on your favorite pearl choker, and don’t forget your flower earrings.
NYC is HOT in the summer, so make sure you wear something extremely breathable. We recommend your favorite summer dress whether that’s an off the shoulder or strapless look, always remember the sunscreen. We love high-waisted skirts with matching, or if you’re like Chloe, a mismatched the cropped top. Jumpsuits are our staple during travel and there are plenty of options to choose from. Style is your own, so have some fun, after all, it is New York!
New York City is known for having so many fashion figures walking the streets at all times, so never be afraid to express yourself with your style while walking the city streets. The main points to remember are: be yourself, dress for the heat, be comfortable, and protect your skin! You cannot go wrong with any outfit if you remember those points for the perfect summer style in NYC.