Staying Neutral

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Could it be? No, it can’t possibly. But, maybe? No…no way. But kind of? Okay, maybe, kind of, but let’s not jinx it!.

Summer weather is (almost?) upon us in NYC and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m ready for watching the sunset on rooftops, dancing at outdoor bars with a margarita in hand and a whole lot of Central Park days, laying out in Sheep’s Meadow with friends. I’ve been waiting all year to spend my summer before senior year here in the city and I can’t wait to get out and explore.

When it comes to dressing for summer weather in the city, it’s all about simplicity. Less is absolutely more. The scorching hot asphalt and crowded subway cars are enough to make anyone want to stay inside when the temperature gets above 80 degrees. The key to beating the heat is to travel light.

Muji Shorts | Zara Top

Light colors and fabrics are going to keep you calm, cool and collected in the dog days of summer. But if you’re like me, it’s going to be hard to tuck all your dark clothing away for the season. Parting with your favorite jeans and black top combo will not be easy but trust me, you’ll be glad you did.

Dr. Marten’s Sandals

If you aren’t big into bright summery colors, neutral color schemes are ideal for your summer wardrobe. Neutrals provide a simple and chic element to warm weather fashion and photograph well against greenery and cityscapes alike.

Matt & Nat Backpack

I picked up my linen shorts from Muji this past week and have been so excited to style them. They’re the perfect fit for an easy summer look with a boyish silhouette. My crop-top is from Zara and adds a playful, feminine element to the outfit. I finished the look off with some simple accessories including my Matt & Nat, vegan leather mini backpack and my Dr. Marten sandals.

Keep checking back for more summer looks and recommendations on what to do in the city when it’s too hot to even think. I’ll be exploring different parts of NYC while I’m here this summer, finding new spots for shopping, food and culture. Stay tuned; this summer’s going to be a good one 🙂