What NYC’s Cool Kids Wear When It’s Too Hot For Clothes
Anyone who has experienced the heat of New York during the summer knows that temperatures can reach unbearable heights. Living in the city that never sleeps means dealing with extreme humidity at all hours of the day, but New Yorkers don't let scorching temperatures keep them down. Instead, they use it as an excuse to start wearing less and going out more.
While Manhattan may be where all the models roam, the best kept secret style stars are tucked away in Brooklyn, New York. While strolling through the borough, we crossed paths with 25 of the most fly humans we've ever seen. Let these looks inspire you as summer '16 slowly dwindles down to a close.
Check out all of them in the gallery, below.
Leather pants in the summer? Nah, usually. But when your leather pants happen to be ventilated with slits... totally doable.
Double the jorts means double the fun.
Matching your dress and lip color is a guaranteed win-win situation. Adding a super cute heart choker? Now that's next level.
A red lip and shades can totally elevate a clean all-white ensemble.
Sometimes, a neutral shade of jelly sandals is all it takes to kick your outfit up a notch.
We're all here for dramatic slits. Not only are they chic and versatile, but they also provide that oh, so lovely breeze on the days we need it most. #Amen
A vintage tee + a lightweight slip = '90s grunge heaven.
Totally digging the shortalls/sunglasses/take-out look. Definitely, a trend we're keeping our eye on for this coming season.
Nothing says cool like matching a wine-colored camisole and a sneaker of the same color (and eye-popping gum sole). Paired with stonewashed mom jeans, this trendy outfit slays it.
Some say if you want to feel cooler, you have to wear cool tones. And from this gal's shades to her lip stain and all-over monochromatic ensemble, we can't help but feel icy.
We're getting serious James Dean vibes from this double-denim beauty.
Love wearing all black but also don't want to suffer in the heat? Follow the lead with a breezy black kimono layered on top of a two-piece set.
Cutoffs and a T-shirt? A classic match made in fashion heaven.
A lightweight tunic paired with a trucker hat and shades is the solution to keeping things cool. (See also: peace sign for extra chill).
Elevate a simple look of jeans and a tee with a cute headwrap and hoop earrings.
We absolutely need to get our hands on like 500 of those vintage Spice Girls tees, kthx.
A tennis skirt-shaved head combo never looked this cool.
Breezy, see-through tops and sweatpants are one of the few ways to get us out the door these days, js.
Who knew that shades of pink, blue, black, and red could go together so well? And with a bright smile topping it off, we can totally vibe off this energy.
A lacy top and shorts can only be made better with teal mermaid hair.
Looking well-prepped for the heat: shades, fanny pack, neckerchief, and a pose ready to stunt on those rays.
Don't exclude cardigans for the summer, so long as they are cropped, lightweight, and bright!
A billowy dress with pockets is not only super convenient but also extremely cute.
A light bomber paired with a T-shirt dress and dad cap are essential for summer nights.
A loose braid, overalls, and sneakers can make your summer afternoon errands a breeze.