Summer in the city is not like that Regina Spektor song. Well, it can be if you don't mind AC-induced skyrocketing electric bills and subway platforms that can, at times, feel like you're descending into Dante's Inferno. Summer style, whom? I, personally, don't know her, but this is New York City, after all: a metropolis pulsating with creative energy so cool it can literally (well, not literally, but maybe?) cool a person down.
Here, in between the canyons of the avenues and streets where the heat calls home, are fearless sartorialists brightening up the sidewalks with pride and that special New York kind of moxie. They make it seem like you, too, can triumph over the scorcher sizzling outside your apartment and office windows, because every New Yorker knows there ain't nothin' quite like twilight in the city. That sun, cooling temperatures, and the bustling of this sleepless town as it goes quietly into the night is untouchable and truly romantic.
Find your summer light in our exclusive gallery, below.
Hack the planet.
When looking to show your pride, go all out.
Beguiled on top, trendy Indiana Jones on the bottom.
Now THIS, this is a color story.
How bolo can you go?
Grin and pin it.
You could say she's in the right frame of mind.
Wear it, don't say it.
Some people have Moon Prism Power, others have sunflower power.
Those lemonade feet are neat!
Let's go down to the tennis court and talk it up like, yeah.
A bag that brings the heat!
Bzz! Bzz! Don't sting us, please!
Why be flossy when you can be flowy?
A warming moment.
Peace is the pose.
This look and this attitude deserve no words other than this song:
Rose colored, and the livin' is easy.
The outfit you put on when you're going to a party your girlfriend's messy ex will be at.