Some of my most lively, fun, and blissfully happy memories are from summers spent in New York City in my early 20s, from rooftop cocktails and picnics in the park to bike rides in Brooklyn. Even though I’m now an L.A. transplant, just the thought of summers in the city still arouses all the senses. I can still almost feel that sweltering heat on my skin and the drips of water falling on my head from AC units providing a weirdly welcoming ounce of relief from the humidity. I also (for some reason) vividly remember all my summer outfits—the perfect combination of ensembles that were captivating, chic, and practical.
So of course, when it comes to writing about NYC summer style, I always jump at the chance. This time, I reached out to some very cool and stylish New York fashion girls and had them share what they’re wearing this summer. From city-chic, breezy button-downs to standout colorful accessories, scroll below as a handful of fashion-forward NYC dwellers share their favorite warm-weather picks.