31 Flawless Outfits To Copy This July

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Do you know what the most stressful thing about July in New York City is? No, it's not figuring out how to get ahead of Friday-afternoon traffic as you go East for the weekend. Nor is it working to beat the heat when the average temperature is a brisk 86 degrees (that's what window units are for, right!?). Actually, the biggest challenge of the mid-summer month is the fact that it's one of the longest of the year — and a 31-day-long month means putting together at least 31 different outfits. As if you didn't already feel like you have nothing to wear.

And when you want to wear absolutely nothing, crafting 31 looks may feel headache-inducing. Luckily, we've done the legwork for you and mapped out an entire month's worth of outfit inspiration.

Ahead, get a jump start on July's sartorial selections with maxis, minis, and a little bit of everything in between.
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For the girl who hates dresses: Go for a caftan-style number, preferably one with a fun print or one in a bright, bold hue. Don't be afraid to go wild on the accessories (like Arpana Rayamajhi's hand-crafted statement necklaces), either.
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#FreeTheShoulder. Flaunt this summer's "favorite show-it-off zone" with a strapless frock (like this semi-sheer, pale-yellow mini) that not only displays but also accentuates your bare assets. Just don't forget to keep it in place.
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Très Parisienne, non? A casual pair of skinny jeans, a loose button-up tank, and simple Piolas are an ideal (and very French) combination for battling sweaty subway platforms and freezing office temps.
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Because New York girls love black, all year 'round. Take your #allblackeverything wardrobe to summery heights by pairing a sleek maxi (like this Rodebjer one) with simple flat sandals.
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Our number-one tip for summer: Always be prepared for a spontaneous poolside romp. And what better way to do so than to rock your swimsuit all day long? Pair a bikini or bra-style top with an ankle-length skirt and a lightweight cardigan for a look that says office meeting and rooftop party.
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Balloon sleeves on the rooftop of the NoMad Hotel make a serious statement. Plus, the peekaboo shoulders and semi-high neck add an extra element of surprise to a simple white Isa Arfen dress.
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Proof that a casual striped shirtdress (like this one by Lisa Marie Fernandez) and a classic pair of Converse can go a long way.
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Stripes, maxi, and mules. Check, check, check.
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What better way to run errands in Soho than in a sleek (and loose, which is key) Ellery set, simple Common Projects kicks, and a vintage Vuitton tote? Here's looking at you for seasonal dressing advice, Nicole Warner.
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It's no secret we're proponents of suede in the summertime, especially the variety that won't leave you sweating your butt off. So how do you rock a heavy material in the season that sees excessively high temps? 1) Go with as little material as possible (hence the mini). 2) Pair it with the loosest, most oversized button-up T-shirt you can possibly find. See, no overheating here.
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Weird tan lines are worth it (we swear!) when you're rocking the coolest lace-up Miu Miu gladiators we've ever seen. This is one trend we're beyond pleased to see standing strong (literally).
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That's so '70s, in all the right ways. Hot New York days call for low-maintenance clothing, and this button-down denim skirt and striped tee are the definition of cool yet low-key.
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The secret to dealing with sweaty subway rides? Hidden slits and pockets that let your body breathe. Frayed edges and a red Chanel crossbody don't hurt, either.
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If we could have one piece never go out of season, it would probably be our beloved moto jacket. Make leather summer-appropriate by pairing it with a ladylike sundress (bonus points for the palm-tree print on this Yigal Azrouël version) and classic Manolo Blahnik pumps.
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In love with athleisure? Throw on a T-shirt dress and shower slides, and you're ready to hit the town (or the gym, if you choose).
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Never, ever shy away from mixing prints. To make it work, keep the color palettes similar and let the different textures, fabrics, and shapes do all the talking.
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Be daring and go for the chicest "working woman" look around: the shorts suit. It's classy, comfortable, and has the magic ability to make those nothing-to-wear mornings feel like a breeze.
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When all else fails, throw on a pair of loose-fitting jeans and put a tunic over them. Adding a subtly heeled sandal can help balance out the different lengths of fabric, so you'll be looking perfectly proportioned.
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Blogger Danielle Bernstein said it best: "Too hot for anything but a shirtdress." Period.
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What better excuse to live la vie bohémienne than the heat of summer? Opt for a skirt that makes a statement (with both length and print) and pair it with a sleek, simple top. Just don't forget your platforms.
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If all else fails, find your nearest beach-inspired tunic. Katie Sturino may look like she belongs in the South of France, but she swears she wears hers on "the sweaty streets of NYC with biker shorts and [a] bra." The loose shape is simple (and cool in more ways than one), and is the perfect canvas for some killer accessories.
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No article of clothing screams summer more than a classic pair of cutoffs. Elevate your quintessential festival-wear jorts by pairing them with a white button-up and a neck scarf, one of our favorite (and one of the easiest!) trends of the season. Yes, looking good is that simple.
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So many people shy away from horizontal stripes. Why!? The classic Breton look is...well, a classic. If you're looking for an alternative to the nautical-inspired shirt, don't be afraid to play around with different cuts or colors that might make you feel a little less afraid of the pattern. A strapless dress (like this one by Waldrip) is a great place to start.
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White after Memorial Day, white before Labor Day — forget the rules and just wipe white out. Remind yourself of just how far a classic white T-shirt can go by pairing it with a high-low denim mini, Chanel flats, and a metallic green Jimmy Choo crossbody.
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Lean on pajama dressing on those days when you just can't think about clothes. Just be sure to go for loose linens. And Isabel Marant, if possible.
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Who needs shades on a sunny day when you have a Dior shift?
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Conquering business-casual can be tricky as the temperatures (and humidity) begin to climb. The key to looking good in the office is to keep silhouettes loose and fabrics light. Pair an oversized linen button-up with a thin wrap skirt and printed heels, and you're immediately ready to go from day to night.
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The crop top: The perfect way to not wear clothes while still wearing clothes. For those looking to show some skin (but not too much), balance out your tummy-exposing top with some extra-high-waisted shorts.
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Leave it to Tavi to nail the perfect weekend look: a khaki romper, flatform sneakers, a bomber jacket (wrapped around the waist, duh), and ironic? glasses.
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You know the '70s are back in a big way. But if denim minis and lots of fringe aren't your thing, it's still easy to embrace your vintage side. Opt instead for a front-buttoned dress; it has all the flair, a loose fit, and way more coverage. If you're feeling extra daring, we say layer it over a pair of slacks.
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Pair a peasant dress with metallic brogues for a modern twist on an old classic. Note: Unicorn hair not required but definitely encouraged.
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