27 Street-Style Shots Of Summertime Radness

Photographed by Mark Iantosca.
Inside, sandwiched between your laptop and the air conditioner, and scrolling through an endless parade of street-style photos from the the most recent Fashion Week, it's easy to develop a rather lofty intention about the outfits you'll put together. Sheer, frothy layers; structured, sculpted shapes; and playful accessorizing that involves coordinating your mismatched prints and colors — you're gonna do it up. But, as most people who've experienced a sweltering city summer know, something happens between that moment and walking out into an overbearing heat that just deflates all your ambition. What was going to be a bona fide look gets swapped out for shorts and a T-shirt.
The main problem — as far as we can gather — is the fact that those inspiration shots were taken during the style set's version of the Olympics: Show up looking like you just stepped out the pages of a fashion editorial, or don't bother showing up at all. While it's totally appropriate to expect that level of doneness for big-deal events, for everyday life, it can be hard to muster up the enthusiasm. Instead, check out the outfits of women who are doing what you do on the daily — going to work, running some errands, and partaking in weekend libations with some buddies. We stalked the sidewalks of NYC to find real, live summer style that's on-point, and totally copyable. Now that's inspiration you can take right to the steaming sidewalk.
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Elena Moussa introduces what we'd like to call the "daytime robe." Wear yours with a shorter-length dress and casual sneakers.
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Watch that hem flutter by.
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Lola Odetola is tomboy on top, girly girly below. The key is to make sure the lines of each are pared-down and on the more structured side.
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The everyday flatform.
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Jess Mckie might be wearing all black, but there's nothing one-dimensional about her outfit. Check out those textured pants!
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Sophie Endrey lives large by pairing a voluminous skirt with an oversized top. If you're thinking big, too, it's easiest to go for pieces in single colors. Prints can overwhelm.
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Kym Ellery (yep, of Ellery fame!), keeps things in check with a scarf-print pair of pants. Simple, black pairings let those pants really shine.
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A flash of class.
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Oh yeah, feel the breeze.
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Rochelle's relaxed-fit pants are the new shape of the season. Wear yours with strappy sandals and tiny tanks.
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Buddies Olga Kavardakova and Klara Widing complement each other in soft chambray. Choose your denim in boxier cuts though — anything too tight can look suffocating.
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Thando Hadebe shows the right-est way to wear a pair of overalls (that's with a printed shirt, simple sandals, and a big smile).
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Gayle Taliaferro does periwinkle two ways. Think about pulling off colorblocking yourself with your hair (mind blown, right?).
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We're also vibing with those no-fuss sandal slides.
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It's important to have a favorite color.
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We think Taylor Bagley's throw-on-and-go patterned dress is in a shape and style that's a must-have for most women this season...
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...Oh, and that iridescent PS11 is awesome, too.
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Look closer — Sasa Li's dress is actually two pieces.
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Those brows!
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And now, you will all want an understated, boxy, black backpack of your own.
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The Suarez sisters bring boho to Brooklyn. Don't be scared of clashing patterns, as long as you're doing them in like, neutral hues.
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Lorraine Desanctis' brings some edge to her cozy, all-jersey outfit with fresh accessories. A pair of mirrored sunnies make any outfit — no matter how simple — look extra-fancy.
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Prints on prints on prints.
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Omagbitse Omagbemi is buttoned-up but badass at the same time. We owe the source of the magic mainly to that skirt-bootie combo.
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We'd give anything to look like we're always on the way to a fashion workout. Thanks for the gymspiration, Michelle Wilson.
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The Alexander Wang Rocco bucket backpack is a new classic.
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Same goes for these cutout Balenciaga booties.
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