WHAT TO WEAR: Heat Wave

What to Wear

Given the extremity of our harsh winter, it doesn’t feel like an exaggeration to call two 65-degree days a “heat wave.” In fact, there’s a lot of excitement that comes with such a temperature increase, especially for us New Yorkers. We can finally feel our toes, the tips of our ears and our fingers when we walk outside. And, because our bodies are so used to such frigid cold, when it’s mid-afternoon we might even find ourselves shedding our jackets.

At least, that was the case for this Fashionista on a recent (and so very rare) spring day. Let’s just say she embraced the sun better than anyone else on the street, taking full advantage of the warmer weather. Presumably, when she stepped out in the early morning, she was sporting a cardigan or a bomber. But, fast forward a few hours and the layers came off.

Even if she was a bit chilly, her bright smile—highlighted with a swipe of red gloss—hides her secret by exuding warmth. But, there are a few more key aspects of her ensemble that it’s important to take note of. Should you find yourself dying to show off some skin the next time the mercury rises, opt for casual, lace-up combat boots like this Fashionista. Aside from the fact that they’ll keep your feet cozy if it ends up being a bit breezy, this style also offers a pop of color that plays up all-black separates.

On that note, I’d recommend choosing pieces it’ll soon be too hot to wear. This student’s pleated leather mini is a perfect example. But, even a body-hugging midi skirt will make you sweat during the summer months. So, go for your transitional numbers while you still can and, of course, don’t forget the staples—like a classic cross-body bag and your sunnies.

One Simple Change: In a few hours, night will fall and this Fashionista might find her arms covered in goose bumps. If she rocked a white, lightweight blouse her look would be very bohemian rocker and very appropriate for a night out—whether that means date night, dancing with the girls or a spontaneous concert.

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