STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Back to the Basics

After a day of scorching hot over 90-degree weather, us (me) New York City college Fashionistas ceased to seek refuge indoors and walked the city streets with caution of the very dangerous weather. Am I being dramatic ? Sure, but melanoma is a thing. So, be sure to where sunscreen on very hot summer days because it is officially summer! Some transition, huh? (Literally and figuratively speaking). After Tuesday’s horrid weather, (did I mention that I was a winter person?) I was curious on how Fashionistas/os would acclimate to the warm weather.

I spotted this Fashionista right in the middle of Soho peacefully walking along the brick roads and neutral toned buildings where stores like rag & bone, Uquilo, Madewell, Aritzia and Topshop were bound to be filled with New York City’s most stylish residents. This Fashionista knows Soho like the back of their hand and can navigate through these city streets as if it is her second home. What intrigued me the most about her style is how she didn’t resort to booty shorts and a skimpy crop top to feel light and airy on this hot summer day. Not that anything is wrong with this attire, if it is your preference. She choose to style her outfit consisting of a navy loose cami, a light denim shirt tied around her waist and white drawstring pants that she got from Taiwan after her recent trip to Asia. How did I know that? Because making friends with random fashionable people in NYC is pretty awesome.

Wearing white during summer days such as this makes sense. If you didn’t know, desert people have been wearing white for thousands of years simply because of the fact that it keeps you cooler than any of the other colors. And I am not talking about high-waisted white skinny, tight and butt-clenching pants like those she does not prefer from American Apparel. Everyone knows that you have to wear AA clothing while working for AA (duhh) , but I’m completely with her on letting go of that one button on those easy jeans during lunch breaks.

Just to state the obvious she totally broke the “don’t wear white after Labor Day” rule because to be honest everyday is technically “after Labor Day.” Nonetheless, I had to ask

What is your STYLE ADIVCE OF THE WEEK?: “You don’t always have to show off all of your assets when it is so warm outside. With everyone trying to copy everyone’s style, especially when the major trends are crop tops and everything high-waisted, sometimes you just need to stick to the basics and find something that is airy and breathable but also different.”