WHAT TO WEAR: Weekend Wear

Summer days in the city are long and hot, especially when you’re out walking to and from place to place. But you don’t want to settle for a mediocre outfit just because of the weather. So what’s the best way to tackle the heat? Layers. As weird as it sounds, layers are perfect for the NYC summer weather. Yes, the temperature is a million degrees and your hair will frizz up the moment you step foot outside. But the subway will have a slight chill, and the shops and restaurants you visit will feel like Antarctica thanks to the air conditioning. So go for a skin-bearing outfit that will keep you cool outside and a light sweater to tie around your waist that you can wear for those freezing subways and stores.

This Fashionista masters the look with her spaghetti strapped floral romper and burnt orange cardigan. A romper is a staple for the summer season and can be thrown on in seconds, but it makes an outfit look effortless. Slumped naturally over her shoulder is a Louis Vuitton backpack, which can easily hold her metro card and all of her shopping bags. To finish the look she is wearing some super stacked floral platforms that not only boost her height, but also the whole outfit. The two different floral patterns complement each other and keep the outfit fresh and trendy. Whether she is out shopping all day or headed to brunch, this Fashionista is ready to take on the weekend.

One Simple Change: After a busy day out you are ready to let loose and go out for the night. Swap the stacked platforms for a pair of black pumps and the cardigan for a leather jacket. Now all you need is your friends by your side and some music and munchies!