As fun as summer in New York City is, the air temperature and humidity percentage from June until September make it almost impossible to enjoy. Take, for instance, last weekend. The real-feel temperature was roughly 98°, and the air was practically thick enough to touch. In short, it was gross. Yet you wouldn’t know it was a degree over 80 from looking at the city’s residents, who, after bearing plenty of New York City summers, have learned to dress for hot weather in a way that appears as cool as ever.
From elevated ways to wear a bikini top as a real top to alternatives for your usual denim shorts, tank tops, and sundresses, the 14 outfit recipes ahead can and will make beating the heat this summer a breeze. After all, they were all put together by those who have to put up with the city’s soaring temperatures all season long.