How to Dress for Summer in New York City

blogger-dress-summer-nyc-streetstyleDress: Urban Outfitters (similar) (similar) / Jacket: H&M (similar) / Bag: Danielle Nicole / Shoes: Zara (similar) (similar) / Sunnies: Unknown (similar) (similar) / Bracelets: Michael Kors, Loft (similar) (similar) (similar)

We all know that the summer in New York City can be brutal and sometimes it can be confusing on how to dress. The struggle really comes in for those really hot days, yet whenever you step inside a subway car or a store, it is freezing! For these scorchers (which we’ve been having quite a few of lately), I usually resort to a light dress or romper and carry a layer to throw on when I’m in the train.

The light jacket not only provides some warmth, but it also pulls together the full look. It’s important to keep the jacket relatively small so you can carry it around when you’re not wearing it, or a keep a bag big enough to stuff it in. I tried to keep all the tones in brown or beige, and this jacket fits in so perfectly!

I paired this look with my new sunnies that I picked up the other day in an unnamed store in the East Village. They are just the right amount of oversized and I love the slight hint of the black and brown marble print. This choker necklace is DIY using a ribbon and wrapping it around my neck twice and tieing it in the front. TIP; if you can’t get the ribbon to lay the way you want, use a straightening iron to shape it!

I tagged a ton of similar items above since the pieces I’m wearing are mostly unavailable now. Shop more below to get a similar look:









*Photos by Allie of AllieNYC.



  1. July 19, 2016 / 6:30 AM

    You definitely look so pretty in this outfit! Your style is perfect for the city and of course for the weather. That choker is also so cute, didn’t know that you just made it with a ribbon–very smart! Have a great week babe! xx

  2. July 19, 2016 / 6:20 PM

    You’re so pretty! Thanks for the tips — I’ve only been to NYC in December but hopefully one of these days I can visit in the summer too! 🙂 xo, sharon

  3. July 21, 2016 / 12:13 PM

    Once again, a great look Andrea! Love the colors of your outfit and the summer dress that looks so fresh. The floral print is beautiful! Smart way to accessorize with a choker 🙂


  4. July 24, 2016 / 8:17 PM

    Great article babe!! the floral dress is so pretty!!!
    Cant wait to visit NY again.
    Definitely will let you know to go for coffee

  5. August 1, 2016 / 12:19 PM

    You are looking gorgeous.. Thanks for the tips.. But I think you missed one thing which increase the beauty of a girl.. Yes!! diamonds ..

  6. July 4, 2018 / 7:48 AM

    Such a sweet summer look! Love the floral dress and the way you cover it with a cream gray blazer. Super outfit.
    Pamela from

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