We're about two thirds of the way through summer, and while some of us are still working out the kinks in our warm-weather wardrobes, others seem to have it locked down and then some. The latter group to which I'm referring is the practical-yet-stylish subsect of New York City women who, I've come to realize, know a thing or two about dressing for the weather in any season. I can say this because having moved to the Big Apple from L.A. myself not too long ago, on the warm summer days when I’m struggling to get it right, I also spent a lot of time noticing the women who do.
So just what is this warm-weather uniform I’ve seen literally everywhere? It’s actually quite simple and attainable: a midi dress and sandals or sneakers. Yep, that’s it. What makes it so good, we think, is that while your shoes say “practical,” your clothing is still saying “I tried,” and the combination strikes the perfect balance between comfort and style. While it might sound basic at first, until you see (and feel) the effects for yourself, you won’t know how good it is.
See some of our favorite NYC bloggers sporting the look, and then continue to shop our favorite midi dresses of the moment below.
Zanita is making us seriously consider this splurge.
Looking to re-create Leandra's exact look? This on-sale dress is your first step.
This print has a neutral feel that we love.
Veronika Heilbrunner just makes everything look cool.
Wait until you see the back.
How dreamy is this number?
Mixed prints done right.
Not over the smocking trend just yet.
Vintage vibes done right.
We love the contrast of red and white.
This color will match any shoes you own.
There's a reason fashion girls love this brand.
Can't go wrong with this classic silhouette.
This is how you do simple without being basic.
We're into this unexpected neckline.
Every wardrobe needs a few standout pieces like this printed dress.