Sofia Richie Just Showed Off the Only Chic Way to Do 97-Degree Weather


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If you're in New York City or follow anyone on Instagram or TikTok who is, you're probably already all too aware of the temperature situation. It's New York Fashion Week, which means that everyone remotely involved in the industry is running around the city, attending presentations, runway shows, and parties, all the while dealing with near 100-degree temps, equally high levels of humidity, and intermittent thunderstorms and periods of blazing-hot sunshine. We're surviving, sure, but it's most definitely not comfortable.

That being said, everyone's on high alert when it comes to chic hot-weather outfits, scanning the crowds outside of shows for inspiration on what to wear to beat the heat. While I don't usually like to brag, I'm happy to do so right now after I spotted Sofia Richie Grainge wearing the perfect (albeit unexpected) garment for every New Yorkers' current predicament: a nightgown. Specifically, it's a Prada nightgown from the Italian brand's spring '23 runway collection, which she paired with a burgundy Hermès Kelly bag and matching velvet Mary Jane flats. She also accessorized with chunky gold hoops, black sunglasses, and a classic silver timepiece. The caption on her photos of the look read, "97 in NYC = Prada night gown." 

Though I sadly won't be able to afford Richie's off-the-runway nightgown, the look is certainly inspiring me to get creative with my styling, putting aside normal dressing rules and picking out items that feel comfortable in this weather—even if they are typically worn to bed. If you have the right bag and shoes, after all, anything will look chic. Scroll down to see Richie's 97-degree-weather outfit and shop the growing nightgown trend. 


(Image credit: @sofiarichiegrainge)

On Sofia Richie Grainge: Prada Embroidered Poplin and Lace Dress ($4800); Hermès bag; Le Monde Beryl shoes


(Image credit: @sofiarichiegrainge)


(Image credit: @sofiarichiegrainge)

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Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.