Summer Street Style in NYC's Soho

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Rachel Fisher / | © Culture Trip

As the temperatures rise, New Yorkers are faced with the challenge of creating maximum fashion with minimal clothing. Spotted and photographed in Manhattan’s trend-conscious Soho, a neighborhood where Chanel and street jewelry shares pavement, these New Yorkers offer summer street style tips.

Fashion and beauty influencer Tiffany M. Battle, wearing bright red trousers and matte crimson lips, first caught our eye outside bar and restaurant, La Esquina, heading into Kenmare Park. “Something’s always happening here,” she says. “The pulse of the city inspires how I dress.”

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She describes her look as “elevated casual” and calls herself “low-maintenance, high style.” Because she’s always on the move; in a cab or on the subway, Battle makes sure to choose comfortable heels and an outfit that requires no adjustments. “My motto is easy in, out, and go.”

Below, find 11 tips for summer dressing from New Yorkers, and shop the look for outfit ideas.

1. Mix prints

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Top, shorts, sunglasses

Mixing prints and colors is no longer a fashion faux pas; in fact, it’s encouraged. Spotted outside of Balthazar bakery.

2. Nautical stripes aren’t just for beach towns

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Jumpsuit, hat, sunglasses

Bring a beach look to the city by accessorizing with a luxe purse and sunglasses. Spotted outside Jack’s Wife Freda.

3. Choose a colorful summer pant

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Rachel Fisher /

Pants, shoes, purse

Complementary accessories elevate a casual look. Spotted outside La Esquina and Kenmare Park.

4. Match your mani to your dress

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Rachel Fisher /

Dress, purse, rings

When choosing an opaque nail color, opt for a summer shade like white. Spotted outside Jack’s Wife Freda.

5. Layer summer fabrics

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Dress, sneakers

Layering silk atop linen will keep you cool in style. Spotted across from Kenmare Park.

6. Pair a maxi dress with sneakers

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Dress, purse, sneakers

Urbanize a batik look with sneakers. Spotted across from Kenmare Park.

7. Choose a floral print pant

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Top, pants

Tropical prints don’t need to be limited to the beach. Spotted outside Balthazar.

8. Accessorize athleisure

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Top, shorts, sneakers

A statement lip, jewelry, and accessories add polish to a sports outfit. Spotted outside By Chloe.

9. Reinvent the hat and tie

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Dress, hat

Menswear gets a flirtatious update with summer staples. Spotted outside Jack’s Wife Freda.

10. Pair trainers with a mini dress

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Rachel Fisher /

Dress, sneakers

Not everyone can afford these Balenciaga trainers that capture normcore style sex appeal, but there are plenty of cheaper options. Spotted outside Balthazar.

10. Show some shoulder

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Pants, purse

You can show skin without revealing too much. Spotted outside Pleats Please.

11. Bring a festival look to the city

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Top, shorts, rings

A messy topknot, rocker T-shirt, and cut-offs look just as relevant on city streets as they do at a festival. Spotted outside Pleats Please.

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