This is my first summer living in New York. In fact, it’s my first summer ever living anywhere but Los Angeles. And when you live in L.A., you can pretty much wear anything year-round because you don’t have to account for humidity or sudden mid-day summer storms. Naturally, I’m a bit worried about this East Coast summer that I’ve never experienced before. How will my hair react to this humidity? How will I dress for work when it’s 90 degrees outside? Will I survive without AC?
For the past few months of spring, I’ve lived in sweaters and jeans, but as of this week, New York has ushered in summer weather and my go-to outfit is officially a no-go. After a few days of frustration with my closet and the heat, I realized I needed something I’ve never had in my life: an actual summer wardrobe. My closet was lacking flowy dresses, strappy sandals, and loose tops. So now I’ve set out on a journey to find a new look for summer, one that’s both weather-appropriate and in keeping with my personal style.
After some serious searching I finally found the pieces I’ve been looking for. Plus, they’re all under-$100 (because buying a whole new wardrobe can get expensive!) Shop my favorite affordable picks for summer in NY below.