Holy Heat, Give Me a Breeze

Leandra Medine | July 18, 2011
After a long, long season of angry tweets at the weather report, I’m not saying I wish it was cold, but I am saying, “shit son, it is hot.” As it happens, New York City, a place where moderation is nothing more than a 10-letter word knows no limit. Both warmth and frigidness leave my wardrobe tainted by the wrath of “seasonal dressing.” Maybe I feel like socks today. Maybe I felt like a knee length skirt sans tights last March. Give me my leather jacket. This may have been feasible some years ago but today, Global Warming robs us of transition seasons. In an effort to discount the sweat stains of today, I look back to a breezier, more hypothermic time. One that forced me to cover my neck with a scarf, my body with animal-friendly flocks from Mongol and my legs with menstruation wine colored suede.
vest: Adrienne Landau, jacket: Veda, pants: Rag & Bone, shoes: Proenza Schouler, Harry specs: Warby Parker
Now, I create an outfit that says, if it were Fall, and the Internets were my closet, this is what I’d be wearing. 
sunglasses: Christian Dior, scarf: Alexander McQueen, booties: Isabel Marant, jacket: 3.1 Phillip Lim, skirt: rag & bone, sweater: Vanessa Bruno, bracelets: Shashi, DANNIJO
Fuschia frames, sign me up! Compliments the sunglasses’ pink arms with none other than McQueen’s own…pink skulls. Watermelon, anyone? Rain or shine, everyone needs to enjoy an arm party. Monchomatic creme colors on the side inside, complimented with a gray cape-like jacket. Bonus points for those rolled sleeves. And finally, the Isabel Marant bootie. No outfit is complete with a wooden baby heel come Fall. And break. Back to reality.
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01963111762011740806 Jerrica

    It's crazy out there isn't it. And the sun refuses to set unless past eight pm -_- I'll take what I can get at this point.

    Fashion Nostalgia

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01018559049239753554 emc

    its been hot in LA too – can't even think about putting on a sweater! love the rag&bone; bikini!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08303339037161037296 victoria / cats dreaming in keylime

    I know, right? Like the Cinderella song: don't know what you got 'til it's gone.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05882333911932324281 blue roses

    pit stains are the pit falls of the summer, and even fall's indian summer. in the ny metropolitan area, we can never win. ever!

    i love the menstru, ahem, wine pants; hilarious!

    czechhhhhh it out…..


    lucite, cocktails, vintage clutches, red lips, romps about the town….

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16998071214724565343 Juliana

    Get your bags packed and come to London, you would definitely be able to wear your fall outfit in this lovely English summer!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06335133576498340098 DarkerShadeofPale

    It has been super hot here in Georgia…and I was in Texas a little while back…105 degrees!!! Whew.
    And you want to know what else is hot??? My new blog! Haha had to slip some advertisement in there:)http://darker-shade-of-pale.blogspot.com/

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  • http://magmoiselle.fr s

    amazing look.. love it!
    Love the Phillip lim jacket.. I want it ;D

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06344342427867256788 DeefromCG

    Girl, it´s so cold here in Germany, I so wish I was in NYC right now. I wore a parka today (a really cute/ man repelling one one though). And it´s raining all the time which means I have rain hair/ waves (wish they were beach waves). But the good thing (in a bad "shitty weather" way) is I can cover my hair with a scarf (because it´s cold enough to wear one). Yesterday I wore my cashmere harem pants all day. I want heat. I want summer. I want….le sigh 😉


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13857254148909718348 Kimberly

    In love with those bracelets – great picks!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02473744120685637450 NIKI

    May I just say your writing style is absolutely amazing to read !!! you are so sarcastic yet so ridiculously funny !

    I love reading your blog and LOVE LOVE LOVE your outfit posts.

    So effortless yet somehow it just sits perfectly

    lots of love from http://lostinperfectionism.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14551164031842796738 MeryMeli

    I LOVE all! sunglasses, swimdress… all!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12069426957408106950 Kimberly

    the heat is just unbearable at this point supposedly it's supposed to rain we'll see how the weather gets after that! love the fall outfit though!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10682889544071697460 L

    I almost passed out just looking at you. NY…give us a break. Pretty please? With a cherry on top!

  • http://www.closetcravings.com Closet Cravings

    Want the Vanessa Bruno sweater and Isabel Marant booties. I can totally see you wearing the Christian Dior red sunnies. =)

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00915559388285245420 suus

    Another offer: come live in Amsterdam…Rain and Cold, we bike people mutated in some kind of hairless poncho/rainsuit wearing creatures…Whenever I walk by bikini's and flipflops in the store I laugh….hysterical and evil! Really Amsterdam is beautiful this time of year…..(dots to point out obvious sarcasm)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12759545260010101486 The PvdH Journal

    Dear Man Repeller,

    Please do not complain so much about a warm summer! Or you should come to London, where as we speak is raining, cold, and windy.

    Espadrilles with socks?!

    PvdH -designer and illustrator


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05704358414632769772 london loves

    I NEED burgundy pants! Now!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07426727525149081017 Lidiya

    Super awesome look, you look fabulous!! I simply adore the color of your pants 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05896943075888739935 The Eye Behind the Detail

    I am totally where you are at right now. I am already planning fall and winter outfits and wish I could wear my various pairs of colored tights, but, alas, it is too hot in my part of the country to even think about covering my legs.

    Cut outfit, especially that skirt. I want one!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00273240945488877081 Gorete Sousa

    Nice Post!!!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07624540796123906204 Eva

    I love to read you so much! For that reason I nominated you for the lovely blog award, check it here http://justbecreation.blogspot.com/2011/07/one-lovely-blog-award.html
    Keep it up!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359692445710227141 Collections

    Totally love the fall outfit you created. I'm so feeling your pain about the weather… I think new yorkers can never win, but it is DAMN hot out there.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14194815440194123998 CupcakesOMG!

    i feel ya son. this heat is getting me ready for fall!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07904293199101553442 Jessie

    just looking at you is making me sweat. but i love the look just the same. you look fantastic.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12869409832530479206 Chantelle

    I hear ya. It is getting way too hot. I wish Toronto had transitional seasons as well. Everything is so drastic now. I can never wear my trench cape. WTF, dude?

  • http://mstwirlyskirts.com Molliee

    what crazy weather! I love your outfit choice!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07313400714301291801 gabrielle

    that was the first day i everr laid eyes on you. you were stunning!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07181089089351390664 Nina Morena

    Haha I love this! xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14741675049183859970 AGreekAbroad

    Never satisfied, are we? I lived in Greece and moved to the UK, cause I was dreaming of the fall and wearing my wooly jacket and now I am here and it rains (constantly at the moment….) I am dreaming of the Greek beaches and the sun!! Although I would definitely house swap you, wouldn't mind a bit of NYC! My house comes with a 2 months old baby though…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01347992813398135962 myAestheticStyle

    Its been so stink hot in phoenix also!! I blame it on El Nino, ever since that huge storm years ago nothing has been the same…


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06076107471705224597 Kelly Hicks

    This outfit makes me miss fall! AHHH. Love those wine colored pants! Lovely 🙂


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00922493231790791173 La Petite Olga

    I wish it would be as hot as in New York here!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14069400289454012514 DNA (designers+artists)

    Thanks for the reminder on those Rag & Bone bikinis, totally forgot they make them now.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03161812994412365043 Athina

    hi sweetie!love your style beautiful ideas!
    you can really make my day!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    I'm already begging for autumn's arrival as well, it's been 118 degrees here with the heat index, and there has only been one day in July that hasn't been in the triple digits. Holy heat for sure! And I'm swooning over those Isabel Marant boots, as well.

    ♥, Jamie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03527662690952371279 Kierra

    Come to Seattle, we have been sitting in lovely 65 degree weather with clouds and rain. I wore a light sweater today!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05359487128946293599 SAMANTHA

    are you serious? wait did you wear this today?? it is SOOOOO HOT in ny right now! ahhh. NY weather extremes..


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07955540148256492018 JairMadison

    You had me at "shit son, it is hot." And indeed it is. The Rotten Apple was so hot today that it didn't register. Yes. The heat index had me lunching.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03705476141906955403 Grace

    Rocking those Potter glasses!

    xx Grace

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07348388425307750174 The Bookie

    Those sunglassess are gorge! see my post….

  • http://www.naneemny.blogspot.com Nane

    OMG! I recognized the picture right away! You looked great that day as usual!

  • Anonymous

    I need those glasses!

  • http://flyingccarpet.wordpress.com/ flyingccarpet

    those bikini tops look like sunglasses. just sayin'. man-repelling at its best!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09113056625709563735 ♥Run With Fashion♥

    Love your fall look, I loove your Harry Specs, you're so cute in them 😀

  • http://monsacbyme.com mon sac by me

    so R&B; lovely bikini !!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07908468071788942061 The milk thief

    love the outfits
    your lucky! its freezing here in sydney
    enjoy the sun!


  • http://www.bellissimostyle.net Megan Abigail Chandler

    just put the booties on with jorts and repel away the seasons and the men

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16705421965844324383 Cáti

    oh love it 🙂
    I want those trousers!


  • http://www.thefashionguitar.com thefashionguitar

    Love the look you are wearing and the other one!

    xo Charlotte

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08813269203887879585 Trips & Treasures

    Love this picks ! especially the glasses and boots


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16859549597148443067 flowercake

    cute bikini not in my price range though

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08250383440607965922 Teodora

    I knowww I'm missing cooler temps too. Can't wait until the first sign of fall to pull out all of my cozy pieces.


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  • Saira

    Where is the scarf from and the style of glasses? Love the pants!!

  • Pengobatan Lupus

    nice fashion 🙂 wow