Because It’s Hot Outside

July 7, 2014

And hot daaaaayum, you need something to wear.

If last week I was advocating for the importance of letting your shorts wear you and not the other way around (they are so easy! Don’t be lazy! Live a little!) with the conviction of one Hillary Rodham Clinton on the unofficial campaign trail, that is only because New York had not yet met its first 90 degree day. And as Esther astutely put it this morning, the city currently feels like a hot wet blanket, calling for air conditioners city wide to peak higher than Heidi Montag did in 2008.

So I’d like to retract that statement, but only temporarily — I continue to maintain that you haven’t lived until you’ve worn something as prosaic as a pair of cargo shorts and have still had experienced someone very earnestly question your sanity due to the surrounding accoutrements (floating device? Striped ass-blanket? The whole enchilada).

In place of it, I’ll propose this: do what you have to in order to make sure that should you find yourself feeling like this:

You can be of equal or greater — never ever less — comical value. I know I posted this video on Thursday but who’s to say that a classic YouTube clip can’t boast a shelf life that spectacularly exceeds the distance between but one meager holiday weekend?

Photographed above you’ll find first and foremost: an a-hole. Following that, you might see a white crop top by Rosie Assoulin which is effectively the most regal and highly glorified, stylistically manipulated bath sheet I will ever know, and Yves Saint Laurent shorts from the days that precede Mr. Slimane. Topshop and Free People do happen to have similar pairs of poppy flower shorts on tap right now. The sunglasses are Illesteva and the clogs are Swedish Hasbeens, which are on sale here.

May the most opportunely-sized foot win.

  • Natali

    Well, this is the most stylish summer uniform I’ve seen around :)

  • Megan

    LMAO! @ that video. Btw, I am literally ROTFL.

  • GapToothedGirl

    I’m afraid…too hot out here!!
    XOX, Gap.

  • lavieenliz

    love this look! that video is kinda amazing

  • jaclyn

    why are your outfits so perfect…at all times. Even is NY feels like a “hot wet blanket”.

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  • Patss

    Love the video (also the look, but I’m still shock about the youtube woman)

  • ee_by_cc

    That youtube video will likely never go out of style.

  • Melissa Tierney

    So cute! Love that!!! It is sweaty in the big apple without a doubt Leandra and that video is hilarious!
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  • Laura Jane Atelier

    Hot Daaaaayum they look good!

  • Tracy

    Love your sunnies and the cropped top!

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  • ≈ CARMEN ≈

    The shoes & shirt are superb. The combination reminds me of a couch from the 70s, which is perfect. :] // ☼

  • Luba

    such a cute summery look !

    XX Luba

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    But the bracelets, girl! The BRACELETS! :) Where are these beauties from?

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  • lala

    i want your bracelets!

  • Cristina Feather

    What’s that on your ankle? Is that a new trend we should know about? :)

  • Tamara

    can we please get the 411 on the arm party??? the outfit, btw, is completely adorable. i think i’m probably too old for it (i’m 2x your age) but you look perfect :)

  • mar

    lord needs to delegate

  • Heidi

    Love the look. Just wondering though (and certainly not to insult but to understand and perhaps to emulate) – how do you stay so slim? Do you eat? If so: what? (This may make for another new article).
    Thanks from your plus sized fan.

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  • Noor Van Dijk

    Dear Leandra, I love your blog. You really stimulate me to wear what I really want to. If I don’t no what to wear, I think WWLW (What Would Leandra Wear?) The way you combine clothes is just FLAWLESS! You’ve got a great view on fashion. keep going because your really inspire people. In view weeks I’m going to NY so if you got some tips on fashion or food, I would be thrilled to know them!

  • Jmw

    Can we please leave Hillary Rodham Clinton out of any shorts story? Just the thought of having to look at those cankles in shorts is enough to make me want to stop reading immediately.

  • Bader

    Where are the bracelets from? xxx

    • Leandra Medine

      I bought them on the street! In the Caribbean!

  • Blue Labels Boutique

    Love the summer print on the shorts!

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  • Akbar Rizki

    nice post…love this look!

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