Some Sumspiration, Right This Way

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by Leandra Medine
June 27, 2014
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Do you ever experience that thing where it gets so hot that your brain becomes so one-dimensional, it forgets how to organize an outfit because all it can think about is combatting sweat, which is just two letters short of sweater, which is a garment you definitely don’t need considering the climate? Me too. I tend to call it the summer blues, where the color du jour is melancholy and the spectacular outfits are as sparse as a flourishing well in the desert.

Until, like a camel bearing liquid gifts, Tommy Ton re-emerges with a slew of new images for Style.com from Men’s Fashion Week and beyond (couture is on the imminent horizon, people) to produce the “jooj” heard ’round the world. Or at least, my closet. Because nothing says summer is here, baby like a plunging neckline that doesn’t so much plunge as it does dip between two meager mosquito bites, complimented by layers of different length gold chains and pendants. Neither does an off the shoulder crop top that seems to require shoulder blades I do not maintain but that is neither here nor there.

The point is this: Stan Smith still reigns the Fashion Week pavement, calf-length skirts with naive white t-shirts have never looked so cool, Chinese take out boxes can moon light as couture and there is no party like the one you can throw on Catherine Baba’s head. Chin strap and all.

Oh! Also! Belts are so back.

[Tommy Ton for Style.com]

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  • BethanyBeach

    Love the slideshow, it’s just what I needed!

  • lavieenliz

    omg great slide! I totally know what you mean! I can’t even imagine NY in the summer…LA is hot but not humid

    http://hashtagliz.com

  • mywhiteT

    Loving that jumpsuit with the deep v neck line. Really goes well with the sneakers. mywhiteT.com

  • monkeyshines

    inspiring!

  • http://www.shallwesasa.com/ Sasa Zoe

    It is cool indeed!

    http://www.shallwesasa.com

  • Dominique
  • http://www.7moreminutes.com Alyona

    Amazing slideshow. Would love to see you version of the summer outfit :)
    I have been living in London for the last 10 years where ‘heat wave’ is 25 C and coming from the country where average summer temperature is 35-40 C it used to seem ridiculous that people would complain about the heat in London… 10 years later and I do not know how to cope with 25… More over I managed to forgot what the hell did I use to wear back home and now I am facing two weeks back at 40 C…

    http://www.7moreminutes.com

  • http://madamecouture.blogspot.com/ Emma Hager

    I was just in Berlin. Talk about street style. Sneakers are worn in earnest — for practicality, as a way of life, not for fashion. Impeccable style just seems like an aesthetic bonus, even if it actually is entirely intentional.

    I’d also argue Berlin girls wear black better than their New York counterparts.

  • Between the Blondes

    Dying over the denim 3-tone midi skirt in slide 6.

    http://betweentheblondes.blogspot.com/

  • Anika Zebron

    Yes to the skirts and white T-shirts! Also loving the light tweed suits–summer stylin’.

  • Maryah

    Perfetto! The slideshow was perfect- lots of inspiration!

  • Samantha

    Love the style of every single one of these ladies! I strive to be half as fabulous as them ha ha

    http://stilequotidiano.com

    xxSamantha

  • Francisc

    These street style pictures are so fabulous! Love the first outfit!
    http://fashion-soup.com/

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  • Ajnira Muminovic

    :OOOO I want more now

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  • Jane

    I’m about to leave for a week in northern England and was sweating my shoe picks but this slide show just gave me a great idea and I don’t have to buy them [altho did buy two pairs of great pants and the hippest long jacket on the planet] but my somewhat-platform-rope-wrapped linen tennis shoes are a no brainer that I just hadn’t thought about. I can walk for days in them. They’re cute, summery and will work with everything I’m taking. Of course now I’m thinking about taking a skirt [all of this in carry on :-)] GOD BLESS YOU Leandra.

  • ee_by_cc

    Gorgeous shots, otherwise known as I’m not cool enough to pull off these looks! :)

    http://www.enduringethereal.com

  • Emi & Kimi

    great slide and inspiration!

    http://emiandkimi.blogspot.com

  • http://batman-news.com Nikki Lowe

    Also, ankle scarves!

  • Fash365

    I love the off the shoulder crop top and knee length skirt! It’s
    the perfect amount of skin showing where it’s sultry, classy, and still keeps
    you cool in the summer heat! For another great use of a crop top, have a look here: http://www.fash365.com/2014/06/look-twice-as-nice-are-lot-of.html

  • john
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