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Summer street style: Cool, casual fashion done right

On hot summer days, New Yorkers are all about comfort.

But that doesn't mean they're sacrificing style: This season, the fashion-forward are turning to effortless, versatile pieces that'll keep them looking haute and feeling cool as they navigate the sweltering streets.

Brenda Lee, 50, visiting from Albany, wore her
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Brenda Lee, 50, visiting from Albany, wore her favorite boyfriend jeans and a Denim Supply top while shopping on Elizabeth street. "I like to be funky-- add a little something fun to a basic jeans and T-shirt outfit," she said.

East Village resident Natalie Suarez, 23, model and
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East Village resident Natalie Suarez, 23, model and creator of style blog Natalie Off Duty, says moving from Los Angeles to NYC made her style "a lot more classic," but she "still likes to play with colors." As for the return of the overalls trend? "I love them!" she says. "I have like, a billion pairs."

Peter Hays, 21, a graduate student at the
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Peter Hays, 21, a graduate student at the London School of Economics, in All Saints pants and an Everlane top, and Nancy Chong, 19, a student at American University, in an American Apparel dress, stroll SoHo on July 25, 2014.

Isabel Murphy, 19, a Cambridge student visiting from
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Isabel Murphy, 19, a Cambridge student visiting from Bristol, England, wore a Zara jumper and Urban Outfitters hat while exploring SoHo with a friend on July 25, 2014.

Lower East Side resident Marwa El-Turky, 30, a
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Lower East Side resident Marwa El-Turky, 30, a French and English teacher, says, "Too matchy was getting old. Mixing prints is more fun!"

Erica Rhone, 33, a DJ from the East
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Erica Rhone, 33, a DJ from the East Village, wore a jumper from Anthropologie while hanging out on Elizabeth Street on July 25, 2014.

Model Jessica Luostarinen, 21, of Finland, had fun
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Model Jessica Luostarinen, 21, of Finland, had fun with her summer style in American Apparel shorts, a sheer Cos top and funky accessories on Houston street on July 25, 2014.

Marc Henry, 35, an actor from Crown Heights,
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Marc Henry, 35, an actor from Crown Heights, wears a double-breasted wool Calvin Klein suit while riding his bicycle in SoHo. "I like the idea of wearing it open-- it's a little different," he says. His T-shirt, he adds, is a relic from his Marine Corps days.

Matilda Fredberg, 23, from Sweden, wears a Cos
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Matilda Fredberg, 23, from Sweden, wears a Cos dress and a jacket from a boutique in Paris with Chanel sunnies for her fashion internship in SoHo on July 25, 2014.

Carina Rogard, 34, an architect from Paris, with
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Carina Rogard, 34, an architect from Paris, with daughter, Jade, 8 months, wore a lace jumper by French designer Alix Petit on Elizabeth street on July 25, 2014.

Williamsburg resident Jordan Topf, 23, a musician in
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Williamsburg resident Jordan Topf, 23, a musician in a band called Mainland, and East Village resident Bonnie Barton, 25, creator of fashion blog Flashes of Style, pose on Houston street on July 25, 2014. Both wore vintage pieces.

Brooke Vernon, 20, of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, layers an
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Brooke Vernon, 20, of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, layers an Abercrombie dress with a Forever21 vest, Gap blazer and Aerie necklace for her internship at Marie Claire. "I like to keep it simple but add some texture and a fun pop of color-- it is summer!" she says of her seasonal style.

Charlie Abelman, 26, of the East Village, wears
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Charlie Abelman, 26, of the East Village, wears J.Crew shorts, Topshop slippers and button-down and his mom's belt. "I try to keep shorts on as much as possible without upsetting the workplace," he says of his style while working at Sony.

Vera Shadan 26, from Belarus, a West Village
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Vera Shadan 26, from Belarus, a West Village resident who works in e-commerce for Bally, wears Bally shoes and a casual outfit from Zara. Shadan says she keeps her style "comfortable and simple," with lots of black and white.

Ariane Samuels, 28, of Crown Heights, a visual
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Ariane Samuels, 28, of Crown Heights, a visual merchandising manager for Forever21, wears a "casual-chic" outfit from the store and a pop of purple MAC lipstick on Spring Street on July 25, 2014.

Jason Colon, 24, from the Lower East Side,
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Jason Colon, 24, from the Lower East Side, is a stylist for Uniqlo who ripped his own jeans and wore sneakers with a pop of color. "I try to be outside the norm," he said while walking on Rivington Street on July 25, 2014. "I want to be the one to stand out."

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