LifestyleStyle Summer street style: Cool, casual fashion done right By NINA RUGGIERO Updated July 26, 2014 10:12 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email 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. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier 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. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier 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." Photo Credit: Linda Rosier 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. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier 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. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier Lower East Side resident Marwa El-Turky, 30, a French and English teacher, says, "Too matchy was getting old. Mixing prints is more fun!" Photo Credit: Linda Rosier Erica Rhone, 33, a DJ from the East Village, wore a jumper from Anthropologie while hanging out on Elizabeth Street on July 25, 2014. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier 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. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier 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. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier 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. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier 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. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier 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. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier 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. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier 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. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier 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. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier 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. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier 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." By NINA RUGGIERO Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.