Temperatures are climbing and inhibitions are dropping fast in the city. Summer in New York is about having fun. If the explosion of color at the Christopher John Rogers show this week lends any indication, this season’s biggest trend is joy, by way of experimentation in color, texture, and silhouette, however you want to wear it.
Best Armor: Julia Fox
We’ve been loving the molded-breastplate looks appearing on runways and red carpets. Julia Fox’s latest look at the Free Arts Auction feels understatedly chic yet very on brand.
Most Fun Texture: Annahstasia Enuke
Annahstasia Enuke’s outfit at the Free Arts Auction proves that sometimes more is more. The eclectic mix of pleats, crochet, and color feels like a party in itself.
Best Pop of Color: Karla Smith-Brown
A dress that actually makes me want to wear yellow: The citrus hue, the cut, and the slight draping give Olivee Floral founder Karla Smith-Brown’s look at the Fragrance Foundation Awards an elevated finish.
Most Summery Suiting: Mordechai Rubinstein and Niyi Okuboyejo
Suits with shorts, printed suits, wrinkly linen suits — there are no rules when it comes to summer suiting. Mordechai Rubinstein and Niyi Okuboyejo show us how it’s done at the Nordstrom’s Father’s Day Lunch.
Best Dynamic Duo: Jaboukie Young-White and Michelle Zauner
Jaboukie Young-White and Michelle Zauner give big smiles and fun monochrome looks at the Opening Ceremony x Peter Do party.
Best Dress Shape: Gigi Goode
Gigi Goode in the CJR tulip dress at the Christopher John Rogers Resort 23 show feels like the summer match made in heaven.
Most Joyful Three-Piece: Aquaria
Aquaria at the CJR Resort 23 show will convince you to buy that skirt suit set you’ve been considering.
Most Star Power: Ajani Russell
Ajani Russell’s play with pattern and shape at the Free Arts Auction proves you don’t need color to have fun.
Most Summery Look: Selah Marley
Selah Marley looks effortless at the Free Arts Auction and inspires us to plan that beach getaway — stat.
Best Comfy Set: Amandla Stenberg
Amandla Stenberg’s Chanel skirt set at the brand’s Tribeca Film Festival luncheon gives brightness and comfort.
Most Chic: Miyako Bellizzi
Miyako Bellizzi at the Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Luncheon proves that classic will never go out of style — and neither will a pop of red.
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