Monday, July 18, 2011

On the Street….Summer Color, New York

I get emails all the time saying “Oh, it’s so hot where I live, how can I ever dress fashionably when it is too hot to wear clothes?”

Well, to me this photo is the essence of summer fashion at its hottest. Bright colors, fun accessories and easy hairstyles: summer style can be as easy as a few special pieces.


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  1. Rebekah

    July 18, 2011 at 8:51 am

    SO CUTE!!!

  2. Liz

    July 18, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Right, this is really a very easy style and very fashionable at the same time. I love the red colour.

  3. aga

    July 18, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Great girl in wonderful dress ;)

  4. amalie

    July 18, 2011 at 8:56 am

    loove this look! that dress is gorgeous, and i love the color of it. perfect summer look.

  5. Shones

    July 18, 2011 at 8:59 am

    That is my favorite color right now — fruit punch red.

  6. Anonymous

    July 18, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Funky & stylish. Summer-friendly if you ask me.

  7. Anonymous

    July 18, 2011 at 9:02 am

    WHERE can I get this dress??!!

  8. aceden28

    July 18, 2011 at 9:04 am

    It's so hot in DC, I do worry that I will ignite upon leaving my AC dwelling. This is the type of igniting that I would prefer – bright red dress. Lovely.

  9. Anonymous

    July 18, 2011 at 9:04 am

    this. is. absolutely. amazing.

  10. fashionmagnolia

    July 18, 2011 at 9:04 am

    perfect summer outfit…so cool!

  11. Carolina Sundell

    July 18, 2011 at 9:05 am

    That dress is quite stunning, such volume and the color is so bright.

  12. sasa

    July 18, 2011 at 9:05 am

    I love this style.
    I feel the vacation.

  13. Inside my head and wardrobe

    July 18, 2011 at 9:05 am

    so true this is defintyly how to wear fashionable clothes in the summer! she looks amazing! im in love with this dress"

  14. DeepBlueC

    July 18, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Hahaha it is funny how OPPOSITE it is in England right now. We're all complaining it is too rainy to wear any summer outfits *sigh*. She looks so chic, and I love how at first glance it looks as if she's barefoot. Really adds to the picture!

  15. Donna

    July 18, 2011 at 9:10 am

    amazing! especially love how she paired a simple flat with the dramatic dress!

  16. Bohemian Design

    July 18, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Great color on her.

  17. Anonymous

    July 18, 2011 at 9:13 am


  18. Anonymous

    July 18, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Superb!!! She's really got style. Simple but chic

  19. s

    July 18, 2011 at 9:18 am

    woooow this dress is so wonderful! i love it!!!

    Street Life : CHANTAL THOMASS

  20. Prudence

    July 18, 2011 at 9:18 am

    I have a new shoe crush. The dress is gorgeous but those shoes would definitely get you around town stylishly…

  21. Elspeth

    July 18, 2011 at 9:19 am

  22. Anonymous

    July 18, 2011 at 9:19 am

    on the other hand, what should we wear if there is raining almost every day although it's summer! and i'm not talking aobut light rain but havy rain shower and summer thunderstorm.. br from rainy Poland

  23. Emilia

    July 18, 2011 at 9:21 am

    So perfect for summer, I love how even the shape conveys the idea of summer: fresh, floaty and fun!

  24. Barcelona m'enamora

    July 18, 2011 at 9:23 am

    I like your first sentence, it's fun!

    And I agree with you, we can dress stylish even in summer! ;) Great exemple!

  25. Urban Clothing

    July 18, 2011 at 9:24 am

    I dont like it! I dont know why, think it just looks kinda wired, well i know its the shape i dont like

  26. Tam gde ti

    July 18, 2011 at 9:27 am

    all in her look is very relaxing: hair, dress, sandals.
    BTW, sandals look almost invisible!

  27. Lori Neufeld

    July 18, 2011 at 9:27 am


  28. Meredith Howard

    July 18, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Great color. And fabulous shoes. I love this look.

    - Meredith

  29. shu84

    July 18, 2011 at 9:32 am

    amazing dress, lovely color:)

  30. Ruth

    July 18, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I love her shoes, very stylish and cool on the feet :)


  31. Rachel

    July 18, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Wow, great color and flow.

  32. PiruletadeGato

    July 18, 2011 at 9:35 am

    So true, this is style!

  33. Anna

    July 18, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Beautiful, and I love the neutral sandal (any idea who makes it, anyone?)

  34. Jelanie

    July 18, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Wow stunning dress!

  35. Cecille

    July 18, 2011 at 9:37 am

    lovely outfit!

  36. helga

    July 18, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Sooo beautiful!

  37. Daryl

    July 18, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Tried on the very dress this past weekend .. decided it wasnt me .. I was right ..

  38. Nicoletta

    July 18, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I do agree so much with your words!
    That dress has an amazing color.

  39. Rachel

    July 18, 2011 at 9:55 am

    I have something very similar which I've not stopped wearing this summer :) xoxoxo

  40. Sarah @ The Dreamery

    July 18, 2011 at 10:02 am

    So wonderfully chic, and if it weren't for the mobile phone it would be such a carefree look – love that all the drama comes from the colour of the dress.

  41. Gorete Sousa

    July 18, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Beautiful RED DRESS and Pic!!!



  42. Pip Alexander

    July 18, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Completely true… there is always away to wear fashion no matter the climate! A good example of summer dress, J'adore x

  43. Lauren

    July 18, 2011 at 10:06 am

    This is a great look for a hot summer day. Perfectly accessorized with the big iced coffee!

    The Styleseer

  44. Marcela

    July 18, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Every once I a while you see someone on the street with a look that clearly reflects the season, the spirit of the day and coolness.
    I think that this girls is that person. And it is not just because of the dress which by the way is gorgeous. It is also how she has her hair, the a ccessories on her hand the drink that she has.
    Really great post.
    I love it. Defiantly a favorite.

  45. Sidereal Day

    July 18, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Gorgeous! Love that color!

  46. Annette

    July 18, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Oh this is just beautiful!! Love the bright colors and the nude sandals.

    Really, really love this photo.

  47. Anonymous

    July 18, 2011 at 10:20 am

    love that dress.

  48. franca maisha

    July 18, 2011 at 10:21 am

    WOW! this is perfection..

  49. Anna

    July 18, 2011 at 10:27 am

    That's so right!
    Plus…it's hot in so many places! I live in Italy and it's very hot..but this is the best moment of the year to 'play' with style and colour.. I love Summer!

  50. Fikari

    July 18, 2011 at 10:29 am

    That definitely looks like a cool outfit – very breezy and stylish all in one.

  51. Em

    July 18, 2011 at 10:34 am

    So beautiful, the flowiness is fantastic

  52. JDM

    July 18, 2011 at 10:37 am

    I absolutely love this dress, and her accessories! Nothing like a big red dress to get the attention of surrounding pedestrians.

  53. joshylola

    July 18, 2011 at 10:40 am

    It´s summer :-)

  54. talktomyshoes

    July 18, 2011 at 10:41 am


  55. MFiga

    July 18, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Summer Fabulosity

  56. monkeyshines ♥

    July 18, 2011 at 10:42 am

    gorgeous photo! love the dress!

  57. Paul

    July 18, 2011 at 10:43 am

    what a beautiful red dress!

  58. Eugenia Woods

    July 18, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Lovely! I love her bracelets too.

  59. Elisa

    July 18, 2011 at 10:53 am

  60. daydream fool

    July 18, 2011 at 10:53 am

    wow, beautiful! love love love the color!!

  61. S

    July 18, 2011 at 10:56 am

    With this horribly hot summer even that dress looks too much clothes, so i'd make it a bit shorter but the rest is perfect!

  62. Mandi

    July 18, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Oh, I love this dress!! I love the color, the style, the whole thing. The shoes are cute too! The whole look reminds me of summer!

  63. Alice Olive

    July 18, 2011 at 11:08 am

    It's all about the wearer. Confidence can carry off a potato sack and look amazingly chic and cool (if the weather is hot). A stereotype but it's true.

  64. Marcel Da Chump

    July 18, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Cool background as well, 60 Spring St (aka 225 Lafayette), I believe.

  65. Foodies

    July 18, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Wow!!! so cute!
    Yes, you are right.
    This style is very easy but fashonable at the summer time.

  66. therealblonde

    July 18, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Where can I get this dress?!

  67. blanco

    July 18, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Great colour!!!!

  68. Harry

    July 18, 2011 at 11:22 am

    This is amazing!

  69. Laura K

    July 18, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I love the ruffles and asymmetrical hem of the dress. Does anyone know who makes this dress?

  70. adele

    July 18, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Wise words! That dress is to die for xoxo

  71. tallulah

    July 18, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Love the 'armwear' – reminds me of Phoebe in 'Friends'.

  72. vanessa

    July 18, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    oh my, this dress is SO gorg!! perfect summer wear

  73. 17

    July 18, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    How beautiful, with such volume!


    July 18, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    oh, my heart is racing over this dress! j'adore :)))

  75. mrpinkcat

    July 18, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    i can just see her singing "smelly cat" :)

  76. wow!

    July 18, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Someone tell us where to find this lovely dress! :)

  77. Lauren

    July 18, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    An amazing look. So perfect for the hot weather that seems to be sweeping across the country. Good to know we can still look fabulous in the heat.


  78. Flora

    July 18, 2011 at 12:39 pm

  79. Kate

    July 18, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Utterly beautiful and so efforless.

  80. Taylor B.

    July 18, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    She has Summer right!

  81. IS THIS IT? models review

    July 18, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    "Bright colors, fun accessories and easy hairstyles" – yep, I totally agree, that's the key… and you don't have to be dishevelled or sloppy to feel fresh, comfortable or "summery casual".

  82. Katarzyna Zuzanna

    July 18, 2011 at 12:59 pm

  83. Davidikus

    July 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Would the layering not make this rather warm, actually?

    It's an exquisite dress for a night out in warm weather, if not for the beach.

  84. Marisa Alma

    July 18, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Great photo! Vibrant color, beautiful lines and feminine ruffles on the dress. She looks like she is a member of the NY City Ballet!

  85. amy m

    July 18, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    dress is gorgeous, but her posture kills the look.

  86. Anonymous

    July 18, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    oh la la… this girl should be in movies and more….give her a jingle bec shes got it together for style and fashion…!!!!! anony

  87. Anonymous

    July 18, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Check it out! A western hemisphere burqa!

  88. Cristiana Nunes

    July 18, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Love the shoes colour while mixed with the red dress. Looks good!

  89. Anonymous

    July 18, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    definitely a picture that should be in the new york times on the street… a saver…

  90. FTD

    July 18, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Amazing colour and amazing photo :)

  91. Collections

    July 18, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Gorgeous. Love the color of the dress as well as all the bracelets.

    Fashionable Collections

  92. JC

    July 18, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    The dress is beautiful, the girl is beautiful, the shoes are killer, but that posture! Pull your shoulders back!

  93. nessabirdie

    July 18, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    absolutely LOVE and adore that dress!

    xx nessabirdie oo

  94. MeryMeli

    July 18, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I think totally the same…
    ♥ dress ♥

  95. FeeFee

    July 18, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    It looks good on her, but I wonder if anyone larger or less tan would look good in this? Also, I can't help but think that there's nothing more annoying than heavy jewelry on a hot day.

  96. Anonymous

    July 18, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    this dress it beautiful in color and cut…almost too lovely for the daytime but the stylishly messy hair and the chic, flat sandals make it work.

    as for the people who are unsure of how to dress fashionably or stylishly in hot weather…trust your imagination. most of great style comes from a willingness to spend the time to find/try out what works best for you. fashion on the otherhand is what designers present and then you pick from the collection what works best for you.

    trust your imagination. know your audience. go for it. if you get it wrong, try something different.


  97. ADJ

    July 18, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    This color is magical! And I love the movement in this dress. Really beautiful!

  98. Chelsea Talks Smack

    July 18, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Sigh. want. this.

  99. Ashley

    July 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    She looks so graceful and beautiful in this dress. I love how elegant this looks, yet she wears it with simplicity.

    The I on Fashion

  100. whiterice

    July 18, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Flowy, Fantastic dress! Looks like she belongs in California.

  101. emc

    July 18, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    beautiful! love the way the dress blows in the wind.

  102. Camilla Combs

    July 18, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    perfect summer dress….ugh.

  103. Shelly

    July 18, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    okay, please to those who have commented saying they tried this on etc…where is it from? we've got some dying girls who need to own this (myself included of course) help a brother out?? ;-)

  104. 401

    July 18, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I'm completely obsessed with this.

  105. Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

    July 18, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    FABULOUS! What a great color. Elegant and fun.


  106. The Remarkable Redhead

    July 18, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I love that she is so comfortable in her billowy dress!

  107. Alex Ingram

    July 18, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    This is great

    93 degrees in nyc today

    check out my blog

  108. lintmag

    July 18, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    dress cute but sandals superb – any info yet on them?

  109. Anonymous

    July 18, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    if you wanna see some crazy styles, walk down 22nd street towards 11th ave where bpmw menswear capsule tradeshow is happening…some of the raddest looks i've seen in years! (today till 6, tomorrow 8-6) -(((dont post)))-

  110. Kimberley California

    July 18, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Red is my favourite color… so glad to see it back this year. and the nude sandles are spot on. I'm actually wearing a red blouse, nude platforms and a white skirt today.

    only thing that's bugging me about this is that the dress looks ill fitting under her arm; like maybe the dress is to big for her and she gathered & pinned it..

  111. CarolineJ

    July 18, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    great dress, it just seem so comfortable and light !

  112. Meena Dhuga

    July 18, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    you captured this perfectly. i love it !! :)

    Meena xxxx

  113. Anonymous

    July 18, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    this is literally perfection

  114. Maryanne

    July 18, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    what a great city shot!

    wouldn't that dress look equally divine billowing on main beach in east hampton ?

  115. Anonymous

    July 18, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    yesss, I wanna know too where the dress is from, it's stunning! And so are the shoes, can anyone ID them? ;)

  116. dylanv

    July 18, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I live in Bangkok and it's always hot here. And people here dress up too. But my girlfriend likes to do it a bit more ;-)
    Check her blog how she dresses up in the hottest city of the world..

  117. LRB

    July 18, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    I love this color, the way the dress moves w/her and the sandals, it would be high on my summer uniform list.

  118. Rosy P.

    July 18, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    the movement of that dress is INCREDIBLE. That really is the essence of summer. Love it.

  119. KimChicSisters

    July 18, 2011 at 3:21 pm

  120. Inly Fragile

    July 18, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Love this dress! <33

  121. KimChicSisters

    July 18, 2011 at 3:32 pm

  122. Anonymous

    July 18, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    That dress looks like the perfect garment for a hot, humid day–it's both flow-y and lovely!

    Just looking at that shade of red always makes me feel 5 degress hotter, though. It looks great on her, but I'd go for a cooler tone (pun not entirely intended).

  123. miss twinkletoes

    July 18, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    very, very cool summer look… so easy and chic!

  124. Ann

    July 18, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I lover her…great style & great pic!

  125. Anonymous

    July 18, 2011 at 3:51 pm



    where is it from??!!

  126. Dan

    July 18, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    lovely dress, really looks like summer. but there's too much stuff on her arm.

  127. yann

    July 18, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    looking hot while it's hot is so hot

  128. chelseasgirl

    July 18, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    The dress is from Wasteland in Los Angeles, by Fumblin Foe. And the sandals are Joe's from the Saks outlet. Glad people liked the dress!


  129. Victoria

    July 18, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Love this look.

  130. Anonymous

    July 18, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    (My second comment on this — is that allowed?!)

    Everyone's saying Red. I see Orange.

  131. Mila

    July 18, 2011 at 4:55 pm

  132. Athina

    July 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    honey i love your blog!
    you are a daily inspiration for me and that's why i followed!

    i'd be very happy to hear your thoughts and comments about my blog!

  133. songbird

    July 18, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    i was just about to say i owuld love to own that dress when i saw what you wrote..

  134. MeLissa

    July 18, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    There's absolutely nothing I don't love about that dress! Wonderful.

  135. I wanna be fierce

    July 18, 2011 at 5:49 pm



    July 18, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    So true, I love this posttt!

  137. lollipop4598

    July 18, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Totally agree with the comment. just keep it simple for the summer and it works out. If you want details, best leave that for the jewelry or hair. This woman looks amazing. It actually makes me happy to look at her.

  138. meegskerr

    July 18, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Every time I see your photos Scott, I long for warmer weather. This photo has inspired me to pop on my favourite dusty pink silk summer maxi…unfortunately it will be over the top of a black roll neck and vintage ankle boots. Damn cold Melbourne weather.

  139. Goguma

    July 18, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    This whole looks so well because of the simple neutrality of the shoes..blend in but on closer inspection have subtle details.

  140. Maija

    July 18, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    I like it,
    I like it,
    I really, really
    liiiike it!


  141. Kassie

    July 18, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Love the color!

  142. Anonymous

    July 18, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I can't stop staring – the invisible shoes with the bright dress in the dirty, hot city. Fantastic!

  143. DANII BOY

    July 18, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    very agreeable to the said statements. the red maxidress is just summerly divine.

  144. Dysfunctional Diatribe

    July 18, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    I need this dress…sadly, my bodacious boobies would not work in this dress.

  145. Ashley

    July 18, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    i really need to get more dresses like that one.

  146. Aubrey and Melissa

    July 18, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I adore this color and it is everywhere right now. I love the easy style this girl has.

  147. Anonymous

    July 18, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    I saw this woman in Manhattan on the same day and her image was burned in my memory, mainly from the way the dress was dancing in the wind. It was incredible.

  148. Madeleine

    July 18, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    seeing this picture gave me the biggest smile…I love this dress! xo

  149. Anonymous

    July 18, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Like the 'tropical fruit punch' color

    the cut, shape, and volume are all wrong to me. Looks like a big, red, circus tent.

    Is a triangle silhouette ever flattering?

  150. Brendan

    July 19, 2011 at 12:06 am

    I love the teardrop shape her dress makes from this angle – reminds me of a classic Porsche.

  151. Anonymous

    July 19, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Utterly outstanding!

  152. CaliGirl

    July 19, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Magnetizing picture and girl. Absolutely love it!

  153. Anoop

    July 19, 2011 at 1:38 am

    Your Looking really so gorgeous & so sexy………………………

  154. priyanka

    July 19, 2011 at 1:39 am

    the hair… absolutely… completes the look..

    love the easy style..

  155. Anonymous

    July 19, 2011 at 1:42 am

    The color is lovely. The dress-tent, posture, flat feet and slurpee are not…

  156. Sandra Misel

    July 19, 2011 at 3:36 am

    omg!! i really love this dress :D


  157. Anonymous

    July 19, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Iced coffee is the best summer accessory

  158. krista

    July 19, 2011 at 4:42 am

    I would like to ask another question: How to wear when it's really cold? I haven't seen any pic's on your blog, when it's -20 or more. It's kind a hard to look good when you need at least three pairs of pants to feel warm enough.

    And here in Lapland that kind of weather is really common at the winter. Then is hard to find women with leather stilettos.

    • Martine

      July 24, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      LOL!! I lived in Minnesota, and thats not humor around there, but fact! Still funny.

  159. MargaretBeth

    July 19, 2011 at 4:52 am

    Fabulous photo! You really captured the floatiness of the light material, Scott. Such a huge amount of volume with no heaviness – it looks like she could just drift away. Gorgeous!

  160. proletarian Great Gatsby

    July 19, 2011 at 5:04 am

    The dress is FANTASTIC!

  161. Pusat Tas Branded Impor

    July 19, 2011 at 5:49 am


  162. Sophie Chalumeau

    July 19, 2011 at 6:09 am

    That dress is amazing. First time I could see myself in a very long dress.

    If anyone knows where she got it from, please let me know!!

  163. Han

    July 19, 2011 at 6:24 am

  164. AshLaugh

    July 19, 2011 at 6:37 am

    so simple yet gorgeous!
    I think this dress would be quite similar…

  165. Leather Pants

    July 19, 2011 at 6:41 am

    WOW! So beautiful and cute dress, I like this outfit and your blog…

    thanks to share..

  166. vintage engagement rings

    July 19, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Such a free and easy look!

  167. Anonymous

    July 19, 2011 at 8:48 am

    All that lovely billowing fabric: this is summer!

  168. Anonymous

    July 19, 2011 at 9:10 am

    This is amazing – I am based in Asia (where it's hot and sweaty) and have been looking for the perfect summer dress… you seem to have found it! Let alone the killer pair of shoes. Love them!

  169. S.Y.

    July 19, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Very cute but not such a viable option for us bigger gals. Shapeless dresses are not always in fashion.

  170. Anonymous

    July 19, 2011 at 10:26 am

    for some reason, i thought she looked like Lisa Kudrow for a second. But really pretty dress though :)

  171. Anonymous

    July 19, 2011 at 10:30 am

    c'est quoi cette robe? elle est enceinte? pas sexy du tout!!!

  172. T.

    July 19, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I have a different question: What should I do with my summer clothes if the summer is too cold and rainy to wear them?
    But I love the picture!

  173. CaliGirl

    July 19, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Bold and big – like it!

  174. Gio

    July 19, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    When in doubt, wear red.

  175. molly

    July 19, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    gorgeous. love the color! summer babies for the win.

  176. Ms LadyCakes

    July 19, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    The dress looks like it's following her – I love it!


  177. Anonymous

    July 19, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Great- so now we know how to dress if we are
    a. skinny
    b. can walk around without a bra, and c. don't need to go to the office.
    Indeed, a great achievement.

    I now dare you to find a girl that represents the "essence of summer fashion at its hottest" without being any of the above. And then tell us that summer style can be easy.

  178. hermes

    July 19, 2011 at 6:27 pm

  179. Liz S

    July 19, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I'm probably going to be the only one to say this but I think for very hot days dressing in white, blue or green are the colours that are cooling on the eye… and this transposes to your heart rate to calm you down.

    Whilst I adore this dress and it's flowing look, its fiery red colour would only make me want to look away when I'm sweltering in a high rise cityscape.

    Same goes for planting in a garden–a cool lot of blue or white flowering plants amongst green grass makes you relax on a hot day. This is why pools and the ocean is also so cooling/relaxing to the psyche in summer.

  180. M

    July 19, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I love that her cleary slender frame is completely disguised by this vibrant sheath, which would bother many people. Lovely shot.

  181. Samantha Jangira

    July 19, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Love the vibrant colour of the dress. Very summery. So simple yet gorgeous. Anyone know where I can buy this dress?

  182. Stern Design

    July 19, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Great hand band accessories.

  183. Angie Muresan

    July 19, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Absolutely fabulous! I could live in a dress like that.

  184. lollipop4598

    July 19, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    To Annon 4:18 First of all, its not possible to find one picture that encompasses all figure types and all occasions. This woman is certainly pretty, but she is not a supermodel. What she does have is style. And its the IDEA of her outfit that is so universal. NOT the outfit itself. You could go anywhere from a lunch date, to shopping, to a playdate with your kids. Even to many offices, if you threw on a cover. I'd bet a nude or white shirt or crochet shrug would be great. As for work in a conservative office, well that is simple. You wear much the same thing winter and summer. They are airconditioned for a reason. Then, as soon as you can get out of the soul killing environment, put on a summer dress and sandals. SIMPLE.

  185. Anonymous

    July 20, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Couldn't help but reply to this message:
    "Great- so now we know how to dress if we are
    a. skinny
    b. can walk around without a bra, and c. don't need to go to the office.
    Indeed, a great achievement.

    I now dare you to find a girl that represents the "essence of summer fashion at its hottest" without being any of the above. And then tell us that summer style can be easy."

    Ok, my response:
    The poster stated three things that he considers the "essence of summer fashion at its hottest" and they are "Bright colors, fun accessories and easy hairstyles." I don't see how being skinny, being able to wear a dress without a bra, or needing to go to the office is relevant to the point the poster is making regarding summer fashion.

    I find your comment extremely rude and narrow-minded.

  186. sweetkimmie2010

    July 20, 2011 at 2:57 am

    love the color of the dress , but the shape and how it looks to big on the girl i dont like.

  187. Trips & Treasures

    July 20, 2011 at 5:41 am

    Love this ! I probably wouldn't dare wearing a long bright red dress like that, but it looks amazing !!

  188. Raquel

    July 20, 2011 at 7:31 am

    I love dress! It´s great! xD

  189. marjramos

    July 20, 2011 at 8:44 am

    This is so pretty! <3

  190. Anonymous

    July 20, 2011 at 11:53 am

    seriously, i NEED to know where this dress is from.

    someone needs to id it or i'm going to go crazy.

  191. Lisa :*

    July 20, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Beautiful Giiiirl ! :o

  192. Anonymous

    July 20, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    am i the only one that feels like 2 messy buns make this girl look silly? i dont think its chic or casual-just find it messy/for a 12yr-old. the bracelets also make me sweat in the heat..i think 4 would have been enough rather than 40. even just those pink ones would have looked great! beautiful dress, though we can see where its been pinned. :X

  193. Anonymous

    July 20, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    phoebe buffay? even the style looks like her :)

  194. Anonymous

    July 20, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    This dress is amazing!!! I need to know where this is from

  195. Labella Luxe

    July 20, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Darling summer dress and sandals!

  196. Yun J. Lee = 이윤정

    July 21, 2011 at 3:15 am

    cute cute~~

  197. Kristen Walter

    July 21, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Hey Scott, come to Chicago for next year's Pitch Fork Festival. Hotter than hell, but so many individualistic outfits. Bright colors, hats, sunglasses, I think that you'd like seeing it. Great crowd and music. Hope to see you there next year! -Kristen (Bring Garrance! Je parlerais avec elle en français!) Thanks for your great posts. I love reading and looking at them.

  198. Anonymous

    July 21, 2011 at 10:29 am

    For those of you looking for the dress, the girl in the picture posted this info on her blog:
    Dress: Fumblin’ Foe. Sandals: Joes. Jewelry: Vintage

  199. [email protected]

    July 21, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    love this girl chelsea!! that's so awesome that you found her and took her photos!!
    xo ~ kristina

  200. lyli

    July 21, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Dress is adorable this orange/red is HOT!! And the nude sandals are soo cute perfect with the bracelets..

    love the summer atmosphere…

  201. Anonymous

    July 22, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Gorgeous! She looks like a modern Rossetti. Thank you so much for the inspiration – both to the woman and to Scott. Imagine my amazement at discovering an equally stunning dress in the same flame orange at a thrift store today! Received SO many complements as I made my way around town wearing it, and in 40C is was a blessing!

  202. Anonymous

    July 23, 2011 at 9:37 am

    I live in Sydney and it is freezing here at the moment…this is gorgeous!

  203. doug

    July 24, 2011 at 1:56 am


    it's cool!!!

  204. Eline

    July 24, 2011 at 4:08 am

    This dress is amazing!

  205. A.M.

    July 24, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Tell them to try being a designer in Florida, where we have to be stylish in hot, insanely humid weather 9 months out of the year! And I'm sure there are many places that have to make it work all year long.

    By the way, this look is so "I'm confident, comfortable, and stylish in hot weather and I want you to know it!" Rock it!

  206. Ann Gordon

    July 24, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Chelsea!!!!! You look fabulous, cool and dreamy! Love your style!!!!!

  207. Wardy

    July 25, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Radiant in Red..

  208. Cat

    July 26, 2011 at 11:53 am

    captures the essence of summer. the picture went into my favorite's collection.

  209. danielle

    July 28, 2011 at 11:16 am

    unfortunately, most of the lightweight dresses are made with very little support up top. I wish there were more dresses out there that were lightweight and flowy, with either enough support or enough coverage to conceal inappropriate cleavage, or bra straps. the search continues…

  210. Emily

    July 31, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    for those wondering where to get the shoes, they are joe's jeans. i was searching everywhere for them and was ecstatic when i just found them in the gilt sale!! how lucky!

  211. Linnea

    August 5, 2011 at 4:06 pm

  212. Olive

    August 16, 2011 at 10:46 am

    this dress so lovely!!

  213. Linnéa

    August 25, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I sooo wanted a red dress this summer! -Couldn’t find a good one! She looks awesome… Poor jealous little me

  214. Akay

    November 7, 2011 at 7:08 am

    i adore the colour – fruit punch red/vermillon.
    the dress is feminine, breezy and flirty. perfect for summer days and nights

  215. annie

    December 28, 2011 at 11:31 am

    just like a princess

  216. Joey Urban

    December 31, 2011 at 9:51 am

    this is a great dress, but it’s one of those ones that only works if your like a size 6 or less. anyone bigger than that runs the risk of it looking like a maternity top.

  217. Valentina

    January 22, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    for me summer has never been a hard time to get dressed and in fashion, in fact it´s the most easy season to be that way

  218. maría GarGo

    March 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Does anyone where that dress is from?
    Luf it!

  219. mmfifi

    April 12, 2012 at 11:56 am

    tried everywhere to look for the dress its soooo beautiful i looked on fumblin foe and truth cant see anything like it on the site its a little dare i say it ”frumpy”!!!! and this dress rocks if anyone finds similar please please email me [email protected] :)

  220. mmfifi

    April 13, 2012 at 5:24 am

    hi girls FOUND THE DRESS!!!! they have re-released it on fumblim foe in the shop department…i will be purchasing today!!!! never been so pleased with my detective work!!! :) …and fumblin foe very very helpful shall we have a ”where did you where the dress site”??? lol wearing mine to a real laidback wedding! xoxo mmfifi

  221. Jennifer

    July 9, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Fumblin Foe dress…$205. Too much for a summer dress.

  222. Mary

    December 18, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I want this dress!!

  223. nicola

    February 11, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Where can I get a dress like this from?? Any help would be appreciated x

  224. Sandra

    March 25, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    looked amazing dress really

  225. chicago

    March 12, 2018 at 6:17 am

    I love looking through an article that will make men and women think.
    Also, thank you for allowing for me to comment!

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