Street Style: Wishing for Summer in NYC

We traveled to Paris last week and now we are back in the Big Apple of New York City, serving up the latest fashions from the sisters that rule the streets of this concrete jungle. This week we want to know what’s your summer wardrobe staple?
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 17, 2009

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After jet-setting to Paris last week, we’re back home in New York City. Although we love the Big Apple, we’re wishing summer would hurry up and get here. Despite the unseasonable weather, we want to know all about your must-have summer staples. Do share!

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Edina
Age: 21
Occupation: Model/student
From: Upper West Side, New York
Summer Staple: “Anything fun and flirty is a staple, especially dresses, leggings and neons.”

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Alex
Age: 22
Occupation: Model
From: Upper West Side, New York
Summer Staple: “I’m all about high heels. You either go big or go home!”

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Dawn
Age: 31
Occupation: Marketing
From: Upper West Side, New York
Summer Staple: “Long flowy dresses are a summer must-have.”

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Angela
Age: 30
Occupation: Human resources analyst
From: New Jersey
Summer Staple: “I head to Forever 21 for my summer business attire. Their career separates are great! The fabrication is heat-friendly.”

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Christina
Age: 21
Occupation: Student
From: Bronx, New York
Summer Staple: “Sandals are a must, sweaty feet in the heat is no good.”

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Aneshka
Age: 27
Occupation: Nurse
From: Queens, New York
Summer Staple: “You’ll see me in summer dresses and sandals.”

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Carmen
Age: 36
Occupation: Bergdorf Goodman distribution manager
From: Queens, New York
Summer Staple: “Summer dresses are a necessity. I really like colors, patterns and bold prints.”

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Porsche
Age: 25
Occupation: M.A.C. makeup artist
From: Washington Heights, New York
Summer Staple: “I need lots of jewelry, especially gold.”

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Yolanda
Age: 36
Occupation: Costumer for “Ugly Betty”
From: Harlem, New York
Summer Staple: “Gladiator sandals like the ones I’m wearing are a fashion staple.”

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Grecia
Age: 27
Occupation: Makeup artist
From: New Jersey
Summer Staple: “Shorts and heels!”

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Nadine & Daughter
Age: Ageless
Occupation: Harvard University MBA student
From: New York
Summer Staple: “Anything comfortable and relaxed works, especially when I’m playing with my daughter.”

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