Your Guide to City-Girl Summer Fashion

See one editor's styling tips.

fashion editor Raina Mendonça
(Image credit: @rainamendonca_)

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Summer in the city always presents a new challenge for my wardrobe. The heat and humidity make it exceptionally hard to create polished outfits, and since I'm in the mood to city hop, I'll need pieces that are easy to pack. While I'm happy to stick with my neutrals and summer whites, I'll experiment with pops of color to freshen things up here and there.

If you're interested in doing the same, here's what I recommend: First, stock up on lightweight linen fabrics that make the warm weather bearable but don't sacrifice style. (Deiji Studios and Banana Republic have become my go-to linen shops.) Next, don't be afraid to invest in more fashion-forward accessories. Whether that's a pair of blue Mary Jane flats or sleek designer shades, these pieces will completely transform any wardrobe staples. Finally, play with silhouettes. For me, wide-leg pants and A-line poplin skirts always nail the effortless summer look. Below, I've included my top 30 picks for any city-girl wardrobe. Keep scrolling to shop.

Raina Mendonça
Associate Fashion Editor

Raina Mendonça is an associate fashion editor on the branded content team at sister titles Who What Wear and Marie Claire. Previously, Raina was an editorial assistant at When she’s not writing, you’ll find her crafting new playlists, exploring Los Angeles, or making a cup of English breakfast tea.