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"A loose-fitting printed dress is perfect for going to work without dying on the subway. Also, I think the way to pull a look together has to be the shoes—summer sandals look good without adding heat!" - Amanda Letchko, Fashion Assistant Checkered Print Dress, $29.99, zara.com
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vivian patent leather logo strap platform sandal, $69.99, calvinklein.com
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"I think the key to dressing when it's stifling out is NOT looking put together. The heat is such an equalizer—everyone is drenched and everyone has frizzy, unruly hair—it's an excuse to look a little wilder. I wear my hair out and if it's all over the place, fine. As for my outfit, casual and looser is airier, and looks appropriately summery and relaxed. I'm thinking colorful muumuus belted around the middle with flats." - Megan O'Neill, Associate Beauty Editor Tie Dye Shapeless Dress, $242, Antik Batik, shopbop.com
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The Slingback Boardwalk Sandal, $59.50, madewell.com
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"Floaty skirts and tees! I love a drapey tee or tunic tucked into a high-waisted A-line mini. It's put together and feminine, but the pieces breathe well and have a barely-there kind of feel. And all kind of shoes work: edgy wedges, sneakers, strappy sandals…" - Jenna Gottlieb, Senior Fashion Writer Somerville Tunic, $110, Madewell, shopbop.com
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Silea Paisley Silk Gauze Skirt in Red, $645, Isabel Marant, forwardforward.com
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"When it's so hot outside that I can barely think, there's only thing I want to wear: a tank top. But since wearing a tank and nothing else would probably get me arrested, I go for the next best thing—a tank or slip dress. I stock up on silk and cotton versions every summer, and look for ones that hit somewhere around the knee—maxi lengths tend to get way too warm. Paired with flat leather sandals, they're the perfect foundation for a simple summer outfit. Bonus: should you stumble into someplace with aggressive A/C, they look even better with a little leather or denim jacket layered on top! Easy, breezy, DONE." - Elana Fishman, Senior Digital Editor

Modal Spandex Cami Tank Dress, $97, alexanderwang.com Shop Now
Contrasting Flat Sandals, $39.99, zara.com
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Silk Tie-Waist Dress, $155, madewell.com; Flat Sandals, $85, Kate Spade Saturday, saturday.com
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"When it's hot out, I want to wear one layer, and one layer only—which means I head right to the dresses in my closet. That way, I don't have to worry about whether a shirt is tucked in right or whether my skirt is on straight (plus, if we're all sticky and gross, nothing is going to stay in the right place anyway). I pair the look with a pair of flat sandals, because honestly, who wants to walk around in heels (hello, sweaty feet?) when temps are so unbearable? Sam Edelman makes the best ones—I have pairs I've literally worn for three years straight—and these black gladiators go with everything, so you don't even have to give your outfit a second thought." - Alice Chen, Special Sections Assistant
daisy stitch sundress, $138, madewell.com
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Gilda Sandals, $90, Sam Edelman, zappos.com
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"I love going the India route, where the sun stays off the skin and nothing is too tight. I found this great tunic—it's an amazing color!" - Lisa Steinmeyer, Design Director
"When the weather's steamy, I try to go as minimal as possible. A sleeveless dress and a pair of flat sandals are perfect for walking to work, and with a cardigan stashed in my bag I can make a smooth transition from the sweltering outdoors to the chilly office." - Hanna Howard, Fashion Credits Assistant Collection Featherweight Cashmere Cardigan, $188, jcrew.com
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Sleeveless twill mini dress, $59.95, gap.com
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The Crisscross Boardwalk Sandal, $59.50, madewell.com
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