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New York’s Fashion Forecast for Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Welcome to Fashion Forecast, where you can find out what New York City’s weather will be like today — and most importantly, how to dress for it.

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Good morning! Today is Thursday, July 7th, 2016. According to, the temperature is 83 degrees in Midtown Manhattan right now, but it really feels like 87 — yup, that humidity’s still going strong at 73%. The city’s looking at a high of 88 today that’ll be more like 95 when you factor in the real-feel.

Thunderstorms will start rolling in after 2pm, so be extra-careful if you’re planning on a rooftop happy hour post-work run around your local park today that you don’t get caught in a downpour.

Side-by-side photos of a woman in a suede fringe jacket, a blue dress with printed flowers, and white converse sneakers. Photo: Jono Bernstein

So how do you dress for a day like today? Let’s take a cue from this SXSW attendee — Texans know a thing or two about dressing for the heat. Slip on a roomy dress in a bright print that combats the mugginess (at least visually, anyway). Add classic Converses to protect your feet from sidewalk grime and puddles, and a pair of funky sunglasses.

And if you’re headed to a too-air-conditioned office, skip the cardigan in favor of a favorite jacket you haven’t been able to wear in a while. (And don’t forget an umbrella).

Once you’ve got the outfit, grab the coffee (and the attitude) to go: