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The summer struggle: You want to look cute, but it’s also eight million degrees outside. (Ugh, and nine million in the Union Square subway station.) Stay cool and dry through brunch, shopping and beyond with these five breezy looks.

Related: 5 Summer Dresses Every New Yorker Needs

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A Ruffly Halter Dress

Halter dresses are usually casual and beachy, but add some ruffles and bam--you could totally wear this look to work or dinner.

Get the look: BCBGeneration ($88); Express ($178); Joie ($348)

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A Patterned Midi

When it’s 95 degrees, you’re bound to get a little sweaty. Try a flowy midi dress with a pattern to camouflage any sweat marks (and don’t forget to try Amy Schumer’s genius hack).

Get the look: Motel ($60); Free People ($108); Marissa Webb ($598)

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A Lightweight Romper

Sundresses are great, but sometimes you’ve gotta mix things up. Rock a casual romper with sandals, wedges or sneakers and stay cool all day. 

Get the look: Topshop ($95); Auguste ($110); Joie ($398)

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Lace Shorts

They?re lightweight, they?re frilly and you can pair them with long sleeves without overheating. (And yes, we?re officially giving you permission to wear them as an adult.)

Get the look: Kimchi Blue ($59) Endless Rose ($85); Alice + Olivia ($220)

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A Cotton Cold Shoulder Dress

Channel your inner Ina Garten and embrace the chambray. Pair the lightweight fabric with an off-the-shoulder cut and we promise you?ll be 10 degrees cooler.

Get the look: Asos ($26); N Nicholas ($131); Current/Elliott ($218)

Related: How to Look Good When It?s a Million Degrees in NYC

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