How to Dress For Summer In The City – NYC Edition

Cosima Haas

New York City: one of the most popular cities in the world is, in addition to its limitless possibilities, even more famous for its cityscape: next to old buildings and green spaces, the Manhattan skyline stands out, which also intensifies the heat in the summer. This can be quite the challenge when it comes to choosing clothes. To help you get through the summer stylishly and safely despite the heat, we've put together the ideal summer outfit for you together with influencer Anastasios Moiras (@anastasiosmoiras) with our SANVT Summer Essentials. Stay tuned!

Especially in big cities, like New York City, with lots of paved roads, tall buildings and hot emissions, you'll desperately look for a way of cooling off in the summer. That's why it's even more important to choose the right clothes: ones that are breathable, durable and thermoregulating. For this not only the material, but also the fabric density is crucial. Learn more about different fabric weights of clothing here.


But now it's very clear, that you can't wear lightweight t-shirts, tank tops or shorts for everyday situation. You don't have to: together with brand ambassador Anastasios Moiras (@anastasiosmoiras), we shot the perfect summer outfit in different corners of New York City: the Smart Shorts, combined with our Perfect Polo Shirt.

Afterwork on the rooftop terrace

When you think of New York, images of tall buildings and therefore rooftop terraces come to mind. Especially in the evening, when the sun has already disappeared behind all the skyscrapers, it's a great place to be in the summer. Whether it's after-work drinks with colleagues or just winding down for the day - since the heat is still pretty much on in the city in the evening - short clothing is still the safer choice. Anastasios says: 

New York-based influencer Anastasios Moiras has spent a few summers in the big American city and knows what clothes are best for this time of year. On his private rooftop, he wears the Perfect Polo Shirt in white along with the Smart Shorts in navy. Anastasios says: "The SANVT Perfect Polo Shirt is the epitome of refined casualwear. Crafted from premium materials, it seamlessly blends classic design with elevated style. They are my go to for work meetings and city strolls." The Perfect Polo Shirt is made from a finely textured piqué fabric that is made from 100% premium organic cotton. The double weave of the piqué fabric is responsible for the shirt's breathability and ensures long-lasting quality. Despite the sporty fit, the seamless button placket gives the polo a luxurious touch, making it suitable for dressier occasions kept in smart-casual style.

Time out in the city

Summer is already here, the temperatures are rising, but the long-awaited vacation is still lingering. Even though summer in the city can be pretty exhausting, there are still more than enough upsides: long, warm summer nights, lots of events and good vibes.

For an afternoon stroll, Anastasios wears the Perfect Polo Shirt in navy and pairs it with the Smart Shorts in beige. This is the short version of our bestseller the Smart Chino. Just like all our essentials, the shorts are handmade in Portugal in an ethically-fair and sustainable way. The Smart Shorts are made out of 97% organic cotton and 3% elastane.  This makes the shorts not only comfortable to wear but also flexible thanks to the elastane in it. This flexibility is extended by an elastic waistband and thus adapts to any body type and sits perfectly on the hips. A microfine woven pattern has a cooling effect (ideal for summer). Here, luxurious design meets practical details: in addition to two metallic cord ends and a high-quality hook-and-eye closure, the shorts have a smartphone pocket on the front and two extra secured back pockets. A high-quality essential for hot summer days - Anastastios also agrees: "The Smart Shorts by SANVT offer unparalleled comfort and style all summer long. I live in these shorts when in the city but also when I travel and they are a testament to comfort, versatility, and impeccable attention to detail."