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Photos: Ruthie Darling/QNS
Photos: Ruthie Darling/QNS

The hot weather of a New York summer can be a trying time for fashionistas. Outfits must be cool and functional as you race around the city, desperately seeking that sweet blast of AC. Style can often take a back seat to comfort.

This month, the streets of Astoria were awash with blues, blacks and purples as overheated fashionistas sought solace in the cooler shades of the fashion palette. Check out what the most stylish Astorians are wearing this month.

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Tina Quash is a filmmaker who recently showed her latest film “Rule of Threes” in the Asian-American International Film Festival. She looked adorable in her skater dress and straw boater.

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Jeanette is a preschool teacher and looked Hocus-Pocus-fabulous in her witchy ensemble.

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Vasso is an orthodontist living in Astoria. She looked very glamorous in her blue bandage dress and pumps ensemble.

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Adam works in TV and film, and I loved his nonchalant mixing of prints and stripes. Cute gold high-tops, too.

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Shannon looked relaxed and cool in her gingham and jeans combination. Perfectly accessorized with a juice. Hydration, people — it’s important!

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Ayaka is a contemporary dancer living in Astoria. I liked how she threw an oversized shirt over her denim cutoffs to add some print to an otherwise black outfit. Chic.

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New York Times art director Richard Aloisio was out and about in a purple floral shirt and a blue-grey denim pant. Effortlessly stylish.

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Blue silk and red leather never go out of style.


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