If you’re in New York City or follow anyone on Instagram or TikTok who is, you’re probably already all too aware of the temperature situation. It’s New York Fashion Week, which means that everyone remotely involved in the industry is running around the city, attending presentations, runway shows, and parties, all the while dealing with near-100º temps, equally high levels of humidity, and intermittent thunderstorms and periods of blazing-hot sunshine. We’re surviving, sure, but it’s most definitely not comfortable.
That being said, everyone’s on high alert when it comes to chic hot-weather outfits, scanning the crowds outside of shows for inspiration on what to wear to beat the heat. And while I don’t usually like to brag, I’m happy to do so right now after I spotted Sofia Richie Grainge wearing the perfect (albeit unexpected) garment for every New Yorkers’ current predicament: a nightgown. Specifically, a Prada nightgown from the Italian brand’s spring ’23 runway collection, which she paired with a burgundy Hermès Kelly bag and matching velvet Mary-Jane flats. She also accessorized with chunky gold hoops, black sunglasses, and a classic silver timepiece. The caption on her photos of the look? “97 in NYC = Prada night gown.”
Though I sadly won’t be able to quite afford Richie’s off-the-runway nightgown, the look is certainly inspiring me to get creative with my styling, putting aside normal dressing rules and picking out items that feel comfortable in this weather—even if they are typically worn to bed. If you have the right bag and shoes, after all, anything’ll look chic. Scroll down to see Richie’s 97º outfit and shop the growing nightgown trend.