SUMMER STYLE MUSEMecca James-WilliamsEven on a 90-degree day in the city, the Brooklyn-based stylist and creative brings a modern twist and adventurous spirit to every outfit. See what we mean, and what else she’s up to…

I’ve been eager to wear things that make me happy, that make me wanna get up and go have a cute night on the town.
LOOK 1The best kind of summer blues
“I feel my most confident in a long dress with a nipped-in waist—and always add a sweater for chilly train rides. I’d wear this for a picnic in Fort Greene Park, plus drinks at Colonia Verde.”
LOOK 2The LWD (little
white dress)
P.S. It’s technically a skirt!
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“I love wearing sneakers in the summer, and how the smocked detail on the tube dress accentuates my curves.”

When I’m getting dressed, I’m a go-with-how-I-feel girl. I love to be spontaneous.
LOOK 3The fresh take
on ’70s style

My personal style is vibrant, modern and a little eclectic. I like pieces that have their own stories and look one of a kind.
Style hack: Wrap a longer necklace around twice to wear it like a choker.

Right now, my style is inspired by travel. I’m excited to get out of the bubble of New York and see everyone else come out of their shells.
LOOK 4The swimsuit as bodysuit
“I dream in bright, vivid color, so it always ends up in my wardrobe. I love that this one-piece has a cutout moment to show a little skin, but not too much. It’s really supportive too. I’m wearing this poolside in Williamsburg all summer.”
Mecca’s camera rollSUMMER FRIDAY EDITIONHere’s how the stylist unwinds (at home, and around her Brooklyn neighborhood) in the middle of an NYC heat wave.
“I usually work from my couch, so my living room library is a constant source of inspiration. Grabbing a book brings me perspective and joy throughout the day.”
“Saraghina is my favorite neighborhood restaurant. I love the ambiance, especially in the summer.”
“Summer days are long, so I like changing my outfit from day to night. Same dress, different accessories—heels and pops of color on top.”
“I order the Napoli pizza every time. It’s the best thing on the menu!”
“A little beauty selfie after a nice night on the town!”
“I stopped at a local home store after dinner to buy some mud cloth (a traditional Malian textile) for my apartment.”
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