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Step Away from the Legwarmers

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"It's 90 degrees in New York, and it's not even mid-April," says our sister site, Racked NY. "Should we really be dressing like it's summer, or do we have to keep the sandals under wraps until June?" Major sartorial confusion on the blogs and on local TV—"On Jezebel, Jessica Coen gives voice to everyone's bewilderment with a rant titled 'How The Hell Am I Supposed To Dress In This Weather?' Meanwhile, on WCBS, meteorologist John Elliott tried to help. Gothamist quotes him saying 'I want to make sure you have the right clothes, the right shoes, light colored.'" We just want to know what happened to our summer wardrobe from last year. [RNY]