By Daily Mail Reporter
Short: Alicia Keys made a fashion misjudgement when she decided to wear these unflattering denim hotpants
In the middle of summer New York city can be uncomfortably hot.
So it is understandable that Alicia Keys would want to keep as cool as possible in the sweltering heat as she took her family for a stroll.
The singer wore a light sleeveless top and a pair of tiny denim shorts for her day out.
Unfortunately, the combination of tight shorts and unflattering gladiator sandals - notorious for giving the appearance of short legs as they hide the ankles - did little for Alicia's curvy figure.
The usually svelte star is still shifting some of the excess baby weight she put on before giving birth to her son Egypt last October.
Alicia also wore her personalised silver necklace, which bears the name of her, Swizz and Egypt.
Stepson: Alicia enjoyed the company of her stepson Kasseem Jr as she went for a walk in SoHo, New York
Nanny state of mind: Alicia let the nanny push the pram while she held her stepson's hand
Alicia left it to the nanny to push the baby-stroller, while she held on to her four-year-old stepson Kaseem.
It only the second time first-time parents Alicia, 30, has been seen out with her new son.
Luckily her music producer husband Swizz is be able to give her plenty of parenting tips, as it is his third child.
Cover up: Bashful Alicia realises her mistake and tries to hide her thighs with a brown paper bag
Cute: Little Egypt enjoyed having shade as he experienced a summer's day in New York
Swizz recently discussed his ambition to get his superstar-songstress wife into the studio with British great Adele.
The producer has been working on getting the two to collaborate for some time and his dream may be about to become reality.
'We're looking good, we're looking good, we're looking good,' he told MTV News at the Sounds Like Paper Concert at the House of Vans in Brooklyn, New York.
'I just thought that, man, this would be a great moment for both of them, because they have amazing styles and they both respect each other,' he said.
'They're fans of each other. So let's make this good for music.'
Sunshine fun: Alicia hides behind her shades as she looks after Kassem
Dressed down: Alicia Keys was almost unrecognisable in her day clothes and fuller figure
Sun hat: Little Kasseem donned his hat to get some shade from the summer sun