Summer Style Survival Kit

Friday, June 26, 2015

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When it gets hot and sweltering (as it is starting in May and ending with the end of September down South) the last thing I want to do is layer on the clothing, no matter how cute the desired look. And there is something to be said for that cool, silky look of minimal layers and light, delicate pieces. Here are my 5 favorite ways to stay cool (while remaining stylish) in the summertime. :)

1. Light Fabrics
A lightweight fabric is the quintessential summer staple. Whether its a dress, pants, or top, your best bet is something not necessarily thin (we like to stay classy, after all) but not something heavy. Cotton/rayon mixes are ideal, as well as jersey knits. This is also a lifesaver when travelling, as you can easily pack multiple outfit options without pushing your suitcase over weight limit.

2. Loose Cuts
I love my palazzo and harem pants in the summertime. In a nice airy fabric, you can get away with practicially anything, despite the heat. Contrast them with either a structured fabric or style to keep from looking too drowned in your own clothes.

3. Bright Colors
I love a bit of color in the summertime, (what? did I just admit I wear some non-black clothing?) especially bright shades of pink, purple and blue (not. together.). Along with being delightfully season-appropriate, neon shades look wonderful against our skin in the summertime, increasing the effects of even a light tan. :)

4. Simplicity
No bells and whistles here. In the summer, for me, it's all about a few statement pieces and minimal to no accessories. Bracelets are too fussy in the heat; a small, delicate necklace and a few slender rings are just enough to add sophistication without overpowering the simple beauty of a striped top, a palm-printed dress, or a swingy skirt.

5. Leather Accents
I absolutely love the look of brown leather in the summertime, whether in a small crossbody purse or some cute sandals. It's a wonderful way to add depth and earthiness to a look without needing a jacket or heavier outerwear.

What about you? How do you survive the summer heat and stay stylish all at once? 

2 comments

  1. LINEN PANTS. Seriously, linen pants, camis and sandals is pretty much all I wear between June and September. So light, comfortable AND it looks like I'm trying to be stylish ;)

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    1. I LOVE LINEN PANTS. Best thing since black stilettos. XD

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