My neck of the woods has been suffering through a heat wave for past few weeks. High humidity, high temperatures. I love summer something fierce, but this is testing the limits of my love.
When it’s this hot outside, I hardly feel like getting dressed at all, much less putting a lot of effort into the process. (It’s so hot here, you can break a sweat just thinking.)
Fortunately, summer clothing is typically lightweight and brightly-colored, so the task of pulling an outfit together isn’t all that stressful. My go-to:
Start with a tank top in a super saturated color. Caribbean blue is nice, don’t you think? Add a skirt; eyelet is a perfect summer fabric, and we’ve already discussed my affection for white. Gladiator sandals with a fun element (like a tassel) are both easy and interesting. A belt wrapped around your waist nips it in and looks fresh (this version is Linea Pelle, a favorite brand when it comes to belts). Keep the accessories minimal, because nothing will make you lose your cool like heavy, bulky jewelry. A dainty necklace and simple studs are all you need.
To make the look office-appropriate (or to combat the chill of a cold movie theater/mall/restaurant), consider a cardigan or denim jacket. A blazer in a summer color or fabric (like linen or seersucker) is also a good choice. (And make sure the skirt you choose isn’t too mini, lest you end up in HR.)
Do you have a go-to outfit for super heated summer days? Share!