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Fashion Tips – Beat The Heat In Style

When the temperature rises, look (and feel) cool with these fashions and accessories that will help beat the heat. Here’s my latest fashion editorial as Contributing Editor of Closer Weekly with fashion tips about cool clothes to beat the heat in style.

Fashion Tips

KEEP IT LOOSE
When you’re trying to keep cool, the less you wear, the better. But if you want more coverage, choose styles that don’t hug your body. We’re thinking maxidresses, wide-leg pants and flowy skirts.

maxi dress     floral maxi dress

Sabine Aya Maxi Dress, $149 Piperlime

ASOS Maxi Dress, $96 ASOS

pink maxi dress      stripe mini dress

ASOS Full Maxi Dress with Sheer & Side Panels, $124 ASOS

The Motion Stripe Dress by Cameo, $150 Piperlime

white mini skirt     print skirt

Gabriella Rocha Lauren Ashley Skater Skirt, $34 Zappos

Prabal Gurung Pansy Print Satin Skirt, $450 Nordstrom

BAN THE BLACK
Not only are pastels and white tops hot this summer, they’ll also keep you totally cool! Black and other dark colors absorb heat and suddenly turn your clothes into a sweatbox. Gross! Instead, trade your black for light colors.

stripe tunic     Joie white top

Vintage Stripe Tunic, $98 J. Crew

Joie Alizeh top, $268 Piperlime

LET YOUR TOES WIGGLE

Goodbye, ballet flats! It’s time to set those toes free. You want the chance to show off a great pedicure and let your feet breathe a bit. Even just a little bit of bare skin in your summer shoes can help your feet escape the heat. Try thongs, gladiator flats or strappy wedges. 

J. Crew sandals     metallic sandals

Leila Ankle-Wrap Sandal, $160 J. Crew

Yosi Samra Cambelle Flat Metallic Sandals, $138 ShopBop

LET YOURSELF BREATHE

To keep body temps down, always opt for natural fabrics like linen, cotton and silk. They offer breath-ability and are known to regulate temperature. To avoid the wrinkles that come with linen look for blends like cotton/poly. 

drawstring pants

Textured Ink Stripe Pant by Splendid, $128 Splendid

CREATE SOME SHADE

Direct sun is not only a hazard for your delicate skin, it can also raise your body temperature. Try a wide-brimmed hat in straw, raffia or cotton canvas so it’s lightweight and comfortable. But don’t think that means you can skip the sunscreen! Reflected light can cause major skin damage, too. 

straw hat     straw fedora

Airy Summer Straw Hat, $31 J. Crew

Tory Burch Classic Grosgrain Fedora, $61 Tory Burch

 

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