5 Pieces to Beat the Heat…

As August approaches, so does the hottest (and for many of us, the most humid) days of the year. But it’s no reason to hide out in the luxury of air conditioning; with the right pieces you can stay cool and chic in even the most oppressing temperatures. Here are five easy pieces to help you beat the heat:

Crochet topCrochet top

The open airiness of a crochet knit top is perfect for providing maximum breathability in the stifling summer heat. (Just be sure to keep the transparency in mind and opt for layering a thin bralette underneath.) It’s such an easy way to dress up basic summer pieces like cut off shorts and minimalist sandals.

Black Crop Top & Flirty SkirtBlack Crop Top & Flirty Skirt

Black devotees don’t have to stray from their essential shade in the heat of summer. With the right fabric and cut, black can carry through to the hottest days—while looking incredibly fresh and sophisticated. Try a crop top and high-waisted swingy skirt in a stretchy cotton weave for just the right amount of skin exposure without treading the line of risqué.

Cutoff overallsCutoff overalls

The thought of wearing denim in the deeps of summer seems daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. The key is in the hemline and the fit. Try denim in a pair of loose-fitting overall cutoffs (so on trend this summer) with a simple T underneath. It’s a no-brainer, instant fashion moment that capitalizes on keeping a flow of air between you and the clothes.

Silk slip dressSilk slip dress

A next-to-nothing dress is essential for summer dressing. For those days when you wish you could just go out in your underwear, this is the piece to toss on. Make sure it’s in a natural silk, which will stay cool in even the hottest weather.

Linen ShortsLinen Shorts

Swap the denim shorts for linen; they’re as easy to pair as jean shorts but with incredible breathability and comfort. They are an obvious pick for casual outfits with a simple T, but you can easily dress them up with a sleeveless blazer or drapey silk top and some statement jewelry.

July 24, 2015 — Shopify API