Summer in Minnesota is in full swing. The heat and humidity is unpredictable, and sometimes comes with a vengeance, as many of you lifers know. Time and time again, we choose comfort over style. Even thinking about trying to look good makes that, all too familiar, brow sweat appear. Believe it or not, with these simple style tips, you can stay cool, in more ways than one.
The Day Dress
Sleeveless is pretty much a necessity when it comes to staying cool. Pair a belted shift dress with chic layered necklaces and a roomy bucket bag for running errands, out to lunch with friends, or running around with the kids.
The Perfect Dress for an Event
The last thing I want to do when it’s 90 degrees and humid is dress up for an outdoor event, but a breathable silk dress is the easiest way to look elegant and keep from melting all night. Pair a boho style, like this DVF dress in a summery coral print, with statement jewelry and an oversized clutch.
Weather Made for a Maxi
My favorite summer trend, by far, is the maxi dress. It not only looks good on just about everybody, it is the most low-maintenance look, which for summer, low-maintenance is key. Easily accessorized with a few natural beaded necklaces or bracelets and your favorite summer shoulder bag, this look is perfect for a get up and go lifestyle.
White Hot, White Denim
If you don’t have a pair of white jeans, now is the time to take the plunge. A crisp and clean denim look that is easily dressed up or down, I love white denim with a gorgeous printed silk top, like this Misty Flowers tank by Nicole Miller, and simple accessories.
Casual Chic in Shorts
When I’m not at work, I LIVE in shorts. A great pair of shorts, like this printed athleisure style from Fifteen Twenty, looks fantastic with a dressy button down or a simple black tank. I love to add interest with unique accessories and my favorite sandals or flats, like this super cute style from Yosi Samra.
School’s out, summer’s here, have fun and remember there is no need to sacrifice, you can look and feel cool all at once!