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5 Summer Outfit Ideas For When It’s Hot As Hades

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How was your Father’s Day weekend?

In addition to being fun, relaxing and family filled, mine can be categorized as: balmy, sticky, humid, sweaty, stuffy, hot as Hades. While the temperature might not have seemed so high, the level of humidity was off the charts making everything feel just generally gross.

Outside of locking yourself indoors with Netflix, snacks and the air conditioning rockin’ full blast (actually, that sounds like a really enjoyable afternoon?!), there is really not so much that can be done to resolve the weather-induced icky factor. The best you can do is sit back, relax and let me guide you through 5 looks that will help you beat the heat and stay stylish day-to-night.

1. MAXI DRESS


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Maxi dresses are probably the least fussy summer style in your wardrobe. Simple, flattering and easy to wear, the maxi creates a long, flowing silhouette while highlighting your best assets. My favorite styles of maxi always have a more fitted bodice and a loose, flowing skirt that flutters gracefully behind you as you walk, while letting in the air to keep you cool! Essentially, built in AC for the girl on the go.

As an added bonus, maxi dresses are generally long enough to cover your footwear, so comfortable sandals and flats are encouraged! Sweaty, swollen feet + heels of any kind = BAD TIME.

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2. CUT-OFF SHORTS

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This girl knows what’s up… (it’s Poppy Delevingne, by the way!) Consider your cut-off shorts your boyfriend jeans of the summer and pair them with masculine inspired accents for a total tomboy-chic look. Try the t-shirt on it’s own during the day and top with a well-fitted blazer for an easy, night look. If you’re feeling brave (or looking for a little height boost!) feel free to add a pair of your highest, strappiest, sandals for the ultimate night-on-the-town outfit.

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3. LACE

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Lace is a beautiful option for adding a romantic/vintage touch to an otherwise modern outfit. Not to mention that lace is a sneaky way to achieve maximum cooling factor, with minimal skin exposure. If we’re getting a little personal here, I think lace is a great way to hide any heat and humidity induced sweat stains that may make an appearance. Simply layer your lace over a nude or colored (for contrast) camisole and you’ll look (and feel) cool as a cucumber.

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4. TANK DRESS

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A tank dress is THE little black dress for the summer. The primary foundation for all other outfits to build on. The go-to look for effortless, hot weather dressing. Whether you choose an above the knee style, midi length, or full-on maxi, a basic tank dress is a must have in any woman’s summer wardrobe.

Select a style with a hint of stretch for the most flattering silhouette, but try to stay away from a skin tight, painted on look… because that just can’t be comfortable when it’s sweltering outside.

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5. HAT


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I know what you’re thinking… “I can’t wear a hat!”

Sure you can. You should… and you will! Anyone can pull off a summer hat, especially with all of the styles and colors available this season. From Panama hats to fedoras, the easiest way to amp up your summer look is with this accessory. Hey, it’s practical too– humidity frizz, begone! Fine hair girls, say goodbye to limp locks! Your summer can be filled with endless good hair days with a great hat on your head.

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How do YOU beat the heat?

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4 Comments

  • Reply Akaleistar July 4, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    So many cute ideas for hot, summer days!

    • Reply scompiseno July 5, 2015 at 9:06 am

      Thanks so much! As much as I love the fall, summer outfits are always the most fun to put together. XO, Stella

  • Reply celyn July 7, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Loving all these ideas! thanks for all the inspirations!

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    • Reply scompiseno July 7, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      Thanks so much for reading! I’m hoping to put together a few more warm weather style guides in the next few weeks, so definitely check back for more fun ideas! XO, Stella

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