Dressing Cool In Hot Weather!
Alright I don’t know about where y’all live, but here in Nashville it is HOT, HOT, HOT!!! And unfortunately for me it’s only going to get hotter. I love this city so much, but July through September is brutal for me. I’m one of those people that would much rather be cold than hot, so the heavy heat and humity is tough for me espcially since I spend so much time outdoors with my horses.
One of the things I struggle with the most is dressing cool whent he temperature is up, and by ‘cool’ I mean CUTE AND TRENDY and also ‘cool’ as in NOT DYING OF A HEAT STROKE! Part of me is all “I don’t care what I look like I just want to wear the least amount of clothes possible” and the other part of me is like “but I still wanna look cute!” So I know I can’t be the only one, and I’m going to share a few of my favorite go-to trends during the hot months of Nashville summers.
1. CROP TOPS
Thank GOODNESS this trend has come back in style! Talk about a blast from my middle school/early high school past. It’s funny to me how certain things like showing you stomach can go from being acceptable to not, and then now all of a sudden it’s trendy again. Well i’m all about it this summer! Like I said – when it’s hot out I wanna wear as little as I can get away with while still looking put together!
2. FLOWY DRESSES
I have such a tomboy nature that i’ve always shied away from dresses because I thought they were too girly, but now i’ve really taken a liking to them! And nothing keeps you cooler in the summer than a flowy dress! A girl can always look put together in a cute dress, and I like pairing them with boots or sneakers to stay in my tomboy-ish comfort zone.
3. ONE PIECES SWIMSUITS
I am really into one piece swim suits and let me tell you why: I can just wear them out with high waisted jean shorts, and no matter what I am always ready to hit the pool if the chance presents itself! It may seem silly, but when it’s over 100 degrees outside you want to be prepared. Depending on where you are, you can also just throw on a t shirt over them and it’s still a cute look.
(PS this is a sneak peek of a shoot I did with Chelsea Lankes that you’ll see more of soon!)
4. CUTOUT BOOTS
So i’m not really a flip flop girl. I know a lot of people like to LIVE in them (my Mom is one of those people) but I have’t ever really found them comfortable, and even though there are a lot of different styles and colors, I just don’t find them that fashionable. Shoes are my FAVORITE way to spice of an outfit, and wearing flip flops just kills that opportunity for me. 90% of the time I’m wearing boots, and i’ve got a TON of them (too many honestly) but it’s always too hot to justify them in the summer….. except that I came across the CUTOUT BOOT this year, and it’s life changing for my summer style!
My favorite cutout boot is JEFFRERY CAMPBELL’S Everly Boot.
5. COOL SHADES
Alright my final go-to is awesome sunglasses. You can be wearing the plainest and simplest outfit, have on some AMAZING sunnies (plus maybe some cute shoes!) and have a great summer outfit. The more attention grabbing the better! Mirror lenses are really trendy right now and a great statement! Also bright and color frames are always great look for summer.
Check out the ‘Rad Ban’ sunnies from RAD&REFINED (only $20 and SO cute!)
What are some of your favorite trends for hot summer weather?!