I don't know about you, but it has been pretty warm around these parts lately. Dressing has been a bit challenging. In the morning it is chilly, it is comfortably warm mid-day and then somehow scorching in the evening. It makes no sense, but such is the life of Minnesota weather. I thought I would put together some of my favorite beat the heat looks and for a more fun twist, I broke it down by style. I am an equal opportunity stylist :) Here are a few of my tips for beating the heat:

1. Color
I think this is pretty obvious. We all know that dark colors like black absorb all the heat. So on hot days stick to lights and pastels. Less heat attracted to your body the better you'll be.

2. Material
In hot temps you want fabric that is going to breathe. It seems obvious to use cotton as it is known as the breathable fabric, but you have to be careful there too. Some cotton blends are thick and don't leave room for air so you gotta be careful of that. Also I find that some lightweight polyester blends are really good for heat as they are incredibly lightweight.

3. Less is More
When it's hot, less is more. That is both from clothing and jewelry standpoint. That last thing you want on a hot day is a heavy necklace draping around your  neck. I liked to keep it light and easy. I like a long necklace or light weight short necklace. I prefer a pendant because it is less hanging around the neck to be bothersome. Also in terms of actual clothing I like to stick with tank tops and shorts. I do not like skirts in the heat and I will tell you why. So my thighs touch, I am not a supermodel. In a skirt they are rubbing together all day and it is gets warmer than if I had a pair of shorts. Therefore, I stick with shorts. Another favorite thing of mine are cut outs. I like an open back in particular to let a little breeze in and reduce sweating.

That's enough of my tips here are some looks I pulled from my closet for your reference:

This is for my easy, breezy ladies.  This top has an amazing open back, which as I said before I love. The neutral color palette fits with the boho chic and I steered away from bright colors. These cut off shorts from Gap are  my new favorite thing. The fringe cut to me reads effortless, which is kind of the whole point. Paired with my favorite pendant from House of Harlow 1960 you are set! 

Shorts| Gap (Similar / Similar)
Bracelet| ASOS 

Let's hear it for my feminine gals. Not that the other looks are extremely masculine but for those of you who really like frill this is for you. The top is more of that flowy, polyester blend I was talking about. It is really light even though it is double lined. This also has a bit of an open upper back, still a bit conservative but enough to let a breeze hit your back. These shorts are a fantastic color. You would be surprised how many colors match perfectly with this deep color. Paired with some delicate marble jewelry and you fancy ladies are ready for summer.

Top| Stitch Fix (similar / similar)
Necklace| The Limited (Similar/ Similar)

This look is probably the most my style. I like a little prep in my step and the simple silhouette is totally me. This is another lightweight cotton shirt but I paired it with the red short to kick the prep theme up a notch. The necklace is another example of how to wear a short necklace but keep it light. The fringe on this is the thinnest metal so it will not add to extra heat around your neck. 
Top| Gap
Shorts| J. Crew Factory (similar)
Necklace| Stitch Fix (similar / similar)

What do you think? What is your favorite look? Leave me a comment below I would love to hear from you!

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