How to dress for the heat when you hate summer fashion
Whenever summer comes, the dread of deciding what to wear in 90 degree weather is always a battle for me. Personally, I’d rather be bundled up in cozy sweaters and scarves than sweltering in a tight tank top and shorts.
If you prefer dark colors and neutrals, you must be also dreading the upcoming increase in temperature.
But how can you survive the hot weather without being caught in obnoxiously bright colors and uncomfortable jean shorts? Here are some tips and tricks to make dressing for summer more bearable.
1. Keep It Simple
Monochromatic lewks are actually very on trend this summer, so try it with black and white.
Black and white is a great color combination for summertime because the white keeps your outfit from looking too dark, and the black keeps you looking classy and put together. The best part about a monochromatic outfit is that you can play with pops of color. A red lip or colored bag will add the perfect amount of brightness to the look without feeling like you are a beacon of flashy colors.
2. Go For Flow
Whoever in their right mind thought that jean shorts were comfortable? No one has, because they’re not and that is a fact.
Wearing a dress or skirt will keep things way more comfortable (and airy) than jean shorts while still adding a touch of summer styles. Another upside is that they are super easy. All of your clothes in the laundry? Wear a dress! Skirts and dresses are also helpful when you need a quick way to transform from a day to night look. Just switch out sandals for heels, add a lip color and jewelry, and voila! You’re all set!
3. Stay True To Your Lewk
One problem I always come across is how to make my grunge style translate to summer trends.
Try an oversized band t-shirt (with a pair of comfortable cloth shorts underneath) to stay with your grunge style. Another key is accessories. An outfit is not complete without accessories, and jewelry is another great way to add your personality to a basic summer dress – try a spiked cuff or a chain belt.
Another idea is to try to find outerwear that is light enough for hotter days is also essential to keeping your outfit interesting – try a kimono!
If you’re anything like me, summer poses a real threat to your wardrobe identity and sweltering through the day in jeans really does not sound appealing. Stay true to yourself and your aesthetic and rock it out this summer without passing out from a heatstroke.