It's a bit cooler this week, than last (which was downright hot!). Okay, up here in northwest Ohio, we are a bit spoiled, as we think it's an oven if the thermostat hits the mid 80's. Having grown up in southwestern Indiana, where the heat + humidity know no bounds, I realize the concept of a heatwave--as I define it now--is merely a relative thing (smile).
Nevertheless, when the heat hits, I like to keep cool. Here are a few tips for doing so...
Pair bare legs with nude pumps: Doing so gives a seamless look and a sense of elongated legs. This look is chic and totally office appropriate.
Tie back your hair: Sometimes, I'll sport a topknot or bun. At others, I like to pull my hair into a side or traditional pony tail. Here, a headband is combined with a low knot to achieve a bit of cool from the heat.
Lose the jacket and don a dress shirt in its place. This strategy is a summertime favorite of mine, and still lends itself to a polished look. It's definitely a more comfortable option when the temperatures rise.
Wear lighter colors. Darker colors will absorb the heat more than lighter ones. Hence, I typically reach for these softer-toned hues when the dog days strike.
Dress: Coldwater Creek
Blouse: Lucky Brand
Belt: J Crew
Watch: Anne Klein
Sunnies: Vera Bradley
Glass Beads: Vintage
How do you dress cool when the heat is up? I'd love to hear about it!
Joy and hugs! T.