If you’re from Chicago, you understand the uneasy feeling when seeing a weather forecast of high humidity (but if you are from Chicago, you may also question the weatherman’s accuracy). High humidity can mean many things to different people. For some it means canceling your plans and spending all day basking in the sun at the beach. For others it means canceling your plans and spending all day basking in the coolness of the air conditioning in your own home. For me it means my hair has a very likely chance of acquiring it’s own gravitational pull from how huge it has become. But one thing is for sure, years have proved that Chicagoans are truly dedicated to “Beat the Heat” (pun intended).
So in hot weather like this, what is a Fashionisto to do? Have no fear Fashionistos, I’ve come to the rescue to provide you with a fool-proof, heat wave-worthy fashion do! And I found the perfect Fashionisto to help.
This Fashionisto did a spot on job at not only picking pieces that work for the weather but also at keeping it fresh. This Fashionisto kicks it back old school and tunes into a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air vibe in his red tribal print button-up. Loud patterns and bold colors are an infamous ’90s trend that have seemed to come back in style in the modern short sleeve button-up. Pick out a fitted short sleeve button-up with a loud pattern and a bold color at your local Urban Outfitters (known for their wild prints and graphics). Word of advise: the louder the print, the better.
To balance out the ensemble the Fashionisto keeps it on-trend by pairing his button-up with a pair of blue chambray shorts. The Fashionisto continues his fresh look by mixing prints with a blue nautical printed cap. Using more than one print is also a classic ’90s trend and works great in this case because the color of the cap correlates with that of the shorts. When mixing prints just keep in mind to stay within a color story. Lastly, finish the look up with the perfect pair of boat shoes, which are great for the weather with their lightweight fabric and slip-on design. Accessorize with some hip beaded bracelets like this Fashionisto does and you’ll stay cool all day.
Hint: Chambray is a classic, versatile material that can be paired up with just about anything. Use it as the base for your loud, bold print or make it the focal point. It’s a great investment because it has the function to operate with so many different styles and outfits.