WHAT TO WEAR: Heat Wave

What to Wear

Summer weather is finally here after many days of frigid, dreary weather. Even though most Fashionistas don’t mind a warm, sunny day to show off their style, sometimes very hot weather can be just as problematic as cold weather. This Fashionista shows what to wear when temperatures are rising.

She sports a hot pink tank top from American Eagle Outfitters. The material is really light and breezy, so it won’t stick to the skin or cause dreaded sweat marks. This top can be tucked into low-cut shorts, high-waisted shorts or skirts. It can also be worn untucked for a flowing, casual look. Floral colors, like hot pink, are eye-catching and mood-boosting. This Fashionista pairs her tank top with a pair of simple, fitted white shorts, also from American Eagle Outfitters. White is a great neutral to wear for hot weather, as it is the color that absorbs the least amount of heat. Meanwhile, it will show off your tan or help create the illusion of tanner skin.

To accessorize, this Fashionista wears a lightweight rose-colored scarf. A scarf may seem counter-intuitive on a hot day, but it can serve some helpful purposes. First of all, wearing a light scarf will help protect your chest, shoulders or upper back from getting an unsightly burn. We all know that a sunburn will usually affect those areas first and quickly, without us evening noticing. It’s definitely unpleasant to face many hot days in a row with peeling skin. As the day goes on, you can adjust the scarf to be longer, looser or draping over alternate shoulders. It will also help you avoid bizarre tan or burn lines. A pair of sunglasses is a must, as it’s necessary to protect your eyes from UV rays. An added bonus is you’ll accumulate less wrinkles over time from squinting in the sun.

This Fashionista sports a pair of slip-on TOMS shoes. A similar pair can be found here. TOMS shoes are comfortable, easy to wear and most importantly, TOMS shoes help a good cause. Finally, a ponytail and white stud earrings complete the look. When the weather is stifling, a simple bun or ponytail can be better than hair that gets sweaty and matted. It’s good to look hot, but not literally.

One Simple Change: For a beach outfit, wear a bathing suit under the tank top and shorts, remove the scarf, add some high SPF sunscreen, and switch out the TOMS for flip-flops.

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