There’s no doubt summer is here. The rising temperatures and sunny days have everyone searching for ways to stay cool, while also looking cool. Summer style is about finding key pieces that allow you to look hot without making you feel hot. Layers are out, so each piece you wear has to count. Finding versatile, classic pieces is a must for looking stylish in the summer heat.

With layers being out for the season, it can be difficult to choose which piece to wear. Less really has to be more! Keep outfits simple and pair them with one or two pieces that pop.

Want to jazz up a simple summer outfit? A cute pair of shoes can do the trick. Who says you’ve got to be stuck with flats or sandals though? Wedges take things up a notch by dressing up nearly any outfit. Not only are wedges super cute, but they are comfortable and easier to walk in than heels! Hassle-free and cute? It’s almost too good to be true.

This Fashionista beat the heat by pairing a sleek, black dress with classic Steve Madden wedges. While the dress is simple, the brown in the wedges makes the look pop. This Fashionista’s gold GUESS watch adds another pop of color to contrast with the simplicity of the dress. While these wedges look fantastic with this dress, they would also look great with a pair of dressy shorts and a cute top.

How To: To keep it cool this summer, wear something simple like a cute, black romper. Pair it with a cute pair of wedges and some sunnies, and you’re ready to go!