Finally, finally, Fashionistas/os, we are in the midst of the summer season. And along with it comes the sun that we have all been begging for throughout winter. But trying to look cute while staying cool, now that’s a whole different story (because being sweaty is anything but cute!). But with the right tips and tricks staying cool during this sunny season doesn’t have to be a daily struggle!

Something that I have learned is that in the summer, fabric choice is everything and can make a world of difference when is comes to staying cool. Natural fabrics such as cotton and linen will help you keep your cool on those unbearably hot days. Georgette (an airy fabric similar to chiffon) is also another great choice to keep things comfortable and breezy. Choosing the right fabrics as well as the right shapes is what can keeps you feeling fresh all day long. Switching out your more fitted options such as body-con dresses and skinny jeans with looser shapes like maxi skirts or slip dresses can help to keep you not only airy on these hot days, but also a lot more comfortable.

Keeping your feet cool can also really help to keep the rest of you cool. And this season there are so many great summer footwear options that can keep you cool while staying on trend. Whether it’s a blocked-heel sandal, a gladiator sandal like this Fashionsista or a pair of Birkenstocks, make sure your choice before all else keeps you comfortable throughout the day!

This Fashionista is doing a wonderful job at keeping cool this summer. Her Free People trapeze slip is sure to do the trick. I love to look for thin layering pieces like this slip and personally own a few of these myself. And the great thing about this piece is that you are also able to throw on shorts or leggings under it and easily transition it into the fall. Her gladiator sandals and gold accent at the neck add the perfect amount of detail in order to look stylish yet not over-the-top for a casual day. So don’t forget to stay cool and comfortable with these few tricks and tips this summer!

One Simple Change: Running a full day or errands and don’t have the time to fully change your look for a night out? No problem! Simply swap these flat sandals out for a fun wedge sandal, grab a clutch and you’re good for a night out on the town!