July 14th, 2015 at 2:10am

It is hot, hot, hot this summer. Us Washingtonians are use to mild temperatures, but this summer we have been consistently dealing with highs in the 90s. After complaining about endless days of gray skies during the colder months, we now complain about endless days of sizzling sun rays. We just can’t seam to win. All there is left to do now is bear the heat. And what better way to do it than in a stylish and heat-reducing outfit?

The first step is to find the perfect tank top. With thin straps, a tank top lets air flow throughout your arms, reducing the amount of sweat produced from just standing in overly hot environments. It also allows some skin to show, which is great for your tan. This Fashionista has chosen a cute burgundy Brandy Melville cropped tank top. She pairs it with distressed light washed denim shorts, which is the second step in creating the prefect, cool summer outfit. Not only do shorts help keep her legs from suffocating under jeans or leggings, they also show off her lovely legs, giving her outfit a flirty flare. Next, the sound of wrapping your feet in shoes and socks on a hot summer day sounds absolutely awful. So, this Fashionista grabs a pair of jeweled sandals, adding a little bling and letting her toes run wild and free. To finish it off, she keeps her accessories light and simple, giving the outfit something extra while staying nice and cool.

One Simple Change: Finally, evening comes and the temperatures plummet. Just switch out the jean shorts for a maxi skirt and throw on a light cardigan. Maintaining the outfit’s summer, flirty vibe, you are now ready for dinner with friends or a late night bonfire.