Summer—the perfect time of the year to bring back color and pattern into your life. It’s the best opportunity to break out all of your favorite tank tops, shorts and sandals to suit the warm weather, while finally being able to ditch all of your boots and coats.

The only downside to summer that comes to mind has to be the sometimes extreme heat. It’s often difficult to layer garments when it comes to planning outfits. Since we all want to stay cool and comfortable during the day, the solution is to get creative. Put together your favorite, simple summer items that look impeccable already on their own.

This awesome Fashionista does this absolutely flawlessly. She was able to put together a look that is ideal for the season. She paired a cute baby pink knit tank top with some fun black shorts with a pop of floral print while featuring lace trim for a great unexpected detail. She paired the look with a gunmetal statement necklace that goes perfectly with her lace-up gladiator sandals. This outfit is, all in all, an excellent example of what to wear during the hot weather. It has the ability to keep you cool when outdoors while still carrying all the aspects that show you have great style no matter what the weather.

One Simple Change: Though this look is already perfect as is, a great way to instantly change it up is to add a long sweater. It’s an easy addition to quickly transition the look from a hot summer day to a look great for an outdoor concert or event at night.