Sticky summer weather can be hard to dress for- everything clings in all the wrong places (thanks humidity) and your makeup can sweat off before you’ve made it to the AC of your favorite cafe. To beat the heat- avoid tight pieces, since those will just compound any ‘dying of heatstroke’ type issues, in favor of light, airy fabrics that you can breathe in. Don’t be afraid to mix and match femininity and lace with more tomboyish pieces- for example try a soft tank paired with ripped boyfriend jeans or distressed shorts. Ditch your perfectly made up face in favor of mascara (try my favorite from Tarte Cosmetics here) and a glowing summer complexion- it’s better for your skin anyways, and raccoon eyes are only cute on the Snapchat filter.
This Fashionista’s light crochet tank from Buffalo Exchange brings out her azure eyes, while the thrifted Target brand pants are stretchy and super comfortable. “They’re kind of like maternity pants- I can eat whatever I want!” A pair of flat sandals top the look off. Comfort is key, and she gravitates towards simple pieces- as spring finally slips into summer, the call of rising thermostats for a final shedding of cozy layers is music to this Fashionista’s ears. “I always feel kind of claustrophobic in the winter- I’m from Texas and my parents live in Arizona. There’s always been a very western inspired/ bohemian feel to my clothes and I feel like in the summer I can really express that.” This look captures that easy, breezy vibe perfectly. The key to rocking a bohemian summer look? Confidence. In this Fashionista’s own words, “If you’re not comfortable in it, don’t wear it. It’s important to be able to step out of your comfort zone and play with new fabrics and silhouettes, but at the end of the day you know your body and what looks good on it.”
One simple change: Does that summer concert fall at the end of a long day of running around in the heat? Freshen up with makeup wipes and add a clean cat eye to help take your summer style from day to night, and tuck a light cardigan or wrap in your purse for the cooler night-time temperatures.