Keeping cool while still looking fashionable is often a hard task to achieve during the summer months. Let’s be real—when the temperature climbs, you’re bound to sweat a bit! With potential pool days and barbecues beckoning, everyone’s closet needs a variety of pieces in order to strut through summer with success. Lately, I’ve been opting for light and breathable fabrics that can transition easily from one activity to the next. Similarly, this Fashionista uses this tactic to create the perfect summer outfit!

To start off the look, this Fashionista pairs a denim sleeveless button-up top with some adorable patterned shorts. The fabric of both the top and shorts is comfy yet cute, making it perfect for summer. Light colors are great for warm weather because they keep you cooler than darker hues, and the light wash denim of the button-up does just that. The shorts have a bright, colorful pattern which gives the outfit a fun vibe, and the cinched waist creates a focal point that is super flattering. These are pieces that you could easily layer a bikini underneath!

For shoes, she laces up some strappy, leather, gladiator sandals. The black leather in the sandals matches well with the black base color of her shorts, and this brings the look together. As an added bonus, these sandals are comfy and breathable for those hot summer days.

The accessories that this Fashionista chooses are simple, but they make a big statement. She matches a gold cuff bracelet with a dainty gold ring. Gold is a great color to rock during the summer months because it emulates the sunny weather. In addition, her simple black and white kate spade new york phone case is classic and bold and goes with any outfit choice. Phone cases are a great way to show off personal style in a subtle way, and I’m definitely a fan!

One Simple Change: For a formal occasion, trade in the gladiator sandals for some trendy wedges. Changing up your shoes can really take your style to a whole new level!