“Summer has arrived,” I thought to myself as I sipped my nearly melted iced chai on a bench at the High Line in New York City. Although there was a slight breeze off the Hudson River, today reached over 100 degrees. When it is sweltering hot outside, the last thing I want to do is be in any restricting clothing. Breezy sundresses and sandals are always the go-to. Depending how they are styled, they can be internship appropriate, as well. Typically, my hair is in a bun or a high ponytail. Not having my hair against my back can make a huge difference, in my opinion.
When it comes to outfits, this Fashionista embodies the ideal weekend wear: 100 degrees fahrenheit edition. She is wearing a breezy tunic dress and although it has a longer sleeve, the airy fabric keeps her cool on this warm Saturday. The bohemian pattern of the dress is what initially caught my eye; I love the gradual fade of the blue print into the red-orange print toward the bottom half of the dress. She styled her boho dress with braided brown sandals. For accessories, she carried a quilted black cross-body bag to keep her daytime essentials. No one wants to be lugging around a heavy tote in the warm summer months! Downsize and keep only your essentials with you in a small cross-body bag. Her layered bracelets and necklaces contributed to her overall boho weekend look.
One Simple Change: Ever heard of the phrase, “Take only what you can carry?” Apply that mantra, especially when running errands. Who wants to carry large heavy totes while doing errands around town? Definitely not me! Minimize your large totes and downsize to a small cross-body bag when running errands in the city.