The NYC heat during the Summer can be unbearable, especially as a blogger shooting multiple outfits in the middle of the day. I get so sweaty, my hair gets gross, and my makeup just starts to slide right off no matter how much loose setting powder I use. So for those super hot Summer days, I stick to a few summer fashion tips to help me get through the day in one piece.
Summer Fashion Tips for Staying Cool:
Shield your face with a Straw Hat: The heat usually starts with my face melting, so I find that it’s crucial to have a straw hat (the bigger the better) to block the sun. I really like this “Best Day Ever” hat from Hat Attack as it has a bit more design than your typical straw hat. The hat has just the right amount of floppiness and coverage, and would be so perfect on vacation or to lie out in the park.
Wear a Swimsuit as a Top: One of my tried and true ways to combat the heat is to wear a bathing suit as a top. Maybe it’s a mental thing, but I instantly feel better when I put on a bathing suit on a hot day. Choose a cute one-piece suit with a chic print or silhouette, such as this palm print suit that manages to show off both my boobs and my back. I felt super airy and breezy wearing this bathing suit, and it definitely helped manage the stickiness that comes with hot summer days.
Keep Cool with Loose Linen Pants: Linen is a super breathable and light fabric, making it a good choice to wear during the Summer. I chose a pair of striped cropped pants from Lysse that have a relaxed vibe and trendy paper bag waist. These also go really well with the swimsuit top since they are a looser fit, thus balancing out the tightness of the top.
Since the pants are a cropped length which can sometimes make me look short, I chose wooden platform sandals to add height and go with the boho vibe of the palm print swimsuit. I completed the outfit with a green floral handbag that has a wooden handle, matching the wooden platform sandals. Finally, I went with a charm bracelet, leaf shaped earrings, and colorful rings for an earthy, boho chic look.