There’s really no good way to dress for extreme heat and humidity. It was 100 degrees on Friday when we took these pictures, and the air was intensely heavy. It was the kind of day where it feels like you’re moving in slow motion, and there’s simply no way to avoid total body dewiness. It’s sort of hard to tell from the photos (other than my flushed cheeks/shiny face), but it was miserable. You can, of course, avoid going outside when it’s so hot – but I’ve been trying to take advantage of sunny days (the summer is already speeding by). Despite my complaining, I know I’ll miss them once winter hits.
Blue and white is such a classic color combination for summer – it’s crisp and eye-catching, and provides a great backdrop for bright accessories. This gauzy top from Anthropologie was a good choice for the heat – breathable, thin, doesn’t show sweat. And while denim isn’t exactly breezy in high temperatures, this skirt didn’t cling to my thighs like some thinner materials do (I hate when that happens). Wearing comfortable sandals and pulling your hair up (so the back of your neck isn’t sweltering) definitely help in the heat, though I followed neither of these tips.
Photos by Margaux Stunzi.
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top: from anthropologie (old) // skirt: j.crew // shoes: L.A.M.B // clutch: clare vivier // jewelry: j.crew necklace + gold bangles, michael kors watch // nailpolish: essie “sand tropez”