We know the summer months aren’t exactly popular with anyone over the age of 18. They bring sweltering temps, hard-to-breathe-in humidity, and swarms of insect species that seem to only exist 3 months out of the year.
Even so, summer is our all-time favorite when it comes to fashion.
The trees and flowers are in bloom, turning every street corner into a runway full of complementary floral accents. The bulky outerwear is relocated to the deep end of the closet, no longer blocking the view of careful sartorial choices. People of all colors, shapes, and ages flash glistening glimpses of flesh: a big, bustling Benetton ad of inclusivity and bodily-affirmation in every direction.
Plus gingham. Have we mentioned how much we love gingham? That’s one classy af pattern right there.
This week’s batch of influential member’s posts seemed to have their thoughts swirling around warm weather fashion as well. Read on as they drop knowledge about surviving high temps with style and grace.
“Keep a little shea butter with you to combat inner thigh chaffing. It’s a natural skin protectant and it makes it easy to walk around in your cute sun dress on a warm summer day feeling completely comfortable”, advises CeCe O., NY
Here in NYC, everyone walks a lot, so we love any tips to help us minimize that dreaded chub rub.
“I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want to be worried about when I’m wearing an outfit that makes me feel super confident is a sweat breakthrough. It’s really amazing how something as seemingly small as your choice in deodorant can boost your confidence.” –Chelcey T, KY
Agreed! Confidence is key, so anything that helps you keep yours up is a worthy investment.
“Use a hydrating facial mist! A hydrating facial mist can be a life-saver during the summer heat. A quick spritz refreshes and hydrates your skin, while cooling down an overheated face. It also helps set your makeup to keep your skin glowing all night!” –Ellen F., AL
This is a new one for us, but we’re willing to give it a try.
“Filled [my suitcase] with super bright colors, head to toe florals, statement making earrings and much more! Of course I couldn’t resist wearing a few of my favorite Spring trends at once and while I usually shy away from doing that, these 3 worked together so well!” –Jacquelyn G, NY
In other words: LIVE BOLDLY. If not in the summertime, then when?
More than a little jealous of every one of these outfits! …And of these ladies’ serious amounts of poise. Now it’s your turn. Tell us your summer style dreams, tricks, and traditions in the comments below.