Monthly Archives: January 2017

Some Tips To Wear When It’s Too Hot To Wear Anything

You know those hot, humid days when you open the door to leave your apartment and feel like you’ve walked into a city-sized steam room? When that happens, it’s basically impossible not to immediately regret any piece of clothing I’ve decided to wear. If the chances of becoming the next viral video star were lower, I would just rip off my clothes and continue on my way in the nude.
Unfortunately, that scenario is just begging to go viral, so it really isn’t an option. And equally as unfortunate, the personal AC unit that I tote around (a.k.a. my trusty misting fan) doesn’t cut it on sweltering days, either. So, the only viable solution is to be strategic with the clothing choices I make on the hottest days of the year. In an effort to feel a little cooler, I’ve hunted and gathered the most functional clothing for hellishly warm weather. While it may not be ideal to wear clothes at all, the 10 picks ahead are definitely the next best thing.
The Two-Piece Set
The key to getting away with wearing a an open tank as a top? Embrace it by way of a matching set. You still look put-together and TBH, fancy. Plus, the wrap skirt is conducive to airflow.
The Swimsuit As A Bodysuit
Swimsuits are made for getting wet, which means they are good at handling your sweat, too. Try swapping your tank for a one-piece that looks like a tee, especially if you love wearing a color that is prone to showing off your sweat marks.
The White-Tee Spin-Off
A loose white tee is always a good move in heinous temps, but even better is swapping your white tee for a white T-shirt dress like this one. Since it’s the only thing you’ll have to throw on, the thin sheath will make you feel extra-cool (in temp and aesthetic), won’t cling to your body, and you can wear it over pants on colder days.

The Athletic Short
Yes, you can wear athletic shorts during the day! Adidas’ track-pant craze isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, so get in on the trend now with a pair of the brand’s shorts, instead.

The Mesh Shirt
There’s absolutely nothing more breathable than a mesh top. It’s also an ideal layering piece: Wear it with a bra, a tank, something high-waisted, something low-waisted, or even a long-sleeved top underneath in the winter.
The Not-Just-For-The-Pool Slide Sandal
Slide sandals might be an obvious choice. They slip on and off with ease, so you can really air those feet out when necessary throughout the day. They’re good for the pool or the gym, but they’re also good for other wet environments (i.e., very sweaty feet). This pair is ideal, because the splash of color dresses things up, but they’re still functional for hot days.
The Flowy Skirt
In extreme heat, you may think the less fabric, the better. Sometimes, though, our miniskirts can be too structured and not-so-breathable — they end up trapping a lot of heat and are uncomfortable to sit in. So, instead of basing your selection on short vs. long, look at the silhouette more closely. This skirt will hang loosely, so as to not touch most of your body. The asymmetric hem will move as you move, allowing for some airflow.
The Loose, Open-Back Dress
Let that back breathe in a dress that won’t cling to the rest of your body, either.
The Breathable Pant
Sometimes, you just want to wear pants. Maybe the reason is you don’t like shorts. Maybe you feel like you can be more active in pants — or maybe you have no reason at all. If you’re going to go for pants in the hot, hot heat, try a cotton pair that is built for the task.

The Sports Bra As A Top
Like many of the other picks in this slideshow, it’s smart to utilize items that are built for sweat. A longer-line sports bra that doesn’t have a traditional sports-bra cut can be a cool layering piece with super flimsy, low-cut tanks — or as a top on its own.

Some Dresses For Busty Girls

While our legs patiently await dress season, there’s no harm in getting a head start on our warmer weather shopping. Unfortunately, actually shopping for your dream frock comes with a few obstacles. For ladies who are fuller on top, it seems that every genre of warm-weather wear comes with its own boob-centric concerns: There’s the unique challenge of finding a swim topthat fits. Then, there’s the sundress conundrum, also known as the hunt for a breathable, flowy number that won’t completely eliminate your curves while offering support up top.
At first glance, the terrain may look like it’s limited to shift dresses and oversized smocks, but all hope for your dream outfit isn’t lost. There are plenty of other breezy silhouettes that are just as playful as they are flattering — for every figure. Ahead, we break down the best styles for busty ladies, with a sweet selection of seasonally appropriate (how many days until summer again?) options that are just right.
& Other Stories Cotton Shirt Dress, $95, available at & Other Stories.
HVN Maria Belted Printed Silk-satin Dress, $675, available at Net-A-Porter.
ASOS CURVE Floral Midi Dress With Cold Shoulder, $60, available at ASOS.
Topshop Floral Drape Neck Midi Dress, $125 $65, available at Topshop.
Christy Dawn The Dawn DressWhite Floral Silk, $208, available at Christy Dawn.
Kaelen Bonded Crepe Flounce Dress, $477, available at Kaelen.
COS Wrap-Over Cotton Dress, $115, available at COS.
Sonia Rykiel Striped Cotton-blend Tweed Dress, $1,138, available at MatchesFashion.
H&M+ Jersey Dress, $29.99, available at H&M.
Wilfred Hémistiche Dress, $120, available at Aritzia.
Zara Polka Dot Dress, $49.90, available at Zara.
Ganni Emory Crepe Wrap Dress, $185, available at Ganni.
Eloquii Button Front Detail Dress, $119.50, available at Eloquii.
Pixie Market Mustard Floral Ruffled Dress, $98, available at Pixie Market.
Sandro Pleated Dress With Lace Trim, $495, available at Sandro.
Lane Bryant Striped Trapeze Dress, $34.99, available at Lane Bryant.
Reformation Devon Dress, $178, available at Reformation.

Improve Your Summer Style

In addition to rising temperatures and weekend trips, summer brings with it a hard-to-shake urge to shop. Maybe it’s because the weather’s heating up and those weekend jaunts require cute new outfits, but refreshing our summer closet is an activity we’re probably not alone in anticipating.

But before you bust out that credit card, there are a few tips to keep in mind when buying for the summer months; small pieces of advice that’ll ensure you get the most bang for your buck and be as comfortable as you can be during the dog days. Read on for the only 4 summer fashion tips you need to know!

summer style tips

Buy summer shoes a half size—or a full size—larger than you normally would. Why? Because feet swell in hot weather.

1. Buy summer shoes a half-size or a full-size larger than you normally would.
It’s not the most pleasant of facts, but our feet swell during the summer. That’s why it’s key—when shopping for new shoes this time of year—to buy shoes a bit larger than you would in winter.

Natural materials like leather, canvas, and suede will definitely stretch, so going up half a size should be fine. For inexpensive trendy shoes made from faux leather, plastic, or any other man-made material, go a full size up.

summer style fashion tips white denim

Choose cool, crisp fabrics like cotton or linen, rather than poly-blends.

2. Mind your fabrics.
We love fast fashion as much as the next shopper, but a great deal of merchandise from high-street stores are made from poly-blends that simply aren’t breathable, and will often hold on to sweat stains. To stay cool on steamy days, it’s best seek out materials like cotton—pima or supima is best, but any variety will do—as the fibers are hollow in the center, allowing them to absorb perspiration and release it quickly.

Linen also is a solid summer material—it’s stronger than cotton and a better conductor of heat, making it the most breathable fabric out there. Contrary to popular belief, silk is a good choice for summer as well, since it’s natural, breathable, and cooling. The only downside: It has to be cleaned frequently if you sweat. Also great: super-thin denim.

crop top summer fashion tips style hacks

A tailor can turn an old black tank into a cool crop top you’ll wear all summer.

3. Reinvent your clothes.
We’re huge proponents of utilizing the tailors your city or town surely has, especially if you’re on the fence about whether to get rid of certain items. A tailor can cheaply transform garments, making them look totally different. A few examples: A floor-grazing skirt or dress can be made into a cute mini, pants can be turned into into shorts, and long blazers into cute cropped jackets to wear over summer dresses.

Another great tailor tip for those looking to try out the crop top trend without looking like a slave to fashion: Bring an old T-shirt and tank top you don’t wear anymore to your tailor and have he or she hem it to show a sliver of skin. Then pair it with super high-waist pants, skirts or shorts. The result: an easy-breezy crop that’s not too tight, too trendy, or too revealing—and can be worn comfortably all summer!

how to stop makeup from melting flat lay summer tips

4. Keep your actual makeup from melting.
We’re always hearing about ways to keep the makeup on our face from melting, but how about the products we tote around with us in our bags? Didn’t think of that, did you?

Try this trick: Freeze a Zip-Loc freezer bag overnight, and before you leave for work, toss in the cosmetics you normally take for the day (a lipstick, a foundation, etc.) While it’s not a long-term fix, it will keep your products cool until you get to work, or whichever air conditioned place you’re headed.