Summer is fabulous and all, but one of the downsides is that the hottest season is filled with the most events. How's a girl supposed to stay cool, comfortable, and cute while sweating buckets under the harsh rays of the sun?!
Well, there are ways. And we consulted our resident stylist, Banana Republic's Marissa Webb, to share them with us. Below, Webb selflessly provides her top five tips for staying cool while looking hot for all your dressy events this season.
Keep scrolling for Marissa Webb's genius tips on dressing up while staying cool this summer!
I personally love comfortable airy dresses for hot summer days. I usually go for a woven dress over a knit dress, especually when I'm going for a more dressed-up look.
Zimmermann Ceramic Polka-Dot Cotton and Silk-Blend Dress ($410)
I love a great short suit as a modern update to the pantsuit for summer!
ASOS Embellished Blazer Tile Print Co-Ord ($109)
Band of Outsiders Double Gauze Suiting Short ($119)
Forever Unique Adriana Short Suit Set With Contrast Piping ($208)
Ganni Hawthorne Wool Waistcoat ($306)
Ganni Moscow Tailor Shorts ($142)
Which We Want District Shorts ($39)
Printed lightweight pants or skirts paired with a crisp top can give just the right amount of ease (with polish!) for a dressed-up look that’s still comfortable during the summer heat. Try a maxi-length skirt or lightweight trouser paired with a comfortable top; the length can help to make it feel dressier and more elegant.
Banana Republic Avalon-Fit Floral Jacquard Boy Crop ($90)
Accessories are a great way to add polish to a comfortable summer outfit. Grab a pair of heels in place of flats to pair with your lightweight summer dress, or add a statement necklace to your easy T-shirt or blouse. Keep the outfit casual, but layer up the jewellery, and don’t forget the toes and the lipstick! Often times it's the little details that have the most impact. A simple outfit can be instantly dressed up with a bold lip and polish.
Madewell The Gabi Sandal in Brown Leather ($178)
In place of a third piece like a blazer or cardigan, try a larger scarf that you can toss over your shoulders.
River Island Red Border Aztec Square Scarf ($33)
Destin Jeans Unito Quadra Scarf in Medium Indigo ($195)