The heat really rolled in this weekend with back-to-back days of triple temps! Whew! It’s been hot. However, this is my first summer as an Oregonian with central air. That’s a first in 22 years. And on days with this kind of heat, I definitely don’t take it for granted. Our home is a triple story townhome (kind of like a row house) and we would’ve been sweltering without it. However, I have spent so many summers desperate to cool down, that it feels a little strange to be so comfortable when I know it’s blistering out.
All talk of A/C aside, we spent plenty of time out and about over the last few days, and I employed many of my summer favorites in an attempt to stay cool.
I loved putting this top to the test in the driving heat! We walked through part of downtown for lunch with my in-laws, and I was surprised at how having my shoulders covered actually made me feel cooler. Now I get the whole, long-sleeved linen in the heat thing. This shirt was super breezy and helped me keep cool, while also making my shorts feel a little less dressed down. If I were to repeat this look I’d swap bags for something a little more structured. The bucket bag makes this outfit feel a little more ‘beachy’ than is typically my style.
Effortless Factor: 10 – Adding the necklace really made this simple outfit feel pulled together with minimal effort. Every item here is comfortable, and nothing needed to be tugged/adjusted to stay in place.
This dress is typically my go-to for hot days. It’s super lightweight and doesn’t hug my body. I’ve been really into these Madrid style Birkenstocks lately. I like how they are a slightly feminine option over my usual Arizonas. They are about as minimal as a shoe can get, and definitely keep my feet cool.
Effortless Factor: 10 – It’s official, summer time dressing is definitely the easiest and most effortless because there are no pesky layers to coordinate. Done and done.
Never underestimate the power of the Lou Jumpsuit! I caved and decided I couldn’t live without both of my black jumpsuits for this 30×30. (Don’t worry, I swapped out something I had yet to wear.) This jumpsuit is magic in hot weather. The fabric drapes away from my skin, so it’s much cooler than wearing anything with a waistband. Plus, the linen-blend fabric is super breezy. And I also forgot how much I love wearing black. It’s a shade that flatters 99.9% of the time!
Effortless Factor: 10!! – Bonus: I always feel so good when I wear this jumpsuit sans any extra layers. It’s definitely my power suit. Long live the jumpsuit.
Have you been following along with Paige and Lee? I love how Paige is getting creative with her striped dress. It really makes me want one! And Lee is a whiz at all things style-related. Her linen blazer action is too good!