Our temps have been hovering in the high 90’s for the past week and wearing much of anything is a challenge. It’s too hot to stay outside for long but we had an outdoor event last weekend and I had to wear something. Our air is smokey and stagnant from the huge wildfires raging north of us which makes the heat feel even more oppressive. Hot weather dressing screams out for soft pale colors or vibrant upbeat ones…I opted for vibrant.
I wear very few prints but this one grabbed me last week so I decided to work it into my style recipe. I need more cool things to cover my arms and in hot weather, kimono’s fit the bill perfectly.
Kimono’s float away from the body so allow lots of air flow which is critical in the heat. They are seldom in solid colors which is part of their charm and meant I needed to step out of my comfort zone to make it feel like me. I wore a simple black cotton tank and beige linen pants to anchor the look. These are neutral classics which play nicely with most other items and allowed me to add more color and pattern without feeling overwhelmed.
It was too hot for a necklace so I wore these pearl earrings and a statement bracelet. These earrings have quickly become my favorite this summer because they’re a modern simple shape and go with everything.
The outfit was a success. It was cool and felt enough like me to be comfortable. I’ll be looking for more kimono’s because they’re a great option in hot weather. Kaftans are also on my list but they may be a bigger stretch for my style recipe.
What are your go-to pieces for beating the heat in style?
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