Hot Weather Essentials
By Eva Medoff, July 7th, 2010
When the thermometer starts topping 100 and not even an iced coffee will do, it’s time to reassess your fashion options. Of course, the heat and its effects can’t always be avoided, so it’s best to do what any girl would: fight back against the sun with shades and hats, cleverly apply bronzer and wear as few clothes as possible.
Madewell’s panama hat ($58) is a step up from the street vendors with its classic shape and boyish charm. Image via Madewell.
Let’s face it: us city-dwellers are not often in the immediate vicinity of a body of water, be it natural or artificial. That shouldn’t keep you from the cool comforts of swimwear, however. Samantha Pleet’s poppy suit ($170), made from silk, isn’t even designed for a dip, but simply made for hot weather lounging.
But when you do make a trip to the beach or that rooftop pool, sunbathe in style in Missoni’s pale blue and green bikini ($395), perfect for showing off a tan. Image via Net-a-Porter.
Whether you’ve already attained a glow from the sun or are in serious need of some color, Josie Maran’s Bronzing Argan Oil ($52) will enhance or create a sunkissed effect. Apply to face, body or hair and marvel in the citrus scent. Image via Sephora.
These Prada shoes, with their updated jelly look, are the next best thing to flip flops when going for a slightly more refined, but still summery and playful look.
Protect your eyes with Chloé’s retro, California-looking shades ($295). Image via Net-a-Porter.
Lastly, when all else fails, throw on the simplest white tank or LBD you’ve got and pair it with a summery statement necklace, like Diane Von Furstenberg’s tribal gem ($325).