Easy, Breezy Summer Style

The hot days of summer brings out the best in coastal fashion. Now is time to stash your heavier fabrics away and usher in lightweight and airy clothes that breathe. We’ve gathered some ideas —well, a top five, actually—to let you know what’s worth wearing this summer.

1. Anything Linen

Let’s talk a little about what makes linen so perfect for summer weather, especially in the humid Florida climate.

  • Coolness- Linen is a stiff fabric which means that it is less likely to cling to your skin resulting in better airflow over your body.
  • Absorbency- Linen is highly absorbent so even if you sweat profusely it is unlikely that you will feel clammy.
  • Good heat conductivity- All this means is that linen allows heat to quickly escape.
  • Reflects heat- Linen has good shading properties which allow the wearer to feel cooler.

2. The Cotton Summer Dress

A cotton summer dress is always a summer staple. Cotton, like linen, is one of the best fabrics for hot weather because it is a natural fiber. Cotton is soft, lightweight, breathable, and soaks up sweat, allowing heat to escape the body and for you to stay cool. This year the classic cotton dress comes in all lengths from mini to maxi with fun details like balloon sleeves. You are certain to be living in these numbers all summer long!

3. Sandals of the Season

No summer outfit is complete without a great pair of sandals. Your toes have been cooped up all winter and now is the time to let them out for some much-needed air! A dressy thong sandal is perfect when paired with a maxi dress. Feeling more casual? Then be sure to invest in a pair of Birkenstock or Olukai sandals that you will wear for years to come.

4. Jumpsuits

Look effortlessly chic when you wear a jumpsuit this summer! The best thing about the jumpsuit is its versatility. A jumpsuit will allow you to be out the door quickly instead of agonizing over separate and serves a blank canvas for styling. A killer pair of heels and some stunning jewelry and your ready for a wedding or throw on some flip-flops and you are out the door for dinner with friends.

5. White Sneaks

Just as the pair of oversize sunglasses and perfect Levi’s will always be considered timeless, so will the trust white sneaker. They are easy to pair with shorts, dresses, skirts and jeans and keep you on the go.

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