Daily Dose of Design: 5 Outfits to Wear to Stay Cool During a Heat Wave

Thursday, July 5, 2018

5 Outfits to Wear to Stay Cool During a Heat Wave


I'm pretty sure where ever you live, it's safe to say it's been SOOOO hot. Like, 95 with a 102 heat index and 100% humidity. It's been so hot that my pool water is about 88 degrees and barely refreshing! But I swear I am NOT complaining... I love summer and wouldn't trade it for the world! In fact, can it last longer? Hah! I love the warm weather, summer activities and events and spending time in the sun but on the days that it's this hot/humid, getting dressed and leaving your house (aka leaving the AC) can be pretty miserable... So if it's crazy hot where you are and you're struggling with what to wear when you go out so you don't feel like you're overheating within three seconds, here's some outfit inspo - these looks are sure to keep you as comfortable as possible even during these crazy heat waves!

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Round Straw Tote / White Flip Flops / Yellow & White Striped Cross-Front Tank / High Waist White Denim Shorts / Round Tortoise Shell Sunnies

This cami tank is one of my favorites - it also comes in blue and it's so lightweight that it's a great option for a hot day! It also comes in a blue color and it's a great tank to have to wear more casually, like this look, or dress it up a bit with white jeans and a pair of wedges for a night out. This wrap style is so flattering too!



Navy Tank Top Shift Dress / Gold Open Hoop Earrings / Kopari Coconut Rose Toner / Floppy Hat / Beaded Slide Sandals

On even the hottest day of the year, there's nothing a super lightweight and flowy shift dress can't fix! I LOVE this dress for a hot day - wait until you see how many color choices there are! These beaded slide sandals are the cutest find for summer, they're so different than most sandals you see. And on a crazy hot day, you need to have this coconut rose toner in your bag and with you at ALL times - it's a super refreshing burst of moisture for your face and helps keep your makeup from melting no matter what the humidity is.



Tie-Back Tank Top / Tortoise Sunnies / White Converse / Linen Shorts / Double Link Necklace

Another hot day must have are a great pair of linen shorts. They're so lightweight and way better than denim is in heat. When you want to wear jewelry but it's too hot to even think about, a pretty and dainty necklace like this won't even feel like you're wearing it but looks super pretty!



Colorblock Kate Spade Bucket Bag / 'Over Ice' Graphic Tee / High Waist Distressed Denim Shorts / Striped Bow Scrunchie

On a day when you're not planning on leaving the house unless it's to go to the pool, or for when you need a really simple go-to look, simple shorts and a cute graphic tee are the way to go! I live in these denim shorts in the summer - they're comfortable, affordable and you can stock up with all of the washes they come in.



Turquoise Cuff Bracelet / Turquoise Stud Earrings / White Crossbody Bag / Turquoise Slide Sandals / Striped T-Shirt Dress

Another easy dress to throw on, add pops of colorful accessories to and go. This dress is SO easy and lightweight. It's a must buy!


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41 comments:

  1. Love these looks! Definitely perfect for a heat wave!

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  2. i love all these outfits!! definitely great for a heat wave or just being by the beach :)

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  3. All of those outfits are great! I especially love the navy dress and those beaded sandals!

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  4. These outfits are so pretty , I'm loving yellow atm so I'd totally get the stripe yellow top

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  5. I need all of these outfits ASAP! My favorite by far is the first outfit. It has been sohot here in TX! I enjoy warm weather but I am ready for Fall!

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  6. I love those outfits! I normally just wear dresses. So easy to wear and super cute!

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  7. I am all about shift dresses in hot weather!!

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  8. It's been crazy hot here in Virginia too! I'm thankful to work in a casual office where I can wear sundresses during this heatwave!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  9. These are all super cute! I really like the yellow and white outfit.

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  10. YES!! I need these outfits SO badly right now; the temperatures are outrageous, aren't they? I love the t-shirt dress. It's so cute and casual; right up my alley.

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  11. Such cute outfits! I really love that Over Ice shirt - definitely sums up my feelings during the summer!

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  12. I loooove these outfits! They’re perfect for Florida’s summer and I love the accessories like that straw tote. Such a cute find!!

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  13. Summer is my favorite season as well but it really has been hot! Love these outfits. I've been living in t-shirt dresses! -Tonya Tardiff

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  14. Love every one of these looks! I hope I win the gift card - how awesome!

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  15. All of these are so cute! Being in Louisiana, it's like constantly being in a heat wave haha - so shorts and light tops, or flown dresses/skirts are where it's at!

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  16. so perfect for summer! considering how hot it has been, I so want to get all those cute tops and shorts <3

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  17. All these outfits are super cute, but those linen shorts with the converse is my fav!

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  18. Ohhh how I love summer outfits! So easy to create and wear! I mostly love the ones with dresses and converses!

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  19. I love the outfit with the white shorts and the yellow tank. Everything about that screams summer to me!

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  20. Perfect summer wear! I'm in Florida where it gets super HOT. I'm always looking for new outfits - thanks for the recs!!!

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  21. Oh these outfits are all perfect! That toner is going in my cart right now, I need the non melting abilities! LOL

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  22. These are all such great picks! I can see myself in all of them this summer!

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  23. I absolutely love the yellow striped top. I could definitely see myself wearing that one!

    xx Tatyanna
    http://www.apopoflife.com

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  24. I have been wanting one of those Boho Bags so bad!!! I love all of your outfit ideas and I just entered your giveaway!!

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  25. Linen shorts are totally my jam this year! So easy to wear, I just have to remember to air dry them since I've already accidentally shrunken a few in the dryer.

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  26. Love all of these accessories!! So good and pretty

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  27. This weather has been crazy! I need all 5 of these outfits in my closet RIGHT NOW. ☀️

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  28. The humidity in NY has been NUTS! I swear going into the OCEAN was the only thing that cooled me down when I was at the beach last weekend. And I hate going into the water when it's that cold, I couldn't careless lol, I was hot and the water felt amazing. I love all the outfits, but the last 2 are my faves, especially with the teal pieces!

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  29. I love these!! I am a Midwest girl living in TX and I am having a tough time with this heat and wearing something cute and stylish while chasing my kids!! These looks are perfect!

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  30. I love all of these looks! It has been so hot here in California these past few days. Like you, I'm trying to enjoy it though!

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  31. My favs are all the sunnies! The round straw tote! Thanks for all the summer outfit inspo!

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  32. So many great picks! These are perfect for summer

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  33. Yes I love these outfits! All I can do is wear dresses, skirts, and shorts because it is too hot!

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  34. So many cute ideas! I live in shorts and tanks this time of year. It is miserably hot and humid here in Louisiana!

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  35. I love how comfy those new Chuck's look! I need me a pair :) xo, Suzanne

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  36. These summer look is everything, so perfect for this hot weather. Thank for sharing girl.

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  37. What cute outfits! I particularly love the maxi dress!

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  38. love the over ice tee - too cute!

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  39. I am loving these cute little looks you put together! So stylish and functional !

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  41. All the above things look stunning for the summer. I love the neckpiece and that black and white t shirt. It will look super awesome with white snickers. Thanks for this one! pawn designer bags

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