My ensemble is a perfect example on how adding some fun accessories can take a simple outfit up a few notches. I’m wearing a basic tee and black shorts, but add a scarf and fedora and, voila!, instant outfit. Although my accessories make the outfit, they are also strategically chosen to “beat the heat.”
Fedora: When the wind is high at the beach, a hat keeps your hair from going crazy. It also adds shade and help protect the face from the sun. Heat exits your body through your head, so wearing a hat can also keep you hotter. If you’re feeling overheated, remove the hat for a little while until you cool off a bit.
Summer Scarf: I know what you’re thinking: A scarf in the heat? Are you crazy? A lightweight summer scarf can add heat. However, in the peak of summer many establishments crank up the air conditioner so high that you need a coat to enter them. The difference between the heat from outdoors and the tundra the air conditions create can be very uncomfortable. Whenever I walk into a retail store in the summer, I use my scarf to help keep my body from freezing while I shop.
Sunglasses: You should wear a pair anytime you go outside to protect your eyes from the sun. This is especially true for long summer days when the sun is out for more hours. Plus, squinting all day is never fun.
I hope you enjoyed our “Beat the Heat” series and learned a few tips.
Be sure to check out the last blog hop!
Which “Beat the Heat” tip was your favorite?
Living in Florida, I know a thing or two about humidity. This undesirable moisture in the air can do a number on your hair. My advice. Embrace it! Don’t fight it!
If you have naturally wavy or curly hair like I do, humidity can actually help make waves and curls look more defined. Instead of straightening your hair during the summer, go wild and let the humidity and your hair become one! Just be sure to also use an anti-frizz serum or spray too.
For my birthday on the beach, I decided to enhance my natural waves with the Remington Pearl Ceramic Styling Wand. It’s easy to use and creates waves and curls quickly. If your hair is already curly/wavy, it gives your curls/waves a nice finish and professional look. This look took about 20 minutes.
Next time you’re fighting against humidity to straighten your hair this summer, try making friends with humidity and use it to create fuller, bouncier waves and curls.
Be sure to check out the other “Beat the Heat” hair tips at the blog hop.
How do you typically style your hair in the summer?
I’ve been very absent from the blogging world lately. My non-blogging life has taken over. I recently had a milestone birthday (which I’ll blog about soon), moved houses and had many homework assignments for my summer classes. Whew!
Thanks to the Beat the Heat Florida Fashion series, I am willingly forced to post.
This week, we are sharing Florida Heat beauty tips. My tip is to take advantage of the sunshine and wear funky, bold colors and prints on your nails. Neon colors and print nail treatments are very much on trend, but they can look a little ridiculous in the “real world”.
For my birthday weekend, I treated my self to “vacation nails” where I applied the Sally Hansen Nail Strips in Check It Out. I also applied neon orange to my toes.
My “vacation nails”:
These nails, although a little out of touch with reality, made me smile all weekend long.
Take advantage of the hot weather to sport summer neon colors and prints on your hands and feet. It’s a great way to celebrate the season!
Do you tend to wear funkier shades of nail polish during the summer months?
Here’s the link to this week’s blog hop.
I’m so excited to be linking up with my fellow Florida fashion and style bloggers! No one knows heat better than Floridians; the weather in this tropical state is scorching, humid, and sweltering pretty much ALL year-long. Since summer is basically year-round for us, we are giving our expert advice on how to beat the heat today and the next three Thursdays.
(NOTE: The only heat we want to beat is the weather, NOT the Miami Heat! That would make us terrible Floridians.)
This week’s “Beat the Heat” style topic is our go-to outfits for the hot weather. I chose to show a typical night-out outfit for the Florida summer. Usually when girls go out for drinks or dinner, they think “I’ll wear my favorite pair a jeans and a cute top,” but if you wear jeans out at night in the summertime, you will drown in your sweat. In the summer, I retire my jeans and replace them with dressy shorts. These shorts are casual enough for day and dressy enough for night. Add your favorite top and voila! Instant night-out outfit.
Occasion: Night Out
Shirt: $14, Forever 21
Shorts: $20, Target (you can get them in many other fun, summery colors here)
Bracelet: $0, part of my gift bag from my Lucky Magazine trip (story here)
Earrings: $0, gift, Banana Republic (Thanks Meredith!)
Shoes: $14.99, Carlos Santana from Ross
Beating the Heat: $0
Total Outfit: $48.99
What do you wear for a night out during the hot summer season?
Check out the other Florida fashionistas!