You are melting from the heat. Don’t worry! These summer outfit ideas will help keep you cool and are practical around kids. They also work perfectly with a small wardrobe.
I’m melting from this heat that we have here in AZ. 110 plus humidity makes me want to stay in my swimsuit all day, but I have kids to pick up and errands to run so that’s not an option.
If you are a regular reader, you know that I am a huge fan of Stitch Fix – the monthly subscription box that delivers clothes specifically selected for me to my front door. I’ve been
I’ve been receiving these boxes for a year and a half now! In this fix, I specifically requested clothes that would wear well while I chase around my two-year-old but also be appropriate for the business events I’m now attending as a blogger. In this post you’ll see what I got and also get a lot of great recommendations for summer attire that is comfortable, casual chic and looks awesome.
In this post, you’ll see what I got and also get a lot of great recommendations for summer attire that is comfortable, casual chic and looks awesome.Make your outfits summer ready by wearing the right fabric.Click To TweetThe best fabrics for heat are:
- cotton – It’s a natural fiber so it allows air to circulate and move freely around your body. Also wicks away moisture. Won’t make you sweat in dry heat or humidity.
- chambray – it’s cotton!! Just with a higher thread count.
- rayon – thinner than cotton but it won’t wick away moisture. Best for dry heat.
- linen – Made for the heat! One drawback is that it wrinkles easily. However, no need to iron. Simply spritz yourself with water and let the wrinkles fall out.
- blends- Either cotton, polyester, spandex, linen or nylon combined with another material. Think your favorite gym outfit or the yoga capris I’m wearing most days this summer 🙂
In a nutshell, you have three versatile outfit choices for summer:
- Light Blouses with Denim
Dresses for Summer Outfits
I loved the shirt dress trend that was popular… oh, 20 years ago. However, then, I never looked good in any of them. This Olive & Oak Peyton Dress made of rayon was light, airy and looked fantastic on! The hem was also unique as it dipped down a little farther in the back than the front. I was a big fan of the color too as it just made my skin look so delightfully peachy.
I loved the spaghetti straps and cutout around the collar of this Pixley Tammi Floral Dress. I could easily dress this up with a jacket and some jewelry for a business event. The skirt was the perfect length for my daily mom activities, but I didn’t enjoy the print. Something about the size of the flowers makes it look a little too busy for my taste. What are your thoughts?
Light Blouses & Denim
Oh Kut from the Kloth… how I love you so! These Kut from the Kloth Haiden Distressed Straight Leg jeans were super comfortable and a great length. Plus, Kut from the Kloth always fits me perfectly.
The Dahlya Jupiter V-Neck Blouse is a super breathable polyester. I love the v-neckline and it looks spectacular with a chunky necklace.
I kept this shirt because its very versatile. It looks great with jeans but I can also dress it up with a trousers or a skirt. Even though I loved the jeans, I sent them back. I already had a pair too similar for it to work with my small wardrobe.
Me and maxi skirts have a complicated relationship. While I think they look spectacular on other people, they remind me too much of being pregnant.
I wore maxi skirts all the time when I was pregnant with my son. When I slip one on, those feelings of mammoth belly return. I know it is totally psychological because this Market & Spruce Bethanie Striped Maxi Skirt was very cute and a nice, airy cotton – perfect for summer weather!
But I sent it back.
All in all, I only kept two pieces from this box: the Peyton dress and the Jupiter V-Neck blouse. I’m trying to stick to the limits of my small wardrobe. Luckily, Stitch Fix still fits perfectly within those plans.
This box gave me so many great new items to wear for summer that looked amazing and still kept me cool.