July 14, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: Sweltering Heat






































Yesterday the heat was so thick you could cut it with a knife. This is my second summer living in Florida but yesterday's weather was enough to make anyone re-think living here. I had 4 back to back meetings and I wore this outfit - a navy top and red/orange bottom - to navigate my busy day. I managed to stay as cool as possible while still looking somewhat professional (the skirt is too short for the office, but these were casual meetings). Anyone else dying in the heat lately? What are your fashion tips for sweltering hot weather?

Inspiration photo: Milly
Occasion: Meetings
Navy shirt: Banana Republic, $50
Skirt: Forever 21, $16
Shoes: BCBG via Ross, $20
Necklace: eBay via Shop it Beverly Hills, $31
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Bracelets: Forever 21, $8
Purse: c/o It's in the Bag, $78

32 comments:

  1. Lovely color combo! Your statement necklace is fabulous! It's hard to look good when you are sweltering, but you pulled it off.

    To ward off the hot heat, I try to lean towards skirts, flowy dresses, and sleeveless tops. But always try to keep a cardigan or blazer for the cold air conditioning at the office!

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  2. Lovely outfit!!!

    xx

    www.ilovenystyle.blogspot.com

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  3. You look super cute in this outfit. Florida is ridiculously hot or rainy. The no sleeves idea was a great way to go :)


    Hope the meetings went well :)

    kikiscornerfunfashionandfrivolity.blogspot.com

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  4. The Florida sun is killing me!  I feel like I have to shower every time I step outside.  Love the look. 

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  5. Totally agree with you on the weather. I live in Ft. Lauderdale and I hate the days when I have to go to meetings out of the office. I get so sticky and don't even talk about how your hair gets! Good thing is we don't have to deal with the winter storms! lol

    Anyways, as always, your outfit is super cute and you look put together. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I pretty much have a "no pants" rule until september (I'm in DC, which is almost as bad as FL).  I think shirt dresses, especially sleeveless, are the way to go!

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  7. My fasion tip for swealtering weather? Eh...if I am home, it is taking off the bra! Gosh I hate it!!! hahahah!! FABULOUS outfit...I love the color pairing!!

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  8. Cute! I was just in Tampa where it was probably just as hot as Orlando but I was stuck in a conference center most of the day. trying to dress cool enough for the outside weather and yet warm enough for the A/C was tough!

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  9. When it is too hot here in Indiana I reach for cotton-y fabrics and DRESSES.  I love this color combination, and I'm glad the outfit kept you cool!
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  10. Sweating is a part of living in Florida - it's downright unpleasant most of the summer! I tend to wear as much cotton as possible and layer where I can so the minute I step outside I can shed my work appropriate clothing for something tolerable in the heat! BTW love the outfit today!

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  11. We are on day 31 of 100+ degree days here in Austin so I know a thing or two about dressing for the heat! My main mantra is NO LAYERING!! It's just too hot to think about wearing layers. I go for dresses and sandal type wedges. It's a shame I can't just wear my bathing suit everywhere.....

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  12. jseverydayfashionJuly 14, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Cathy, I totally agree - layering is out. Even a cami under something is unbearable!

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  13. jseverydayfashionJuly 14, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Gina, I hate the a/c "chill" in Florida. My teeth chatter all day in the a/c (even at home, my husband has to have it freezing) and then you go outside and melt! Good thing our winters are heavenly here. :-)

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  14. I am dying in the heat these days, it's been around and above 100F  for the past 7-10 days, and yet more to come! Today same thing, though I'm stuck in my a/c house (luckily!) doing some work on my computer, outside is 105! As if I live in the middle of desert and not south-east Europe! (desert at least wouldn't be so humid as here tend to be)
    Anyway - you look lovely, love your interpretation of navy top with red collar, awesome necklase, great idea! My "solution" for HOT days is cotton/linen pants/skirts/dresses/tops... lightweight, flowy, nothing skintight... and hope for the best ;)

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  15. It has been 94 & up here in Virginia, I have been trying to stay inside as much as I can. When I have gone out I have been wearing lightweight dresses, I find that dresses and skirts are cooler than shorts. I love this outfit, navy and red is one of my favorite color combinations.

    -Cora (www.chic-or-treat.blogspot.com)

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  16. Totally love it! Perfect pop of color against the navy :) 

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  17. Super cute outfit as usual! I feel like the necklace totally makes it and I love the navy with orange. Where did you used to live before FL?

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  18. Sara_ItsAboutTheLookJuly 14, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    I feel like everyone always says to wear linen when its super hot but I *hate* linen! It wrinkles like crazy! I often will wear shorts with a men's button down shirt in a lightweight cotton. The sleeves keep the direct sun off my fair skin, and since it's a men's shirt its roomy enough that it doesn't cling to you when its so hot. 

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  19. Love this color combo! My top tip for sweltering FL summers is to go for a loose fit. Esp. tanks like this one and dresses.

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  20. I love these colors!!! Another must! This weekend my shopping list is getting bigger. Let's hope my bank account holds on :p Again thanks again for inspiring me. And yes the heat is crazy here in Wisconsin. Its humid and hot. YUK!

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  21. danielle spellmanJuly 14, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Love that skirt! I'll be moving to Florida next week..ready for the heat lol Kinda.. ;)

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  22. Love your skirt!  Looks great with a navy top!  In the heat I like to stick with skirts!

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  23. I love these colors together, and that skirt is fantastic for casual meetings!

    I usually stick with lightweight cotton dresses in the summer. They're easy and cool, then I'll throw on a short-sleeved blazer to make them more professional for work.

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  24. the heat has been abominable here in charlotte
    wish i were back in the good old days and could just sit in the baby pool with the kids all day. LOL

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  25. Soo @ Little Miss FitnessJuly 14, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    This is my third summer in FL and I am ready to move outta here! 

    I try to do a lot of fun dresses and skirts to combat the heat and clothes sticking to myself.

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  26. jseverydayfashionJuly 14, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    Thank you Kristen! I grew up in Kansas, lived in Boston for 4 years and then moved to Florida about 1.5 years ago!

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  27. jseverydayfashionJuly 14, 2011 at 5:07 PM

    Love the idea of a short sleeved blazer, or even a sleeveless one! Great tip!

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  28. jseverydayfashionJuly 14, 2011 at 5:08 PM

    Trust me, nothing prepares you for the Florida heat! You just have to keep reminding yourself how amazing the weather is the rest of the year to get through it...

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  29. jseverydayfashionJuly 14, 2011 at 5:08 PM

    Love it Sara, thanks for the tip!

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  30. Love Love Love! This little combo is so snazzy! I like the clean lines with a punch of color! Skirts and dresses are the way to go, when I'm "beating the heat". Plus, I have an extra spring in my step when I'm a bit more dressed up! You go, girl!

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  31. Always love your outfit ideas. Always finding such interesting ways to get inspiration, while I am using you for inspiration!

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  32. I love that necklace!
    I live in the South and we too have been having an insanely hot and miserably humid summer. Ick. Top tips for staying cool are no jeans and all natural fabrics like silk and cotton that breathe. Do. not. wear. polyester in the summer. You will regret it. Some of the newer synthetics are better, but nothing beats silk, cotton and linen for staying cool. :)

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