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Friday, July 6, 2012

10 Summer Outfits To Help You Stay Cool!


What to wear when it is so blasted hot that you truly would rather be in as little clothing as possible but that might not be quite appropriate for all occasions?

I like to stay cool, and to look fresh in the summer months always trying to stay stylish, and age appropriate, not showing too much skin, if you know what I mean? 

There are just certain sights people should not be viewing!!!

TEN Must Haves For A Cool Summer Wardrobe

White jeans, white skirts and walking shorts are staples in my wardrobe for the summer, but once-in-awhile I like to wear a cute maxi -dress, or  maxi-skirt.

Here is a line-up of some  outfits I have pinned for inspiration. 

Some are perfect as they are, and others need to be a bit longer, or not as tight for me………

A long sheer skirt, and crisp white blouse is a cool alternative to long pants in the summer. Love the wide leather belt, and the simple gold flip-flops with this outfit.

If it is black, and white I am so THERE!!! A simple tunic with white walking shorts, and simple flip-flops is a classic summer staple.

Instead of white shorts a cute white skirt is just as cool, and comfy. Love the ribbon belt with the striped top.

Leave it to Ralph Lauren to pull together a simple, but chic shirtwaist dress, and make it look current, and fresh.

Simple chevron skirt, white t-shirt, and classic denim jacket  become fun when accented with a statement necklace in a cool turquoise. Brown sandals are a must!!

A classic denim shirt when placed with white walking shorts, and cute striped cardigan can become a classic summer staple in your wardrobe.

I would not normally wear a strapless dress, but with a little denim jacket this would make a darling going shopping, or going to a barbecue  outfit. Love the pop of yellow!


As I mentioned in my first paragraph some of these outfits would need to be a bit longer for me, and these are examples of that very statement! 

Love the combinations and would wear each outfit, if and only if the bottoms were longer!! Can you say, “Age Appropriate?!”

I have a few essentials I need to get to complete my summer wardrobe:

1. brown sandals
2. gold sandals
3. denim shirt
4. white light weight cardigan

What do you need to add to your summer wardrobe to make it more complete?

Enjoy your summer
Stay cool and fashionable!!



Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

I never thought about wearing a strapless dress with a jacket...Have the jackets....omg, do I, from Chico's over the past 10 years! I bet I could find a strapless dress on sale somewhere that would work with one of those jackets! Love your suggestions, and age appropriate is such a sweet way to put it!

Tricia Rose Rough Linen said...

Oh Kathysue, if only I could look like that!

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

I second what Tricia Rose says. I love ALL these looks, but they don't love me. :( My fave is the first pic. I love these styles of tops. And you're so right, I have been wearing my white walkers and capris. So versatile with everything. Have a great weekend, my friend.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

All so cute, I just need to lose that last 15 lbs. It just won't budge. I need to exercise more, but that is a little hard at 113. I know you look amazing and all of these would be fabulous on you. Hugs, Marty

kim @ whitebarnbasics said...

What do I need to complete my summer wardrobe? I need someone to HELP me complete my summer wardrobe! Seriously, I am the worst! I will buy something spur-of-the-moment like and then...what goes with that? Thanks for some suggestions, maybe this is the year of not looking dorky! Ha, ha!

Karena said...

I love your style suggestions Kathysue, it is my look! and am pretty well set except I have a pair of gauze white flair pants that are so comfortable that I would like to get it in navy as well!

Am loving tunics!

Art by Karena

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Love all of your selections...particularly white jeans, shorts and skirts...just love them. I have a couple of maxi dresses...but they are really not me...I feel like I'm playing dress up. Probably I'm a tad short to carry them off. Have a great day. Mona

Stacy CUrran said...

Haha I have that black and white tunic and I get compliments every time I wear it!! And I agree about covering up a little - we were JUST talking about why everyone wears two pieces suits now, even if they shouldn't... What's wrong with a classic tank suit?!

Unknown said...

Love the style choices.. especially the strapless dress with a little jacket- even a crisp white shirt tied up
over it, love the pop of color with it.
And the shirt dress is especially cute- and sometimes much cooler than shorts. It's been over 100 here several days.. whew !


Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I love every one of those outfits, although I'm not really into maxi dresses/skirts and I don't do strapless. You have a lot with stripes and that really is a look I love.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Great suggestions, Kathysue! Finding age appropriate but cool summer outfits is a challenge for me! Gotta love sleeves! lol Happy week!...hugs...Debbie