With summer at its peak, the temperature is coming up. It might come off as challenging to stay stylish in this hot and humid weather, especially to those who (are fortunate enough to) live in tropical areas.
The rule of thumb when dressing up during summer is to stick to light and airy fabric materials, higher hemlines, and pieces in lighter colors. Here are some of our favorite ways to stay stylish during the heat of summertime.
1. Opt For Mini Dresses
Frocks with higher hemlines are popular during the hottest months as they allow you to look put-together, a little flirty, they’re breezy, and are very comfortable to wear. Opt for light colors, like crisp white, chic neutrals, or feminine blush pink.
If mini dresses aren’t your thing, transition slowly to this hemline length by going for flowy midi dresses. This style gives you enough coverage while still keeping everything airy, easy to style, and put-together.
Mini dresses in classic cuts and basic styles may be seen as too simple. That’s why we love going crazy on accessories. Layer gold necklaces of varying lengths and designs. If you have multiple ear piercings, go gaga over an ear party of studs, hoops, and huggies in various stones, colors, and metals. Another elegant way to accessorize - especially if you’re more of a minimalist - is wearing a pair of lace-up sandals in tan or black. Finish the look with a crossbody bag or a baguette, and you’re out that door!
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2. Loosen Up
Featured: Tamara Dress
It’s no secret that loose fabric keeps you feeling (and looking) fresh and maintains that airy, breezy feeling. If it’s almost too hot to function outdoors, donning a loose, carefree, and flowy garb will help you cool down than skintight pieces of clothing.
Flowy pieces will give you that enough space for your skin to breathe. The last thing you want to wear during a hot day is a bondage dress or a pair of tight jeans.
Our favorites include the Tamara Dress, Oversized Bohemian Tunic, and our shapeless but still very chic linen jumpsuits. These jumpsuits come in 4 equally beautiful colors that will keep you looking effortlessly polished in the middle of summer.
Featured: Oversized Bohemian Tunic
Our Oversized Bohemian Tunic is the flowerchild or bohemian lover’s dream come true. Featuring a loose silhouette, billowy sleeves, and pleated details all over the bodice, it’s the perfect top to pair with loose linen pants, tailored Bermuda shorts, or high-waisted linen mini skirts.
On the other hand, our linen jumpsuits can be the latest additions to your growing collection of elevated basics that can take you from spring to summer. They have a shapeless silhouette - androgynous, if you will - that renders that je ne sais quoi vibe and style appeal.
3. Go For Natural Fabrics
Featured: Eden Skirt Set
Natural fabrics and materials will keep you cool and fresh during hot and humid days. Fabrics such as linen and cotton work amazingly in the middle of the hottest months of the year, and they look impeccably stylish too.
Long floaty pieces, like our Eden Skirt Set, are ideal for this time of the year. This set is crafted from 100% cotton, making it crease-free (or at least, very easy to iron out, which is perfect to pack for a weekend getaway).
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We offer linen coordinating sets to cut your getting ready time in half. Our linen sets are mostly in neutral tones, perfect additions to your capsule collection of timeless pieces. And because they’re made from premium quality linen fabric and hand-crafted in the island of the gods, Bali, they are durable and will last you for years to come.
Take your pick between our shorts sets, skirt sets, and top and flowy pants combo. The cuts range from square neckline, halter, low back, cropped shape, and short sleeves. Bottoms, on the other hand, vary from flowy and tailored shorts, loose pants, and high-waisted wide-legged trousers. No matter what your style preference is, we are confident you’ll find your next best summer purchase at Aura.
4. Avoid Wearing Dark Colors
Featured: Elegant Maxi Dress in Cream
It’s no secret that white and other light colors are perfect for the summer heat. While white is a popular choice for this season, there is a smosgarbord of other light and neutral tones that you can wear if you’re not a fan of white.
Nude, champagne, blush, rust, and pastel hues are some shades to go for the summer season. Since they all fall under neutrals, you’re sure to have pieces that you will be able to wear for summers to come.
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The Heat Is On
Summer is a time to experiment with various cuts, colors, materials, and shapes. Take advantage of the heat to wear low back pieces, sleeveless items, high hemlines, shorts and mini dresses, and anything flowy that come in a lighter tone. The season is ll abut embracing natural beauty- minimal makeup instead of fully made-up, flats instead stilettos, loose silhouettes instead of skin-tight numbers, and natural fabrics instead of plastic ones.