By Natalia Barr | August 5, 2015 |
Style & Beauty
When you’re forced to abandon your AC and make your way into the sweltering summer heat, getting dressed is the real challenge. Turn to these 10 pieces—just add your favorite pair of sunglasses—when you need to beat the heat:
Tropical-print midi skirt, Milly ($275). Neiman Marcus, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-966-9700
This stretch-cotton pencil skirt evokes that tropical getaway you wish you were still on.
Rosa bandeau tank, Nicole Miller ($220). Tysons Galleria, 1808 International Dr., McLean, Virginia, 703-821-1630
This breezy tank floats away from your body to ensure you stay cool and look great.
Jean Suki denim flip skirt, Rag & Bone ($180). Intermix, The Shops at Georgetown Park, 3300 M St. NW, 202-298-8080
When it’s too hot for your favorite pair of jeans, this skirt can give you that denim look you’re craving.
Leather espadrille sandals, Prada ($490). Saks Fifth Avenue, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Chevy Chase, Maryland, 301-657-9000
These flat espadrilles have a beachy vibe without surrendering sophistication.
Filigree lace shorts, Elevenses ($88). Anthropologie, 950 F St. NW, 202-347-2160
Dress these shorts up or down—you'll look polished even on the hottest days.
Platform wedge thong sandal, Salvatore Ferragamo ($3,850). 1001 H St. NW, 202-289-6610
The last thing you want in a heat wave is to be uncomfortable in constricting stilettos; these platform wedges give you plenty of height and comfort.
Sharlia printed silk tank top, Theory ($235). Saks Fifth Avenue, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Chevy Chase, Maryland, 301-657-9000
Throw on this airy, neutral tank with a side-split hem to combat the sizzling heat.
Striped cotton-poplin cutout halter dress, Michael Kors ($1,450). 3105 M St. NW, 202-342-3103
From day to evening, this tea-length number is perfect for dressing up in the summertime.
Dentelle lace blouse, Valentino ($1,650). Barneys New York, 3040 M St. NW, 202-350-5832
Feel every last breeze in this scalloped-edge lace top.
Short-sleeve chambray tee, Brooks Brothers ($48). 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-659-4650
Turn to this easy cotton tee when the temperature is too hot to handle.
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