If you’re anything like me, last week – you’ve avoided outdoor events, excessive travel and have been on the sick and shut in (air conditioned) list. It’s been beyond hard, trying to stay cool outdoors – but desperate times calls for desperate measures and clearly this heatwave isn’t trying to play nice at all.
So how do you fight the fiery heat (while staying cool…)? Fight fire, with these fire-hot looks sure to keep you super cool.
1. The Maxi Dress – The maxi dress exudes an airy feeling of a beautiful breeze..(even if you’re standing in an 107-degree subway station…) Nothing is worse than feeling icky, sticky & sweaty and the easiest way to avoid that feeling is with the maximum breathable power of the maxi dress.
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2. The Cotton Romper – If you’re not a fan of dresses and love to pick up and go – the cotton romper is for you! I have praised the romper comeback this season (I swear my rompers are a God-send) and there’s no easier way to stay cool & fashionable, than with an easy to accessorize cotton romper.
3. Halter / Strapless Tops – For those of you who like to mix it up – these separates will have you covered without revealing too much. Halter tops are great for keeping you supported without wearing standard undergarments & there’s nothing more cooling (and freeing) than a strapless top. Pair both looks with shorts, skirts & accessories to complete your look at you’re set to go.
4. Lightweight Skirts – There’s nothing more flirty than a cute summer skirt! Pair it with a cute summer tee and take your look from the office to the nightlife without skipping a heated beat.
Whatever your fashion tastes, several of these trends can be mixed & matched to bring you relief this summer.
Which fashion trends have been keeping you cool this summer?
It’s here, it’s finally here…and you’re not ready yet! The weather has finally shifted and swimsuit season is upon us. If you’re anything like me then right about now, you’re hitting the gym (extra heavy) trying to make a last stitch effort to get your body in the shape it needs to be. Just in case you’re not all the way there yet, I found some great belly bustin swimsuits that’ll make anybody’s belly look good & beachtime ready.
Folded Bikini – An extra layer of fabric is extra forgiving, and since it’s not skintight, you look more streamlined. I had to start with my favorite style first. I’m not a fan of the color particularly – but the style and strategic concealment factors are winners for me. The halter slightly pulls things up and out (lifts and separates) while the bikini bottoms rouged / folded skirt conceals. Why not wear a swimsuit that works with (NOT AGAINST) your body?
**BONUS** – A swimsuit with side-ties elongate and slenderize your legs for a sleeker look…
Beep V Cut – A plunging neckline directs eyes to your cleavage, (not your gut) while details like fringe or twists actually masks your belly bulge. Watch out for the big girls…This swimsuit is tricky, do not attempt if you have no curves at all (you may end up looking like spongebob square pants). This suit definitely brings the eyes and attention up top, just make sure that you have a slight shape to compliment the plunging neckline, because if you don’t…it won’t be a pretty picture.
Cutout – The nipped-in shape of the open areas creates the impression of an hourglass figure. The jury is still out on this one. Several years ago I purchased as swimsuit like the one below, it’s definitely not for the faint of heart (or big of chest.) This cutout swimsuit looks better of smaller chested full-figured girls and if you’re not game enough to attempt this suit, the last suit below may fit your needs better.
Tankini – It disguises your trouble area while still showing a little skin. I’m a fan of the tankini and have been a fan for years. The tankini is great for feeling fully covered (Especially if you’re self conscious of your belly) you can get that tan that you want without sacrificing and confining yourself to a t-shirt and pair shorts. It’s flirty, it’s fit, it’s the tankini!