So, how did I survive? Light colors, natural fabrics and a newfound appreciation for hats. For the long, sticky weeks of summer we have left or travel to a destination that's hotter than hot, I give you my packing list...
Breezy Maxis and Minis
Edith A. Miller Evening Dress / Club Monaco Patty Linen Dress / J.Crew Amie Maxidress in Whisper Gauze
I'm especially enamored with the Club Monaco number in the middle (which is now on sale - hooray!). The gauzy dress comes with a strapless cotton slip that can be worn to prevent see-through or discarded when you want to throw the sheer layer over a bathing suit and head to the beach.
Not So Short Shorts
Remember last summer when boyfriend shorts where everywhere? No longer. Now it seems the trend has turned to tight, short daisy dukes, and I am not a fan! (Nor, can I imagine, are most shoppers over the age of 17.) I went on quite a thorough search for something more slouchy and less skanky. (Yeah, I said it.) These two pairs from Alice + Olivia and Lucky Brand were the perfect fit.
Cotton, Silk & Linen Tops
Not gonna lie: I have more than a few cheap, polyester tops hanging in my closet, but there's no way they were making it into my suitcase for this trip. When the temps are consistently in the 90s, only natural fibers will do, and I love these light, easy options from Joie.
A Shady Sunhat
Eugenia Kim Lobster Stitched Sunhat / Eugenia Kim Parrot Stitched Sunhat / Forever21 Sashed Floppy Hat / Club Monaco Pamela Panama Hat
I'm slightly obsessed with these kitschy critter sun hats by Eugenia Kim, but if you want something more traditional, try a classic big floppy hat or a Panama (for a bit more sun coverage than a fedora).
Here's to keeping cool!