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Dress up for 80 degree weather.
There’s no better time than the spring to don a sundress. Whether you opt for a flowing maxi or a flirty mini, there are endless options that will keep you looking chic and feeling cool as the temperature heats up. Complete your look with strappy sandals, espadrilles, or wedges. If you’re going out on the town at night, throw on a pair of heels and a killer clutch to elevate your outfit from day to night.
- Sweaters and Cardigans
If it starts to get chilly at night (or if you work in an air-conditioned office), it’s easy to layer up without sacrificing style by tossing on a lightweight sweater or cardigan over your dress or tank top. For example, I’ve been throwing this sleeveless linen-blend tunic (a new arrival) over this linen-blend cardigan for effortless workwear outfits this week
Lightweight sweaters for women
Now that fall is here, sweater weather is right around the corner. It’s been a while since we’ve had to wear sweaters, so it might seem like a good time to whip out the bulky winter garments again. First of all: they’re not as warm as you think. Second, if you’re wearing them for warmth when you don’t need it, they’ll never be flattering on you. Don’t underestimate your imagination and ability to get creative with layering pieces of clothing and accessories.
Here are some ways to include sleeveless tops in your wardrobe without sacrificing any warmth:
- In cold weather, wear a long-sleeved shirt underneath your sweater
- Wear a blazer over your tee shirt or tank top
- Layer an off-the-shoulder sweater over another one with sleeves (look at those pretty necklines!)
Button-down shirts are a staple in any guy’s wardrobe. They are versatile, easy to wear and look good with just about anything. The button-down shirt can be worn to both casual and formal settings, which is why every gentleman should own at least one.
A button-down shirt is a shirt with a collar and a full-length opening at the front, which is fastened using buttons or shirt studs. Every man should have at least one in his closet because they can be worn to both casual and formal settings.
\*Classic t-shirts are a staple in any wardrobe.
\*They’re great for layering, and can also be worn on their own.
\*T-shirts can be dressed up or down and still look good.
On top of that, there’s a difference between wearing a t-shirt and wearing a white t-shirt (although the most basic, boring t-shirts are arguably better suited for the latter). For one thing, cotton fibers in a t-shirt tend to absorb water. This can lead to wrinkling at the center and/or underside of the shirt, which will alter its appearance and feel when you’re sitting down or lying down. By contrast, a cotton shirt is less prone to wrinkling than an ordinary cotton t-shirt because it’s designed with slimmer threads that don’t soak up as much moisture.
In addition to these differences in fit, there are also differences in how they look on you. T-shirts come in endless colors and patterns, while plain white shirts are typically neutral and brighter than their contemporaries. They’re also easier to match with outfits thanks to their lighter hues than brightly colored t-shirts would be.
Rompers and jumpsuits
You can still look stylish but still covered from the cold.
Wrap tops, crops and dresses
Wrap tops are infinitely versatile, and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. They’re comfortable, easy to wear and flattering on most body types. Wear your wrap top with shorts for a casual look in the daytime, or with a skirt for a night out (a la Naomi Watts). In shorts:
Or in a skirt:
Long skirts and wide-leg pants
Maxi skirts and dresses are a no-brainer if you want to keep things casual in the warmer months. They’re light, breezy, and versatile enough to wear beyond sunset. Try it with a white tee or tank for day, and switch over to a sexy slip top or blouse when the sun goes down.
If you’re looking for something more structured, try wide-leg pants paired with a t-shirt or tank (or dress up the look with a nice blouse). It may not be as breezy as the maxi skirt option, but it’s still cooler than skinny jeans (and it won’t stick to your legs when you sweat).
You can be comfortable and look great when it’s 80 degrees outside.
Is It Really 80 Degrees Outside?
In this section, we’ll address a few common concerns about being warmly dressed in the cold—not to mention how you can look great while keeping your cool. We’ll start with some tips on dressing for comfort and then discuss what you should wear to keep you (and everyone around you) warm.
- So how does all of this practical advice fit into the realm of style? As I mentioned before, it’s about finding that fine line between cute and comfortable. If you prepare for a busy day by wearing your new outfit to work, only to end up getting in an accident and needing to mop up the lobby floor for an hour, you’ll be thankful for a loose dress. On the other hand, if you show up at a meeting looking like you just rolled out of bed, your hard work might be overlooked.
- If you’re having difficulty striking this balance on your own, consider seeking out some professional help. A personal stylist can help guide you towards finding pieces that are both cute and comfortable while also matching your current wardrobe (without breaking the bank). This is one of my favorite parts about being a stylist: helping clients find their own unique style so they can look great in any situation! It’s all about finding what works best for you—and sometimes that means playing with different trends until something sticks or doing some soul-searching to figure out which pieces make sense with your lifestyle.