10 Light Styles that Make Dressing Up in the Heat a Breeze

10 light styles that make dressing up in the heat a total breeze

When it comes to easy-going warm-weather essentials, I love flowing dresses that are ideal for a day in the city or an island vacation. Wrinkle-free dress pants with a relaxed silhouette? Sign me up! Also on my shopping list are toppers that are substantial enough to keep me warm through those breezy evenings, but light enough to wear without looking cumbersome.

Mixing elements and perfect for layering, the following pieces are practical, comfy and downright adorable. Thanks to their lightweight fabrics and airy designs, I don’t have to sweat through thick materials in the depth of summer!

1. Lace-Trimmed Tank Top from NIPONJJUYANIPONJJUYA - Lace-Trimmed Tank Top

I’ll start with a flattering wardrobe basic we all need this season. This monochrome style looks chic thanks to its lace straps. I plan on wearing it with high-waist pants and some throwback slide sandals. Talk about reliving the glorious days of the ’90s!

2. Knit Top with Embroidered Florals from PobblebonkPobblebonk - Knit Top with Embroidered Florals

Boasting fun vibes and a bright palette, this colorful floral top has all the potential to be my new favorite. I’d pair it with another bright piece, gold-tone jewelry and a mini bag for a bold look.

3. Off-Shoulder Top in Lime Green from DEEPNYDEEPNY - Off-Shoulder Top in Lime Green

Even the hottest of days may be followed with much cooler evenings. A long-sleeved top that shows off a little skin in the right areas, like this off-the-shoulder darling, would come in handy. I love its slightly cropped tied waist and sweet lime green hue.

4. Blazer Dress from Envy LookEnvy Look - Blazer Dress

Long blazers that double as mini dresses are a versatile day-to-night solution, especially when the temperatures dip in the evening and you’ve got a formal event to attend. This sleek piece is why I’ll never get tired of monochrome dressing. All it needs is some classic pumps for a statement-making yet polished look, fantastic for a day at the office and a night in town.

5. Wide-Leg Pants from DABAGIRLDABAGIRL - Wide-Leg Pants

Once I discovered the versatility of wide-leg pants, I gave up wearing fitted denims in the summer heat. Not only are these pleated dress pants incredibly comfortable, the tailored details also make dressing up in the morning much easier. They’re great for traveling too!

6. Contrast-Trim Sweat Pants from DABAGIRLDABAGIRL - Contrast-Trim Sweat Pants

If you catch me on the weekend, there’s a high chance I’m wearing sporty and comfy outfits. Oozing sporty flair, these fuss-free crepe sweatpants with contrasting cuffs make me look and feel cool.

7. Maxi Sundress in Pink Stripes from PPGIRLPPGIRL - Maxi Sundress in Pink Stripes

Bubble pink is perfect for summer, though for this color, I prefer to stay away from monochrome and opt for the multi-colored stripes of this sweet sundress instead. The complementary bright shades complete a fresh, eye-catching look. Add some shine by wearing it with metallic sandals.

8. Paisley Print Chiffon Midi Skirt from NAINNAIN - Paisley Print Chiffon Midi Skirt

I love a good midi skirt that’s lightweight enough for warm weather, and this wrap style in an elaborate paisley print is simply irresistible. Consider adding a cropped top and woven bag for a summery look. Top it off with a denim jacket to keep warm when the temps dip at night.

9. Perforated Ruffled Dress from Babi n PumkinBabi n Pumkin - Perforated Ruffled Dress

Ruffles have the power to elevate even the plainest and simplest outfits, and allover ruffles are a favorite of mine. With pretty frills down the shoulders, cute eyelet lace all over, and a flared mini skirt, this flouncy dress is whimsical yet hardworking . I’d team it with strappy heels to go from office to evening.

10. Strappy Block-Heel Sandals from DABAGIRLDABAGIRL - Strappy Block-Heel Sandals

Statement-making yet comfortable sandals that complement my favorite summertime silhouettes are at the top of my shopping list. I can’t get enough of these cool block-heels featuring minimal “floss” straps and pretty color contrast. I plan to wear these day in and day out!