Imagine this, if you will:
You open the door of your cool, even cold air conditioned home, cautiously step outside - and immediately feel like you’ve been engulfed in flames. As you rush to your car, your skin starts to boil, melt. You throw open your car door, crank the AC, and stand as the car crackles.You wait.
When the temperature inside the car registers a chilly 95 degrees, you’re ready to climb in, drive away, and start your day. Welcome to the Sunshine State.
Now, don’t let all this firey talk fool you, I love this state. I’ve lived in Florida for most of my life (and before that, the Caribbean) and I’ve resigned myself to the heat. In fact, after years of sweating, uh, misting lightly, I’ve found ways to make it look good. And I’m excited to share my tips and tricks with the Florida Fashion Blogger Link-Up.
So how do I keep it cool without looking indecent? The secret lies in the summer knit. Light as a feather and versatile as a pair of jeans, summer knits can be dressed up for sizzling night out (pair this one with a dark cami, faux leather skirt, and strappy heels) or toned down for a breezy day by the pool. For my favorite casual look, pair a knit with a bikini top or a light cami, some bold summer accessories, and a summer staple, jean shorts.
Finally, a summer look to keep you and me from melting like a popsicle stick on the 4th of July. Try it, trust me, you’ll thank me later.
Don’t forget to visit all the other Florida Fashion Bloggers (see below) with great outfits for keeping it cool in scorching weather!
What I’m Rockin’:
Knit blouse – Sans Souci via Marshalls
Denim shorts – Indigo Rein via Marshalls
Bikini top – Pacific Sunwear
Head scarf – Thrift store (cute and only $0.50!)
Lipgloss flower ring – Sassafras Sweet Shoppe
Bracelets - Assorted
Wedges - Marshalls