Summer in the City






>< Chiffon Shift Dress from Target >< Calypso St. Barth for Target Necklace (super old, but loving this and this from Anthropologie) >< Franco Sarto Sandals via TJ Maxx ><  Cole Haan sunnies ><

Black is the ultimate city girl color: it’s versatile, classic, and goes with everything, but when summertime rolls around, the boiling temperatures can tempt you to completely avoid the color.  But guess what, you can easily wear black during the summer and it all boils down to one rule: mind your fabrics.  By this, I mean make sure the black pieces you buy for summertime wear are light enough to breathe and let the breeze in.  The best summertime fabrics are chiffon, linen, cotton, other natural fabrics, and loose woven textiles.  If you stick to these fabrics, you’re golden!

This rule made this outfit super comfortable for romping around North Hills in Raleigh (did anyone else check out the Boho Beads trunk show at Monkee’s today?).  Even though my top was technically a tunic (with rather large slits in the side), I layered it over a pair of breathable shorts and didn’t even break a sweat!

What styling tricks do you guys have to stay cool during the summer?


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  1. The clutch is absolutely perfect!!


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