Holy hot temps! We took these pics in the summer swelter in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, of course! I love living so close to this amazing city, but dressing for these hot temps without showing too much skin can be a challenge. Makeup melts off and clothing must be light or else it will be covered in sweat. TMI? Maybe, but it’s true.

So when shooting these looks I knew they’d have to be outfits that could beat the heat. A cotton skirt + a tank top is about as easy and breezy as it can get. Add a few accessories and voila, an outfit fit for wherever the hot day goes. I plan on wearing some version of this again this weekend, since we are scheduled for some seriously steamy days.

LOGO by Lori Goldstein

{ Style Tips }

1. Hot temps call for light, airy colors and fabrics.

QVC summer style

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2. Outside for the day? A big-brimmed hat is a must-have accessory. It will help block the sun from your face and enable you to actually see in the bright sun. I ALWAYS bring a hat to the pool or beach so I can read my book or magazine with ease.

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3. Afraid of long skirts? Look for one with a subtle high-low hemline to elongate. Plus it will allow you to show off your shoes.

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4. A little pop of color goes a long way.

Lori Goldstein LOGO links necklace

{ LOGO by Lori Goldstein tank top (it’s part of a twin set!), skirt, shoes, and necklace, QVC ( I swear I didn’t plan to wear all of the same brand, it just happened!) | hat, Kohl’s | Elizabeth & James sunglasses (similar) | Lulu’s clutch (similar) }

Like the look? Check out the showroom below that’s filled with similar styles, all under $100! What do you like to wear on super-hot days? Comment below or get at me on social media @JessieHoleva.


Dare To Wear } a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same style three ways. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Photos by Audrey Gallagher.

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