Holy heat wave! It’s been unbearably hot in Albany and I’m trying to figure out how to get through the week without melting. Like many people I know, I pray for the heat and sun allllll winter long. When it finally gets here, I don’t want it unless I’m by a large body of water.
One of my biggest concerns is what to wear to keep cool during a heatwave (and wearing enough sunblock and drinking a ton of H2O). My favorite thing to wear to keep cool is definitely a dress. They are effortless, comfortable, and breezy! I also love how easy they are to cover up with a blazer or cardigan if the A/C is blasting at work.
Below is a list of my top 5 favorite dresses this summer. They are all relatively affordable and super cute.
1.) This first dress is my favorite article of clothing in my closet. I want to wear it everyday for the rest of my life. In middle school I had a friend that told me I should never wear yellow because I have olive skin and it makes me look green. I don’t accept that kind of negativity in my life anymore. I don’t look green, I look awesome. Plus this color yellow is so bright and beautiful! I have it in a size small and it’s a little loose, but that’s how it’s supposed to fit.
In case this one is sold out again, I’ve linked a couple similar ones that I really love.
2.) I also want to wear this dress every day! It comes in 5 colors and I want them all. I especially want the red one. I have a size small and it fits me perfectly! It’s low cut, so it’s not great for someone with a bigger chest. It’s easy to wrap, has sizable pockets, and the material is high quality. It can be a little scandalous on a windy day due to the high slit that it created when it is wrapped. I found that the slit was great for airing out when you are sitting though ;).
3.) This next dress I found at Nordstrom Rack for $13! It’s so lightweight, breezy, and comfortable. Plus it looks super cute with some chucks! I can’t find it anywhere online, but it’s possible that it’s in a store near you. Their online site has a ton of really cute gingham dresses! I especially like this one, this one, and this one.
4.) This cute black camisole skater dress is from H&M. It’s $12.99!! which is a total bargain. It’s cotton/spandex and super comfy. I got it in a size small. It looks great with a jean jacket or sweater and can be easily dressed up or down. It’s another dress that is low cut and therefore may not be great if you are chesty. I got it in the Basics section of the store. It’s not on the website, but there are a lot of similar styles for around the same price.
5.) This last dress is from Target! It’s a midi dress which is definitely my favorite style. This one totally makes me feel like Zooey Deschanel. It has a back slit and slits on the sides. It also has pockets. It’s supposedly orange, but it looks more red to me. They don’t have many left online, but I would definitely check to see the availability in the stores near you. I got it in a size small and it fits perfectly!
Do you have any favorite dresses right now? Shoot me a comment and let me know, I’d love to chat. If you find any good midis, send them my way! I’m obsessed.
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Thanks for reading! xx