Thursday, August 4, 2016

Beat The Heat!

Dressing for hot weather can be a real challenge!



I don't care for sundresses because they show my legs and never flatter my shape. I am much more comfortable in a soft, breezy oversize top with slim white pants with a smooth wide waistband. Dressing for comfort has to include personality as well as the weather.




Let's face it; I am going to be hot no matter what I am wearing when it is ninety-eight degrees. My comfort level has to do with how covered I am more so than the temperature. I would not be at all comfortable in a skimpy dress with small straps.



A typical summer workday look for me includes a soft flowing tunic by Clara Sunwoo from ShopMyFairLady.com. The fabric isn't clingy or hot, and it always drapes beautifully, so the Clara Sunwoo tops are a favorite summer look for me. The long tassel necklace is from French Kande.





The white pants are by Renaur from Purple Poppy. The putty color sandals are old by Kenneth Cole Reaction.




Prints are normally not for me. If I wear a print, it is usually an abstract geo print in subtle colors such as this one. Again, personality has to come into play as you get dressed. I feel silly in prints most of the time. Ruffles and bling are also details that do not reflect my personality.

Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why not wear one of the dresses you are selling?

Prairie Poulet said...

This is perfect. The colors are cool, even if they weather isn't. The loose top is airy, and the slim pants keep proportion in check. The sandals do not distract. This is a look I would gladly wear.

Unknown said...

This is such a cute summery look! I would wear this in a heartbeat. Minus the heels,i would not walk as gracefully in them as I'm sure you do Susan.

Jen said...

I love those shoes! I like wearing dresses since my legs are still looking good. However, I don't like to wear sleeveless dresses and that is all I see in the stores. When its so hot a sweater is not an option for me anyway. Can't win!
Jeannette

Unknown said...

I'm with you Susan! Despite the 110 plus degree weather in Scottsdale, I too prefer pants! I love the color of this top! Your look is classy and chic!

Unknown said...

You look great in this! Pretty, elegant top and killer shoes!!

Ann Martin said...

The top reminds me of a pool of cool water - what a good look to help beat the heat!

Over Fifty in Hollywood said...

You always look cool and classy. I agree it's better to feel comfortable because it's going to be hot no matter what. -Julie

Sue said...

Dear Jen, a few days ago was looking at clothing in a typical department store. What a sad state of affairs! The nicest outfit in the entire store was the faded cotton dress i was wearing. it gets frustrating, not finding any (not a one) decent dress. Two days ago, bought fabric - if i want a dress, i'll have to make one. There's a shop in Gettysburg, but $$$$...