Cool outfits to beat the heat

I don’t know about you, but when the temperatures start to soar, I run for cover. Literally.

And it hasn’t gotten better as I’ve gotten older. Nope. I’m even more of a weather wimp than I used to be. My husband always says I have a one degree heat tolerance. Either it’s one degree too hot, or one degree too cold. Whatever.

Even though I’m not what you would call a heat lover, many of the traditions and activities of Summer are definitely things I love – like dinner parties al fresco, concerts in the park, picnics, the long days and warm Summer nights.

Anticipating the rise in temps arriving in the next couple of months started me thinking once again of the heady subject of what to wear – I know, I know, all the great minds think alike.

After doing a little perusing, I found some Summer outfit inspiration that will help me get organized and ready for the heat. Maybe you’ll find a little creative stimulus to get you started, too.




These are pretty simple ideas, easily assembled, yet cool enough to be . . . well, cool in every way.

What do you think? Do you have any favorite go-to outfits for Summer?

Till next time,



  1. dona
    April 28, 2017 / 8:42 am

    I’m the first to admit that I get stressed when summer is approaching. I cannot wear dresses, shorts, bathing suits, and skirts. The skin on my legs, not a pretty sight. Mapped with bulging dark purple veins ( can anyone out there relate). Yes I’m vain, (no pun intended). I have been able to put make up on my legs for the last few years but now my feet are beyond make up. So with that, TMI, my go to summer outfits consist of linen pants, linen crops, long skirts above the ankle with a grecian strappy sandal to cover my feet. I can’t wear T-shirts because of my tummy bulge and back fat (hey, just being honest). I will buy oversized t-shirts or a very thin fabric that flows over the bulges and front tuck them or tie a knot on the side so the gathering camouflages my tummy. I am a queen of camouflage. I’ll admit, it does get harder to camouflage in the summer because you can’t layer. Those are my go to outfits for the summer. I have to always remind myself when I feel discouraged about aging and how my body has changed, how thankful I am to have arms and legs!!

  2. Lauren
    April 28, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    I love all of those outfits!! I’m going to have to work on putting a few of those together!

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