I don’t know about you, but I can’t afford to have a wardrobe reserved for every season (which is yet another reason I love being able to save money shopping recycled fashion at Crossroads!). I mix and match almost my entire wardrobe throughout the year, save for heavier winter pieces.
Having a limited wardrobe shouldn’t restrict your outfit choices; it just requires a little creativity. Wearing winter pieces into the hot summer months can be a bit tricky, so I’ve rounded up a few very simple ways that will keep you cool and stylish.
Button-down shirts are a classic staple throughout the year, but they can admittedly feel a bit heavy as temperatures rise. Simply rolling up the sleeves, investing in a short-sleeved button-down, tying the ends at your waist, or leaving a couple extra buttons undone will create a look that is both functionally and aesthetically cool.
Scarves and Bandanas
While you can get away with wearing a silky scarf or bandana around your neck on cooler summer days, if your temps are reaching the triple digits, they are better used to keep your hair off your neck.
I wear booties all year round, but once the temperatures rise, I stay away from pairing them with denim or pants. Overheating is no way to enjoy the summer! Balance the femininity of your summer dresses with your winter booties.
Lightweight Layering Pieces
Your lightweight long sleeves aren’t just for layering under sweaters during the winter; wear them under silky dresses and camisoles during the cooler summer months.
Sweaters and Cardigans
I am a total ‘90s girl at heart; I’ve been tying shirts around my waist for two decades and don’t see an end in sight. Something about that added layer adds an instant “cool factor” to your outfit. Tie your lightweight sweaters and cardigans around your waist to cinch in a shapeless dress or top, or simply to add an accessory piece to your outfit.