Stay Cool While Looking Hot in Our Favorite Lightweight Pieces for the Summer Heat

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Shop With Us: 4 Easy Summer Dresses on Our Wish Lists Right Now

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Summer is hot and sweaty, but that doesn’t mean we have to be! It’s possible to stay cool while looking cool in the heat and all it takes is a great lightweight clothing item or material to get the job done. From skirts to dresses, these are the easy lightweight summer pieces that we’re lusting over right now!


Nadine DeNinno, Editor: Leopard Satin Wrap Midi Skirt


“I prefer skirts to dresses almost always because I like being able to control the top I pair it with. Also, I find that a skirt and top combo is almost always more flattering on my straight up and down figure. That’s why I love midi skirts and this one from boohoo (my favorite store!) particularly has my eye right now! Everyone is so into animal print skirts, but I want a more understated look than the traditional tan cheetah look. This breezy skirt is definitely a statement, but the black-and-white print keeps it a bit more simple. I plan to pair this with knit tops for work and band tees for the weekend!”

See It: Grab the Leopard Satin Wrap Midi Skirt (originally $40) now just $20 for a limited time at boohoo!

Not your style? See other skirt options and even more at boohoo!


Suzy Forman, Writer: ECOWISH Summer Tie Front Midi Dress


“I’m an August baby, so I’m all about sunshine and warm weather. Overheating, however, is where I draw the line. When I see people wearing jackets when it’s 90 degrees out, I want to scream a little. That’s why lightweight dresses make up at least 90% of my summer wardrobe. I find them way more comfortable than denim shorts, and often cuter, too! This ECOWISH Summer Tie Front Midi Dress is everything to me. The tie at the chest is crazy adorable, and because there’s a cut-out below it, it’ll keep you that much cooler. With buttons down the skirt and 24 options to choose from, I’m basically losing my mind over how much I love this dress. I’m definitely eyeing the Beige version right now, not only because it won’t attract the sun, but also because the floral pattern is so unique!”

See It: Grab the ECOWISH Summer Tie Front Midi Dress starting at just $15 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, June 14, 2019, but are subject to change.

Not into it? See even more from ECOWISH and more dresses available at Amazon!


Bella Zaydenberg, Manager: Elan Cover-Up Maxidress


“I’m not a big fan of shorts, but I dig a flowy maxidress to feel like I’m making the most of any stray summer breezes. This one from Elan has a deep V neckline and an open back, perfect for catching some rays while not feeling like I have a ton of fabric clinging to my sweat. It’s super billowy and I usually leave it as is, but whenever I want to give it just a bit more shape, I just throw on a belt and voila — waist! It’s the perfect coverup for the beach, too, and so airy!”

See It: Grab out the Elan Cover-Up Maxidress for $68 at Nordstrom!

Not your style? See even more from Elan and other dresses available at Nordstrom!


Brittany Romano, Writer: MINKPINK Summer Daisy Tea Dress


“I know, florals for spring aren’t that groundbreaking, but this delicate daisy dress is! The above-the-knee length and V-neck are perfect when looking to go to desk to drinks. I love that the print isn’t overwhelming. Plus, I’m a sucker for anything that comes in a dandelion-yellow hue, as it looks amazing with my dark tan in the summer! I’m already pre-planning my Friday night look. A pair of sleek nude heeled sandals, thick gold hoop and a leather jacket – to edges things up just a bit – and I’m done! It’s the darling-yet-daring look all in one dress!”

See It: Grab the MINKPINK Summer Daisy Tea Dress for $89 at Revolve!

Not your style? See more from MINKPINK and even more dresses available at Revolve!


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