There are days when it becomes more and more apparent that after nearly ten years in New York City I am, in fact, turning into a New Yorker. In spite of the fact that I still consider myself a Southerner in every way, somedays I find myself behaving like anything but...
Case in point: I cannot handle the heat anymore. New Yorkers talk about the weather constantly...well, they complain about it actually. And I have lately found myself joining the chorus: "It's too hot."..."Oh, it's sooo humid!"..."I just can't be out in this heat!"
Well, let me tell you something, sweetheart: the real heat is down here in the South! The moment I stepped off that plane and the balmy August heat wrapped around me I remembered what heat was.
Shorts and easy tops are the only way to survive the late summer sun. Below I've collected a few looks to make it through the hot Southern heat and still look pulled together...
Add a pair of flats, a bracelet and a ponytail and off you go!
- Preppy with a Twist:A citron washed silk tank pops against these pleated navy stripe shorts. 1) Mason by Michelle Mason 2) J Crew
- Easy Modern:I love these draped shorts. Tuck in a clean tank for a polished look perfect for brunch or happy hour cocktails. 3) Chloe 4) T-Bags
- Updated retro:Channel your inner Marilyn with a pair of printed shorts and tie front blouse. 5) Equipment 6) Emma Cook
Tell me...how do you beat the heat?
(all styles via netaporter.com)