As the radiating heat arrives in Austin, it evokes a series of images for me: hiking at Ladybird Lake, enjoying cooler evening dinners outside with friends, and just trying to keep cool. The warmer season always leads me to general daydreaming, and am drawn to a certain look as a result. I’m more compelled to wear lighter weight fabrics that dance with movement, and colors that pop against sun kissed skin.

Here is an outfit that keeps the trancelike mood…

I’m a fan of statement jewelry that doesn’t feel bulky, especially in this climate.
Tom Binns is a great mix of delicate and bold with this multicolored rhinestone necklace.

midsummer tom binns statement necklace

This chiffon Emma&Gaia chiffon dress helps you escape the heat fashionably.
I appreciate the flutter sleeve details and swiss dot print.

midsummer emma and gaia chiffon dress

Stella McCartney combines her love of fashion with a social cause, specifically not using leather products in her line. This faux crocodile clutch works just as well with a floaty evening dress as it does with your favorite worn in denim.


Of course, the look isn’t complete without some fun footwear! Kenzo’s multicolored flat sandals add a point of interest to even the simplest outfit.

midsummer kenzo multicolored sandal

What’s your favorite way to keep chic and cool?

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