Although I was born and raised in the sweltering heat of southern Arizona, I've had a challenging time mastering how to be fashionable in the heat. Without chunky sweaters, oversized tweeds and weathered leather boots to ground my outfits, I began to wonder what I was left with. Determined to figure out a way to beat the heat without sacrificing my sense of style this summer, I set out to create an outfit that solved my summertime styling stumbles.
My go-to summer outfit starts with a pair of 100% Italian Wool Smarty Pants from GANT Rugger. I'm in love with these pants for several reasons, but the prominent front crease, slim silhouette and slate grey color are all at the forefront of what make these pants great.
As I stressed in my previous article, "Turning Accessories Into Focal Points," every cohesive outfit should have a clear focal point. For this outfit, I want eyes to be drawn to my new favorite pants. That being said, I decided to pair these pants with the SUPIMA Cotton Crewneck Short-Sleeve T-Shirt by Uniqlo. This extra-long fibre cotton tee is one of the softest and most breathable shirts I own, which makes it the perfect addition to this heat-friendly ensemble.
I rounded out my outfit with a pair of Black Canyon Classic Sandals by Malibu x Missoni. These hand-woven nylon sandals are the most comfortable pair of shoes I own, not to mention my favorite purchase of the summer! Whether they're paired with weekend gym shorts or structured business slacks, these sandals have kept me cool and confident all summer long.
To compliment this combination, I finished the look with my black leather tote, my everyday black watch, and my go-to Warby Parker sunglasses. This nods to the Scandinavian simplicity that has become a mainstay in my outfit inspiration.
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Thanks for reading! Enjoy the weather out there.