What To Wear – When It’s Ridiculously Hot

hw2hw10hw4hw6hw7hw3hw1hw9hw8It’s hot, like really, really hot. So hot that the thought of clothes alone makes you sweat. Living in New York you experience the hottest Summers and the coldest winters. Not wanting to sacrifice my style for intense heat, I did some research on what’s best to wear during these hot hot hot Summers. And the answers lie in FIT + FABRIC.

FIT

When it’s scorching outside you want to go with clothes that are not fitted, rather they skim the body. Take this Forever 21 halter dress that I’m wearing above. It cinches me at the waist giving a super flattering shape, but the rest of the dress floats away from the body allowing air to move through and keep you cool!

Stay away from: tight jeans, bodycons and pum pum shorts when it’s super hot. Opt for maxi dresses, flowy skirts and breezy tops. Loose cotton or linen shorts work amazing, too! Which brings us to…

FABRIC

Some fabrics, like synthetics and polyester, trap heat causing you to feel hotter because they allow sweat to build up. Natural fibers like cotton, linen and rayon (a semi-synthetic that mimics natural fabric) soak up moisture from skin and allow it to evaporate to the outside surface, thus allowing your skin to breathe and feel cool!

For Summer stick to: Cotton, Linen and Rayon and avoid synthetic fibers like Polyester. I also LOVE eyelets, slits and cutouts because they allow air to directly hit your skin!

I have on a Forever 21 dress made of 100% rayon. The day we shot this it was super hot outside around 90 degrees and I felt great!

Wearing: Forever 21 dress / Aldo x Preen heels (also lovin’ these bad boys by Sam Edelman)/ Khirma Eliazov clutch / Fossil watch / Curlsistas midi-rings from my new online store!! /  aviator shades (sale alert) / Betsey Johnson cat bracelet / Robert Lee Morris bangle / Capwell + Co leopard ring

Some other maxi dresses I love:

.xo.Joy

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You’ll Love These Easy Breezy Summer Pieces

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We’re finally in the dog days of Summer and after this past winter I’m not complaining! Ok, well maybe juuust a bit. With all these humid 90 degree days, it’s too hot for clothes! But since we have laws against that sort of thing, I’m going for these 7 easy weekend pieces guaranteed to keep me as cool as possible.

This eyelet top from River Island is perfect for hot days because the fabric is thin and the eyelets add breathability. You can never go wrong with a neon mini (this one is on sale at Madewell!) Next, we have this season’s staple piece, a lacy crop top from H&M. And how cute is this halter romper from Topshop! If shorts are your thing, check out these lacy cutoffs from Lord and Taylor and eyelet shorts from Roxy. Last but certainly not least, is the easiest and the breeziest of them all: a simple white eyelet dress. This one from Delia’s is on a great sale for only $25!

1) River Island Top – $34

2) Madewell Skirt – Sale Price: $60 (1 size left in 12)

3) H&M Top – $30

4) Topshop Romper – $40

5) Tinsel Shorts – Sale Price: $27 (4 sizes left!)

6) Delia’s Dress – Sale Price: $40 (2 sizes left L+XL)

7) Roxy Shorts – $50

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xo, -JoyLovesFashion staff

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[How To Wear] July 4th edition: Sexy

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j33j38Just 2 days till 4th of July. It’s one of my fave holidays! What can I say, I’m a sucker for fireworks. I just LOVE them. They’re magical. I also love the daytime events on the 4th: everything from BBQs, music, friends, fam, good weather. Plus, the 4th of July is in my bday month! (It’s July 16th!! : )

I felt like turning things up a notch for the 3rd and final look in this July 4th series. The previous 2 are here and here. I’ve been working out and toning up lately, getting ready for Jamaica next month. This dress from Material Girl is super comfortable and I just love the bold flag print. I paired it with flat gladiator sandals to tone the sex appeal down a notch.

Wearing: Material Girl dress (on sale now! $35) / gladiator sandals / H&M lips purse (love this and this and this) / aviator shades (sale alert) / Capwell + Co snake bangles /  Fossil watch / Curlsistas midi-rings from my new online store!! 

Lipstick: Ruby Woo, MAC

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[How To Wear] July 4th edition: Edgy

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