While humid summer days make us want to lie face down in a cold pool, our packed calendars prevent this dream from being realized. Instead of ducking into an air-conditioned store at every opportunity, find an outfit formula that keeps you both cool and stylish. Might we suggest Alexa Chung’s genius combination of a flowing top in a lightweight fabric paired with an A-line mini skirt? Both items provide polish without clinging to your skin, and team well with on-trend espadrille flats and an oversized clutch (which is far preferable to a clingy crossbody bag). Complete the look with oversized sunglasses and you’re good to go. Here, an affordable version of her look that clocks in at just $180.
Zara Poplin Shirt, $50
The off-the-shoulder neckline and oversized silhouette is great for hot days.
Denim A-Line Skirt
H&M Denim Skirt, $30
A short A-line skirt allows your legs to breathe.
Madewell Leather Pouch, $50
Opt for a sleek clutch over a bulky shoulder-strap bag.
Forever 21 Espadrilles, $20
A flat espadrille sandal is city-appropriate but still lightweight.
Topshop Preppy Sunglasses, $30
Large sunglasses finish the look and keep you protected from the sun.