Beat The Heat: Cool Outfit Ideas
Summer is in full swing in all of its sweaty glory, but staying cool and looking stylish don’t have to be mutually exclusive. We tapped one of our favorite local girls, fashion photographer Harper Smith, to model four breezy summer outfits. Her keen eye (she shoots for major magazines like Vogue and Elle) came in handy when the Rachel Zoe Studio styling team showed up with truckloads of pieces, all from LA-based designers. See what they chose, and the very special guest cameo.
For running errands in the late afternoon, choose loose-fitting boyfriend jeans and a light, cotton crop top.
Pictured: Anita Ko Snake Bracelet ($15650), Andrea Forhman Bracelet, Daniela Villegas Rings.
Rose Gold Bar Bracelet
Tatum Ring in Gold Turquoise White
Tatum Ring in Gold White
Hampstead Quarts Ring
The Fling Destroyed Jeans
Pave Wind Ring
Diamond Studded Snake Bracelet
Gold Wishbone Bracelet
On The Fringe
For a casual lunch date, try a fringed camisole like this version with ombre tassels. A pair of leather shorts and espadrilles give the look an urban twist.
Pictured: Raquel Allegra Ombre Fringe Camisole ($450), Mason Stanley and Andrea Forhman Bracelets.
Diamond Split Dagger
Double Diamond Stack Ring with Chain
Star & Moon Bangle
Python Printed Leather Espadrilles in Grey
Elyse Walker Los Angeles
Leather Front Shorts
The classic cutoffs-and-t-shirt combination gets a fresh spin with a sleeveless tee and embroidered jean shorts. A tie-dye cashmere sweater and lace-up brogues complete the easygoing ensemble.
Pictured: Groceries Jim Tank ($42), Elder Statesman Denim Shorts and Sweater, Esquivel Oxfords, Jennifer Meyer Rings.
Diamond Bar Ring
Oval Turquoise Ring with Diamonds
Diamond & Rose Gold Mini Triangle Ring
Dip-Dye Cashmere Sweater
The Elder Statesman
Turquoise and Diamond Double Horn Necklace
18-Karat Rose Gold and Diamond Moonstone Necklace
Emmy Polar Sunglasses
18k Rose Gold and Sapphire Ring
Carly High-Rise Denim Shorts
Vintage Whisper Cotton Tank
Vanas II Oxford
For an outdoor concert, why not try a floaty minidress in a feminine print? Add nude wedge boots with a tassled trim to take you from day to night.
Pictured: Pam & Gela Silk Floral Mia Dress ($433), Anita Ko Necklace, Daniela Villegas Necklace.
Surfboard Ring with Pave Diamonds
18k Rose Gold Large Moon Diamond Necklace
Suede Fringe Booties in Taupe
Elyse Walker Los Angeles
The most valuable member of the shoot team was Pepper, Harper's potbellied pet pig.
Styling: Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson of Rachel Zoe Studio
Photography: Monti Smith
Hair and Makeup: Ashley Bourdon