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.

Easy Rider

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


Jennifer Meyer

Tatum Ring in Gold Turquoise White


Melinda Maria

Tatum Ring in Gold White


Melinda Maria

Hampstead Quarts Ring


Kelly Wearstler

Baja Top



The Fling Destroyed Jeans



Pave Wind Ring


Daniela Villegas

Centipede Necklace


Daniela Villegas

Diamond Studded Snake Bracelet


Elise Dray

Gold Wishbone Bracelet


Jennifer Meyer

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.

Bermuda Bangle


Mason Stanley

Diamond Split Dagger


EF Collection

Double Diamond Stack Ring with Chain


EF Collection

Star & Moon Bangle



Python Printed Leather Espadrilles in Grey


Elyse Walker Los Angeles

Leather Front Shorts


Raquel Allegra

Fringe Camisole


Raquel Allegra

Embroidered Ease

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


Jennifer Meyer

Oval Turquoise Ring with Diamonds


Jennifer Meyer

Diamond & Rose Gold Mini Triangle Ring


Jennifer Meyer

Dip-Dye Cashmere Sweater


The Elder Statesman

Turquoise and Diamond Double Horn Necklace


Jacquie Aiche

18-Karat Rose Gold and Diamond Moonstone Necklace


Anita Ko

Emmy Polar Sunglasses


Oliver Peoples

18k Rose Gold and Sapphire Ring


Daniela Villegas

Carly High-Rise Denim Shorts


J Brand

Vintage Whisper Cotton Tank



Vanas II Oxford



Flirty Frock

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


Mason Stanley

RA Necklace


Daniela Villegas

18k Rose Gold Large Moon Diamond Necklace


A Link

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