Beat The Heat: Cool Outfit Ideas

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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

$375

Jennifer Meyer

Tatum Ring in Gold Turquoise White

$68

Melinda Maria

Tatum Ring in Gold White

$68

Melinda Maria

Hampstead Quarts Ring

$295

Kelly Wearstler

Baja Top

$138

Joie

The Fling Destroyed Jeans

$238

Current/Elliott

Pave Wind Ring

$6,250

Daniela Villegas

Centipede Necklace

$8,875

Daniela Villegas

Diamond Studded Snake Bracelet

$5,165

Elise Dray

Gold Wishbone Bracelet

$250

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

$5,500

Mason Stanley

Diamond Split Dagger

$836

EF Collection

Double Diamond Stack Ring with Chain

$770

EF Collection

Star & Moon Bangle

$55

Tai

Python Printed Leather Espadrilles in Grey

$395

Elyse Walker Los Angeles

Leather Front Shorts

$590

Raquel Allegra

Fringe Camisole

$507

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

$450

Jennifer Meyer

Oval Turquoise Ring with Diamonds

$3,225

Jennifer Meyer

Diamond & Rose Gold Mini Triangle Ring

$595

Jennifer Meyer

Dip-Dye Cashmere Sweater

$1,600

The Elder Statesman

Turquoise and Diamond Double Horn Necklace

$7,875

Jacquie Aiche

18-Karat Rose Gold and Diamond Moonstone Necklace

$5,500

Anita Ko

Emmy Polar Sunglasses

$340

Oliver Peoples

18k Rose Gold and Sapphire Ring

$2,034

Daniela Villegas

Carly High-Rise Denim Shorts

$190

J Brand

Vintage Whisper Cotton Tank

$65

Splendid

Vanas II Oxford

$900

Esquivel

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

$2,100

Mason Stanley

RA Necklace

$11,552

Daniela Villegas

18k Rose Gold Large Moon Diamond Necklace

$2,950

A Link

Suede Fringe Booties in Taupe

$595

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