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Friday, July 09, 2010

What to Wear: Heat Wave Edition

It's been hot – really hot – these past few days. So instead of wooing you with a luxurious mix of new fall trends such as the Franco Sarto View pump, the Dolce Vita Spencer clog and the Jeffrey Campbell L-train lace-up boots, we decided to help you stay cool and look cool with summer basic accessories.

This is our last summer report. Shortly we must move on to a new season. (We are literally bursting at the seams about our fall lines and just can't wait to shout it out!) But given that you are probably sweltering in these humid temperatures, we felt it unfair to torture you with talk of suede, leather and fur.

First and foremost in this kind of weather, dresses are not an option. They are a must. Short shorts are just plain smart. So we would direct your attention to a couple of classic pieces we adore to glam up your summer style. Less is more defines our thoughts on the weather, but we're not frivolous. Here are some fabulous pieces to work on a haute, erm hot, day.

The Kelsi Dagger Monroe and the Corso Como South Beach are beautiful. Both effortlessly transition you from day to night. The Monroe sandal looks great with sundresses, shirt-dresses, short-shorts, khakis or a linen suit. Wear to work or an after-hours event. The South Beach is a bit more casual Friday: a knock-out with short sundresses, tank-tunics and leggings.

Steven Madden's two-handle Bfloral bag will accompany you from the hustle and bustle of a long work day to a refreshing stint to the beach or a casual date night when worn over the shoulder with the convertible shoulder strap.

The Pietro Alessandro handbag is uber-chic, versatile and convertible from a day to night look. We absolutely love this bag. Bonus: this bag resurfaces in fall trends (sorry, we couldn't resist).

 Look 1 - held as a clutch    Look 2 - over the shoulder strap

Bangles, bangles and beads.  Accessories always give a look some zing. Just be careful to not over dazzle them in the office and bore them with bland at night. Choose pieces like these that are easy daywear, but can work with simple evening looks as well.

Feel free to peruse for other summer looks to finish off your heat wave style. We are all about fall; we're just waiting for the sun to agree with us. Stay cool, look fabulous!


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