Summer really is the hardest season to dress for. In order to stay cool, the less clothing, the better, and the less close to your body, the better. The fewer the pieces, the more impact they each have.  Of course, dresses are always the simplest of simple outfits and shorts are easy. But what if you're not a fan of wearing shorts, like me? Or if you'd like an alternative to dresses? 

Here's my formula for those alternatives: a sleeveless top that floats away from the body + narrow cropped pants + a few great accessories.

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How cute is this top ($19.99) from Target?

Bauble Bar has great, trendy, affordable jewelry, like these earrings ($26) .

I've added this Splendid tank ($60) to my wish list

What do you guys think? How do you deal with the heat? 


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