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What To Wear When It's Not Summery In Summer

Don't let the chill ruin your sizzling vibe.

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Nothing puts a dampener on summer fashion more than a cold snap. One day we're out basking in the glorious sun, the next day the extreme drop in temperature makes us feel like we've woken up in Siberia. When the weather has plans that don't include showing off your new velvet bikini — which, despite its luxurious texture, is sadly not warm enough —  you have to be prepared to acclimate to, well, the climate.  

Fortunately there are outfit options that don't include digging out your parka, gloves and mittens from storage. And, most likely, you already have these pieces in your wardrobe. Tips for beating out the cooler days include layering up with thinner jackets and outerwear, opting for loose, longer trousers or mixing in an airy scarf. Small, lightweight pieces will melt the unwelcome chill without making you sacrifice all the fun we so desperately love about summer style. 

Still stumped on how to win the "warm but not warm enough" clothing challenge? See our 4 style suggestions below for the hotter tips:

a/c-at-work hell


The top culprit totally messing with your warm weather aura is undoubtedly the AC at the office. While you probably have several dusty cardigans stashed away at your desk, we're here to tell you there's a better way to cope. Wear elite joggers, a light sweater and closed-toe mules to stave off the icy aircon. Match with statement earrings and a proffesh tote to keep it work-chic.
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Pixie Market Navy Pinstripe Ring Zipper Sweatpants - $109
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The Fifth Adventure Calling - $35
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Anthropologie Teardrop Hoop Earrings - €63
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Missguided Black Knot Pointed Mules - $34
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Mango Pebbled Shopper Bag - $40
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A Lakeside Weekend

 
Getting ready for a long weekend at the lake house can be a tad stressful when the weather doesn't cooperate. Make sure to pack your bags with your favorite blanket-for-a-dress, the maxi. Throw in an on-trend kimono for extra flowy coverage (and wind-defense, too) and a wide-brim hat to keep the heat on your head. Wear with strappy sandals and straw tote for a beachy finish. 
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Violeta Textured Flowy Dress - $60
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Forever 21 Angie Draped Floral Cardigan - $38
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Sensi Studio Panana Hat - $190
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H&M Leather Sandals - $35
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Sheln Pom Pom Straw Tote Bag - $24
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The Hangover Brunch


You wake up to a pile of texts from your BFF telling you to get your butt to brunch. Yes, it's summer, but right now your bed feels cozier than any hot-new-thing shakshuka restaurant, especially after the cocktails last night. But you can't disappoint your bestie! Grab a cute tank and denim cut-offs, and throw on your best slouchy knit top. Slip on an embroidered pair of sneakers, store your card in a floral fanny pack – strewn over your shoulder, of course – and go devour a stack of pancakes like a champ.
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Michael Stars Exposed Shoulder Sweater - $83
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Torrid Skinny Shorts - $39
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ASOS Woven Cami Top - $19
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Boo Hoo Paige Embroidered Trainer - $30
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Herschel Supply Fanny Pack - $30
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The "Get It Girl" Date Night


Nothing cramps a date night more than a shivering drizzle of summer rain — except maybe your actual period. Shrug off any sogginess with a sleek biker jacket, pairing a going-out cami and pleated tuxedo pant underneath. Step out in printed stilettos and a brightly colored clutch and be ready to wow your date despite the downpour. 
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H&M Biker Jacket - $60
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Posh Square Satin Camisole Top - $28
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Daya By Zendaya Pleated Tuxedo Pant - $20
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Steve Madden Josie Stilettos - $90
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WANT You've Got Mail Envelope Clutch - $24
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