Here at Southern Living, we’re counting down the days till the official start of summer. That means cookouts, hours spent at the beach, and most importantly, a new summer wardrobe. You don’t need to sacrifice style to keep cool in the impending heat, here are 5 trends that’ll keep you looking and feeling cool all summer long.
1. Little white dress: Ideal for beach lounging to upscale brunching, the little white dress is the long-lost cousin of your LBD. You’ll want to pair it with gold accessories for the finishing touch. Lovestitch Kilea Gauze Midi Dress, $68
2. Panama hat: The panama hat is the perfect companion for long days spent in the sun. You won’t have to worry about how your messy beach hair looks with this classic summer accessory. J.Crew Panama Hat, $58
3. Printed shorts: Spice up your traditional t-shirt and cutoffs uniform with a pair of attention-getting shorts. Go for something solid on top, to let the print steal the show. Vineyard Vines Beach Print Dayboat Shorts, $98
4. Lace up gladiator sandals: The gladiator sandal is the middle ground for your dress code woes. Not as causal as your flip-flops and not as dressy as your heels, the gladiator is great for the causal mood of summer. Steve Madden Sparra, $69.95