Hot Child in the City

Written By , on July 7, 2010

With the temperatures rising, there’s no better time to grab a few pick-me-ups that will help you beat the heat and look cool doing it. Focus on easy everything, from separates to makeup and you’ll be able to enjoy the season without breaking a sweat.

Keep cool in a loose tank with a fun print. Tie-dye screams summer and this fluid tank top can be worn over shorts during the day and with cropped skinny jeans and a strappy shoe for evening.

Utility shorts are the way to look and feel cool for those ultra hot summer days. Go for a neutral shade like army green and pockets to add a hip feel to basic tops and sandals.

Elongate legs with a pair of flesh-toned sandals, which add warmth to the skin. These can be your go-to sandals for summer, as they work with the most casual outfits and translate to evening with maxi dresses and loads of gold jewelry.

Embrace color with a shockingly bright handbag. Function is key, so look for something that can be worn cross-body style and is large enough to pack warm weather goodies like a bottle of water, magazines and your iPad.

The last thing you want in the summer is to feel hot and sticky. Look for a scent-free, lightweight lotion that will keep your skin glowing without an overpowering scent that’s greasy or heavy.