Melissa Liebling-Goldberg is the Editorial Director, Women’s at Gilt.com, and has previously worked at People StyleWatch and Teen Vogue, so she’s an expert when it comes to must-have looks and jet-set style. Here, she weighs in on her top outfit for the week.
As temperatures soar into the high 90s in New York, our thoughts turn to how to look cool while staying cool. All of our usual tricks seem so tough to manage — a girl needs to layer, right? We’ve come up with a foolproof way to do a little layering for a maxed-out cute look for the weekend, just in time for the dog days of August.
Start with your basics. First and foremost, if you’re going to be flashing some serious skin, make sure it looks good! A little bit of airbrush tanning, bronzer or just a swipe of self-tanning towelettes go a long way towards providing the perfect base. Then add on a tank top or cami – not only can it provide a much needed pop of contrast color to your outfit, but it hides errant bra straps and helps anchor your dress in place if a breeze comes along.
A printed minidress is our summer go-to! The print provides visual interest while the hemline lets you flash some bronzed skin, but pairing it with strappy flat sandals keeps it sweet and grounded, without getting too tarty. A sunhat protects your beautiful face (remember, ladies, we’re only recommending fake tans!). Last, a little pendant necklace adds a touch of polish, but won’t feel heavy and stuck to you as the day goes on.
Shop The Perfect Outfit to Beat the Heat on Gilt.com/StyleCaster on July 25 at 9 PM ET.