Gilt Editor’s Perfect Outfit: Beat the Heat

Melissa Liebling-Goldberg
Gilt Editor’s Perfect Outfit: Beat the Heat
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Melissa Liebling-Goldberg is the Editorial Director, Women’s at, 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.

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Keep it cool and stylish this summer with interesting prints in airy fabrics.

A printed tank dress is nice and light to keep you feeling chilled out even on the hottest of summer days.

A.P.C. Madras Pleated Jersey Tank Dress $29 Gilt / Original $100

Best Society Pleated Sundress $55 Gilt / Original $89

Crop by David Peck Zoila Fishtail Tank Dress $89 Gilt / Original $190

Firth Soft Jersey Racerback Tank Dress $69 Gilt / Original $148

Get in the spirit of summer with tanks and camis with a pop of colour.

Best Society Printed Racerback Tank $39 Gilt / Original $59

M Missoni Linen Knit Tank $69 Gilt / Original $295

Three Dots Jersey Button Front Cami $49 Gilt / Original $92

Calypso St. Barth Cotton henley Tank $49 Gilt / Original $95

A sun hat not only looks super stylish it will keep the sun off your lovely face.

Kokin Braided Floppy Hat $69 Gilt / Original $245

Kokin Stripe Floppy Packable Hat $139 Gilt / Original $295

Kokin Ribbon Buckle Brim Floppy Hat $69 Gilt / Original $130

Kokin Large Floppy Beach Brim Hat $75 Gilt / Original $295

A small pendant that won't stick to your skin in the heat is the perfect finishing touch to your fabulous summer look.

Elizabeth and James Two Tone Open Antler Pendant Necklace $118 Gilt / Original $195

Jewel mint Plume Divine Pendant Necklace $30 Gilt

Kenneth Jay Lane Ram Circle Pendant Necklace $78 Gilt / Original $180

Stephen Dweck Jasper Geometric Pendant Necklace $379 Gilt / Original $750

Strappy Sandals will keep the look laid back.

Cynthia Vincent Barret Sandal $129 Gilt / Original $225

Maiden Lane Strappy Flat Sandal $35 Gilt / Original $99

Matt Bernson Jonnie Sandal $79 Gilt / Original $143

Tabitha Simmons Bryony Sandal $329 Gilt / Original $790

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