It’s hard to believe that I’m going on my third summer in South Florida. Dressing for the heat and humidity has become something of an art form for me. I’m always looking for creative ways to stay cool, without giving up style. This year, I’m into lighter fabrics in looser, flowing silhouettes that stay away from my skin. Free People has been my go-to for these boho chic pieces that are perfect for the beach, like this ruffled off-the-shoulder top and wide leg cropped pants combo. The sheer layered fabric and asymmetrical hem of the pants keeps them from looking like pajamas (even though they’re just as cozy as my favorite sleepwear!), and the oversized ruffle overlay of the top dresses up an otherwise basic lightweight tee. I paired the oversized pieces with strappy heels and a sleek mini bag to balance out the look. The result is a tropical-appropriate look that can be rocked from happy hour on the Ave into an al fresco dinner.
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