5 Fresh and Light Spring and Summer Outfits to Wear When It’s Sweltering Outside

When it gets sweltering outside, you’d want to dress up in easy, breezy outfits. Over-thinking your day time ensemble is a sure-fire way of frustrating yourself, not to mention inflicting serious discomfort.

So here are some ideas on how to keep it cool, keep it stylish and keep it sane on hot spring and summer days:

1. Pair up your origami skort with a cami top

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon, wearing leopard-print high heels, arrives by the back door at the Rossano Ferretti Hairspa, in a straw hat while talking on her cell phone in Los Angeles on May 1, 2014

Nothing says fresh quite like a basic cami top. Wear it with a skort from the past season to give it a summery vibe. Accessorize with a straw hat, a pair of ankle strap sandals and a crossbody bag for an outfit that boasts both form and function.

Get the look:

Reese Witherspoon inspired outfit
Clover Canyon Half Pleated Skort, $220.00
Tibi Silk Cami, $158.00
Michael Kors Collection Suri Single Band Sandals, $375.00
Bop Basics Chunky Crochet Fedora, $88.00
Milly Riley Crossbody Tote, $325.00
Madewell Large Metal & Leather Cuff Bracelet, $32.00
Rebecca Minkoff Skinny Bracelet Set, $98.00

2. Keep it neat with a lace pencil skirt and a bustier top

Emma RobertsEmma Roberts appears on Extra in Los Angeles on May 7, 2014

Fend off the heat by wearing a pencil skirt with a sheer lace overlay. It should work well with a bustier top. Depending on where you are going, you can wear it with a pair of pumps or a dressy pair of flats.

Get the look:

Emma Roberts inspired outfit
Olcay Gulsen Strapped Back Crop Top, $290.00
endless rose Box Plaid Pencil Skirt, $52.00
Isa Tapia Lucy Ankle Strap Pumps, $495.00

3. Give off a youthful aura by wearing a pleated skirt and a cropped sweater

Miranda CosgroveMiranda Cosgrove has lunch at Fred Segal with a male friend in Los Angeles on May 1, 2014

Go for a light, cropped sweater. Pull up the sleeves or crop it out. Wear it with your favorite pleated skirt and a pair of edgy summer booties.

Get the look:

Miranda Cosgrove inspired outfit
Charles Henry Cropped Pullover, $62.00
Blaque Label Pleated Skirt, $102.00
Opening Ceremony Grunge Sneakers, $315.00
Kate Spade New York Cobble Hill Tenley Cross Body Bag, $178.00
Michael Kors Silver Slim Runway Watch, $160.00

4. Wear a pencil skirt with a loose, sleeveless top

Lauren PopeLauren Pope, ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ cast members leaving One Marylebone in London on April 23, 2014

Be chic and comfortable in a lace pencil skirt. A loose top would amp up the comfort level and would give your silhouette more volume.

Get the look:

Lauren Pope inspired outfit

Dolce & Gabbana Floral Lace Pencil Skirt, $717.50
DKNY Boxy Shell Top, $195.00
Pour La Victoire Yolanda T-Strap Sandals, $265.00
Lauren Merkin Handbags Tatum Clutch, $350.00
Kenneth Jay Lane Triple Gem Drop Necklace, $180.00

5. Go for a striped top and pair it with a flared skirt

Diane KrugerDiane Kruger , Joshua Jackson stay Hydrated at Coachella in Los Angeles on April 19, 2014

Striped tops are generally season-less so make sure you have one in your closet. Wear it with a more modern skirt, like a flared skirt, and then cap off the look with lace up sandals.

Get the look:

Diane Kruger inspired outfit
Bec & Bridge Josei Skirt, $165.00
Edith A. Miller Crewneck Crop Top, $66.00
Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Sivan Lace Up Booties, $298.00
Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5 Zip Bag, $195.00

Try these easy outfits for superb casual style!

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