Beat The Heat: Cool Outfit Ideas
Summer is in full swing in all of its sweaty glory, but staying cool and looking stylish don’t have to be mutually exclusive. We tapped one of our favorite local girls, fashion photographer Harper Smith, to model four breezy summer outfits. Her keen eye (she shoots for major magazines like Vogue and Elle) came in handy when the Rachel Zoe Studio styling team showed up with truckloads of pieces, all from LA-based designers. See what they chose, and the very special guest cameo.
For running errands in the late afternoon, choose loose-fitting boyfriend jeans and a light, cotton crop top.
Pictured: Anita Ko Snake Bracelet ($15650), Andrea Forhman Bracelet, Daniela Villegas Rings.
- Baja Top, Joie $138
- The Fling Destroyed Jeans, Current/Elliott $238
- Gold Wishbone Bracelet, Jennifer Meyer $250
- Diamond Studded Snake Bracelet, Elise Dray $5165
- Hampstead Quarts Ring, Kelly Wearstler $295
- Centipede Necklace, Daniela Villegas $8875
- Pave Wind Ring, Daniela Villegas $6250
- Tatum Ring in Gold White, Melinda Maria $68
- Tatum Ring in Gold Turquoise White, Melinda Maria $68
- Rose Gold Bar Bracelet, Jennifer Meyer $375
On The Fringe
For a casual lunch date, try a fringed camisole like this version with ombre tassels. A pair of leather shorts and espadrilles give the look an urban twist.
Pictured: Raquel Allegra Ombre Fringe Camisole ($450), Mason Stanley and Andrea Forhman Bracelets.
- Fringe Camisole, Raquel Allegra $507
- Leather Front Shorts, Raquel Allegra $590
- Python Printed Leather Espadrilles in Grey, Elyse Walker Los Angeles $395
- Star & Moon Bangle, Tai $55
- Bermuda Bangle, Mason Stanley $5500
- Double Diamond Stack Ring with Chain, EF Collection $770
- Diamond Split Dagger, EF Collection $836
The classic cutoffs-and-t-shirt combination gets a fresh spin with a sleeveless tee and embroidered jean shorts. A tie-dye cashmere sweater and lace-up brogues complete the easygoing ensemble.
Pictured: Groceries Jim Tank ($42), Elder Statesman Denim Shorts and Sweater, Esquivel Oxfords, Jennifer Meyer Rings.
- Vintage Whisper Cotton Tank, Splendid $65
- Carly High-Rise Denim Shorts, J Brand $190
- Vanas II Oxford, Esquivel $900
- Emmy Polar Sunglasses, Oliver Peoples $340
- Dip-Dye Cashmere Sweater, The Elder Statesman $1600
- Diamond & Rose Gold Mini Triangle Ring, Jennifer Meyer $595
- Oval Turquoise Ring with Diamonds, Jennifer Meyer $3225
- Diamond Bar Ring, Jennifer Meyer $450
- 18k Rose Gold and Sapphire Ring, Daniela Villegas $2034
- 18-Karat Rose Gold and Diamond Moonstone Necklace, Anita Ko $5500
- Turquoise and Diamond Double Horn Necklace, Jacquie Aiche $7875
For an outdoor concert, why not try a floaty minidress in a feminine print? Add nude wedge boots with a tassled trim to take you from day to night.
Pictured: Pam & Gela Silk Floral Mia Dress ($433), Anita Ko Necklace, Daniela Villegas Necklace.
The most valuable member of the shoot team was Pepper, Harper's potbellied pet pig.
Styling: Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson of Rachel Zoe Studio
Photography: Monti Smith
Hair and Makeup: Ashley Bourdon