Hot at the Harbor Dress to impress...without sweating through your sundress.

                                                                          Photo by Katherine Mclean

Our STYLE intern, a journalism major at the University of Mississippi, tells us how she plays it cool during a sizzling afternoon of shopping, sipping and dining.

The Baltimore summer is here in all its broiling dog-day-ness! But that’s okay. For me, the scorching days signal sundresses, sunglasses and super cute wedges—the look enables a little ventilation and an extremely easy approach to feminine fashion. This summer, I am obsessed with anything and everything floral—but also with convenience and comfort. When hitting the scene at the Inner Harbor, I’ll opt for a simple bright dress with my favorite sunnies. I’ll look  the part of the gal who’s not trying too hard, simply because I won’t be…

When I set out to visit some of my favorite Harbor East shops—like Sassanova and Handbags in the City—do a little sightseeing (I’m a sucker for boats), and maybe meet some friends at the Tin Roof for a casual dinner with live music, I put together an ensemble that flows.

A flirty dress like the Lana by Parker makes me feel like I’m in a romcom. The sweetheart neckline and cinching at the waist makes the piece a star. Find it at Sassanova and check their Instagram for an idea of how to style it just for you.

FullSizeRender (2)         Courtesy of  Sassanova

With this flowered frock, I pair a platform wedge that is casual for the day while doubling as the perfect shoe for a night out. Check out these Destiny Leather Platform Wedges by Sam Edelman. The camel color leather and cork wedge bring a beachy vibe to your summery look. And the shoe’s structure makes it easy to walk on for hours.

wedges                                 Courtesy of  Sam Edelman

Last but not least, the perfect purse will add art and flair and fierce color to my look. At Handbags in the City, check out a bold burnt yellow handbag that you’ll be able to pair with almost everything. The West End Small Bauletto by Marc Jacobs can be carried over the shoulder leaving your hands free to tote as many shopping bags as humanly possible. Check out Handbags’ Instagram for more must-haves.

C/o Handbags in the City.         Courtesy of Handbags in the City.

With the perfect dress, shoes, handbag—and too much fun—you won’t want the day to end. Have the best time looking hot and feeling cool!

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