Boho Summer Dresses How to Face the Heat in Style

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I am all about dresses in the summer, a New York summer can pretty sticky and HOT. So the last thing you want to wear when the three H’s are raging is skinny jeans and a clingy top. I made this mistake my first summer back in New York after a decade in the cool rainy pacific north west. There was one day in early June when I was visiting a friend who has a booth at the Brooklyn Flea where the temperatures

All I wanted to do was rip off my jeans and dive in to the nearest swimming pool. Unfortunately this was not an option

soared to ninety plus degrees at about seventy percent humidity. All I wanted to do was rip off my jeans and dive in to the nearest swimming pool. Unfortunately this was not an option, luckily I was at a flea market and was able to find a lose fitting light cotton dress which I promptly changed in to and was able to enjoy the rest of my day. But since then I have been on a mission to add more breezy summer dresses to my wardrobe, so I am super delighted that the bohemian trend is still going strong. From shirt dresses, to maxi dresses, to peasant frocks this summer is all about the boho festival revival. With their light, flowing fabrics and romantic prints they are the perfect solution when you need to take a day off from the sporty chic look and stay cool too.

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This dress from Free People does double duty when it comes to trends, you have the bohemian and the off the shoulder trends all in one gorgeous piece!

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And here is another version of this idea from Urban Outfitters, and I am LOVING this print and I like how this dress falls below the knee.

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And if off the shoulder is not your thing this dress fem Top Shop is a modified form of the off the shoulder look, cool right? No need to worry about any unfortunate accidents.

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And who doesn’t love a breezy shirt dress for summer, the pattern on this dress from AnthropologieΒ is so fun, I love it, don’t you?

What are your must haves for summer? Do you wear dresses more often in the summer? I find that I do, I like to wear them in winter too, but sometimes depending on the type of dress, if I am wearing them with tights there is all sorts of wrong static things going on. Do you have this problem? I have a pair of wool culottes I almost never wear because they are too warm to wear when the weather is hot, and if it is very cold I need to wear them with tights, and I can assure you, that did NOT go well. So I can only wear them when the temperature is just right so I can wear them sans tights and not sweat or freeze. How you do handle static cling? And the heat? What is your go to when it is hazy, hot and humid?

Top image is a smock dress from Zaful.com

XOXO
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20 Comments
  • Lily
    May 11, 2016

    Love these dresses.

  • Rachelle
    May 11, 2016

    love these flowy dresses.

    xo
    PinkSole

  • Jackie Harrison
    May 11, 2016

    In love with the second dress all are pretty but that one stand out to me great selection.

  • Katya Bychkova
    May 11, 2016

    The black and white dress is so pretty! Love it!

    http://stylesprinter.com/

  • Marie
    May 11, 2016

    These dresses are all so pretty!!

  • Rowena
    May 11, 2016

    Dresses are my go to in the summer as well. It’s just so much easier to throw on one piece and not have to think about much. I wear skirts alot too when it’s warm but then you have to find a top for those ;p

  • Style Tomes
    May 11, 2016

    I heard some dryer sheets work wonders for static cling! I never tried the sprays they offer in drugstores, though I imagine that might help a bit too. And I’m all about maxi dresses in the lightest fabrics possible during the summer! NYC is too sweltering for anything else.
    xo
    N
    Style Tomes ||ST on IG

  • Shireen L. Platt
    May 11, 2016

    I am not one who wears lots of dresses but gosh, log ethe one from Free People! You’ll usually catch me in tank top and shorts or a skirt but I would gladly wear that off shoulder dress anytime.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • Dressed2dNines
    May 12, 2016

    Such fun and flirty pieces! Love every single one!

    http://www.dressed2dnines.com

  • Akaleistar
    May 12, 2016

    I wear more dresses in summer, too! Love the one from Free People πŸ™‚

  • Mili
    May 12, 2016

    Dresses are pretty much all I want to wear during the summer, although I don’t think I’ve ever really had a problem with static so sorry, no help for you there πŸ™ Those off the shoulder Free People and Urban Outfitters dresses are just calling my name. Unfortunately I have broad shoulders so a lot of the time off the shoulder pieces don’t work for me. Guess I’ll have to try them out in stores!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  • Alice
    May 12, 2016

    All of these dresses are wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration!
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  • Trang Do
    May 12, 2016

    Beautiful dresses!! Love all of them soo much!
    Love,
    Kisses and hugs from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • ellesees.net
    May 12, 2016

    love the flowy dresses! definitely need one or MORE for my cancun trip! great selection, allie.

  • Lenya
    May 12, 2016

    Love these dresses, they are all gorgeous.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

  • Ashley
    May 12, 2016

    Love grabbing easy + breezy prints like these in the summer- makes getting dressed fun! πŸ™‚

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Kathleen
    May 13, 2016

    Amazing dresses! I’m obsessed with this style — it’s definitely necessary for an NYC summer. But these are the perfect way to beat the heat in style.
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

  • Jenmarie
    May 13, 2016

    I definitely wear dresses way more often in the Summer. I like skirts as well!

    These are so lovely! I really like the off-the-shoulder numbers and the cold shoulder ruffled dress. *heart eyes*

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    May 13, 2016

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  • Kim
    May 16, 2016

    love the topshop one πŸ™‚
    great round up
    http://floatingthrufields.blogspot.com/

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