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elegant hot weather look

Dressed up in hot weather

Hot weather can pose a few style challenges, not least if you need to dress up for a special occasion. When all you want to do (besides sleep in your refrigerator) is to wear something comfortable, having to come up with a smart and stylish outfit can seem impossible.

Enter the maxi dress… Not only is it easy (one-stop dressing at its best), it can also be very elegant, depending on the style of the dress and on how you accessorise it.

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For this outfit, I went for the classic look: keep it simple but add a few luxe touches. Pretty sandals, nice jewellery and a small handbag make the outfit appropriate for a garden party, dinner or a summer wedding. Of course, for a more formal occasion I should probably do something about the hair…

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Outfit details:

dress: Noom / bag: Chanel / sunglasses: Michael Kors / sandals: Clarks (old)

What’s your dressing up solution for hot weather?



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  1. Jonet Wooten
    30 June 2017 / 6:37 pm

    The purple floral maxi is so feminine and lovely on you, my dear. Xo

    • Tiina L
      3 July 2017 / 8:14 am

      Thanks, Jonet.

  2. No Fear of Fashion
    1 July 2017 / 5:46 am

    This is indeed a very good dress. It flatters you, it is cheerful, it looks stylish and you can wear flat sandals with it. Indeed a terrific dress for hot weather. Or when you just want to look fab. Which you do.Greetje

    • Tiina L
      3 July 2017 / 8:16 am

      Oh yes, flat sandals, that's a must. Well, I only have flat shoes, so there's no much choice, really. Thanks, Greetje.

  3. Jill James
    3 July 2017 / 9:31 am

    Tiina, you look really lovely in this floral maxi dress . A handy dress to have in the wardrobe , as you say you can dress it up or down. Hope you are able to stay cool in the heat.

    • Tiina L
      5 July 2017 / 3:54 pm

      Thanks, Jill. Yes, I thought I could dress it up or down, and maybe wear it on cooler days, too (we have cooler summer days here, too…)

  4. mummabstylish
    5 July 2017 / 8:27 am

    This is a gorgeous dress, you wear it well, the colour suits you – I love a maxi, especially in warmer weather. x

    • Tiina L
      5 July 2017 / 3:54 pm

      Thanks, Jacqui. I love maxi dresses, they're so versatile. And perfect for warm weather!

  5. Jessica Jannenga
    5 July 2017 / 4:36 pm

    Wow. I LOVE this dress Tiina! It looks wonderful on you, the color, the print! I have a few maxi dresses I will style soon on the blog and love the ease as well. thanks for linking!jess

    • Tiina L
      8 July 2017 / 5:52 pm

      Thanks, Jessica!

  6. Nicole Mölders
    6 July 2017 / 6:32 am

    Great dress. I love your summer style with the umbrella. So cool. How many different umbrellas do you have? Thanks for joining the Ageless Style Link up party.

    • Tiina L
      8 July 2017 / 5:54 pm

      Thanks, Nicole. I have 3 sun umbrellas, but I use only 2 of them (the third one is very small, so not very useful). This one is my favourite because it's the biggest. And I have a folding sun umbrella for when I travel.

  7. Nicole Mölders
    9 July 2017 / 4:56 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. You look stunning in this dress!

  8. Emma Peach
    11 July 2017 / 8:16 am

    Beautiful dress, I love the colours. I prefer a maxi dress in hot weather too, in fact they're pretty much all I wear on holiday when I'm not sunbathing. The parasol adds a very elegant touch. Thanks for linking up!Emma

  9. Jennie L.
    13 July 2017 / 5:53 pm

    Beautiful maxi dress! The colors and floral print are a lovely combination. Maxi dresses are so comfortable and perfect for hot weather. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!Jennie

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