Keeping Cool

smart casual summer

So, this is a half-hearted attempt at putting together an outfit for hot weather… 

Given that hot weather always makes me feel really uncomfortable, I’ve given up any pretense of sophistication and style long ago. Instead, I go for comfort. That is, anything that makes me a little less uncomfortable, such as loose-fitting cropped trousers and a loose top.

Now, this of course goes against all of the style rules I usually follow (more fitted tops, nipped in waists…), but on a hot day one has to prioritise. And avoiding a heat stroke is definitely a top priority.

Yet, even while sweating my face off I would like to look as if I at least made an effort… So, instead of an ethereal summery style statement, I go for the cool girl look. If it works, it looks as if I won’t let hot weather mess with my style. And if it doesn’t work, well, then I’ll just look too cool to give a damn…

over 50 blogger

over 40 blogger

Outfit details:

top: Next  / trousers: Onelife / bag: Lancel /shoes: Clarks /sunglasses: Chanel (all old)

How do you keep cool on a hot day?



Linking up with:

Not Dead Yet StyleElegantly Dressed and StylishGaray TreasuresHigh Latitude StyleSydney Fashion HunterThe Pleated PoppyStyle ElixirGet Your Pretty OnHappiness at Mid-LifeA Labour of LifeDoused in PinkCurly Crafty MomFashion Should Be FunRachel the HatSincerely Jenna MarieMore Pieces of MeColor and GraceThe Wardrobe StylistNot Dressed As LambStyle NudgeCoco et La Vie en RoseFashionably Employed,The Fabulous JourneyLiving on Cloud NineA Well Styled LifeElegance and MommyhoodPosh Classy MomNancy’s Fashion StyleSheela WritesShelbee on the Edge Over 50 Feeling 40 A Pocketful of Polka Dots Style SplashThe Fashionista MommaTina’s Pink Friday


  1. Sheela Goh
    15 June 2017 / 2:38 pm

    You are SO much more put together than I've ever been on a sweltering day, Tiina. My poison of choice would've been the rattiest tee shirt and the comfiest of gym pants, and slippers. Yup, that's about as cool as it gets for me when temperatures soar 🙂 you, on the other hand, have masterfully achieved the "too cool to care" look.

    • Tiina L
      17 June 2017 / 11:49 am

      Thank you, Sheila. I find hot weather quite a challenge as whatever I wear it feels uncomfortable. And I usually end up wearing some sort of a muumuu simply because I can't bear any fabric touching my skin…

  2. Nicole Mölders
    16 June 2017 / 3:14 am

    These pants are sort of interesting. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

    • Tiina L
      17 June 2017 / 11:50 am

      Thanks, Nicole. Yes, they are, and they travel well, too…

  3. Ruth Maldonado
    16 June 2017 / 3:37 am

    I really like those cool trousers. The wide leg is so loose and airy and is a great option for hot weather!

    • Tiina L
      17 June 2017 / 11:51 am

      Thanks, Ruth. I find these trousers were comfortable in summer. The only downside is that they don't have pockets..

  4. Mary
    16 June 2017 / 10:01 pm

    Love your wide-leg trousers! They look cool and comfortable!Mary

    • Tiina L
      17 June 2017 / 11:52 am

      Thanks, Mary. Yes, these trousers are comfortable, and perfect for hot weather, too.

  5. Jessica Jannenga
    17 June 2017 / 5:46 pm

    Your outfit looks quite nice! I like the trousers as they look airy and cool and you look great in red. I am with you on the heat, as I told my hubby summer is difficult to take blog pics as Im always sweating in this humidity!Thanks for linking with Turning Heads Tuesdayjess

    • Tiina L
      17 June 2017 / 6:09 pm

      Thanks, Jessica!Oh yes, it's not easy taking pictures on a hot day for sure! Not that it's easy in winter with lots of snow and cold weather,either…

  6. Jennie L.
    22 June 2017 / 8:01 pm

    I have to say I really like the short sleeve plaid top. It definitely fits the cool girl vibe you were going for! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!Jennie

    • Tiina L
      29 June 2017 / 8:57 am

      Thanks, Jennie.

Leave a Reply