6 Cool Looks to Beat the Texas Heat

by Ashley Allen on May 10, 2019 in Lifestyle, Fashion,

Spring has revved up, we are on the cusp of summer and the temperatures in Texas are rising—leaving you feeling hot, stuffy and ready for a change in your wardrobe.

As you prepare to shop for the season—your vacations, BBQs and events—style is essential and comfort is key.

Here’s a list of my favorite styles to keep you cool during those hot Texas months. All of these looks are breathable yet breathtaking. You can achieve style this season and beat the Texas heat.

For Date Night

For Date Night: A Bohemian-inspired dress by Rixo London. Courtesy photo

Shop local and hit Tootsies for all your flowy dress needs. I love this Bohemian-inspired dress by Rixo London. Flowy dresses do not cling to the body and allow air to filter through leaving you refreshed and cool. Add a cute pair of strappy sandals to this look and you have a chic ensemble for a gala or night out.

For the Weekend

For the Weekend: A crisp and cool midi dress by Free People. Courtesy photo

I adore a great throw-on dress to run errands in the heat. They circulate air and are oh-so-comfortable. Try this crisp and cool midi dress by Free People for an effortless go-to on the weekends. Add a cute hat for protection from the harmful rays of the sun while looking great. I love this straw hat by Madewell for any look.

For BBQ Hosting

For BBQ Hosting: A floral one-piece romper. (Florals are on-trend this season) It’s elevated casual. Courtesy photo

For backyard get togethers or a BBQ try a one-piece romper. They are airy, breathable, effortless and adorable. Lulus has an amazing assortment of rompers for every shape and size. I love this floral one (florals are on-trend this season) and it’s elevated casual. Pair with a little sandal or flip-flop and you have a put-together, casual look.

For Brunching

For Brunching: An airy kimono, found on shopbop. Courtesy photo

I love kimonos. They’re airy and they’re great for throwing over a tank or sleeveless dress, especially if you don’t want to reveal your arms. It is the perfect cool layering piece as they are sheer and lightweight. Wear this on-trend banana leaf kimono (found on shopbop) for brunch or even over a swimsuit as a cover up.

For Vacations

For Vacations: Try this Apiece Apart jumpsuit found on Rent the Runway. Courtesy photo

Jumpsuits are also on trend this season so make sure your wardrobe hosts one. They are great for throwing on yet still looking cute and put-together. Try this Apiece Apart jumpsuit found on Rent the Runway for your next vacation. Rent the Runway is a fabulous online rental shop where you can rent looks for your upcoming vacation, event or even to simply add some looks to your closet.

For Galas

For Galas: Find a gown that is chiffon for your gala season or evening wedding. Courtesy photo

Find a gown that is chiffon for your gala season or evening wedding. It’s a breathable cool fabric and it looks stunning on as it flows. I found this amazing floral print dress by Windsor Store and it is so affordable. Pair with a metallic silver heel, clutch and earring and you have a gorgeous look for your Texas evening events.


Cover photo by Elevate on Unsplash

Texas-born Ashley Allen is a Film & Television Costume Designer, Stylist and Wardrobe specialist.
On Instagram she is
@ashnicoallen