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WHAT TO WEAR WHEN IT'S REALLY HOT? SNEAKERS AND A DRESS!

What to wear when you're feeling hot? I'm sure this is a question that often comes to our mind during these hot summer days, especially if you happen to find yourself in a city, where the heat seems to multiply with the amount of concrete cover areas. Today I'm here to answer this question. Besides the obvious answer- looking for the nearest city park to escape the heat, another way to minimize the unpleasant  feeling of being overheated is by choosing our outfits wisely. The first thing to consider is the material of our clothes. Natural materials are the best options, but if you don't have any cotton or line items at hand, certain cuts can also be helpful. Anything that doesn't stick to your body should do the trick. Think about all the breezy or oversize items you have. Choose A-line dresses or skirts instead of pencil ones. Finally, think about colours. Black attracts the sun rays the most, white the least. Did you know that polar bears actually have black skin so that they can maximize the scarce sun available in the polar regions? Their fur is in fact not so much white as transparent and it is angled so that the sun rays hit the darker skin, not the lighter fur. Nature is a genius, I tell you. So, long story short, to keep cool you should wear white and lighter shades and avoid black and darker shades. In the summer, lighter colours are the way to go. 

THE STORY OF AN OUTFIT
I actually wore this outfit more than once this Summer. If you look closer you'll be able to see that this is my pre-tan outfit, I wore it back in June before I went on my first Croatian vacation on got my tan on. The first time I wore this look was for a walk in the city and I liked it so much I decided to make it my travel outfit. You see, wearing a dress with sneakers is extremely practical. When you're travelling, it is important that you shoes are not only comfortable but also stable. If you have a lot of luggage this is especially the case. You don't want to slip your leg while you're carrying something heavy. Not that I need to worry about carrying my suitcase when I'm travelling with my significant other. One of advantages of being married to a Slavic guy is that he will most likely be more than happy to carry anything  heavy for you. But, back to my point. If you're planning on doing a lot of walking in the summer, better choose a shoe that offers stability not just comfort. Slide ons are comfortable, but are they stable? Sneakers might not seem like the obvious choice, but if you choose sneakers made from cotton/denim/fabric (as I have!) then your feet should be able to breathe just fine. My advice is to take advantage of the sneaker trend while it lasts. In fact, if you ask me, the sneaker and dress combo is the hottest look to go for this summer. If you choose the right dress and sneakers combo you will look hot, but you won't feel hot, if you know what I mean. 

As I pointed out in the introduction, white is a good choice for summer because it helps us with avoiding the overheating. If you feel like all white is to plain for you, maybe the best thing to do is to choose a printed white outfit (like I did). Alternative, you can go for lighter shades of the colours you prefer. Jodie from Jodie's Touch of Style just wrote a lovely post about how you can get the most out of your white items, check it out here. I love white items with prints because it's a way of getting the best out of two worlds. I've always loved prints, but during the summer I also love the comfort that wearing white gives. I suppose that makes this cherry print dress an ideal item for the summer. I do like a statement print.  I decided to keep the accessorizes down to a minimum so I opted for a simple black dress. 
HOW I STYLED IT BEFORE?
You can see how I styled this white cherry print dress before here, here, and here.
See how I styled these pearl socks here and here.
See how I styled these iconic Croatian sneakers before here, here, here, here, here , here , here, here , here , here and here
See how I wore this bag before here, here, and here

DRESS: GRACE KARIN/ BAG: NO NAME/ SNEAKERS: STARTAS
As always, thank you for reading and visiting!

Comments

  1. nice pics dear..I like this combo..
    cute dress
    kisses

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  2. You look so beautiful in your dress! Fresh and gorgeous :)

    Lindifique

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  3. Sembri una bambola, delizioso questo vestitino e mi piace sdrammatizzato con le sneakers!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  4. Dresses are the best for the heat. This outfit is super cute! I did not know that fact about the polar bears. Very interesting. I could use a pair of light sneakers like you have. I have a couple pairs of comfortable walking sandals to keep me as cool as possible. However sometimes we go for a serious walk in the summer like we did this morning. It was incredibly hot and humid! Luckily I brought sandals in the car so I could change right after!

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    1. yes, it was clever of you to bring sandals!

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  5. Oh verty cute dress darling~
    I love it your style
    xx

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  6. Thanks for your visiting my blog 😊 I followed your blog 😊

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  7. Such a lovely summer dress and I like the casual shoes with it - I wear my Converse like this frequently! :)

    I fins loose light colours best in summer too. Once I wore a monochrome black outfit and forgot my water bottle in a heatwave, it was not a good day, haha!

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend :)

    Away From Blue

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  8. You look sooo sweet. I love Sneakers to a dress.

    Many greetings Sabine

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  9. That's such a cute dress to pair up with sneakers. Loving your style!

    Eena ☼ cabin twenty-four

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  10. I'm with you Ivana....wear this sneakers and dresses trend while it's so modern!! Because there just can't be a more comfortable way to get around!!
    XOOX
    Jodie

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  11. Todo es precioso! Espero verte pronto por mi blog! Feliz semana! ♡♡♡

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  12. It's nice to give the heels a bit of a break and wear sneakers with your skirt. I really like this look.

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  13. Thanks a lot :D

    you look fantastic

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  14. I love your dress, thanks for sharing, you look stunning!!!
    xx

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  15. Love this look, Great post!
    I'm following you! X.

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  16. Anche io quando fa tanto clado come in questi giorni indosso paticamente solo vestitini e tutine e sneackers di cotone (perchè a me se sudano i piedi i sandali me li distruggono) !
    Mi piace tantissimo il tuo look, sei adorabile e molto chic! Mi piace tanto la stampa del vestito ed ho apprezzato anche molto la scelta dei calzini, sono super carini! :)
    Baci!
    S
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  17. Che carino questo vestito! Adorabile ed effettivamente sta proprio bene con quelle scarpe!
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  18. What a delightful dress, and your pearly socks and stripey sneakers are just perfect with it. Cotton is the only way to go for me when it's hot, but I'm not sure I'd be comfortable in sneakers. I've been wearing my most comfortable pair of sandals almost constantly, as they're the only pair of shoes I can bear when it's hot. Have a lovely week, Ivana! xxx

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    1. thank you, comfy sandals are a life saviour when it is really hot.

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  19. Such a beautiful dress. That type of dresses are my favorite during summer. I really like how you combine it with sneakers. Elegant and casual in the same time. Thank you for inspiration.

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    1. thank you, I'm glad to hear you enjoy them too.

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  20. Oh i love the Dress. The print is so cute :)And perfect for the summer days.
    You look so lovely.

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  21. I'm loving the fun and whimsy of the cherry print paired with your striped sneakers. You look so chic and comfy! A dress and sneakers is a good idea to beat the heat. It's one of my favorite combinations during the summers as well.

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  22. I'm all about cotton dresses when the heat is on and yours is lovely! Black does look very chic on a hot day but like you, I prefer paler colours that reflect the light.
    Not sure if I could deal with trainers on a hot day, I'm a sandal girl, but they do look cute with your outfit!xxx

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    1. for me cotton trainers are a good option on a hot day, as long as they are from breathable fabric sneakers are my go to item in summer.

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  23. Hi, Ivana! I live in Brazil. It's an tropical country, but these days are really cold. It's one of the most rigorous winters ever. I can't wait to Summer begin! It's my favorite season of the year, and your post makes me want it so much :(
    I love your outfit! The dress is really cute ♥

    Estante Bibliográfica

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  24. I am pretty sensitive when it comes to the heat, that I've resorted to wearing workout clothes on the weekend because it's too hot, haha. Your dress and sneaker combo is really cute!

    Mai
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  25. Such a lovely post Hun, I love this look! x

    Grace Louise || www.gracelouiseofficial.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. That cherry print dress is so fun! I love how you styled it and you're right that sometimes it's best to style wear loose clothing when it's really really hot outside.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  27. You look like you came right of a Mad Men show or any Audrey Hepburn movies! I really love your dress <3

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    1. what a nice compliment! Thank you very much.

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  28. Oh, fantastic post!!
    I really love your outfit and I remember your another styling with the socks with pearls!!
    The cherry pattern dress and strip pattern sneakers are perfect combination.
    Have a lovely weekend, Ivana <3

    akiko

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  29. Hi Ivana, this is a question that often comes to our mind in Rio almost all days in the year. I usually wear dresses very often. Your outfit is realy lovely.
    kisses
    Chris
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  30. Love this dress so much babe such a fun print. Your dress and sneaker combo is perfect, so chic and casual at the same time. I'm also a sneakers girl for sure. Happy Monday Ivana!

    Dheera
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  31. What a lovely dress! The sneakers and the socks are so cute with this dress ;-) Love your look!
    xxxxx Nadine

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    1. You are always so kind Nadine. Thank you and have a great summer!

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  32. You look sooo cool! Have a great week ♥

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