When the summer heat gets too much, the last thing you feel like doing is spending an hour raiding your wardrobe trying to find a cool outfit to wear. At the same time, you don’t want to leave the house looking anything but your best. What to do?

According to former Revenge actress and co-founder of the hit blog Ring My Bell Ashley Madekwe, the following three rules will have you looking fabulous all summer long with little effort.


Rule 1: Wear a breezy top

When it’s excruciatingly hot, you want the air to be able to reach your skin, allowing it to breathe. A light cotton cami is perfect for covering up while staying cool. A cami can also take you through the seasons by teaming it with a blazer in the cooler months.

Rule 2: Denim shorts 

Every summer wardrobe should contain a pair of cutoff denim shorts. Don’t have them? Get hacking at a pair of old jeans, which often make the best cutoffs, better and cheaper than any in the stores!

Rule 3: Flats 

Comfort is key when it comes to keeping cool and at a casual barbecue, for example, a good pair of flats can be your best friend. For a flat that can go with anything, opt for a ballet flat in a neutral colour.