ashley madekwe’s fashion rules for surviving the summer heat

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.