Easy Breezy – Cool Summer Clothes And Accessories

Contributor post by Catherine from DesignsByCnC

During these hot sultry days of summer it is often very difficult to keep ourselves cool and yet be able to dress both fashionably and stylishly.  We’ve all experienced that moment when we get ourselves put together in the morning to head out the door-perfect outfit, makeup and hair just right.  Then you step outside and the excessive humidity hits you.  All of a sudden you are transformed into a dripping wet mess.

So how can you stay cool and comfortable and still look great?  One suggestion is to keep your clothes loose.  The less fabric you have actually touching your body, the cooler you will be. This allows more airflow on your skin which will help cool you down.

I posed this question to the members of the Etsy Christmas In July Team.  Here are their suggestions along with stylish clothes and accessories to help you look your best during the dog days of summer.

beverly from designbcb says:

I am never without a glass of water when it’s hot in the summer. I have a 20 ounce travel mug that I fill with ice and then water and it gets filled again every hour. I stay very well hydrated and I do my photography before noon or after three. It’s been close to 100 for the past few days and even being outside and not moving around a lot brings on the sweat. The water is a necessity.


Rainbow Cotton Halter Top

Melissa R from missy69 added:

We live in Florida, so the heat and humidity is awful this time of year. My best advice to beat the heat, is don’t do anything, lol. Just kidding, to keep cool we spend a lot of time at our local springs where the water is very cold and refreshing. It is 70 degrees all year, or 72, the springs water temp. For an awesome swim suit cover up, check out my item below.


Girl’s Crochet Beach Cover Up

Susan Fowler from SSFDesigns replied:

Summer here in Washington state is never as hot as some states but when we do have those lazy days of summer I love to take a nap in the shade and drift off listening to the sounds of the day, the breeze, birds and the sound of children playing in the sprinkler of pool


Womens Vintage Summer Cotton Dress

Sue and Misty from shabbyshopgirls answered:

Vintage Children’s clothing are extremely trendy right now! This adorable 2 pc. summer outfit is from the 1950s and is a cute and cool outfit made from a breezy seersucker material for those hot summer days!


Vintage Two Piece Sunsuit

CIJ – Summer Fashion

Contributor post by Megha of byTheArtBug

Summer is one of my favorite seasons – the outdoors, light clothes, the beach, florals, vacations and what not!

A season full of fun and adventures.

Here are some lovely Summer Fashion options:

Vintage Paper Hat | White Cream Straw Hat | Two Vintage Brimmed Sun Hats | Summer Hipster Indie

These lacy light white hats would be a perfect screen from the summer sun. From: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/Collectique

Collectique describes them as, “Casual and elegant look, a vintage cream colored paper hat and white sun hat. Charming worn with the rims down or up. Nice versatile elegant shapes.”

Ooak crochet  vest white with FREE shipping cotton, irish crochet bridal lacy delicate elegant .

Lovely hand crocheted Summery Vest, with an elegant lacy design! From: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/byTheCrochetBug

Natasha from bythecrochetbug says, “This vest is made with Irish crochet technique which is a very old art of crocheting.Here motifs are made first which are then joined together with delicate crochet mesh.These pieces are very light and lacy perfect for summer. Irish crochet is a method which produces very delicate and beautiful fabric which lasts almost forever. As any damaged motif can be simply be removed and replaced. No two Irish crochet pieces are the same.”

Pinafore Top Girls July 4th Blowout SALE - Size 6/7 Blue Gingham Vintage Linen Summer Fashion, Flower Basket Embroidery

Adorable Summer blue dress! From: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/GreenbriarCreations

Sue from Greenbriarcreations says, “This little girls pinafore was one of the original items when I started my shop two years ago. The front features a really cute flower basket dress scarf. The rest of the shirt is a cool cotton gingham in Dorothy Gale blue! Perfect for summer!”

Womens Floral Reto Dress Everday sleeveless Sundress in Green and Yellow with flower print. Size 14. Vintage Style Spring Fashion Dress..

This flowery Retro Sundress is a perfect choice for this Summer! From: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/SSFDesigns

Susan from SSFDesigns says, “I had so much fun playing with fabrics to come up with the perfect ones for this summer dress. It was one of the first dresses that I designed so I will always love it.”

30% OFF Set Cameo Pendant Ring  Fatty Collection Woman Flower Dress Victorian Jewelry Antique Bronze Long Chain.

Beautiful piece of Victorian Jewelry. From: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/MONIBU

Mow from MONIBU says, “We live in a world where image and outer beauty is more important than inner beauty. This collection is a tribute to all women that we don’t have a body 10 but we are great people.”

Women's Small Clutch Bag Passport Purse Quilted Monogrammed Custom Personalized teal brown peridot green

What a sweet floral bag to carry the essentials on all your summer adventures! From: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/BeadsandThreadsbyAmy

Amy from BeadsandThreadsbyAmy Says, “I purchased this pattern to create a small bag for my niece’s birthday. I filled it with all sorts of “girly” things- lip gloss, fingernail polish, lotion. It turned out so well that I decided to create them for gifts for my teacher’s aides and friends. Depending on the length strap you choose, they are perfect for a variety of uses- passports and boarding passes while traveling, a small purse for the bare necessities, a make-up bag, a camera bag, etc. I have quite the stash of fabrics, and they are totally customizable (and personalized at no extra charge).”

ChristmasinJuly 20% Sale Vintage Sleeveless Tropicalprint Vacation Dress

This lovely Floral Dress screams Summer! From: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/NoveltyandThings

NoveltyandThings says,” I am a sucker for things vintage especially vintage fashion and houseware. As for vintage fashion prints and bright colors are among my favorite picks. These remind me of my summer beach vacations airy and care free.”

Quilted blue denim patchwork bag with sequins - Greek Wave design - upcycled denim

How about an Upcycled Cool Blue Denim Patchwork Bag! From: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/ChickenJungle

ChickenJungle says, “I’ve always liked to make patchwork using small bits of fabric, incorporating things like sequins, buttons, beads, vintage lace…the possibilities are endless. Blue denim and sequins are an irresistible combination. I made this patchwork bag using blue denim jeans as the body, and for the front pocket I made this quilted patchwork Greek wave in watery blue. The sequins on the front and around the straps make it glitter like water in sunlight. When I made this, I envisioned a swimming pool I had seen long ago – a pool with this wave pattern in a blue tile mosaic around the rim. I also thought of ocean waves and the beach.”

Jewel Toned Crackle Beads with White Jade  Beaded Necklace,  NB101

Jewel Toned Beaded Necklace, Sweet and Elegant! From: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/rosepetalsjewelry

Rose from Rosepetalsjewelry says, “I found these white jade beads at a street market in Turkey. I love white as a background and knew I would be flooded with ideas for them. This is just one of the many pieces I’ve made with them.”

Have a lovely Summer Everyone!