Current September Favorites to Beat the Heat

If you are anything like me, I would skip right over the September heat. Walking five minutes results in a hard-core sweat, which I’m sure nobody finds comfortable. September’s muggy weather prompted me to dig deeper into my limited college wardrobe. What outfits won’t make me look like a wet dog but will still keep me comfortable in the air-conditioning? 

Well, my friends, here are some of my current September go-to’s that fit perfectly into my coffee-shop aesthetic. I hope these become some of your new favorite pieces too!

MOM JEANS, MOM JEANS, MOM JEANS! These jeans are a staple piece in my closet. This particular pair is from Eddie Bauer, and they are quite literally my mom’s jeans. The rips, however, I designed on my own. With a little help from a pair of old tweezers, sandpaper, and a washer, these jeans reached peak DIY destruction. Loose enough to remain cool yet tight enough to stay up on my waist, mom jeans are a timeless piece to anybody’s closet. 

 

The next item in this particular outfit is a top ordered from Zaful. It comes as a two-piece set (the shorts are also striped) and fits like a gem. The orange stripes allow for a fall-like vibe while the cropped aspect provides a great summer-looking contrast. 

For accessories, I added a simple gold necklace and watch. I often try to match my shoes and belt, so to finish it off, I found a brown belt and it paired with Birkenstocks to complete this look. 

Not feeling jeans but want to keep it classy? This beautiful dress from Anthropologie has you covered! The dress looks a tad odd on its own but a bralette and a navy blue tank top underneath is sure to spice up this look.

Typically, I enjoy wearing this dress with a pair of platform heels. However, I prefer not to break my wallet when I shop. Instead of purchasing a $70-plus pair of platform sandals, I stopped by my local Famous Footwear and bought a pair for less than $40! Add a scrunchie, and you’re golden.

Before I leave my dorm, I am always sure to quickly spritz Mario Badescu’s rosewater on my face, as well as a dab Love Beauty and Planet’s coconut-scented lotion on my hands. 

Hopefully, these outfits inspire you to dig a little deeper into your closet and imagination, while keeping the heat in mind!