Many of my summer weekends have been spent in Arizona, in the cities of Lake Havasu or Parker, boating and swimming in Lake Havasu and the Colorado River. This area is my happy place, full of clean water, clear blue skies, a desert landscape, boats, nice people and sunshine. But it is HOT. SO HOT. Like, 110 – 120 degrees hot.
Dressing for the river means you need breathable fabrics? when you can’t just be in your bikini. (Although you can pretty much always be in your bikini by the river).
This white and black palm tree print shirt is ideal for this incredibly hot and dry weather. In fact, I purchased it at the little on-site boutique at the Naked Turtle Bar and Grill in Havasu!?
I love the pretty palm tree print, and how it mixes white and black (two of my favorite colors to wear). The flowy layers are cute, and the fabric is thin and wicks sweat away. It also looks cute over a black bikini top from Victoria’s Secret.
I paired the flowy top with tight black high-waisted shorts from Charlotte Russe. These shorts are so comfortable and have a flattering fit. The three gold buttons make me feel very nautical!”
At the river, you’re often barefoot in the water or on a boat, but the ground is scalding hot, so you need shoes that you can slip on and off as needed. These black and gold chain sandals from Forever 21 do the job well!
To emphasize (and avoid clashing with) the three gold buttons on the shorts, I chose gold jewelry. This giraffe necklace is from J.Crew, and my left-hand ring is from Forever 21.
How do you dress for extreme heat? Let me know in the comments!”