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    20 Things From Aerie For People Who Love Summer But Hate Heat

    It's gonna be your coolest summer yet...and I'm not just talking about the temperature. 😎

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    1. A sexy satin corset crop top since it will keep you physically cool but bring the heat in other ways, AKA you'll be looking straight 🔥.

    Model in the pink top with neon bra underneath and shrugging pink cardigan off shoulders

    2. An adorable wide brim floral bucket hat to prove once and for all that this style of hat can indeed be super duper cute and just as fashionable as it is practical. Tie the chin strap so you don't lose it in a cool ocean breeze.

    Model tipping the brim of the green and white floral patterned bucket hat

    3. A soft and lightweight flowy short for when you almost want to wear a skirt but don't feel like dealing with the potential for chafing or having the skirt blow around. Twirl, spin, and move about to your heart's content in these adorable — and quite comfy — bottoms, knowing everything's covered and supported.

    Model in the emerald green shorts

    4. A oversized button-up that's perfect for slipping on over your swimsuit but also works great as a cool and casual shirt paired with shorts. Pretty sure this can cover about 99% of your summertime fashion needs.

    Model sitting on the beach wearing the white button up open over yellow bikini

    5. A wrap one-piece bathing suit because the only way to truly cool off in hot weather is with a refreshing swim — and this ridiculously stylish suit will have you feeling like the coolest, most confident baddie on the beach. I bought this bathing suit three years ago, and well, to say I'm obsessed is a bit of an understatement. I feel absolutely AMAZING when I wear it, and I must look it, too, because I always get compliments.

    6. A ribbed midi dress since the ruched side slit is not only super duper stylish, but also allows more airflow, meaning it'll keep you looking and feeling even cooler.

    7. A pair of fleece shorties if you're someone who has a hard time parting with their beloved sweats when the hot weather arrives — now you can lounge in all the same comfort, only without overheating!

    Model on a tennis court holding up a medal wearing the grey shorties with waistband rolled over black undershorts

    8. A pair of large claw clips to keep your hair — yes, even super thick hair — off your neck in style. And don't worry, reviewers say they're both comfy and secure.

    Model using the tan clip to pull back top part of hair in half-up, half-down style

    9. A textured sarong so you can transform your bikini bottoms into a chic skirt. Just wrap this around, tie at the waist and you're ready for some activities away from the surf.

    Model wearing the white striped muslin sarong tied at waist

    10. A pair of athletic shorts to wear while you tackle all your summer hikes and workouts, or even when you just want to relax in some comfy athleisure.

    Model in the black shorts

    11. A pair of round sunglasses because hot weather usually means the sun is shining in your eyes — these will make it so you can actually stop squinting and see things when you step outside! Plus, you'll look super chic.

    Model wearing the tan sunglasses

    12. A ribbed tank that's here to fill the position of "ultimate summertime staple." Notable achievements include the unbelievably soft cotton fabric, stylish scoop neck, and slightly longer length. I've heard enough — hired!

    Model stretching in the pink tank and skirt with plaid flannel worn open

    13. A fit and flare ruched dress with an open upper back for when you need an outfit to match your flirty feminine energy. Romantic picnic in a field of flowers, anyone? 🌸

    14. A Sorel platform sandal to let those feet breathe in serious style. Get ready for all your outfits to reach a new ~height~ of fashion in these babies.

    The tan two strap platform sandals

    15. An athletic dress that just might be what summer dreams are made of — buttery-soft fabric that's comfy, stretchy, and breathable. Add to that adjustable cross-back straps, built-in shorts, and a pocket, and why even bother wearing anything else this season?!

    Model stretching arms overhead in the black dress

    16. A longline snap bralette featuring a seamless construction, which means no more pesky underarm chafing when you're sweating nonstop under the hot summer sun. Plus, this can be worn as a top all on its own or as a comfy bra under a tee.

    Model leaning over in the pink bralette top

    17. A pair of ribbed bike shorts if you're ready for something new in your warm weather wardrobe. With wide striped texturing and lettuce hem detailing, these chic baddies are the fashionable athleisure upgrade you've been waiting for.

    Model in the black shorts with matching crop top

    18. A high-low halter maxi dress because sometimes even the thought of having fabric on my shoulders and upper back makes me start sweating. But this dress completely solves that issue — and it does so in a way that's quite stylish, might I add.

    Model standing on bow of boat in the printed dress

    19. A reversible cropped T-shirt for two trendy styles in one top — wear the twist in the front or the back. Either way looks stylish and will keep you feeling cool!

    20. A longline plunge bikini top, because the stunning deep v-neck cut and fun crinkle-textured fabric is a combo you really can't go wrong with. Unlike other triangle tops, this one is perfect for big and small chests alike, which means anyone and everyone can cool off with a refreshing plunge in the lake!

    Model in the pink plunge bikini top

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