Many of our friends have outdoor kitchens and entertaining areas by their pools, so we are often invited to join them for early evening gatherings.
After many such evenings, I have learned what works best for me at hot outdoor events. Choose lightweight, great fitting pieces in light colors. Wear very little makeup or jewelry, and always wear sunglasses. Do not wear heels because there might be standing or walking on the grass.
Foundation will quickly begin sliding down my face in little beige streams in hot weather, so I don’t wear it. I do add a bright lipstick carefully and lightly applied. Eyeshadow in the crease and lower part of the top lid, eyeliner on the top lash line, and a few swipes of mascara on the top lashes only, and the makeup is done. Hair looks best when it is allowed to move and curl as it will in the humidity.
White pants that are not too tight in the waistband are essential so that muffin top can be avoided as much as possible. A thicker white tank top with a scoop neckline is next. (If the material is too thin, it clings and shows way too many jiggly bits.) I often start with this combo and then add accessories to dress it up or down as the occasion calls for. On this evening, I was dressed for a casual event, so I wore a lightweight kimono and a straw tote.
The wedge shoes are from Dillard’s a couple of years ago. The necklaces are by French Kande. The tank and pants are from Chico’s.