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What (Not) to Wear This Summer

Today we're talking about the dos and donts of summer dressing, despite the fact that tomorrow's weather forecast calls for snow. (That's right, snow.)

Summer means sandals, and certain styles work for certain occasions. Don't wear flip-flops to work unless you're a lifeguard. And don't wear them if you're going to be on your feet all day either. Although comfortable, it's been shown that flip-flops don't provide your feet with the support they need.

Another don't is short shorts. We're here to tell you what your best friends won't: short shorts rarely look flattering on any of us. Even if you've got the figure to pull them off, there's a chance you'll end up lookin' like a hoochie. Flattering and temperature-wise alternatives include capris, bermuda shorts and cropped pants as well as dresses and skirts.

Speaking of which, the dress is still a must-have item for everyone's summer wardrobe. We're partial to the ever stylish and versatile shirt dresses which have been cropping up in stores everywhere. Dresses keep you cool and look fabulous on any woman. The best part: you toss on one garment and you're good to go.