Eco Chick Debates: What Are the Biggest Summertime Fashion Don'ts?

Summertime is hot and humid, and that means it’s time to break out those sandals and sunnies, and warm on up to some summer fun. But, before we dive into the heat wave, Eco-chick asked our friends their opinions on summertime no-no’s! Here’s what they had to say:

What are some of your least-favorite hot weather looks? What do women seem to get sartorially wrong as the mercury rises?

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The biggest misstep women make in the summer is not investing in a good slip. Most summer fabrics are obviously lightweight and by nature somewhat sheer. I see women all over town wearing see-through dresses. It’s fine for the beach but not at a restaurant and certainly not the office. This leads into where most women go wrong in summer dressing: they don’t take it seriously. Just because it’s hot out, doesn’t mean you should let you style go.

– Kate Mcgregor, owner of sustainable fashion boutiques Kaight on the LES and Brooklyn, NYC.


One look tops it all for me: Capants. The fusion of capris and pants into some altogether bizarre short pant for women not sure they want to show too much. While I understand not every women has a hot pair of legs, there are ways of bringing up the pant to at least knee level or even wearing a gauzy maxi skirt. The capant is just a fashion sin and needs to be abolished.

-Amy DuFault, Managing and Fashion editor of EcoSalon


It should be a crime to wear beautiful sandals or strappy heels with unpedicured feet in my opinion! I’m also not a fan of the lobster-like sunburned look. Who ever said natural skin wasn’t vogue? I’m hoping more women trade in their tanning oil for a healthy SPF. A touch of sun is sexy but overly tanned skin looks trashy!

– Lindsay E. Brown, writer for eco-chick, and owner of brownlovesgreen.com

Haley Sherif holds a B.F.A. in creative nonfiction writing from Emerson College. Born & raised in Manhattan, she's currently living in Brooklyn pursuing her dream to write. As an eager fourteen year old she originally joined the Eco-Chick team as an intern, several years later she's happy to be back. Her writing and design projects can be found on her personal site, haleykamilla.com, as well as on The Culture-ist and later and in Perversion's June, 2016 issue.