Turn up the heat: How to look hot but keep cool this summer

Skirt and vest ($35) and blouse ($20), Glam Factory; Estee sandal ($199), Donald Pliner; earrings and ring, (vintage, price upon request), Jeweler’s Daughter.
Photo: Wade Vandervort

For countless Las Vegans, summertime in the desert is the start of a truly epic season: weekends by the pool, scenic road trips and excursions through the region’s sprawling hills and mountains. For the fashion-conscious, it also means preparing for some serious wardrobe gymnastics; after all, looking your best in triple-digit weather isn’t always an easy feat. But if you have the right essentials in your closet, we’re confident you can look effortlessly chic no matter where you’re headed. This season is all about breezy, flowing fabrics (think cotton, linen and chambray) that will keep you cool all day. Skin-baring bathing suits add a mix of classic vintage with nods to ’50s and ’60s silhouettes, all retrofitted for an updated look. Light, creamy color palates are infused with bright swatches of color (think: zesty oranges and effervescent reds) to make every outfit pop. Get dressed and hitch a ride to the hip new Cottonwood Station eatery in the scenic village of Blue Diamond, where modern meets the Wild West. What are you waiting for? Slip on a pair of sandals, grab your camera and go. After all, this is what summer memories are made of.

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      Marysia swimsuit ($334), Neiman Marcus; earrings (price upon request), Jeweler’s Daughter.

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      PEDI Joe’s Jeans Jacket ($298)and AG Denim 360 Jeans ($198), Neiman Marcus; scarf and slides ($20), Glam Factory; hat (price upon request), Indigo Moon Vintage.

      VANESSA Mustard Seed Dress ($52), Fashion and Fairytales Boutique; vintage estate necklace, bracelet and rings (price upon request), Jeweler’s Daughter.

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      Alexis dress ($594), Neiman Marcus; Stardust earrings (price upon request), Jeweler’s Daughter; Poppy shoes, $328, Donald Pliner.

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      Collection Red Label XXXX suit ($1095), Eton tie ($145), Edward Armah pocket square ($75), Leather Island belt ($125) and Circle of Gentlemen Oldrich dress shirt, ($265), Stitched; Dale oxfords ($285), Donald Pliner.

    Photography Wade Vandervort

    Models Pedi and Vanessa

    Styling Tiffany Weekes

    Makeup Natasha Chamberlin using MAC Cosmetics

    Hair Amanda Hainer using Paul Mitchell

    Hair and Makup Assistant Tamanda Kucik

    Art Direction Corlene Byrd

    Photo Assistant Yasmina Chavez

    Location Accomodation Cottonwood Station

    Hair Products

    For Vanessa Paul Mitchell products: Invisiblewear Boomerang, Hydrocream Whip and Fast Form

    For Pedi Paul Mitchell, Invisiblewear Boomerang, The Cream and Mitch Construction Paste

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