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Hot Summer Fashion

Hot Country Fashion
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Summer is here, and with it comes the hot weather, which necessitates climate-appropriate clothes. Since it’s hot and sticky, layers of attire are shed and more skin is bared.

Accessories — like sunglasses — are critical, as are light fabrics.

We’ve rounded up five of the snazziest fashion and style trends for 2013, as demonstrated by your favorite country acts. From short shorts, to tight tees, to loose updos, country music’s A-listers have found stylish ways to keep cool, never sacrificing looking good in order to be comfortable. In fact, these looks manage to do both!


Cat-Eyed Sunglasses

Inspired by Miranda Lambert



Protecting your eyes is paramount, especially in summer months. Stylish sunglasses, like the retro, cat-eyed shades Miranda Lambert is wearing in pink — her favorite color — serve a dual purpose. They shield the delicate skin around the eyes and they look adorable on her. They perfectly match her vintage blue dress, too. The best thing about cat-eyed shades is that they look good on everyone and with everything. They’re universal.

Rick Diamond, Getty Images
Rick Diamond, Getty Images


Tight T-Shirts

Inspired by Hunter Hayes



While it might seem counterintuitive to wear a clingy piece of clothing during these hot and humid months, Hunter Hayes‘ tight T-shirts are stylish and breathable. One needn’t sacrifice fashion for functionality. This dark, but lightly constructed tee looks great on his trim torso and won’t make him sweat.

Michael Loccisano, Getty Images
Michael Loccisano, Getty Images


Loose Updo Hair

Inspired by Carrie Underwood



Sleek and polished strands are impossible to maintain in wet, sticky, warm air, so a low-maintenance, half-up, half-down ‘do like the one Carrie Underwood is rocking here is perfect. Who needs hair sticking to the back of their neck on a 90-degree day? No one! This intentionally messy look requires a few styling products to achieve effortless bedhead curls or waves, as well as some bobby pins. But it’s easy to create and beats the heat.

Rick Diamond, Getty Images
Rick Diamond, Getty Images


Short Shorts

Inspired by Taylor Swift



Short shorts are another way to stay comfortable in the oppressive summer heat. Plus, they are a solid means of showing off your stems. Taylor Swift has been wearing high-waisted black short shorts on stage and off, and it’s an upscale, classy take on a trend that could veer towards trashy and too revealing! Swift’s tailored (no pun intended) bottoms are chic, crisp and ladylike. Why not try ’em yourself?

Christopher Polk, Getty Images
Christopher Polk, Getty Images



Inspired by Kacey Musgrave



Kacey Musgraves expertly rocks the denim look, which never, ever goes out of style. Here, she pairs almost dangerously short Daisy Dukes with a graphic print tee and a cropped jacket. It’s a pulled-together look that anyone can wear, and the jacket is perfect for those nights when there is a chill in the air, or when you’re at a beach bonfire party. Just be sure to keep it country with a pair of cowboy boots. This is also an accessible, easy to replicate look!

Jason Merritt, Getty Images
Jason Merritt, Getty Images

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