Of course you do. The heat out there is OPPRESSIVE. Your clothes shouldn't be. When the temperature rises to scary tangible and thick levels, we all just want to be as unencumbered as possible. Less is most definitely more, you guys. Here are five fashion items you won't regret getting your hands on.
Either buy or pull from the depths of your closet the lightest, whitest, and breeziest thing you can find. Bonus points if it's slightly structured on top and you can go bra-less (if you're in a, um, position to go bra-less). White is great because it reflects light instead of attracting it, like black. Also it does a great job of showing off a tan (achieved naturally using a high SPF or faked; never from a tanning bed, of course).
Get a hat. Pull it down low over your eyes and relish in how much shade it brings! And how much more mysterious you feel and look.
Same concept as the dress; bare as much skin as possible. These sandals are chunky enough in design to anchor a floaty, flimsy frock, but they won't suffocate.
Hair bows are back in a big way (just ask manrepeller.com), and the best time to try out this trend is NOW because it is so hot you don't even CARE what you use to put up your hair, you just want it off your neck as soon as possible. So why not reach for this adorable, striped bow instead of that raggedy, falling-apart hair elastic that's currently on your wrist?
I'm not asking you to take off your jewelry (and don't you dare suggest that I remove mine), but it's a good idea to lighten your load. Save the heavy stuff for another season. Try a slim-n-sexy pair of geometrically fierce earrings with a ponytail. Instantly cool AND chic.