I really wasn’t sure what to make of the theme “Hot to Trot” – my first thought was to pick hot colours or maybe dressing for hot weather. This outfit combines both of those elements. And everyone turns lobster red when they get too hot don’t they? I’m obsessed with this print from Fabienne Chapot. I first bought a frilled wrap dress in this print before discovering other lobster print pieces by my favourite Dutch brand. My diligent searches on eBay turned up a top and trousers in the same print.
A lightweight shirt dress is ideal for humid summer weather as they’re light and airy without being too revealing. This dress has a matching fabric belt but I switched it for a faux leather one instead. I’m not a fan of those skinny fabric belts – they never seem to stay tied securely and I’m constantly adjusting them. This wide belt is really old but has proved to be a very useful accessory. To complete the outfit I added a chunky necklace I bought on eBay, sunglasses from a vintage shop and bag from Zara.
SHOP THE LOOK
“Summers here in Arizona are the time when you wear things that are loose and feel good. I’m actually wearing a thrifted yellow dress for my top, (don’t believe me? I included the photo) and then this colorful, thrifted maxi skirt. Absolutely everything is thrifted and works for our 100-degree weather.”
“Hot to trot – that’s the T6 theme this month – it means different things to different people.
For me it’s sexy equestrian; there’s something sooooo alluring about jodhpurs and a riding crop…
…and especially this dressage inspired look.
I feel like a character from a Jilly Cooper novel….
I’ve never read ‘Riders’ but I think they were all pretty ‘hot to trot’!!!”
“I chose this navy dress (that I thrifted for $1!) for the Hot to Trot theme because I always reach for dresses or skirts when I want to stay cool. Plus, this one has a plunging neckline that’s a little sexy, perfect for the other meaning of the theme…Wink wink.”
“When Jodie announced the theme I had to Google it first because I had no idea what she meant. I got from Google: eager to have sex. Well, I was sure Jodie didn’t mean that. Then I understood that it meant that you didn’t feel like doing anything. And then I understood that you actually felt like doing something! So I still don’t get it but I do have an outfit for you. This dress is years old and I actually only wear it at home. On such a nice long warm summer evening were I still want to look nice instead of sitting all evening in shorts that I already wore hole day. This dress fits so wonderfully, is sleeveless, stretchy and short enough for a summer evening at home. The dress is from Vinted and also has pockets! So, hot to trot to do nothing but sit and enjoy a summer evening, or hot to trot because I can’t wait to enjoy a summer evening! Hope you still understand what I mean, lol!”
“I struggled with this hot to trot theme and then after a meditative yoga session, it all came to me! I focused on red for the hot part and horses and cowgirl boots for the trot part. My red satin slip skirt, red tank top, and brown cowgirl boots were all purchased second hand and my brown corduroy ruana (which has horses and other Native American motifs embroidered on it) was handmade by me a few weeks ago. The rest of my accessories (belt, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces) are old from my personal collection. The only recently purchased brand new item is my red/burgundy Panama hat which I think emphasized the theme perfectly! Red hot from my head down with trotting boots on my feet!”
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