Your plan for staving off the heat in flip-flops and a bikini works only at the beach.
Consider Bandit, MaryEllen Harley’s clothing line, your antidote for a sweltering city summer.
The locally made collection of throw-on tops and dresses works for lazy days when you can’t be bothered to even pull a zipper; loose arm holes and airy silhouettes offer instant AC.
Bits of Victorian lace are reimagined as feminine tanks, while breezy shifts made from embroidered tablecloths do double-duty as beachy cover-ups and laid-back date attire. Find neutral shades of cream and sooty gray with subtle stripes and ombre effects; Harley uses everything from powdered Moroccan dyes to Rit pulled off the supermarket shelf.
See? No sweat at all.
Available at Reward, 55 North Second Street (267-773-8675 or rewardproject.com), $98-$198.
Photo: Courtesy of Bandit