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How to Wear Dusters During Summer

This post is sponsored by PinkBlush, however, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make my blog possible everyday.

Happy, happy Monday! Who else is ready to tackle another week head on and get stuff done #girlbossstyle? I am know that I am! This week in NC, it’s going to be about 90 degrees everyday, so I will be tackling this week in skirts and sweat-proof face moisturizer #NoShame. Last weekend, I attended a fun shopping party with my Style Collective babes at Kendra Scott in North Hills. We had such a fun time enjoying desserts from Seasons 52,  some bubbly *Cheers*, shopping & dinner at Firebirds. (Which if you haven’t been, I totally recommend going ASAP – so yummy) This week, I’ll be meeting up with some other bloggers in the area for a summer menu tasting at Seasons 52 in Raleigh. I am super pumped to meet new lovely ladies and enjoy some fun times together.

Anyway, this weekend I will be traveling for a quick trip to DC! I will be attending a fun work meeting on Capitol Hill, surprising my cousin at his dance show and going to my other cousins’ graduation, whew. To say that I am excited would be an under statement for sure! In addition to seeing my family, I am excited to explore a couple DC gems including possibly going to the African American History Museum, which has been on my bucket list since it opened a few months ago. Do y’all have any go-to spots in DC? If so, let me know if the comments and I’ll be sure to add them to my list. I have about 36 hours round-trip, but want to squeeze in as much fun as possible, so I am taking all suggestions.

Anyway, today I am styling this fun floral chiffon duster from PinkBlush. I am also sharing my top 3 tips for wearing dusters during the summer. So, let’s get started.

  1. Make sure your duster is lightweight. I would separate your winter/fall dusters from the ones you wear during the summer. An extra layer of clothing can be extremely uncomfortable in the summer heat, so making sure your duster is lightweight and breathable. When it comes to length, I prefer longer in the summer because I have a extra layer of clothing to sit on if I’m out on the town and the seats are hot.
  2. Wear simple layers underneath. Odds are, your duster is printed or full of bright colors already. So, dressing simple underneath will keep the attention on the duster and not crazy patterns below. However, I would definitely splurge on colorful earrings, a fun necklace or stackable rings to play up your look. I’m wearing a choker from Cynthia 01 Designs & my earrings are from Target. My simple black dress is from Old Navy and is comfy enough to be worn over and over again. It is currently on sale for $13 plus an additional 30% off at checkout – so grab yours now!
  3. Play up your shoes. Your shoes will probably be the only thing people see, outside of your duster, especially if you are wearing simple layers. So, have fun with the shoes! I love these fun tie-up espadrilles from Marc FisherI snagged a pair at my local Belk on clearance but you can only find them in-store for a low priceI have already worn them for 2 days and am so in love with them. I am also thinking about wearing them for my day in DC because they are seriously that comfortable.

So, those are my top 3 tips for styling a duster during the summer. If you don’t know about PinkBlush, you need to check them out right now. I am loved every single piece I have gotten from them and their shipping is super quick. They have a large range of sizes including maternity and plus sizes. I definitely love that women of all shapes and sizes are able to shop here and is a reason why I love sharing on my blog because I know you all, my readers, are gorgeous women of all shapes and sizes.

Well friends, that all that I have for you today. I hope everyone enjoys their week and stays cool in this summer heat. Shop my outfit here & below the pictures. – xo, Azanique 🙂

Dress // Choker // Duster // Shoes // Earrings

 

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79 Comments

  • Reply Dominique

    This duster is so pretty! Love the soft pink shades and your duster tips are on point!

    July 10, 2017 at 9:31 am
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thanks babe

      July 17, 2017 at 1:01 am
  • Reply Tanvi Rastogi (@Tanviidotcom)

    That’s a great neutral color duster. Versatile and easy to pair with so many things.

    ❥ tanvii.com

    July 10, 2017 at 9:41 am
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thanks so much girl!

      July 17, 2017 at 1:01 am
  • Reply Oh to Be a Muse

    I love the shade of this duster and your tip about the shoes. Very important, indeed. Enjoy your busy week ahead.

    July 10, 2017 at 9:55 am
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thank you sweet friend

      July 17, 2017 at 1:02 am
  • Reply Jessica Weinberg (@whatsfordinesq)

    That duster cardigan is so cute! Love the pattern and how light it is. Perfect for summer!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

    July 10, 2017 at 9:59 am
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thank you, Jessica 🙂

      July 17, 2017 at 1:02 am
  • Reply Angelica

    I have been looking for a duster all summer! I definitely love your tips and tricks. Can’t wait to try them!

    xoxo
    Angelica

    http://www.thestrongsuit.co

    July 10, 2017 at 10:47 am
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thanks for stopping by girl!

      July 17, 2017 at 1:02 am
  • Reply jen - http://abeautifulinspiration.com

    Oh just love it!! A duster is so perfect for the summer and is great to have to throw on at night when it cools off a bit. Love the shoes you paired this with!

    July 10, 2017 at 11:26 am
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      So true girl! I love wearing dusters on cool summer nights

      July 17, 2017 at 1:03 am
  • Reply Courtney Bentley

    wow queen! super fabulous tips in wearing that adorable outfit!
    Courtney Bentley || http://www.starsystemz.com

    July 10, 2017 at 12:26 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thank you babe

      July 17, 2017 at 1:07 am
  • Reply Lydia

    Gorgeous outfit, love the shoes!

    http://www.lydstaple.co.uk/

    July 10, 2017 at 12:30 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thanks so much!

      July 17, 2017 at 1:08 am
  • Reply Linda

    Love your outfit! 🙂

    Linda

    July 10, 2017 at 12:33 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thanks girl!

      July 17, 2017 at 1:08 am
  • Reply Lily A. (Beauty With Lily)

    I need to get myself a duster! They are so cute and feminine!
    Loving your wedges!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    July 10, 2017 at 12:40 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thank you sweet friend! Dusters are perfect for cool summer nights

      July 17, 2017 at 1:08 am
  • Reply Carrie

    You look so cute! Love the duster! So jealous of your trip to DC – I haven’t been there since I was a kid! I’ve been wanting to go back so badly!

    Carrie | https://carrieeliseandkho.com/

    July 10, 2017 at 12:56 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thanks babe! It was such a fun trip. Definitely wasn’t long enough

      July 17, 2017 at 1:08 am
  • Reply Debbie Savage

    Thank you so much for the tips! I love the duster you are wearing! You look so gorg!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

    July 10, 2017 at 12:57 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thank you babe

      July 17, 2017 at 1:09 am
  • Reply Stacie LaMothe

    This duster is SO darn cute! Love how light and airy it is!

    July 10, 2017 at 1:18 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thanks doll!

      July 17, 2017 at 1:09 am
  • Reply Brigita Potocki

    Great look and love the duster! I can see that you’re tottally enjoying this outfit 🙂

    Brigita
    http://www.mjzfashion.si

    July 10, 2017 at 1:27 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thanks so much

      July 17, 2017 at 1:09 am
  • Reply Chloe

    Omg! Yes, this kimono is so pretty! I love wearing these in the Summer since it’s so lightweight! 🙂 I love the floral pattern!

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/witch-favorite-color/

    July 10, 2017 at 1:31 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Same here girl!

      July 17, 2017 at 1:10 am
  • Reply laurajaneatelier

    This is such a pretty look, I love that colour on you
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    July 10, 2017 at 2:09 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thank you doll

      July 17, 2017 at 1:13 am
  • Reply Stephanie V Orihood

    love the shoes!

    July 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thanks so much!

      July 17, 2017 at 1:13 am
  • Reply livewellplaytogether

    I hate that I’m not able to make the event at Seasons 52 this week! Have fun! One practical reason for the duster in the summer is to keep the mosquitos away when you go out in the evenings! I love this one that you chose and your tips are excellent!

    July 10, 2017 at 3:14 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      The event was so fun! Hopefully they will have another soon 🙂

      I agree! Dusters give your skin an extra layer of protection without being too hot

      July 17, 2017 at 1:14 am
  • Reply Rachel R Ritlop

    yes!! Love dusters and kimonos! Especially in SoFlo where it’s always hot outside and cold inside, they are perfect transitional pieces!

    July 10, 2017 at 5:52 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      I can’t even imagine FL in the summers! Dusters would be perfect there

      July 17, 2017 at 1:14 am
  • Reply Jessica Collazo

    Love that duster and how you got to styled it. So cute.

    July 10, 2017 at 6:31 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thanks so much!

      July 17, 2017 at 1:15 am
  • Reply kuleighbaker

    Kimonos are my favorite way to cover up while staying cool in the summer! Hope you have the best time in DC!

    July 10, 2017 at 7:51 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thanks girl! It was such a good time

      July 17, 2017 at 1:15 am
  • Reply adriana

    I LOVE this!!! Kimonos and dusters are my favorite, especially for all seasons!

    July 10, 2017 at 8:04 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Same here girl!

      July 17, 2017 at 1:15 am
  • Reply Jenny

    Those shoes are too cute!

    July 10, 2017 at 8:48 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thank you babe

      July 17, 2017 at 1:16 am
  • Reply Leanna Ranieri

    Wow! I love this duster! So cute lady!

    July 10, 2017 at 9:30 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thank you love

      July 17, 2017 at 1:16 am
  • Reply Liz

    Fabulous look! And the print on that duster is so pretty with the simple layers and jewelry 😊

    July 10, 2017 at 9:48 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thanks so much!

      July 17, 2017 at 1:17 am
  • Reply Kate

    This duster is so cute! I love your tip about wearing a long one when sitting on hot seats – that’s one of my least favorite things about summer. As far as DC tips – Georgetown is a beautiful area with great shopping, and the Waterfront Park there is a beautiful place to walk around and take photos. There’s a really great cupcake and coffee place called Baked & Wired that’s very close to the waterfront as well. 🙂

    July 10, 2017 at 9:51 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      OMG the cupcake shop was on my list and I didn’t make it there! I totally have to go next time

      July 17, 2017 at 1:17 am
  • Reply thefashionableaccountant

    You have such a beautiful smile! Seeing you smile, makes me smile! I love dusters too and this one is perfect for summer.

    July 10, 2017 at 9:55 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      You’re so sweet! Thank you babe

      July 17, 2017 at 1:18 am
  • Reply layersofchic

    such a gorgeous kimono, i love the soft pink color!
    http://www.layersofchic.com

    July 10, 2017 at 10:22 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thanks girl!

      July 17, 2017 at 1:18 am
  • Reply Marie Goldstein

    Those shoes look amazing!! Think I might need to get a pair.

    July 10, 2017 at 10:45 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      They are so comfy! I totally recommend

      July 17, 2017 at 1:18 am
  • Reply bykikisol

    I am always in the mood for a light weighted blush duster. It goes great with the weather and light enough that you won’t be dripping with sweat! very cute look!

    July 10, 2017 at 11:30 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Yes, girl! I totally agree

      July 17, 2017 at 1:19 am
  • Reply Sydney

    So Pretty! Thanks for the travel wardrobe tips. Love the duster – so perfect for a complete look.

    July 10, 2017 at 11:37 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thanks for stopping by babe

      July 17, 2017 at 1:19 am
  • Reply Alexis

    Such a cute duster and I love the contrast with the black and brown.

    July 11, 2017 at 1:19 am
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thanks love

      July 17, 2017 at 1:19 am
  • Reply Kait

    I love that it adds such a POP of color to your black outfit. Beautiful, girl xx

    July 11, 2017 at 7:43 am
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      So fun, right?! Thanks girl

      July 17, 2017 at 1:19 am
  • Reply Ying-NavigatingAdulthood

    This is such a fun summer piece! I love the soft pink and the floral print of the one you modeled.

    July 11, 2017 at 8:10 am
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thanks so much!

      July 17, 2017 at 1:20 am
  • Reply Lee

    Have fun in DC! You gave some great tips for wearing a duster. Love the tip about shoes. We head to Savannah this weekend for our vacation.
    xo, lee

    July 11, 2017 at 9:47 am
  • Reply midlifemargaritas

    Love your style!

    July 11, 2017 at 10:18 am
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Thanks so much

      July 17, 2017 at 1:39 am
  • Reply Nicole Simonetti (@nicoleeigh)

    I’m all about wearing dusters year round – the key, like you said, is to make sure they’re lightweight. love yours featured here! x, nicole // http://www.nicoleeigh.com

    July 11, 2017 at 11:21 am
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Yes girl yes! I love dusters

      July 17, 2017 at 1:39 am
  • Reply Carly Delengowski

    I’m all about dusters/kimonos because i’m so insecure about my arms! I love this one.
    xx Carly | http://www.thecarlycollective.com

    July 11, 2017 at 11:35 am
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      Same here girl!

      July 17, 2017 at 1:39 am
  • Reply LaToya C

    This is such a cute duster! And great tips, especially about playing up the shoes! Enjoy your time in DC! And I look forward to seeing you at Seasons 52!

    July 11, 2017 at 9:13 pm
  • Reply Greta Hollar (@greta_hollar)

    I love light layers like this during the summer! I’m always cold and get chilly in restaurants so I always have a duster with me!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    July 11, 2017 at 10:49 pm
    • Reply Azanique Rawl

      I totally agree! I am always freezing

      July 17, 2017 at 1:38 am
  • Reply rebeccalately

    This is the perfect way to wear a duster in the summer. It’s so flowy and pretty!

    July 13, 2017 at 10:05 am
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