Arizona Midday | Beat-the-Heat Summer Style

Summer in Arizona may be a “dry heat,” but hot is hot. Raise your hand if you’re ready to escape to the beach and salty ocean breezes! Yes!! We’ve got your beat-the-heat wardrobe essentials covered, whether you’re beach bound or staying home. I recently chatted with the new host of Arizona Midday, Vanessa Ramirez (@vanessa_host), about the latest summer styles from the go-to brand for tall women, Liv Tall, and one of our favorite local boutiques, Vida Moulin. Share which look is your favorite in the comment section below!

Watch the segment on NBC Channel 12’s Arizona Midday.

Shop the Looks!

Look 1 | THE most versatile vacation piece ever is the duster, since it moves seamlessly from a casual layering piece to a swimsuit coverup to a sexy jacket for cocktails over your classic LBD. We’ve styled it as a casual chic outfit here, layering it over a papaya-colored bodysuit, relaxed shorts and glam gold slides. Model: Angela Zdrale (@livtall).

Liv Tall duster, bodysuit and shorts, Target bag, and her own shoes.

Model Sidebar: Owner of Liv Tall + co-founder of The Power of 3 Consulting, Angela had always dreamed of designing fashionable clothes for tall women. At 6’1″, she has been frustrated by the lack of stylish choices her entire life. Until 2020, she had a highly successfully career in the luxury fashion industry, when she was laid off due to the pandemic. Angela seized upon the opportunity to follow her dream and Liv Tall was born!

Look 2 | On Afi, we’ve styled this vacay-perfect duster as a glam swimsuit coverup, ideal for a day at the pool. Layer on gold jewelry and add a raffia designer bag + platform sandals for a paparazzi-worthy ensemble. Model: Afi Maita (@afiliketaffy).

Liv Tall duster, Meet.Curve swimsuit, Rad & Rae earrings, Gorjana necklaces, BudhaGirl bangles, The Lifestyled Co shoes, Saint Laurent handbag.

Model Sidebar: Afi is a talented stylist and personal shopper, and her Instagram page – Afi Like Taffy – is chockfull of style inspo and must-have pieces. Her personal style is a combination of glamorous, bold and feminine — we love it all!

Look 3 | The corset detailing (haute trend alert!) and high leg slit gives this sweet sundress an edgy vibe. Perfect for vacay or a daytime-casual special event, we love it paired with a hat and heels or flats. Model: Laura Madden (@iamlauramadden + @refashionedart).

For Love & Lemons dress from Vida Moulin and her own shoes.

Model Sidebar: Laura is an artist, sustainable fashion advocate and influencer. In 2019, she decided to pursue her art professionally and founded ReFashioned Art. She creates modern, abstract, fashionable art using repurposed materials to align with her mission of merging style + sustainability and helping people live a stylish lifestyle by creating luxury at home. Featured in news outlets such as Modern Luxury, Arizona Foothills and local TV stations, ReFashioned Art’s mission is to “Create More Style. Less Waste.” More info: , & Instagram @iamlauramadden + @ReFashionedArt

Look 4 | Dress up your distressed denim with a sweet cropped eyelet top featuring feminine ruffles and voluminous sleeves (haute trend alert!). Pair with wedges or your favorite tee and slides for the beach. Jean shorts are a summer essential! Model: Christina Keller (My mini-me… when on summer break, she models for mom. 😍)

For Love & Lemons top and Pistola shorts, both from Vida Moulin, and her own shoes.

Look 5 |Perfect for special occasions or date night, this single-sleeve, romantic floral stunner is an entrance maker, especially when paired with a gorgeous Italian-made bag by Sage Aubrey. Model: Samantha Grothusen (@samantha_grothusen)

ASTR the Label dress and Sage Aubrey bag (in store only or on Sage Aubrey), both from Vida Moulin, and model’s own shoes.

Model Sidebar: Beautiful Samantha has graced a number of magazine covers, modeled in countless photo shoots (including British Vogue!), appeared in dozens of TV segments, and walked the runways of Phoenix and LA Fashion Weeks, plus Miami Swim Week.

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