We're in for another scorcher today, and you're going to need to dress accordingly to beat the heat (unless you've decided to forgo clothes altogether, in which case, godspeed). Here, Racked Philly presents the stores and styles to shop as you ride out the heat wave.?Julie Davis
For the guys, East Passyunk Avenue's Metro Men's Clothing and Chestnut Street's South Moon Under offer lightweight, casual tees, polos, and shorts from labels like Penguin, Ben Sherman, Patagonia, and Fred Perry. (Select items from Penguin have recently been reduced by 20 percent at Metro Men's Clothing.) Headed to the pool? Both stores also carry guys' swim trunks.
Keep it simple with a no-fuss sundress. Flirty, retro-inspired summer sundresses abound at Smak Parlour, and are reasonably priced, to boot. For an even better deal, like Smak Parlour on Facebook to snag 10 percent off your next purchase at the Old City women's boutique.
Protect your peepers with sunglasses from Vagabond. By Costalots, these brown gradient shades are up for the task and score extra points for their glam look and gradient lenses.
Pick up a beach- or pool-ready tote at Scarlet Fiorella. Purses from Melie Bianco and Sondra Roberts are in stock at the Midtown boutique, and include neon and straw styles suitably sized for all of your requisite water-side accompaniments. Better still, Scarlet Fiorella is offering 20 percent off any purchase, now through July 18.
Top it all off with a hat from Scarlett Alley, and create your own shade. Floppy-brimmed sunhats from American accessory label Hat Attack blocks 97.5 to 98 percent of the sun’s UVB rays. Prices range from $45 to $90, with 20 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Skin Cancer Foundation.