I like to look somewhat covered up in the summer. This works for me if I utilize light weight breathable clothing. I usually have plenty of cotton on in the heat. I love the look of a gauzy skirt with a loosely belted or tied on shirt.I like the look of shorts to the knees with a tank top with a very light weight loosely woven sweater. The loose layers are actually cooler than one more fitted top. Have you worked out how to feel cool and still look chic in the summer?