Surviving summer doesn't mean living in flip-flops and cutoffs 24/7. For a night out on the town or even lunch with the ladies, it's best to avoid looking like you're heading to the pool, and a pair of statement heels like these by Blonde Ambition will really fit the bill. The mixture of color, pattern and texture are a sure remedy for the summertime blahs, and they're also a huge step up from your lawn mowing shoes.

And since the last thing you want to do in the heat is tote around a giant handbag, switch it out for a sassy clutch and only carry the essentials. Look for one with an eye-catching print or a bright color and you'll also lessen your chances of leaving it camouflaged in the corner of some restaurant booth.

House of Harlow 1960 'Marley' Snake Print Clutch, Nordstrom | Blonde Ambition 'Renata' Sandal, Lolabella Boutique