Beat The Heat This Summer While Looking Sharp
Summers can be devastating if you're working or constantly travelling around. Out of the shower, you're all fresh and neat and next minute you're sweating like a pig. In times like these you sit in front of your closet and keep wondering what to wear in order to keep cool in the boiling weather. You have to sacrifice wearing your favorite jackets, for its either look stylish or stay cool in the heat. Worry not, beating summer ain't no mission impossible. With some help and tips you can manage to look sharp even in the harsh summer season.
1) Cotton is your new best friend
Opt for clothing made of breathable materials, such as cotton, linen, or jersey. These fabrics will not constrain your body or cause you to sweat in the heat. They are also great for staying cool and put together, even on a hot weather day. There's a reason why summer styles always include comfy cotton, light linen and other natural fibers. They allow air to circulate and they act like a built-in air conditioner for your body!
Wearing loose clothes allows your body to stay cooler. When you wear clothes that are skin tight, or something too close to skin, that will heat up your body real quick. Even small movements will make you perspire so much. Your blood vessels tend to dilate in summer so that your body can cool itself by letting heat escape through your skin, so make it a point to wear loose and airy clothes to allow your blood to circulate freely.
3) Avoid flimsy fabrics
Lightweight materials are great for hot weather, but they need to have some structure (like embroidery or seams), so they don't cling to you the second you start to sweat. Something like a poncho or an embroidered net top.
4) Say no to dark coloured clothes
Everyone knows dark colours attract more heat. White is your best option, and if not white, any light colour clothes will work. Light gray, tans, whites, they all belong in the summer. They do a great job of reflecting the light away and keeping you cool.
5) Jeans are a big NO NO
Ditch the denim! Keep your legs covered up with linen or tencel pants for weather that reaches high degrees. Doing so you can avoid skin rashes or boils and a lot of other heat related troubles.
Allow yourself to wear shorts and skirts. Showing some skin will only help you but don't forget your doze of SPF. Embrace trends like off-the-shoulder tops and dresses, skinny straps and shorter hems on your shorts and skirts.
You're now ready to walk under the sun. ;)