The summer is half-way gone, and it hasn’t been that hot here in the UK. But that doesn’t mean it’s not hot elsewhere in the world. Perhaps you are still yet to go on a holiday, and you would like to know how to not to boil alive. And so I thought I would give you a few styling tips and tricks on how to keep cool in hot weather.
Keep it Light in Colour
Opt for lighter colours rather than dark ones. Dark colours absorb light, and therefore they make you feel like you’re boiling alive. BUT beware of grey. Yes, grey is essentially a light colour, but it makes every drop of sweat way too visible. No one wants to walk around with sweaty circles around their armpits, am I right?
Keep the Fabric Natural
Have you ever noticed that your polyester top feels like a little sauna when it’s hot outside? Yes, that’s what it is. Basically. On the other hand, materials such as cotton are much more breathable. It also absorbs sweat better than polyester and dries faster as well.
Keep it Loose
Wearing a large flowy garment in hot weather will be much bearable than wearing a small and clingy one. Trust me. There’s a good reason why I tend to wear large maxi dresses in summer rather than clingy mini dresses. It doesn’t stick to the skin and even creates a nice little breeze when you walk. This is not a maxi dress, and it’s black which is not ideal for days spent in sunlight, but it’s flowy and therefore keeps me cool in the hot weather.
Keep the Accessories Minimal
Jewellery, particularly heavy necklaces, and bracelets cling to your skin and make it sweat underneath. Keep it light-weight with a nice minimal chain necklace or bracelet, and a pair of studs in your ears. Although, large earrings are not that much of a big deal as they don’t touch your skin. The same goes for handbags and backpacks. Keep them small if you can. Large handbags and backpacks will just stick to your side or back, and once again, you will end up with a sweaty patch underneath.
Okay, these were my four little tips to get you through the hot summer weather. I hope you enjoyed and perhaps learned something new.
See you soon!
xoxo, S. V.