Why is it in the middle of winter we long for the summer heat, then as soon as temperatures begin to rise we complain wishing winter was back! With summer now in full swing, and the days already counting down to the end – let’s enjoy the heat and do all we can to beat the summer heat.
If you’re anything like us, fashion never takes a backseat while you try and survive the heat waves of summer, and it shouldn’t have to. With these simple steps on how to stay cool and be sweat free this summer.
During the work week, staying work appropriate and cool in summer can be a challenge. Sometimes we just want to throw on our swim suit and be able to jump in a pool (I know we have felt like this in the past week!). When choosing your workweek wardrobe for summer, there are a few simple things to keep in mind to make the day more comfortable…
Choose loose layers for the office:
While your office most likely has the AC blasting, the commute between home and work may not be as fortunate. Just like the winter months, wear layers. This allows you to add or take away depending on where your day brings you. Opting for loose layers will help your body breathe and stay cool, even in the heat.
Avoid synthetic fabrics like polyester and nylon as these trap heat and air against your body, causing your body temperatures to rise and cause more sweating. Despite these clothes often having a more affordable price tag, try to veer away from them. Choosing clothes that are made from natural fibers like cotton, bamboo, silk, wool and linen will make it easier for your body to breathe and cool itself down during the hot days. These fabrics also have a more luxurious feel to them keeping you comfortable throughout the day, and in the hot summer heat feeling comfortable is something that can be hard to come by. Wearing layers will help keep you feeling dry and cool, as nothing is worse when you have your clothes sticking to you (yes we all know that feeling!) Wearing an undershirt under your dresses and tops will help eliminate the lingering heat and sweat, allowing your body to start doing what it knows best and cooling itself down.
Choose your footwear wisely:
It is said that shoes can make or break an outfit, and finding office appropriate footwear for women can be far from fun. For the summer months be smart and make sure your footwear is: appropriate, practical and comfortable. If you can choose a minimal heel height and if you can’t choose a shoe with a chunky heel. As the heat generally causes our feet to swell, the chunky heel will help with comfort allowing more support for the feet. If you are looking for a strappy sandal, look for something that doesn’t have a million straps, or when first put on feel tight. These will lead to your feet bulging out of the shoe as the day draws to an end, a not so pleasant sight. On hot, hot days try wearing an open shoe, as this will also aid in your bodies ability to cool itself down.
Summer heat beauty routine:
Get creative with your hairstyles! Try some different ways to pull the hair off your face and the back of your neck. Eliminating the weight of your hair on your back will cool you down and allow a breeze to get to you easier.
The best tools to keep in your work bag to beat the summer heat:
- Milk Makeup Cooling Water: for quick refreshers throughout the day
- Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens: helps eliminate oil and shine, while the green tea extract helps cool the skin
- Leaves of Trees Natural Deodorants: it is so discreet you won’t mind carrying it around in your purse
With that all said and done, there is no real way to beat the summer heat! Stay hydrated during the heat waves and keep small snacks on hand. Try to keep comfort in your mind while dressing for the heat, as you don’t want to be dealing with shifting waist bands, constrictive tops all while trying to stay cool and dry!
Have a good week!