As many look to fall fashion and how to dress for the cooler months, I’m addressing these last few weeks of summer. Because it’s still hot outside! And the last thing I want is for you to show up in life as a sweaty mess!
To help you feel fresh and look good in the heat, there are 3 main guidelines to follow. You don’t have to apply each one, but the more you incorporate into your outfit the more put together you’ll feel.
Click play to watch the video where I share how the heat ruined my outfit. Basically I didn’t follow my own advice, and now you can learn from my mistakes!
And read on for the 3 tips to beat the heat with your wardrobe choices!
Not all fabrics are created equal. In fact, some will wreak havoc in the heat. Synthetics like polyester, nylon and acrylic feel more clammy because the manmade consistencies trap warmth near your body.
Natural fabrics like cotton and linen are your best choices as they’re breathable and breezy. I also like silk because it’s super lightweight. Just be mindful that silk will show sweat so go sleeveless on sweltering days.
Athletic fabrics are another option. Because of the sweat wicking technology, you won’t get bogged down with moisture.
There’s a reason loose and flow-y clothes reign supreme in warm weather. They’re more comfortable! Tight clothes cling in the heat and make your body temperature rise. You know that feeling of sweat dripping down your back and causing your clothes to stick? It won’t happen when you’re in baggier silhouettes.
Are you a no white after labor day kind of person? If so, I’m asking you to reconsider. First off, that rule has been be debunked by Emily Post, the etiquette queen herself. Secondly, white is chic. And lastly, it’s key when you want to keep cool. Pastels are also a good choice. (And if you want to be on trend with the Fall 2019 palette, look at pistachio and pale purple.)
To breeze through these last weeks of summer when it’s still hot and humid, pay attention to what you wear. Choose natural fabrics, looser silhouettes and light colors.
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