Summer is the time for beach trips with friends, road trips with your buddies, and romantic getaway with your special someone. If you think showing some skin this summer is the only way to beat the heat, you might be missing some tricks to keep you stylish at the same time cool. So, keep on reading for our 5 fashion hacks that will keep you not only cool but also stylish this summer.
- Keep your clothes loose and avoid flimsy fabrics.
Apart from sexy cuts and open back styles on your outfits, going for looser fabrics will keep you cool and fresh under the sun. The less fabric you have actually touching your body, the cooler you will be. That’s why a loose and free-flowing maxi dress will keep you cooler than a pair of shorts and a form-fitting tank top. Also, choose clothes in natural fabrics for where cotton will make you more comfortable than polyester or rayon as it absorbs sweat and dries faster compared to synthetic ones. Remember, lightweight fabrics are great for hot weather, but they need to have a little structure so that they don’t just cling to your body the second you start to sweat.
- Cover up with accessories to protect you from the sun.
If you think umbrellas are the only accessory to protect you from the sun, think again. Since direct sunlight not only damages your skin, but also raises your body temperature, bring shade with you wherever you go by wearing a wide-brimmed hat or wearing a chic pair of sunglasses that flatter your face shape. Umbrellas may be a bit bulky on your bag, so trade them to a lightweight scarf that you can drape over your shoulders or head whenever you feel like you are getting a bit too much sun. Also, you may think of it a headband that can keep your hair off your neck.
- Leave your backpack at home in favor of a small crossbody or tote bag.
The last thing you want on a hot day is a huge backpack stuck to your back, making you sweat. Just like the street style stars, opt for a woven tote bag, satchel bag, or sling bag that can accommodate all your essentials while keeping your hands free. Just opt for a versatile color that will go perfectly with all your summer outfits.
- Stick to light colors and only wear unlined pieces.
Remember, dark colors absorb light and heat while light colors reflect them which make you feel cooler. Apart from it, only wear unlined jackets, skirts, tops and dresses as the typical linings are often synthetic, which mean it won’t breathe well and will leave you feeling like you are walking around inside your own private sauna. Chambray jumpsuits and cotton dresses are perfect to keep your summer looks fashion-forward at the same time breezy.
- Wear as little jewelry as possible.
Though ring stacking, necklace layering, and arm party may sound trendy, they can be a bit uncomfortable under the sun. Statement earrings may be fine since they don’t really touch much of your skin, but necklaces, bracelets, and rings can often be more trouble than they’re worth once temperatures start to rise. Think of lightweight chains that can stick to your skin and heavy necklaces that trap your shirt against your chest. Since metals get hot, better opt for one dainty necklace or a pair of statement earrings to make a bold statement for you. With our fashion hacks, you’ll surely be able to beat the heat this season with style.