Summer is in full swing here in Savannah and with that comes some serious heat and humidity. While I can’t save your hair, I can provide some advice to keep yourself cool. Below I’ve listed five tips to help you dress for the heat while still looking your best.
Wear loose clothing and avoid clothes that are tight or fitted to keep cool. The blouse below provides a lot of room and air and the wide leg pants don’t cling a bit which allows my skin to breathe.
Wear light colors: lighter colors don’t trap heat as much and will allow the sun to bounce right off of you. Dark colors tend to attract and absorb heat which is exactly what you want to avoid. Bonus: light colors are perfectly in season!
Carry a lightweight scarf to drape on your shoulders or back so that your skin isn’t exposed to the sun. While adding an extra layer may seem counter intuitive, it is more important to keep your skin covered both for the health of your skin as well as a way of keeping cool.
Look for unlined blazers, skirts and dresses. Any lining is an extra layer of fabric that is unnecessary during the summer heat. Not to mention, lining is often made in a silk or synthetic fabric that will trap heat, so keep an eye out for unlined pieces.
Speaking of synthetic fibers, wear clothes with natural fibers (cotton and linen) as opposed to polyester or any other synthetic fabric which will trap your body heat and increase your chances of sweating. When you do sweat (we all do!) natural fibers dry quicker than synthetic.