Doesn’t it seem like the summers get hotter each year? You have to break out the sunscreen to avoid burns, but that’s not all. You also have to adjust your wardrobe, or you’ll be a sweaty mess by the end of the day. If you want to look and feel your best this summer, follow these styling tips for the summer heat.
- Stay Loose With Summer Dresses
Does your summer wardrobe usually consist of tight tanks and shorts? You might rock the look, but a flowy maxi dress will keep you cooler (and cuter). Loose-fitting dresses don’t hug your body, so you don’t have to worry about the fabric making you hot. Plus, these dresses are so on point, you’ll be turning heads everywhere you go.
- Change Your Bra
Padded bras might be your best friend in the colder months, but they will make you sweat like crazy in the summer. Ditch your padded bras and replace them with unlined bralettes. You’ll feel cooler and more confident and won’t have to run home for a bra change before you meet the gals for drinks after work.
You might think an unlined bralette isn’t right for you because you need lots of support. Fortunately, you can find ones that offer excellent support, so you can throw one on, regardless of your needs.
- Stay Natural
Natural fabrics do an excellent job of keeping you cool and absorbing your sweat, while rayon and polyester do the opposite. When buying summer dresses, look for natural fabrics. People will be amazed that you can go all day long without breaking a sweat when you wear one of these dresses.
- Keep It Simple
Embellishments are fun a way to showcase your personality. They can also make you extremely hot in the summer months. Metals and beads have their place but don’t bring out dresses with these embellishments when it heats up. Keep them in the back of your closet for now and bring them back out when the heat dissipates.
You can still showcase your personality by looking for dresses with fun patterns. A fun or funky pattern doesn’t add to the weight of the garment, so you can have a great look without the sweat.
- Top It Off With a Hat or Scarf
You’ve found the perfect summer dress, but you still have a problem. The sun is beating down on your head and shoulders and making you hot. You can stay fashionably cool by adding a scarf or a wide-brimmed hat to your look. If you go with the scarf, you have the option of putting it on your head or simply draping it around your shoulders. Either way, people will love the accessory and marvel at how cool you look.
Beat the Heat This Summer
Summer is a time for having fun, and that includes having some fun with fashion. Change up your closet by adding some lightweight summer dresses and accessories. The right style will help you beat the heat this summer.