My favorite season of the year is summer.
But how can you look put-together while surviving in such hot and humid weather? Especially in a professional setting, for example?
The ideas and advice I’ll provide you are appropriate for both hot and humid areas.
So, if you’re planning a tropical holiday, these ideas will come in handy.
The Right Fabrics
Fabrics that breathe well are ideal.
Some fibers absorb sweat better than others and simply breathe better. They also dry much quicker.
Cotton, linen, modal (a cotton derivative that is similar to but better than cotton), or tencel are examples.
Just to name a few of the most well-known fibers. In terms of natural fibers, these are the most widely used.
Linen can be difficult to maintain. It can wrinkle when you wear it, behind the knees for example. If you don’t let it flat dry after washing it, it may lose some of its shape. It’s a terrific material to wear when it’s incredibly hot outside in the summer.
Polyester, nylon, and acetate are examples of fibers that do not perform well when it is really hot. Acetate is a non-breathable fabric regardless of how hot it is. As well as silk.
Even though silk is a natural fiber, it isn’t the best choice when it’s really hot and humid outside. Suppose you’re wearing a silk top. It actually adheres to your back when you start sweating. If you’ve ever worn silk tops, you know how it feels. As a result, silk does not perform well when it is extremely hot outside.
There are, however, exceptions to the rules. When synthetic fibers are treated for this purpose, they work admirably.
For example, tennis shirts are made of performance polyester. They’re for sporting events. As a result, they are addressed in athleisure, athletic wear, and performance wear.
However, most ready-to-wear apparel that is widely accessible on the market is not highly breathable.
Then, once you’ve chosen the perfect fibers that you enjoy and feel comfortable in, make sure that the garments you buy are the lightest weight.
Cotton poplin, for example, is a very thin, tight, but breathable cotton weave. It’s about as light as it gets, and it’s fantastic to wear in the summer.
Knitted jerseys, particularly thin ones, are also quite useful since they do not crease. It will dry faster if you move it around a little. Overall, much better than woven fabrics.
Avoid dark and stick to light colors. Because black absorbs heat, you’ll feel the heat even more intensely and sweat even more. Dark hues are the same way.
To have the opposite effect, stick as near to white and light hues as possible.
Houses in warm areas, such as Greece, are painted white precisely for this purpose. Instead of absorbing light, it is reflected.
Prints are another technique I can share with you. Because sweat stains are more difficult to see on prints.
Smartly Cut Clothes
The third tip is to look for well-cut clothing.
It’s a good idea to wear clothes that don’t touch your legs. A-line skirts, skater skirts, and maxi dresses with side slits, open backs, or both are examples. Or any combination of the aforementioned.
Because anything that allows air to circulate around and between your legs creates a wonderful flowing impression. If you’re wearing a floor-length maxi dress with no opening, you’re essentially creating a greenhouse for your legs. Slits and holes in various places are fantastic.
The same goes for the rest of your dress, not just your legs. Try to stick to boxy shapes and cuts. Nothing that is skin-tight or body-con.
For example, a woven blouse in very lightweight poplin with thin straps is fantastic!
Cut-out fabrics and mesh fabrics are also airy possibilities, but they still cover your body visibly, so you won’t appear to be going out naked.
If you must wear trousers because you are in a professional office setting, consider palazzo pants, which are wide-legged and just touch you around the waist. The rest is fully flowing, with a high waistline.
Avoid heavy fabrics, particularly jeans. Especially if they are slim or skinny, because the fabric is really thick. Jeans are a very dense fabric. It’s not what you need on a day like this.
If you’re wearing a sleeveless top, which is a good idea because it eliminates the sleeve fabric, make sure there’s enough room beneath your armpit to avoid a sweat mark.
The Right Shoes
Finding the correct shoes is tip number four. That is also extremely significant.
Sandals are certainly the best option. They simply allow your feet to breathe. They reduce odors by allowing your feet to dry more quickly.
If you must wear something other than sandals in a more professional workplace setting, avoid rubber. That means skipping the footwear. Rubber has a poor ability to breathe. Even with the small spots on the surface that vintage sneakers have. Avoid leather if at all possible.
Instead, look for fabric shoes that you can wear with cotton socks to help absorb any excess dampness.
If the odors persist, I recommend putting a small amount of talc inside the fabric shoe and on the feet before putting on your socks. This absorbs humidity excellently and neutralizes odors. It also dries quickly.
Change the Accessories
Fingers, toes, and feet swell in the summer. As a result, you’ll notice that your rings no longer fit you properly. You also sweat under the ring. It is not at all good for the skin.
Sweaty skin combined with metal is a nasty combo. That’s why I don’t wear my typical ring assortment on hot days. Instead, consider putting on some earrings.
Because you’re not wearing any other jewelry, it’s a good time to experiment with statement items.
What about some funky sunglasses?
You can go for a bold look to go with the statement earrings, and shielding your eyes from UV rays is always a good idea, right?
Then, in terms of the bag, you can go for a mini-clutch type purse that only holds the essentials. On such a hot day, you don’t want to add to your weight.
Then there’s a cross-body, very thin shoulder strap that keeps touch with your skin to a minimum. When it’s hot and humid outside, the worst thing you can do is wear a backpack, if you know what I mean.
Save Time on Makeup
Your foundation will melt when it’s hot and humid outside. It will need to be fixed numerous times every day. Instead, skip the foundation entirely. Allow your skin to breathe. It is desperately in need.
It will also help to avoid breakouts since when you sweat, your pores become clogged much more quickly. The greatest skin you can do for it is to leave it entirely naked.
Spray thermal water on your face and gently massage with a cloth to eliminate all the debris to maintain your skin clean and hydrated throughout the day.
On such a day, the finest skin care you can perform is that.