Five Stylish Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

Tropical hot weather is wonderful when you’re on holiday and can get around in sarongs, swimsuits, or little cotton dresses, but when a professional image is required in your workplace, beating the heat while looking presentable can be quite a challenge. Trains are hot and stuffy, walking to work leaves you as sweaty as an hour at the gym, and only offices with air-conditioning offer any sort of respite. Still, it’s possible to be chic on even the hottest of days. Here are our tips on how to keep your cool and look pretty stylish while doing so:

Opt for natural fibres

Cotton, silk, linen – these fibres come from nature, which means they breathe beautifully, allowing air through to cool skin. They also absorb perspiration far better than synthetic fibres, making them a far more comfortable choice for hot days.

Wear light or bright colours

Dark colours tend to absorb heat, while whites and bright colours reflect it. Bonus: It’s always nice to wear a shot of colour on a sunshiny day

Choose loose silhouettes

Clothing that clings and bunches can chafe over-heated skin, as well as being very unforgiving to perspiration marks. Looser shapes that slide over your figure allow air to circulate between you and your garment, keeping you cooler.

Cover up

It may sound strange to wear more clothing than less in hot weather, but when your skin is covered it’s shaded from the sun, keeping you cool. However, see our previous point – looser shapes are going to be far more comfortable than clingy fabrics. Think flowing maxi skirts, soft blouses, cotton or linen suits.

Accessorise

While it may not technically help you beat the heat, choosing the right accessories will add a sharp, stylish edge to a less structured ensemble. Sleek shoes and a smart handbag can elevate a simple skirt and t-shirt combo, or a statement necklace can add style to a plain tank top.

And there you have it – five ways to keep your style mojo from melting away in the summer heat. These wonderful warm days won’t last forever, so let’s make the most of them while they’re here.

Styling you for success,

xx Bukky

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Bukky Ayoade

Bukky Ayoade is a Stylist to Senior Professionals, Business Owners & Ministry Leaders. She is passionate about empowering women, help them to look and feel great by showing them how to dress and style their unique bodies. She believes that great style breeds confidence and success and is on a mission to make that happen for her clients. Contact Bukky or find her on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn for more styling tips and advice.

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