This post really should have been called, “How to stay stylish when it’s hot as balls out.” But really, that’s the theme of this blog and just one post won’t cover it.
Despite what fashion magazines may be saying is on trend this season, it’s hard to shop for stylish outfits when it’s crazy hot out. Layering is a no. Light “spring” jackets are only realistic indoors. And it’s so easy to fall into the jeans-and-a-tank top style rut.
For starters, hopefully, you’re already armed with your desert lifestyle basics and now want to spruce up your wardrobe with some of this summer’s hottest fashion trends. So how do you shop for fun summer styles that won’t make you sweat? Something cute, chic and that won’t make you melt? Keep these three tips in mind when shopping summer fashions.
Just say no to silk and satin. It may look nice and cool, but it sure is awesome at showing off sweat stains. Go ahead and skip on fabrics like satin, silk and polyester which will leave very visible sweat stains and don’t breathe very well. Instead, opt for something more lightweight and natural fabrics like cotton, rayon or linen.
Clingy styles will make you sweat. It’s as simple as that. So no matter how much bodycon looks may be in vogue, they’re the last thing I’m thinking about if I’m going to be out in the sun all day. All that fabric sticking to your body is enough to make me sweat just thinking about it.
Instead, opt for something easy, breezy and flowy. I’m always on the lookout for loose tops, dresses and anything “breathable” that won’t stick to my skin and make me sweat.
Tip –> If you can’t avoid wearing something clingy, try some underarm apparel shields to protect your tops and dresses from sweat stains.
White is one of summer’s hottest colors. But this is AZ. White+sweat=no bueno. If you’re worried you may very well melt when outside, try something in a print, bright or dark color instead.
However, the caveat to this is white does reflect light while dark colors absorb light and heat. If you are less of a sweater and want to risk the light colors to stay cool, try layering a tank underneath to absorb any sweat.
What are your tips for shopping for sweat-free fashions?