10 Ways To Be Stylish, Not Sweaty, This Summer
As we rapidly approach mid-summer the mercury is rising, meaning more trips to the beach, evenings out with friends and, of course, being unbearably hot and sticky. But we can help, with ten summer fashion tips to keep you cool.
1. Light and bright
Light colours not only look cool and breezy, but they will keep you cool during those long sunshiney days, rather than absorbing the sun like darker tones. Whites and creams will keep the heat at bay, like the beautifully detailed Ric Rac Scallop Trim Sleeveless button down shirt, perfect worn over shorts or paired with high waisted trousers for a more refined look.
2. The cold shoulder
One of the biggest trends this summer is anything and everything off the shoulder. Offering a cheeky glimpse of tanned skin and collarbone, this trend is the perfect mix of demure and daring. The ideal top for hot summer days, this Striped Shirred top is 100% cotton and offers a relaxed fit, perfect for the beach or a casual evening out.
3. Keeping it natural
Nothing is as breathable as a natural fabric, so you’ll want to be wearing a lot of cottons and linens when the temperature soars. It’s hard to go past a classic white cotton tee, like the Arnie Tee, either worn oversized with some denim shorts for the ladies or with a colourful pair of shorts for the fellas.
4. The up-do is a do
You can be wearing the perfect hot weather outfit, but there is nothing that will burn you up more than long hair worn down. You wouldn’t wear a scarf in the middle of summer, so why have your hair out? Experiment with different high ponytails or a messy bun during the day and simple up-dos in the evening. An up-do will give any outfit a more polished look and you’ll be able to stay cool a lot easier.
5. Oversized everything
Slip dresses, A-line dresses and all oversized, loose fitting pieces are right on trend, as the 90s aesthetic continues to into the new year. To tap into this trend and enjoy the comfort of a quick, relaxed outfit try the Go Your Own Way oversized A-line dress. Worn with bare legs and boots, this dress is effortless cool that will keep you cool.
6. That’s the hat
And the oversized trend extends beyond shirts and dresses to large brimmed hats. These hats can go from poolside to family function with ease, and cover up that messy, just-got-out-of-the-pool hair in the process. Choose one in a bright, bold colour to add some summer fun to a simple outfit.
7. Floaty, free and feminine
One perk of the ridiculous Australian heat is the ability to wear summer dresses day and night, with no need for a jacket ruining your outfit. And nothing says summer like a brightly coloured or patterned dress! Make a statement in the Uno Cotton Sheen Sleeveless Dress, in bold summery green or don the Spot The Difference Silk Shift Dress for a light and flowing feel and fun design.
8. Sand and sandals
Summer means not just holidays for you, but for your toes too – it’s sandal time! And it’s all about colour and fun this season. Nothing embodies this more than the Willow Flatform Wedge Sandal. With it’s bright stripes and 5.5cm heel, it is a marriage of comfort and style. Invest in a good pair of sandals at the start of the season and revel in their comfort as they take you from beach to bar!
9. Water, water, everywhere
One thing that complements every outfit is clear, radiant skin. And while a sheen of sweat may give the appearance of glowing skin, it’s likely that you’re actually just hot, sticky and dehydrated. It’s vital to drink at least two litres of water daily in order to maintain bright, hydrated skin.
10. Bags a clutch
Clutches are your go to bag for summer. Not sticking to your side like an oversized tote, and ready to simply accessorise almost any outfit this Textured Leather Wrist Wallet can be popped into your handbag by day and paired with a dress and heels by night.