Hi humidity. Looks like you've already met my frizzy hair and melting makeup. And my sticky leather car seats. Thanks a ton.
Sweating much? I mean, perspiring? Glistening?
Soooo, what to wear when it’s stinkin' hot outside? Keep reading.
First, Warm Weather Shapewear - does it exist?
Next, what to wear to the office on a hot day.
In this heat, you don’t want anything touching you. No extra layers except maybe the thin shapewear. So what if you need to be in a suit for an important day at work, or a funeral, or an interview or a board meeting?
No dark colors.
Instead of putting on a suit jacket, wear it over your shoulders. This gesture shows your respect for the meeting or event, but sensibility toward the heat. Plus, when you get inside, it’s bound to be freezing, so you’re prepared.
Wear dresses instead of pant suits or skirt suits.
What to wear on a normal weekday when it's stinkin' hot.
For the casual set, blue jeans just won’t do in high heat, and sometimes white jeans can be too hot, too. They fit waaay to close to the skin. Opt for linen, cotton, modal, viscose or polyester. Polyester, by the way, has improved vastly since the days of yore when it was looked down upon by people like us. Polyester is cool, machine-washable and never has to be ironed.
How about a dress instead of pants or shorts? No muu-muu’s please, a la Mrs. Roper. A shorter dress is cooler anyway. So much cooler. Reduces leg sweating. I know, right?! Cotton, linen, anything that will breathe is what you want. Belt your sundresses to add a bit of sophistication. And shape. Also, check the hem – if it’s too short to wear anywhere other than the beach, there may be enough hem to let out and wear around town.
Your Warm Weather Beauty Routine
Now, for your beauty routine. Skip foundation. Just add bronzer. Even on your eyelids so you can skip eyeshadow.
Skip blow-drying your hair to keep your body temp low- just dry the front and sides, and then sweep all your hair up into a pony-tail. Your hair will have more body if you don’t dry it all the way.
I feel cooler already. Thanks for reading and if you want to shop all the cool looks inside the July Style Vault, get in there! Items are selling fast because there are so many good deals.
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Stay cool all you lovely ladies!