Today we have teamed up with the amazing Suzanne Bernie, founder and Managing Director of Coathanger, to on how to look good in the heat – something we might not be thinking about right now with this awful weather in Dubai but you can grantee the heat will be with us very soon!!
Whether you’re travelling to somewhere exotic for vacation or live in a country where temperatures can reach scorching levels during summer, it can be hard to look good in the heat whilst feeling comfortable and fresh. Nothing can ruin a hot and sunny day more than feeling sweaty and restricted by your clothes!
Find out how to look good in the heat in 5 easy steps!
Choose Lightweight Fabrics
In tropical climates the general rule is to select clothes made out of natural fabrics such as cotton or linen as these hold the least weight and are breathable, allowing air to penetrate the fabric and keep you cool. Other thicker fabrics that contain synthetic fibres trap in the heat rather than let it circulate which will make you feel uncomfortable.
Opt for looser fitting clothes rather than slim fit styles that will cling to your skin; garments that glide over your figure and don’t have a lot of fabric touching your skin are perfect for hot weather. For days where you want to cover up from the sun but still want to feel cool, an unlined summer jacket is a great option. A lightweight denim jacket is a more stylish alternative to a cardigan and can be tied around your waist for a laid back look.
Accessorise For The Sun
The sun is very damaging to your eyes and skin, so whilst you want to enjoy your hot summer days you also want to stay protected! Invest in a wide-brimmed straw hat that allows air flow through the gaps in between the weave so your hair and head are protected from dangerous sun rays whilst you’re looking fabulous. Of course, don’t forget your sunglasses!
Wear Lighter Colours
Did you know that dark shades of black, blue and purple generate thermal energy when they are exposed to strong sunlight? This is why we opt for lighter colours in the summer months, as lighter colours generate much less thermal energy which keeps us cooler for longer! Try wearing whites, creams, yellows and pastille colours instead.
Pack Away Your Jeans
Unfortunately, summer means banishing your beloved skinny jeans to the back of the wardrobe for a while! Denim in high temperatures is uncomfortable and unpractical; look for chinos, shorts or lightweight linen trousers as an alternative. If you’re not a lover of dresses or skirts, roll up some full length chinos for a chic everyday look.
Embrace the Cut Out Trend
Cut out garments are hot on trend this summer so not only will you look cool, but you’ll feel cool too! Don’t forget to apply sun cream when wearing cut out garments to the areas of your body that are on show to protect your skin from the sun.
A bit more about Suzanne – Based in London; Suzanne is a leading fashion stylist who works with people to revamp their style and develop a better relationship with their fashion choices. With over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry and having founded Coathanger in 2002, Suzanne and her team of personal stylist’s aim to help people to step out of their comfort zones and develop a whole new outlook on the role fashion plays in our everyday lives – check out here website here: Coathanger