Fashion

How to Stay Chic in the Heat

When it comes to spending time the sun, we’re all guilty of not taking care of ourselves properly, under preparing and ultimately becoming a hot mess. We’re making this a thing of the past with our guide on how to stay chic in the heat. Soaring temperatures shouldn’t have to mean sweat patches and really short shorts. Read on for all things, fabrics, fashion, cooling and soothing.

First things first, it’s vital that you’re in the know when it comes to materials. Choose cotton, linen, viscose and seersucker for the most breathable fabrics. No matter whether you’re an occasional deodorant spritzer or carry your roll on with you at all times, take the time to consider the fabrics you’re buying to avoid over heating when temperatures soar.

Men

#1

Choose looser fitting clothes where appropriate, and try to avoid wearing dark colours as these tend to absorb more heat – leaving you rather sticky.

#2

Ditch the suit jacket – you’ll only end up carrying it around with you all day let’s be honest. If a jacket is a must try to stay clear of any lined tailoring.

#3

Opt for more casual button up shirts like a Cuban collar or a V neckline shirt like this linen Orlebar Brown Waffle shirt which was inspired by Mediterranean fishermen.

Women

#1

Choose breathable shoes, noone likes sweaty feet. On REALLY warm days, swap shoes that cover your whole foot like trainers and boots to sandals and sliders to give a little air to your feet.

#2

Squinting really isn’t chic, so don’t get caught without your sunglasses when you’re out and about. Channel some serious 70’s vibes with these octagonal Chloe sunglasses, providing you with 100% UVA protection and unquestionable style.

#3

Allow some air circulation and embrace the floaty skirt, dress and baggy top look.

Beauty and Grooming

#1

Ladies, wearing lots of makeup in the heat can be disastrous, nobody likes to physically feel their makeup falling off their face. So, if you can wear a little less and avoid a heavy coverage you’ll look and feel a lot better. Opt for a CC cream or tinted moisturiser that contains SPF like the BY TERRY cover expert foundation and BY TERRY moisturising CC cream.

#2

Top tip number two, get yourself a face mist. Soothe your flushed cheeks and calm your complexion with this Omoroviza Queen of Hungry face mist. It harnesses the power of Hungarian thermal water to provide long lasting hydration and restore suppleness to the skin for a naturally radiant finish and will leave you smelling beautiful.

#3

If you’ve over dosed on vitamin D don’t panic, we’ve got just the thing to cool you down, help with over exposure to the sun and soothe post peeling skin. Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask is perfect for your dry and irritated skin and your new sun saviour.

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Words by Emma Bowkett



Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Writer and expert