It’s hot, like really, really hot. So hot that the thought of clothes alone makes you sweat. Living in New York you experience the hottest Summers and the coldest winters. Not wanting to sacrifice my style for intense heat, I did some research on what’s best to wear during these hot hot hot Summers. And the answers lie in FIT + FABRIC.
When it’s scorching outside you want to go with clothes that are not fitted, rather they skim the body. Take this Forever 21 halter dress that I’m wearing above. It cinches me at the waist giving a super flattering shape, but the rest of the dress floats away from the body allowing air to move through and keep you cool!
Stay away from: tight jeans, bodycons and pum pum shorts when it’s super hot. Opt for maxi dresses, flowy skirts and breezy tops. Loose cotton or linen shorts work amazing, too! Which brings us to…
Some fabrics, like synthetics and polyester, trap heat causing you to feel hotter because they allow sweat to build up. Natural fibers like cotton, linen and rayon (a semi-synthetic that mimics natural fabric) soak up moisture from skin and allow it to evaporate to the outside surface, thus allowing your skin to breathe and feel cool!
For Summer stick to: Cotton, Linen and Rayon and avoid synthetic fibers like Polyester. I also LOVE eyelets, slits and cutouts because they allow air to directly hit your skin!
I have on a Forever 21 dress made of 100% rayon. The day we shot this it was super hot outside around 90 degrees and I felt great!
Wearing: Forever 21 dress / Aldo x Preen heels (also lovin’ these bad boys by Sam Edelman)/ Khirma Eliazov clutch / Fossil watch / Curlsistas midi-rings from my new online store!! / aviator shades (sale alert) / Betsey Johnson cat bracelet / Robert Lee Morris bangle / Capwell + Co leopard ring
Some other maxi dresses I love: