With temperatures rising high in summer, it can be challenging to dress well and keep cool. On top of that, there are days where it is particularly humid outside and that combined with the high temperatures can make life very uncomfortable. That is why you want to feel comfortable in the choices you make. In light of that let’s go through some basic considerations.
The Best Colours for Summer Clothes
Hot weather means it’s time to give black and navy a break in favour of brighter shades. In general, you should stick to wearing light colours for summer as they can reflect the light the most. So white, light blue, light grey and khaki are the neutrals you can rock in summer. Also, the good thing about clothing having pieces in these colours is that they can serve as a base for adding colourful accessories.
The Best Materials
Since the body emits heat, it is important to allow air circulation to maintain cool body temperature. If you choose summer clothes that don’t allow air circulation, it can lead to unpleasant odours. That is why lightweight wool, linen, cotton and bamboo are the best choices. Bamboo made clothes in particular are known for feeling extra luxurious. Bamboo is more absorbent than cotton, softer than silk, cooler than linen and gentler to the skin than many man-made fibres, so wearing something like a bamboo dress or bamboo shorts can make your skin feel good, pleasantly cool and dry. Moreover, the bamboo fabric is covered with micro gaps that allow air to pass through the fabric. Increased airflow means more moisture absorption and ventilation, which means you’ll be more comfortable as you go about your day.
Keep It Appropriate
Because of those rising temperatures in summer, wearing more revealing clothes may seem like a good strategy, however, the point is to pay attention to the materials and choose lightweight and breathable fabrics such as bamboo which has thermoregulating properties. Wearing a less revealing, loose fit shirt and bamboo shorts that are not extra short can both protect you from the sun and keep you looking cool and appropriate.
In general, all clothes you wear should fit properly no matter the season. But during summer, you may need to keep things a bit looser. More room between your skin and the fabric will allow for more air to circulate, thus keep you cooler.