This summer in Atlanta is proving to be one of the hottest ever! Just about every day lately it’s been 95 degrees and up. It kind of makes you want to walk around naked. LOL! If any of you are like me though, you’d prefer modesty over baring it all. I like leaving a little to the imagination. Believe it or not, there are modest ways to stay cool in the summer. Not only that, you can still be super sexy AND stylish! I took the liberty of putting together a few of my favorite tips for you today.
Here they are:
- Choose breathable fabrics. Although some of you may think this is a no brainer, you’d be surprised by how many people get summer fabrics wrong. Light, breathable fabrics are a summer must have. The best thing about them is that it doesn’t matter how much of your body you cover. If the fabric is breathable, you can still manage to stay cool!
- Wear loose fitted clothing. Loose clothing provides great air circulation. If you’re a modest dresser, a long, loose fit is your best friend.
- Try not to layer. We layer in the fall and winter so that we can stay warm. This is definitely a “No, No” when it comes to summer dressing. Being modest does not mean you have to pile on the layers…unless being hot is your goal.
- Wear plenty of maxi dresses. There’s a reason why most summer dresses are maxi dresses. They’re typically light, airy and breathable. Those are three things you want in a summer wardrobe.
- Ditch the denim and wear cotton pants instead. Denim and 95 degree heat do not mix. As a person who LOVES denim, this is a hard one for me to stick to. That doesn’t mean I don’t suffer when I wear my jeans. If you must wear denim, balance things out with a breathable top.
Today, I’m wearing a striped maxi dress by Eight Sixty. When I talk about wearing breathable fabrics, this is what I mean. The dress may be long, but it’s extremely light. When I took pictures in this dress, the temperature was 95 degrees. I didn’t even break a sweat while I was wearing it!
Here’s my look:
*Photos taken by Richard Glass
Do you have any other modest ways to stay cool in the summer?
Until next time…