After New York embraced its first heat wave of the summer, this post was inevitable. I swear I was back in the South with the combination of high temperatures, rain and humidity.
Luckily, I’m heading to Boston on Friday for my second wedding of the summer, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a little sweater weather relief. And hopefully a dip in the lake at the Airbnb we’ve rented for the weekend in New Hampshire…
Here are my tips to surviving the heat in style:
- Avoid darker shades – yes, that means black. While this may be a challenge to your New York wardrobe, lighter shades reflect the light rather than absorbing it.
- Remember: your LWD is your best friend…
- Stick to loose fitting clothing. Remember: the easier air travels, the easier it evaporates. Plus, who needs those attractive sweat stains, anyway?
- Choose only natural fibers including cotton, pima cotton, linen and tropical wool. They`re generally better at soaking up moisture and aiding in evaporation. Contrary to popular belief you should avoid silk. Silk, although a natural fiber, tends to repel water rather than absorbing it.
- Carry a water bottle with you – not just to hydrate – but to dab onto your neck/wrists for relief.
- Push off the shoulder tops to the front of your closest. They allow your neck and shoulders to catch a bit of the breeze. Not to mention that they are completely #ontrend this season 😉
- If all fails, jump into an air-conditioned shop and browse for 5-10 minutes to cool down.
- Grabbing a popsicle never hurts, either!
Bring on the heat I say!