Aussie summers can be intense. Sure, the weather is often gorgeous and the nights pleasant, but when it gets really hot it can be a little much. This is why we take the time to curate collections that whilst stylish also help keep us cool on those ghastly summer days.
With this in mind, here are a few top tips for ensuring you can combine both sophistication and sun support at the height of summer:
Put away the Long Pants
Ankle length pants are a problem in the Aussie summer and anyone who has worn them on a 43 degree day can attest to this! Instead, why not opt for something that allows your skin to breathe? Boom Shankar guru pants, for example, are a summer classic. They fall just below the knees and are wide-legged, making them incredibly breathable for when ankle-length trousers feel like a sauna for the legs.
Keep the clothing loose
Because nobody is going to blame you for ditching tight clothing in the summertime. Allow your clothes to be light and airy, with plenty of room to breathe. Tight, clingy clothing does nothing but make you sweat up an uncomfortable storm on the hottest day of the year!
Breathable Fabrics are a Must
Natural fibres are easily the best choice for letting any breeze flow through. Synthetic materials, whilst not as breezy, are good for picking up sweat from the body. Always go for lightweight fabrics as heavy fabrics are dense and won’t allow cool breezes to provide you with relief.
Give the socks a miss
Socks are one of the main culprits for summer overheating. They don’t allow your feet to breathe which, consequently, makes them much hotter than if they too were able to enjoy some of that cool air. We get it: you already have a pair of flip-flops. But what about some elegant Birkenstocks or open-toed shoes that, whilst beautiful, also allow your feet to stay cool when out on the town?
Add some colour to your collection
We’re looking at you, Melburnians! The winter months are gone and there is no need to wear drab clothing everywhere. Darker shades of black and grey only absorb the sun’s heat and make you feel hotter, so one of the best things you can do for your wardrobe is to add bright, sunny colours. Gorgeous pastels are one of the best ways to beat the heat with colour whilst putting you in a summer spirit that dull, neutral shades simply can’t do!
Wear lightweight jeans
If there is a particular event you are going to where you have to wear jeans it is best to ensure they are lightweight. Heavy jeans can be a real nightmare on a hot day, and do nothing but weigh us down and make us feel uncomfortable. So, if you have to wear jeans to lunch or a day party, try to pick up some light fabric ones that are also lighter in shades as these will reflect the sun’s heat and keep you cooler.
But dresses are always the best option
Light and breezy dresses will always be your best option for a hot summer’s day whilst jeans and trousers can always be left for the cooler months. Dresses allow cool air to flow and will help keep your body at a more even temperature even when the sun is at its most intense.
Be sure to follow our fashion advice to ensure you keep cool and relaxed at the height of the summer!