With the summer sun high in the sky fashion is understandably taking on a shorter look. There are few things as uncomfortable as sweat pooling down a buttcrack, and even less attractive. Probably one of the most undesirable things about summer is that even if it were legal to walk around naked it would still be hot. At least during the winter months it is possible to layer on the clothes to become warmer. Either way, summer is staying here for another couple of months so here are five tips on how to stay fashionable and cooler.
- Invest in a Gypsy Skirt
One of the down sides of fashion for women is that shorts seem to be getting shorter. While in theory that seems like a fantastic way to beat the heat it actually leads to embarrassing camel toes, wedgies, and panties showing. Instead of being uncomfortable look into picking up a mid-length gypsy or bohemian skirt. The free-flowing material is certain to keep your legs cooler, and it is considered to be very fashionable to pair one of these skirts with a top that will show off your midriff. If your belly isn’t something you’re comfortable showing a spaghetti strap top in a light solid color is sure to be a winner.
- Maxi Summer Dresses
Much like the skirt cousin mentioned above a maxi dress brings in the breeze without sacrificing comfort. The major benefit is that instead of there being two pieces of clothing there is just one. Many maxi dresses can be found to have creative prints to them, or go for a solid color that can be dressed up with jewelry
- Hair Clips instead of Ponytails
For those of us who have long hair it is lovely to have it down, but not really optional in the summer. While ponytails are great, they are not nearly as cool as flipping your hair up in a big no slip grip clip. It’s easy, cute, and can be done when hair is wet or dry.
- Why hello shoulders! Off-the-shoulder top
Despite what some people might say shoulders are not distracting. I never understood why when I was in high school why my shoulders always needed to be covered because they would be a distraction. Either way, I’m an adult now, and I say this summer I’m going to be showing them off. With so many shirts with such fun designs there is no reason to not invest in at least one off-the-shoulder top. Trust me, your shoulders will thank you for it.
- Goodbye Blue Jeans – Hello Skirt Riding Pants!
Sometimes wearing pants is not optional. Maybe you are going to a farm or going to babysit small children. Instead of going for a tight pair of jeans try the breezy option of skirt riding pants that have the feel, and even a bit of the look, of a long bohemian skirt. They can be paired with a top in the same way a gypsy skirt can.