Summer fashion tips to keep you cool

Story: Antara Bose

Summer is all about keeping it fresh, light, and comfortable. Here are some tips for doing just that.

  1. Go loose – There isnothing more annoying than fabric sticking to your already perspiring body. You’d rather go for something long and flowy than short and skin-tight.
  2. Stick to cool, natural fabrics – We know you won’t wear a velvet dress in summer, but anything synthetic won’t be your best bet either. Cotton is a go-to summer fabric, but you can also opt for other breathable, sweat-wicking alternates.
  3. Opt for light colours – It’s not a myth; light colours are actually cooler. Though whites are summer favourites, you can also go for other pastel hues. Pairing white tops with light-coloured pants (or vice-versa) is a popular choice and screams summer.
  4. Play with prints, patterns, and cuts – Summer is about keeping it minimal. But that doesn’t mean your outfits have to be plain. If you’re wearing a single colour, pick a fancy, unconventional cut. You can turn a simple white top into an iconic piece by adding funky prints, patterns, or fun messages.
  5. Trick to layering – You thought layers were for winters only, did you? The good news is that you can layer your outfits even in summer. Throw on a sheer jacket over your regular ensemble to give it a dash of glam. If you like the idea of nets, style net tops over simple slips.
  6. Avoid anything chunky – Those heavy beaded chains might look really pretty, but when sweat starts springing up around the neck, you’re bound to want to pick comfort over style. In summers, your best accessories are your earrings, so you can go all out on them. Avoid anything too chunky on your wrists and neck.
  7. Wear your hair up – It’s a great time to learn some new up-dos. Whether it’s a messy bun or a sleek ponytail, keeping your hair off your face and neck will keep you feeling fresh, chic, and most importantly, comfortable. 

Bonus tip: With summer comes the annoying issue of sweat stains. To rid your clothes of sweat stains, scrub the area with equal parts of lemon juice and water before tossing it in the machine. Soaking it in a solution of white vinegar and water is also a great alternate for coloured clothes.