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6 Stylish Ways to Keep Cool in the Heat - Toronto Personal Stylist

I’m not sure about you, but here in my neck of the woods, it is H.O.T.

And this is just the beginning of Summer, so there are no doubt more (and possibly hotter) days like this ahead.

Now, I would never want to see the weather cramp your style, so I’m sharing my fave 6 materials to help you keep cool (but still stylin’) in the heat – along with some ideas on how to wear them.

 

EYELET

Eyelet is an obvious choice for Summer because of all the holes and lightweight material.

This fun, flirty fabric has a feminine flair to it that looks great worn casually or dressed up.

A white eyelet dress is a classic Summer piece, and a simple eyelet top with brightly colored or printed shorts makes a great cute and casual look!

Because of how lightweight the material is though, it’s important to make sure there is some good lining underneath to avoid showing too much! 🙂

eyelet 

CHAMBRAY

Chambray is a type of cotton that feels very similar to thin denim.

A pair of chambray shorts and pretty tank top makes for an easy breezy Summer look.

And for something a little more “done up” – a dressier style chambray shirt with some skinny white jeans and cool shoes is a great look.

 chambray

SEERSUCKER

Seersucker is extremely breathable and because of that, makes a great alternative to heavy suit fabrics in the Summer months.

Seersucker is very ‘country club’ and adds a classy air to any Summer outfit and looks great in dresses, shirts, blazers, skirts, and pretty much anything you can think of. 

seersucker 

LINEN

Linen is a popular choice during the Summer because of it’s porous weave that allows heat to escape away from your body and back out into the humid air.

It’s also highly absorbent so it helps keep ugly sweat stains at bay. 

The only downside is its tendency to wrinkle easily, but making sure to always hang your linen clothing can easily minimize this problem. People expect to see linen a little wrinkly anyway; it just adds to its charm.

Always choose loose fitting styles with linen though (because it’s a thin material and thin + tight don’t make for a great combination).

And when it comes to caring for your linen pieces, wash by hand or on the cold cycle.

linen 

SILK

Silk is lightweight, breathable and can add a dressier look to any outfit.

A summery silk top can easily be paired with any type of bottom and silk dresses can be dressed up or dressed down for a warm weather occasion.

The only downside to silk is the extra care necessary for washing.

silk 

COTTON

Because cotton is lightweight, comfortable, and soft – it’s a fave in the Summer.

However, cotton isn’t always the best at hiding sweat, so just make sure to avoid tight cotton shirts or dresses on a particularly hot day.

It’s also important to be careful when washing and drying cotton because of its tendency to go from a large to a small.

Skrinkage can be avoided though by making sure the cotton clothing you buy is pre-washed.

cotton

So, there you have it!

Six different fabrics you should be wearing this Summer if you want to keep cool in the heat.

Plus some ideas on how to style them too!

If you’re looking for some more style inspiration though, come on over to my fun, and FREE Facbeook Group, The Style Society where women from all over the world are sharing the best fashion tips & tricks, outfit ideas, and getting style advice from yours truly.

I know you’ll love it!

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In the meantime…

Happy Styling!

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