1. Wear light-colored clothing.
Dark colors absorb the sun’s light and will make you feel hot, while light colors reflect rather than absorb the sun’s rays and can keep you cool? Therefore, choose light colors and white dresses and button-down shirts, which reflect, rather than absorb, the sun’s rays. Specifically, opt for more white dresses and button-down shirts in summer. African Bravo Creative ltd offer a variety of light-colored clothing, including colorful t-shirts with beautiful African-inspired images.
2. Opt for sleeveless or loose sleeves.
When it comes to summer clothes, the goal is to have as much airflow as possible. You don’t have to go fully strapless, but consider sleeveless camis and off-shoulder or puff-sleeve blouses. Short-sleeve button-ups are another good option. When your arms are freed, you can easily cool off and aerate. As such, you remain comfortable and confident throughout the day.
3. Stay away from tight clothing.
During the hot summer days, the looser, the better. In other words, the less fabric that has actually touched our bodies, the more comfortable we will feel. That’s the next tip when you are choosing your outfits for the summer. Loose-fitting clothing is your best bet for staying cool in the summer. Go for cropped, wide-leg pants, loose shirts, oversize blouses, and dresses and skirts with room to breathe.
Indeed, a pair of shorts and a skintight tank can’t keep you cooler than a flowy maxi dress. That’s the reason why cropped, wide-leg pants, oversize blouses, loose shirts, as well as dresses and skirts with room to breathe, are what you should go for in hot, sunny weather. Keep your clothes as loose-fitting as possible during the summer. At African Bravo creative, we have a variety of maxi dresses and loose-fitting skirts. Purchase any of them, and we will deliver them to your preferred location as soon as possible.
4. Choose breathable fabrics.
It may not matter during the rest of the year, but you’ll notice the difference between breathable fabrics and fabrics that trap moisture during the summer. Choosing clothes in natural fabrics that are breathable is the key to staying cool and comfortable in the hot months of summer. That may not matter during other months of the year, but you will notice the big differences between fabrics that trap moisture and breathable fabrics during the summer.
Synthetics usually aren’t breathable, so check clothing labels to ensure your clothes are 100 percent linen, cotton, or silk. Cotton is more breathable and better at absorbing sweat and dries quicker than fabrics like polyester or rayon. At African Bravo Creative, we make our clothes using cotton. Therefore, all our clothes will serve your needs in the summer. However, opt for loose-fitting sleeveless clothes when it is hot.
5. Rely on dresses
Dresses aren’t just for special occasions. A comfy summer dress is an easy option for days when you don’t know what to wear. Summer is the perfect time to bring out your minidresses, rompers, and miniskirts, but it’s okay to go longer, too. Opt for a sleeveless maxi dress or long skirt for a boho summer look. A tie-front dress can give you a little extra air circulation. Unless your dresses are transparent or chiffon, opt for unlined dresses to ensure that you wear unlined dresses.
- Minimize accessories.
It’s good to wear minimal accessories and jewelry in the hot weather. Earrings seem fine because they don’t touch much of your skin. However, necklaces, bracelets, or rings are often more trouble once the temperature rises. Dangling necklaces can stick to your skin when it is hot. The metal used to create jewelry may also get hot and burn you, making you unpleasant in the heat. Choose one statement accessory, like hoop earrings. When shopping for jewelry for the hot season, opt for our African-inspired jewelry with less metal.
7. Protect your head and skin
Sunlight contains harmful UV rays that are carcinogenic. It also causes sunburns, which can be itchy and uncomfortable. Therefore, you should always protect yourself from the sun. It’s important to wear a hat like a wide-brimmed hat to protect your head from the sunlight, especially on the beach. Alternatively, you can keep a lightweight, woven scarf in your bag so that you can drape it over your shoulders or head when you feel like you are getting too much sun. Covering up your skin not only protects it from the sun but also keeps you cool. Therefore, it will keep you comfortable throughout the day.
8. Keep your hair off your neck using a small cotton scarf
Cotton scarfs are great for absorbing sweat. You can either wear it around the neck with your hair down or use it to tie up your hair. If you don’t have a scarf, it’s okay to tie up your hair with an elastic hair tie or clip it away. Buy our freeze scarf from the shop section of our website, and we will deliver it to your preferred location as soon as possible.
How to Dress For Work in summer
It would be best if you always looked professional at the office, no matter the weather. During the summertime, you should have a professional look. However, you should also keep yourself cool and comfortable in hot weather. Below are a few pointers to consider when picking some office wear to put on during the summer.
a. Opt for light colors.
Workwear typically comes in dark colors like black and navy. As mentioned above, dark colors absorb the sun’s light while light colors reflect rather than absorb it, so you should always stick to light-colored clothing in hot, sunny weather. Though workwear often comes in dark colors like navy and black, it’s good for you to try lighter colors such as a light blue button-up shirt, a white linen blazer, a seersucker suit, or a light blue button-up shirt. Men can opt for our white shirts.
b. Dress in layers.
Layering will be a big part of your summer fashion vibe if your office has air conditioning. Layering is an essential tip on choosing not only cold weather outfits or snow weather outfits but also hot, sunny weather outfits. A cotton cardigan is a great option when you need to go from a hot train to a cold office. Alternatively, you can wear the beautiful ponchos offered on our website. Since they do not restrict your arms, they will not limit your abilities in the workplace.
c. Try a one-piece garment.
Separates can get very warm in the summer. Instead, try a work-appropriate one-piece, like a jumpsuit or wrap dress. This type of clothing can help you feel cooler in the hot summer. But keep in mind that you should go for appropriate items for the workplace and give you a professional look. You can also wear a one-piece dress like the double helix dress.
d. Wear closed-toe shoes.
Even if flip-flops or sandals are your go-to outside the office, you should still wear closed-toe shoes in the office. For instance, flip-flops will ruin your professional look and can cause bad effects on your feet’ health if you wear them for too long. Try loafers or flats with moisture-wicking no-show socks. Alternatively, you can pick our boyfriend shoes from our website. These shoes are lined with breathable cotton fabric to ensure that your feet remain comfortable and aerated.
How to Dress For the Beach in summer
Although you might not be going to the beach soon, you should always consider the clothes you will wear when you go to the beach. There are a few things to consider when choosing what to wear. Below are some pointers to consider when you shop for some beach outfits.
Ø Buy your swimsuit early.
Swimwear can be one of the hardest clothing items to shop for. It is especially harder to shop for swimwear in December or August since everyone is trying to get the perfect swimwear during this time. Give yourself plenty of time to browse. Choose something comfortable that you can swim in. Pick any of our beautiful and unique swimwear today, and we will deliver it to your preferred location as soon as possible. Our swimwear is made using cotton to ensure that you are well aerated and comfortable.
Ø Wear materials other than denim.
Tight denim cutoffs might be a cute beach look, but soaking wet, sandy denim shorts are uncomfortable. Opt for something more breathable, like Bermuda shorts. However, if you like the coverage that denim shorts provide, try our green strapless beachwear or our blue and brown beautiful beachwear. It looks just as good and will keep you more comfortable.