It is summer here in the southern hemisphere and lately it has been
really CRAZY hot. I’m talking WHITE HOT!
Which is my first tip to staying cool in the hot weather…wear white. We all know that a white car is cooler than a black car in the summer because it reflects light and heat, so dressing in white is going to keep you cooler than dark colours.
Staying Cool: As much as I dislike my “mature-aged” knees, when the temp gets over 35C (that’s 100F for you up north) fewer clothes is better. However, just because I am wearing shorts doesn’t mean I need to look like a beach bum. I’m wearing a cute white lace top/dress from Glassons, purchased last summer, with a pair of white cotton shorts from Country Road purchased on clearance over the winter. White on white keeps it cool and fresh. Add in the hits of silver and turquoise to keep it current.
White Hot: This lace top, is actually a dress! However, as a taller woman, it really only works for me as a dress. I love the fitted top and full skirt but shorts are mandatory to provide adequate coverage. Another nice thing about wearing all white…no matter how pale my skin is I look a little tan when in white. I have nearly worn out this little pair of silver sandals but can’t seem to part with them. I’m pretty sure they were a Target find from a couple of years ago. Which means I couldn’t have spent more the $20 on them.
Accessories: I totally went with silver and turquoise for this look. Along with the silver sandals and the turquoise and silver op shop necklace, I have used my DIY oversized silver metallic clutch. The stack of bracelets are by Samantha Wills and were a Christmas present from the Fashion Mister. This is the third lovely wooden box I have received with Samantha Wills jewelry inside during the last 9 months and I have a whole list of “lust-haves” from her collection that I am hoping to add! The big white watch is one of my favourite accessories and at $20, I wish I had bought a spare.
A few years ago I avoided white but this year I am loving it in everything from a white t-shirt to white denim and blazers.
Dressing white-hot is my next tip on staying cool in the hot weather.
Do you wear white? All year round or just in the summer?
- Turquoise & Silver: Black Leather Wrap Bracelet & Sterling Silver Monogrammed Necklace (lakeshorelavaliere.com)
- Rockin the winter white (coolmompicks.com)
- The white maxi dress in Gambia. (mybougeotte.com)
- Southern Hemisphere Christmas Sparkle Trend (astimegoesbuy.me)
- Outfit for Tuesday 8th January 2013 (50plusandlovinglife.wordpress.com)
- Monochromatic Print Clashing Trend – My Way (astimegoesbuy.me)