Staying Cool In the Summer Sun

Friday, July 23, 2010

We got a great question from a "football mom" who is outside with her son at practices in the scorching summer sun.  She has been sporting running shorts and tanks.  Defiantly good to stay cool but not so fashionable.  She asks what can I wear to stay cool and look cool at the same time?

1.)  Wear cool fabrics.  Silk, satin and such are an obvious no.  For one, too dressy.  Secondly, when you sweat it will cling and get wet spots...not a cute look.  Stick to thin cottons, linen, and other such natural fabrics.  Stay away from the synthetics such as polyester.
2.)  When in doubt, stick to the basics.  A t-shirt and shorts will do just fine.  Try stepping it up a notch by going with a shape or style that is more current.  We love a pair of distressed cut-offs with a loose-fitting tee. 
3.)  The looser the better (in regards to your clothing).  Breezy t-shirts, peasant tops, and dresses will keep you cool while still allowing you to have a little style.
4.)  Don't forget to accessorize.  When dressing for practicality and comfort (i.e. usually plain and basic), accessories are your best friend.  They can take you from blah to hot football mom!

Try out some of these ideas.
Football PracticeFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore
Sheer Plaid Boyshirt $68 at Madewell, Classic Bermuda Short $29.99 at J.Crew, Ecote Basketweave Sandal $24 at Urban Outfitters, Pins and Needles Open Weave Fedora with Bow $34 at Urban Outfitters

Football PracticeFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore
Joie Soft Stellaluna Tank Top $54.99 at Piperlime, Cutoff Jean Shorts $30 at American Eagle, Kimchi Blue Metalic Suede Sandal $38 at Urban Oufitters, Jade Cross Necklace $6.80 at Forever 21, Oversized Round Sunglasses $9.99 at Forever 21

Football PracticeFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore
Slouch Pocket Tee $38 at Madewell, Level 99 Boyfriend Shorts $75 at Piperlime, Vans Authentic Lo Pro Sneaker $41.95 at Nordstrom, BDG Shirting Stripe Fedora $31 at Urban Outfitters, Skinny Slots Belt $49.95 at Anthropologie 

Football PracticeFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore
Damask Stripe Tank $26 at Threads for Thought, Buckle Short $49.50 at J.Crew, Cairo Studded Capri Sandal $49.99 at J.Crew, Lizzi Fortunato Jewels Beaded Bracelet $32 at Madewell

Still in doubt?  Throw on a casual knit dress or maxi dress.  Even a romper will work.  Add a pair of sandals and your are out the door.
Slub Tank Dress $14.99 at Gap

Lucca Couture Floral Romper $58 at Urban Outfitters

 Xhilaration Smocked Back Maxi Dress $24.99 at Target

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