The Sunshine State has some great qualities, but before you think it’s all palm trees and tan lines, we need to have a talk about humidity. Living by the water makes 80 degrees feel like 102, resulting in you wanting to rip off your perfect outfit that looked great in an air conditioned room.
But, you can feel just as good as you look if you dress smart. Here are five ways to tackle sweat-inducing days while looking great:
Stick with cotton and rayon and stay far far away from polyester. Cotton is soft and breathable so the heat won’t be held inside your clothes, and it’s great for a casual day out. But if you need to stay cool and chic, check the tag for rayon.
Many brunch-approved tops and dresses come in rayon, and the fabric dries quickly so you won’t be sitting in your moist outfit while you eat.
Be conscious of colors
Black is always a safe choice – except when it comes to humidity. You’re also going to be getting a little (ha, I mean a very) damp, and you probably don’t want to show off those inky pit stains. Sticking with light, bright colors also repels heat unlike darker alternatives.
Opt for the updo
Hair sticking to your lip gloss is one thing, but sticking to your whole body is a whole different dilemma. Avoid it altogether by getting your hair off your neck, shoulders and back to enjoy the breeze.
Pro tip: If you’re not good at a topknot, a sock bun is easy and you can make it at home or buy one for less than $5.
Let it flow
Whenever the wind blows you want to enjoy it as much as possible. That means wearing something with a little give. Though you may want to wear a little as possible, a maxi dress can keep you cool and comfortable without having to show off the buns.
Let the girls be free too! We all deal with boob sweat, but with humidity, it might turn into a pool. Instead ditch the wires, straps and extra layer for some added comfort.
Featured image by Chris Carpentier