Summer Wardrobe Essentials

By: Rockliffe Residences
- Published on: Aug 12 2016
Summer Wardrobe Essentials

Calling the weather 'hot' this Summer, is the understatement of the year. With the humidity soaring, finding something to wear is not always easy. Rockliffe Residences has some great suggestions for your summer wardrobe, because staying cool doesn't mean giving up your style.


For Women:

Basic T-shirt: A simple cotton lightweight t-shirt can be dressed up when necessary. Go for a loose fitting shirt so your skin can breathe. Light colours are best because they reflect heat. Also look for sweat-wicking fabric, found at most sport and yoga retailers.

Printed Shorts: Shorts are a summer staple and this year, printed shorts are in. Choose a lightweight fabric with light colours or a black and white pattern for more flexibility.

Slip dress: A slip dress is ultra-lightweight and will keep you cool in the heat. It is a versatile piece because it can be dressed up or dressed down with ease.

Sun Dress: A lightweight sundress will be something you'll want to wear every day for comfort, and it is a great piece to help you stay cool and look fabulous.

Accessories: A wide brimmed hat and high protection sunglasses will keep you in style and shaded from the heat. A linen scarf can be worn around your neck providing a barrier between your skin and your hair or used to tie back your hair in a pinch.


For Men:

Dress Shirt: When a t-shirt won't do, choose a cotton or linen lightweight dress shirt. Breathable fabrics will help keep you cool while looking good in the summer heat.

Shorts: Men's shorts should always hang right above the knee. Pick light colours in lightweight fabrics to stay cool.

Straight-leg Chinos: Jeans don't let air circulate making them too warm for summer weather. Pants will not only protect your legs from the sun, but the right fabric will be just as cool as a pair of shorts.

Board shorts: When off to the beach, choose board shorts for your swim attire. This men's style is perfect for the beach and will work for the patio too.

Accessories: Pick out some high protection sunglasses and a wide brimmed straw hat. The hat will allow air to circulate and keep you cool. When the dress code calls for it, a cotton necktie is a great option. Tip: To stay cool, wait to put the tie on until you've reached your destination.

When heading out into the summer heat, keep it simple and slightly loose fitting. Air circulation is the key, and when you choose natural lightweight fabrics and light colours its win win!

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