Monday, June 22, 2015

Looking Cool When It's Hot

Even though summer feels like it's in full swing, the season technically just started yesterday. It seems like the weather got the memo because we've had insanely high temperatures lately and there's no sign of things cooling off soon.

Having lived in a state that is hot year-round, I've mastered the art of staying as cool as possibly when the temperatures spike. As such, I've decided to share my favorite tips with you so hopefully we can avoid the whole lying-on-random-tile-floors, pouring-ice-down-shirts, splaying-out-like-a-dead-starfish-at-dinner thing that inevitably happens this time of year. 

1. Stock your purse/bag/car with freshening-up essentials. Think deodorant, dry shampoo, baby wipes, baby powder, dry shampoo, translucent setting powder, a hand towel, DRY SHAMPOO, etc. If you can get rid of some of the sweat a few times a day you will feel 1000% better. 

2. Stick to the rule of 4. This is just my rule of thumb, but it works: no more than 4 elements to an outfit, no more than 4 makeup products, etc. Most days it's high ponytail, BB cream, t-shirt dress, sunglasses, sandals and I'm out the door. I usually feel like every single thing I put on will eventually start to make me uncomfortable, so just avoid the awkward sweaty-hair-strand-getting-stuck-in-earring thing and skip the jewelry/blow out.

3. Keep a towel in your car. Yeah, it seems a little weird to hike up the back of your shirt and sit against a towel instead but it's so much better than the gross, sweaty-back thing that always happens with leather seats. 

4. Tally how much water you drink on your phone. Get an app, just write it in a note, I don't care. When you're out in the heat, it's even more important to drink lots of water (and even easier to lose track of how much you've had). 

5. Work out early or late. I'm talking before 7 am or after 8 pm, because otherwise it's going to be too damn hot. Seriously, throwing up because you're trying to run in 100 degree heat is a major turnoff and might throw off your workout schedule. Exercise during the cooler hours and you'll have a better workout, which will keep you motivated (and safer).

Do you have any tricks for staying cool in the summer? Let us know in the comments!

Yasi "Haven't worn anything but white linen for many days now"

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