There is absolutely no doubt that summer is here and with it, the quest to stay cool, even in unbearable temperatures.
I am sure by now you’ve read about millions of ways to keep cool in the heat – keep your air filters clean so that your air conditioner runs efficiently, draw your drapes or close your blinds during the day and open your windows at night. I even posted about dodging the dog days of summer here and here.
One of the best ways to keep cool is by wearing the proper warm weather attire. Warm weather what? Yeah, I know, you though the best warm weather attire was, well, nothing. Not so…
Think about standard wear for the American Deep South? Seersucker. Originally an Indian import, the comfortable cotton is a hot weather classic.
Photos via J. Crew
Doesn’t the thought of it evoke great imagery??? And, it actually comes in so many fantastic colors…though I tend to love the traditional white and blue. The fabric may be Indian, but it is such an American classic.
I actually wore my seersucker Capri’s today. I had hoped they’d keep me cool while I delivered fliers for a PR project I’ve been working on. They helped kept me cool alright. But, I also learned the fabric dries pretty quickly as well…
Yeah, umm did I mention the project I am working on is not a popular one??? One of the neighbors chased me down the street with a garden hose. No lie. Sheesh. I was just delivering a meeting notice!
If you’re not down with the seersucker, take the lead from more tropical climates. Turn to loose, lightweight cotton and linen clothing.
So, I am excited to host a little giveaway in honor of summer style. Enter to win one $25 gift certificate to J. Crew – one of my favorite places to get the hook up for summer.
To enter the contest please leave a comment letting me know how you beat the summer heat by midnight MST Tuesday, July 27.
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