Styling them boss ladies and gentlemen.
It’s hot as hell people, but some of us have to suit up regardless of how nasty the Mumbai heat is (and I’m guessing other cities are also fed up). It’s a mind-boggling thing to have to layer up in hot weather when the thing you most want to do is shed all layers and blast the air conditioning on. But believe it or not, stylists worldwide (including myself) have some great tips on how to dress cool for summers in your suits. Here is my top 6 must follow Styling Tips for Suits in Summers!
ONE: Shed the lining. Your blazers can do without the extra layer of polyester lining that does not help in allowing your body to breathe air or help dry off sweat. On a general level, stay away from polyester kind of fabrics.
TWO: Cotton or Linen fabrics are your BFFs. Pick up a few suits in cotton, linen or even seersuckers. They are your well-wishers during summers and help you stay cool!
THREE: Unbutton the collar. Helps you travel in peace and not feel suffocated in an already suffocating weather. Or swap your shirts with t-shirts which makes your layering even more breathable!
FOUR: Swap them brogues and oxfords for loafers, espadrilles and sneakers. They are cooler, add value and style quotient to your summer outfits and look smart as well. A little fun never lets your outfit down, I swear!
FIVE: Shades on. Protect your eyes at all costs! Invest in a good pair of sunnies or glasses that protect you from 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB light. This includes those labeled as “UV 400,” which blocks all light rays with wavelengths up to 400 nanometers.
SIX: Minimal waterproof make-up. Unless you want to look like one of Picaso’s paintings when you first arrive at your office/college, waterproof make-up is not just for the beach vacays. It’s good for the summers too! And keep your skin moist and supple with hydrating products, and drinking lots of water!
I got mine from Zara, a striped blazer, and it’s feather light! The fabric, the overall weight! It’s great to fold and carry while commuting because it doesn’t crease that easily, and super comfy to wear in the office afterwards. Plus, I received a lot of compliments from my colleagues about it, so that makes it better too! :P
So don’t be afraid and suit up!