Wednesday, 24 July 2013

It's too darn hot....

It's summer time - at least for those of us who live in the northern hemisphere - and our main concern fashion-wise is to keep cool. Many of us moan about the long, cold, wet winters and then as soon as we have the sunshine we craved we start moaning about the heat!

Yesterday I was wearing shorts and a loose top (thanks to all of you who gave me the thumbs up!), whereas  today I am wearing a sleeveless top with long, loose linen trousers. Both outfits are comfortable and help to keep me cool. Linen is perfect for a hot summer's day: I possess three pairs of linen trousers plus a short skirt. I don't have a linen dress though, so I decided to have a look on Polyvore and see if I could create a suitable outfit using a linen dress.
Perfect for the summer heat
I love the look of this dress: it's in a bright summery colour, it seems to be loose but not baggy and it's short, but it doesn't appear too revealing. In other words, it ticks all the right boxes for over 60 women. I also love the look of midi and maxi dresses, but they just don't work on someone as short as me. I have included a pretty hat though I'm not a hat person, but I'm trying to encourage my readers to be more careful in the sun than I am!

Living in Spain I would add one more key accessory, which all Spanish women carry around with them during the summer months.
My must-have accessories
Honestly, I don't think I would survive the summer months without having a fan in my bag!  Lastly, but the most important items of all, don't forget to add a high SPF sun-tan cream or lotion before you leave the house and have a bottle of water handy. Keep cool!


  1. We have been having a terrible heatwave here in the Midwest United States (all over the states, really, but it just seems more brutal where I live). I have been going around with a large umbrella on the sunniest days and people look at me like I've lost my mind. "Why is she under an umbrella with no rain in sight?" It protects me from the heat of 1,000 suns. I love those fans, too, btw. I need to invest in some. ;)

    1. When I visited Singapore 12 years ago, I saw many women carrying pretty parasols. I now wish I'd bought one while I was there! You can buy some really pretty fans, and they are definitely helpful in this heat.

  2. Linen dresses are essential in this heat! Nice outfit you put together there on Polyvore!

    1. Glad you like the outfit. I am seriously looking at investing in a linen dress for the day-time. My cotton dresses are fine if we go out late at night, but not so good on a hot, sticky day.