It’s 10 p.m. and it’s still 90 degrees outside! The humidity’s high, too, so it’s really miserable. But it was just a few months ago that we were buried under many feet of snow.
One of the secrets to keeping cool in weather like this is to wear lots of natural fibers. I am very partial to linens and light cottons. A friend used to say “Linen makes the party”, which was really about entertaining. But I like to think that wearing nice linens put you in a party mood.
Wearing linen in the summer just feels right. A dress like the one below is great because it doesn’t cling to you at all and lets the air circulate. If you’re in air conditioning, you can just throw a pashmina or light scarf around your shoulders. I love wearing linen trousers in either black or white. I try not to have lined linen trousers, but if you’ve got white linen, they should be lined. I like wearing a loose linen shirt over the trousers, usually un-tucked for a more casual look.
With a plain top and either black or white trousers, I can wear bright jewelry, usually beads or an interesting necklace, and fun shoes like these colourful Moroccan slippers below! What’s your favourite thing to wear in the summer?