The weather is getting hotter now that it is officially summer, so here are a few tricks from Cosmopolitan to help you stay cool in this blistering hot summer weather.

  • Keep your clothes loose because the less fabric you have actually touching your body, the more comfortable you will feel.
  • Choose natural fabrics such as cotton instead of rayon or polyester because it is more breathable and will absorb your sweat and dry faster than synthetic fabrics.
  • Avoid embellishments like heavy beading or metal pieces that will weigh down your clothing. You want your clothes feel light against your skin.
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat to help keep the sun off of your face and neck.
  • Use a light weight scarf to keep your hair off of your neck which will just be sweaty and make you uncomfortable in the heat.

It is impossible to avoid the heat all together, but you can combat the heat with what you wear and what you don't wear. Stay safe, and enjoy your summer!