When you’ve managed to survive a winter of being cooped up inside hiding from the bitter cold, any day when the temperature reaches above 60 degrees is a welcome one. But when the temps get hotter and hotter throughout the summer, you may find yourself looking for relief and maybe even longing for just one cold day. Yet you have to remember that summer is oftentimes way too short, and you need to make the most of it before the temperature drops and you find yourself missing the same summer heat that had you longing for winter. That means making sure you’re dressed in clothes that allow you to appreciate the summer while remaining as comfortable as possible.
Keeping that in mind, here are some recommendations for ensuring you’re making the most of your summer in the comfiest clothes possible for warm weather.
These days, it’s easy to spend too much time on our smartphones and laptops, completely overlooking the beauty of the nature that surrounds us. Come autumn, we find ourselves asking where summer went, as the cool temps bring us back inside. That’s a surefire sign that we didn’t get outside and embrace nature enough, missing the opportunity to give ourselves a mental vacation. If you’re not enticed by the surrounding nature that calls your name, maybe it’s because you don’t have the right clothes to keep you comfortable. Some women’s capris are great for hiking because they keep you cool but also cover enough of your legs so you’re protected from bug bites and random branches scratching your legs. Look for an elastic waistband and quick-drying properties in case a brief rain shower surprises you.
There’s no arguing that more people are working from home than ever before. These people likely were accustomed to air-conditioned offices during past summers, and these offices were often so chilly during the summer that they required keeping a spare sweater handy. But our home office environments are less likely to be as cool, meaning we have to adjust for temperature and humidity changes every day. That’s why finding accommodating work from home apparel is so important. For example, imagine having a video conference call scheduled first thing in the morning in hot and humid weather without air conditioning. You’d be a bit uncomfortable, to say the least, and your face will likely show it. Finding some linen blouses to keep on hand for this type of situation will help you keep your cool while also keeping comfortable.
When Friday night arrives after a long week, sitting in front of the TV with some good snacks and drinks can help you wind down and switch into the weekend frame of mind. While you certainly could slip into your PJs, it’s nice to have some loungewear to rely on. Studies show that wearing pajamas only for bed and not before bedtime helps you sleep more easily since your mind associates the pajamas with shutting down and getting some rest. So, reserve those pajamas for bedtime, and have some comfy men’s or women’s loungewear handy, like thin, breathable shorts with an elastic waistband and a flowy tank top. Then when it is time for bed, you can slip into your pajamas. When you wake up, immediately slip back into your loungewear to start your Saturday or Sunday on the right foot.
When the mercury rises, it can be difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep, especially if the breeze dies down and the air is still. When choosing comfy pajamas for warm weather, the material will make all the difference when it comes to keeping your cool. The two types of material to look for are linen and cotton, especially Supima cotton, which is a high-quality type that represents only 1% of all cotton grown in the world. Cotton will wick away any perspiration, keeping you cool and dry; while linen is also all-natural and ensures ultimate breathability.
Apparel is so much more advanced than it was even 10 years ago. Clothing makers are always seeking new ways to make people feel comfortable while still looking stylish. Part of that involves using the right fabric combinations and maximizing the benefits of each. That’s why it is important to look at what your clothing is made of to ensure the brand put a good amount of thought into its production when making it. For example, cotton blends are great for warm weather, so while 100% cotton or linen is great, blending them with other materials ensures you get the most bang for your buck, keeping you comfortable all summer long.