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18-07-2006
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as much as i love jeans. i find them to be too hot for the summer. i'm usually in capris or shorts, paired with a loose fitting blouse or a thin long sleeve tee. usually open toe flats.

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19-07-2006
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I like wearing those thin, slippery fabrics that feel cold on the skin.
Even one sort of close-fit is possible

For shoes I like canvas shoes with thin soles and are really close to the ground (like much farther down from your ankles). Makes walking light and easy

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I try not to look like a slut though, if that's even possible in southern california in the summer.
i know...

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19-07-2006
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Short shorts, I have some light grey frayed one's which i love. over loose white cotton tops w/sleeves.
Sunglasses is a must, also high suncream SPF 50.
Short babydoll dresses in ligh fabrics, flats.
Silk tops.
Minimal or no jewelery.

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19-07-2006
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Agreed about the no jewellery thing....that really clams up your skin....

I don't think wearing as little as possible is the way to keep cool - well at least for me! I'm more likely to burn and get heat rash if I expose too much flesh.

It's about what materials you're wearing and the tightness of a garment. Loose is better obviously. Cool fabrics like silks and satins are great. I have a long satin Margiela skirt which looks very wintry but actually really cools my legs down in the heat. Cheesecloth and muslin type tops are great too because of the weaving, they allow your skin to breathe.

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19-07-2006
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ive got loads of these vintage cotton dreses which rouch around the top and are baggy wioth various vinatge prints .. great as they are light and airy and dont cling

linnin and cottons and other nateral materials are a must

baggy loose cltohing is a must nothing to tight or clingy

headscarfs and headbands to keep hair out of face

minimal jewlry it just annoying in the heat sticks to you

shorts or romper suit things ive being wearing loads as its looser and cooler

the biggest advice i can give to looking nice in the summer is wear skin coloured underwear not white if your wearing light colours or white clothes its not nice to see big vpl or bra straps etc.. doesnt look as nice.

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19-07-2006
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ugh...even worse than the heat is humidity...anyone around the east coast of the US knows wot i'm talkin about...its terrible...makes u sweat like a crazy man..

anyway, to beat it i usually opt for shorts (nice pair of flat fronts usually), and a light colored t-shirt

i've recently discovered PIMA and its wonderful...so light and keeps you so comfortable...

oh...and anti-perspirant...YOU HAVE TO!!!

and of course, my aviators. all that sun...keep it out of my eyes!

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20-07-2006
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I live in Arizona so I definitely have to beat the heat! Jeans are so uncomfortable when it's hot out, so I usually stick to floaty skirts and dresses and sometimes shorts. Definitely only one layer. If a shirt requires a tank underneath it, I don't wear that shirt! I do like to wear a lot of necklaces and bracelets, even though they sometimes feel uncomfortable in the heat.

Oh -- and my long hair is usually up. Even if I start the day wearing it down, it ends up in a ponytail by mid-afternoon!

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Hate summer dressing nowadays. Really so boring.

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Hate summer dressing nowadays. Really so boring.
Yea I agree...I love it when the weather gets not too hot and not too cool...fall and spring kind of weather...so much more easy to work with! ur not naked, and ur not under a million layers!

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in singapore, the temperature is 28-31 degrees all year round. in the winter month, we get the same temp, but with lots of monsoon rains.
so, i wear shorts most of the time, and cotton is a great fabric to beat the humidity here.. also lots of cotton dresses, shirt dresses, wrap dresses.

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21-07-2006
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I really really hate weather like this! I mostly wear dress and very very simple clothes! I do still wear heels most of the time! (but I can't wait for cooler weather to start wearing my new clothes for fall)

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21-07-2006
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there is only so much that one can wear in hot weather, i dress simple, a tee or tank, shorts,jeans, anything to stay cool.

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A couple people have mentioned silk but I can't imagine it being that cool. I mean, as a fabric yes, but once you start to sweat I would imagine it would just stick to you and soak through quite easily. Though I have a loose silk skirt from h&m I should try out.

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hmm... although i work in an office, its relatively casual, so im lucky...i beat the heat by wearing very loose cotton tops that have structure...gauchos for work instead fo slacks, and i wear flats or some sort of sandal/mule sort of shoe..i cant be bothered with toomuch exertion when im having a heat stroke....

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