I’ve lived through more than a few Texas summers by now, and it took me a minute to figure out how to survive. Clothing needs to be as light and flowy as you can possibly get it to be. You’re probably thinking – a maxi in 100 degree heat … what?!!!! The fabric is extremely lightweight and the high slit with the mini underneath creates a nice breezy look.
Maxi by BCBG – a couple of years ago.
Tank Bodysuit – Naked Wardrobe
Hair that can survive 100 degree heat and humidity. Find a “go-to” style for these insane hot days that you can count on to get you through the whole day without looking like a drowned rat by 6p.m.! I’ve been doing french braids for a few summer’s and I’ve received pretty good feedback on the look SO I keep doing it, but I also do a low pony and a top knot.
Makeup should be light – period. There’s no way around it melting off your face if you’re, like me, a mom on the go. Dermablend is a concealer I use because it lasts. I use the Cover Creme and the website says it lasts up to 16 hours and I can tell you it really does the job. I have a scar on my face as well as hyper-pigmentation and it covers both beautifully!! It also has an SPF of 30.
On hot as hell days I only use it where absolutely necessary – spot treatment. I use a bit of cream blush and lip gloss – that’s it for a hot day!!! I can’t do the mascara or eye make-up … it just feels too heavy.
Sunscreen – obviously!! Again, try a lightweight one that isn’t going to smother your face and make you feel like a grease-ball all day. Elta is a good brand as is Neutrogena.
I know we all wear thongs these days, but sometimes you should consider regular panties to act as a buffer between you and your fabric. It can help with sweat and having fabric stick to your bottom. I like Victoria’s Secret seamless panties. They are ultra light which makes it harder to see your panty line – which is a HUGE bummer when that happens!