OOTW

This week’s outfit of the week is a grey dress from Forever21 & booties from who-knows-where because I got them so long ago! I will link a similar pair down below though, because trust me, you need a shoe like this. They are so basic & can be worn in the summer or winter!

Recently I’ve been trying to create office appropriate outfits & I’m realizing I don’t have a lot of professional clothes! But I have plenty of time to grow a collection. This dress is modest, but comfy & not too “stuffy” so it’s perfect business-casual wear.

Booties-  Ted Baker London Zip Bootie

There are actually so many cute places in my town to take pictures! I took this one by a laundromat…
…& this one behind the catholic church! It was a super humid day so grey was a bad choice in terms of sweat butttt I got a lot of good pictures. Photos by Emily Hobrock @e_hobrock

Fashion Hacks to Minimize Sweat

Summer is probably my least favorite time of year in terms of dressing. I feel like no matter what I put on, I’ll just end up sweating & ruining my look. I also live in Arizona where an average day in July could be 115 degrees. So in this post, I present to you the few hacks I have learned for still looking presentable in the dog days of summer.

The top tip I suggest is wearing a bralette or better yet, nothing at all. Bralettes work well with backless dresses if you can’t pull off the no-bra look, & they also don’t have an underwire that causes uncomfortableness & boob sweat. (Don’t even get me started.)

Second tip: wear loose & flowy clothing as much as possible. Peplum tops, t-shirt dresses & cotton shorts are just a few of my go-tos.

Also, wear light colors as much as possible. Not only do light colors not show sweat as much, but technically, they should help keep you cooler.

Most importantly, don’t bother doing your hair. If you live in humidity, you probably already know that. Not only is it a good excuse to give your locks a break, but you don’t have to worry about neck sweat & all that comes with wearing your hair down in the summer. Try a messy ponytail with a bandana like shown here, or easy braids like this one.

Last but not least, minimize your accessories. Limit chunky necklaces, scarves & backpacks. Try thin chokers, bandanas & cross body purses. You’ll thank yourself later!

I hope these tips help y’all! Let me know what you do to minimize sweat this time of year because I would definitely like to know! 

xo,

jazz