Post by TM
You don’t have to dress like you’re going to Coachella when the temperature goes up past 25 degrees. Unless you’re in your early twenties, then go for it. Yes, even if you have to go to work. It’s called summer, boss.
When you’re in your early thirties, like me, and you don’t care for the short shorts and crop top look anyway (so over it), you probably want to look a little more put together. And you probably want to wear something you can turn up to work in after an evening of white wine in your garden, continue on for cocktails on the terrace and then wear the next day because you’ll be meeting up with different people and they won’t have seen you in that outfit yet. Let’s hope you’re stocked up with Febreeze.
Keeping it simple is the sitch. We’re talking one loose piece of clothing and breathable shoes. And a good bag and minimal jewellery. (And maybe a scarf.) And definitely shades.
OH! And because we’re strong independent women who totally have our shit together despite the at-work hangover, your heatwave outfit must include sleeves. Totally not because you can’t be bothered applying and reapplying your Factor 50. That’s totally not the reason why the longer your dress is the better, neither.
If you insist on showing some skin (or if it’s a hazy day where it’s not but not sunny) take inspiration from Roberta Benteler.
When it comes to your face, don’t fuss with makeup. Full brows, mascara and lip stuff will do (over full coverage foundation for me, because not even the heat will move my Double Wear).
Hair: pulled back.
The point is when it’s simple, it’s chic. When everyone else is in their Ibiza clothes trying their hardest to look like we get this weather all the time, be the one acting like you’re genuinely used to it.
Keep hydrated, wear SPF and go forth and complain that it is “almost too hot”.