Style Advice for Summer

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With the heat of the summer months quickly approaching, it is time to refresh your wardrobe and get it ready for all of the new looks that you will be creating in the upcoming months. However, looking chic while staying comfortable and sweat-free can be difficult, so here are a few snippets of summer style advice to help you out.

Summer Shoe Sizes
Whether you like it or not, your feet are going to swell during the summer months, although the rate at which it does so depends on the individual. Nevertheless, any shoes that are in your regular shoe size are likely to start feeling quite tight and uncomfortable, which is why it is important to have a few pairs of summer shoes that are either half a size, or a whole size, larger than what you would usually buy. Natural materials, such as canvas and suede, are much stretchier than synthetic materials, such as faux leather or plastic, so keep this in mind too when determining your summer shoe size.

Loose Clothing
While you may think that some skintight shorts and a matching tight tank top will be the best way to keep your body cool during the summer, this is not actually true. Instead, the less fabric that you have touching your body, the cooler you will feel, so try to opt for looser clothes rather than tighter clothes.

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Natural, Breathable Fabrics
The most breathable fabrics tend to be natural, and this means that they are better at absorbing sweat, and dry much faster, leaving you feeling cooler and fresher. This means that you should try to wear clothing that is made from fabrics such as cotton or silk, instead of polyester and rayon.

Do Not Re-Wear Clothes
While you may be able to re-wear your favorite top a couple of times in the winter before it needs a wash, this is something that you should try to avoid in the summer months. Your clothes are likely to contain much larger amounts of sweat, dirt, skin cells and cosmetics, which will make them less breathable, and make you feel hotter, so be sure to wash them after every wear.

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A Printed Dress
A printed dress will soon become your go-to item for the summer, so make sure that you have one in your wardrobe. This could be anything from a short and flirty mini dress to a long and flowing maxi dress, because, whichever you choose, you are bound to look delightfully feminine.

Wear a Hat
Hats can often feel quite suffocating, especially in the heat, but they are absolutely essential for protecting your head and face from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Try to have a couple of different hats in your wardrobe, so that you can easily mix and match them between outfits. If you can find a style that features built-in ventilation, then this is a huge bonus, as it will really help to keep you cool.

Staying chic and stylish in the heat of the summer can often be quite tricky. However, as long as you have stuck to breathable fabrics in loose cuts, and have not forgotten about changing shoe sizes and the need for a hat, you will be free to experiment with as many new looks as you want.

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What to Wear to the Airport – OROGOLD Reviews

Airport style is something that is often overlooked, and, although it is important to be comfortable while travelling, baggy sweatpants is not the most stylish look to be sporting, and definitely won’t help you to get that free first class upgrade! The next time you travel, use these OROGOLD tips to ensure that you are wearing the perfect mix of comfort and glamour to help you look stylish no matter how long your journey may be.

Woman wearing a beautiful pashmina scarf.

Layer your Clothes
Since you’re likely to experience varying temperatures during your journey, it is always best to wear layers that you can take off when needed. A light jacket, that doesn’t crease, is better than a heavier one, but it is usually better to skip the jacket and just layer up on your shirts, bringing along a warm piece of knitwear. A pashmina scarf works well as it can keep you warm on the plane, can be used as a blanket, and even a sarong if you’re going to the beach.

Woman wearing simple clothing at the airport.

Loose Fitting Clothes
It is never comfortable to be sat in something constricting for a long period of time, so choose clothes that are loose fitting and flexible. Jeans can often be quite tight and stiff, so, if you are wanting to wear jeans, choose a looser pair, or one that has some spandex woven in. Girls should avoid wearing short skirts and shorts. Airplane seats can often be a hotbed for germs and bacteria, so it is best to avoid letting your skin come into too much direct contact with the seat.

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Simple Footwear
Since you will be wanting to get through security as quickly as possible, the best footwear to wear to the airport would be ballet flats or boat shoes. Boots are great for keeping you warm, but usually need to be taken off at security, and can become cumbersome on the plane. Make sure you don’t wear anything that is too tight, as this increases your risk for deep vein thrombosis, especially on a longer flight. Avoid flip flops or sandals, as your feet can easily get cold on a flight, and bring along an extra pair of socks.

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Minimal Jewelry
Since metal jewelry has to be removed at security, it is best to wear minimal jewelry when flying, to keep you from holding up the line and possibly getting taken in for a full search. Belts and wallet chains should also be avoided, and can be packed into your luggage so that you can still wear them when you reach your destination.

When it comes to colors, wearing black is not only an easy way to make your outfit look classier, but it also is the best color for hiding any stains. You should also keep in mind where you’re travelling to, as some destinations may need you to be dressed more modestly. Once you have managed to figure out which outfit works best for you at the airport, make sure you don’t forget it, as you will be able to use that look for all flights you take in the future!