Summer Love – Amor de Verano

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So summer is half way over but the humid days of August can be the most challenging time of the year for professionals (both men and women). The idea of wearing a black suit during 90 degree days is enough to send anyone hiding into an air conditioned filled room. With that in mind, I’ve decided to put together a few tips on staying cool and dressing appropriately during what’s left of our summer days.

  1. Fabric! Pay attention to the fabric of the garment you are wearing. Try to stick to natural fibers like cotton and silk that will keep you cool and sweat free.
  2. Change up your routine and opt for lighter color garments that reflect the sun versus absorbing the heat.
    Revisit the summer dress. Pair it with pumps, a blazer or cardigan and you are good to go. If chub rub is a concern, check out this amazing post from Plus Size Princess, The Best Ways to Prevent Thigh Chafing (Chub Rub). This post is the reason I am now crazy over dresses and skirt!
  3. Toss the hosiery back into the dresser drawer! Yes, it’s too hot for that. Bid them adieu until at least next month.
  4. Pick your footwear wisely! Wedges, espadrilles and sandals are not business attire appropriate. However, if your office is business casual for the summer then those are definitely available options for you, but keep in mind that it always pays to kick it up a notch during business meetings. Peep toes are an excellent alternative for the warmer weather. By the way, if you are showing toes, please make sure they are well manicured. Lastly, in my opinion, flip flops are an absolute no no. You can slip them on to and from work, but at best keep them for the weekend at the beach.

Note on my outfit:
I paired a lightweight dress with cute kitten heels, an adorable belt and additional accessories to stay cool and well put together during the long summer days.  I recently wore this look to work a few weeks ago and then later that night out with the hubby to celebrate his birthday.



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El verano puede ser un tiempo difícil para la mayoría de los profesionales (tanto hombres como mujeres). La idea de llevar un traje negro durante  días de 90 grados es suficiente para entrar corriendo a la primera habitación con aire acondicionado que se encuentre. Con esto en mente, decidí armar unos  consejos sobre como mantenerse fresco y vestirse adecuadamente durante los próximos días de verano.

1-Tela! Preste atención a la tela de la ropa que llevas puesto. Trate de usar fibras naturales como el algodón y la seda que le mantendrá fresco y libre de sudor.

2-Cambie su rutina y escoja ropa de colores claros que reflejan el sol.

3-Usa  vestidos de verano y combínalo con zapatos, saco o chaqueta. Visita la página de Plus Size Princess, The Best Ways to Prevent Thigh Chafing (Chub Rub). para consejos sobre cómo usar faldas/ vestidos en el verano. Este post es la razón por la que estoy ahora loca por los vestidos y las faldas!

4- Esconde las medias de nylon! Sí, hace demasiado calor para eso. Dígale adiós hasta el otoño.

5-Elige tu calzado con sabiduría! Plataformas y sandalias no son adecuado para la oficina pero si su oficina es casual entonces esas son opciones disponibles para usted. Zapatos peep toes son una excelente alternativa para el verano. Por cierto, si usted está mostrando los dedos del pie, por favor asegúrese de que están bien cuidados. Por último, en mi opinión, chanclas son un absoluto, no, no.

Nota sobre mi vestido:
Emparejando un vestido ligero, con zapatos de talón bajo, un cinturón adorable y accesorios adicionales ayuda  tomar este look desde la oficina hasta la noche. De hecho, me puse  este vestido recientemente para la oficina y luego para una cena para celebrar el cumpleaños de mi esposo.

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