Hot in the City

Some days, it can get so hot outside you feel like you’re going to melt under the glare of the sun. Dressing for hot weather can be a challenge, especially when you do not want to sweat like crazy but still appear fashionable and put together. We tell our clients to dress for hot weather by looking for clothing made of fabric and materials that will keep you cool as well as styles and cuts made for hot weather. You should finish any outfit by accessorizing with items that will help you beat the heat and still stay in fashion. Here are three tips we swear by when it’s sweltering.


Fabric Matters!

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Opt for clothing made of natural, breathable materials, such as cotton, linen, or jersey. These fabrics will not constrain your body or cause you to sweat in the heat. They are also great for staying cool and put together, even on a hot weather day.


Fit Matters!

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Go for looser cuts and styles. Avoid skin-tight clothing and clothing that will constrain your body as you move around on a hot day. In general, looser is cooler in hot weather. Stick to shapes that fall away from the body. The less fabric touching your skin, the cooler you’ll feel. This will help to create a layer of air between your skin and your clothing.


Accessorize accordingly!

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Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the glare of the sun. Hot weather accessories can also be a great way to look fashionable while you beat the heat, even for a date night look! Sunglasses are always associated with summer and sunshine. Look for sunglasses in brightly colored frames, such as peach, bright blue, or pink. This can add another level of summer to your look! Hate leaving the house without a little bit of bling? Swap out heavy accessories for earrings since they don’t cling to your skin like necklaces and bracelets do.


For more style tips, contact Marisa González today at | Photographs by Megan Harrington




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Marisa launched a personal style blog several years ago and within a year had gained a loyal following of thousands of readers. She parlayed that stint as a style blogger into her own personal styling business. She trained with DC Style Factory and since then, has worked one-on-one with clients; styled marketing photoshoots for local designers; and partnered with local businesses and retailers as a stylist for fashion fundraisers. She is now also working at Mint Condition.

Mint Condition stocks an ever-changing inventory of current women’s clothing, handbags, shoes and jewelry by top designers – all in a fresh boutique atmosphere. Come see why we've been named the DC Metro’s Best Consignment Store by Washingtonian, Northern Virginia, Virginia Living Magazines and the Washington Post Express and featured in Southern Living Magazine as one of Old Town's best boutiques. 

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