Speaker 1 (00:01):
Hi. Hi everyone. I'm Joanne from steel pony, and I'm here today to talk to you about what to wear when you don't want to wear anything at all. Cause it's so hot, you know, we're in the dog days of summer now, and it is hot out there. So in those 90 plus degree days, when you don't want to wear anything, it's like, what do you put on so that you're not sweating to death. So I'm here to talk to you about that because a lot of my customers ask me and complain about the heat. So here are a few tips and some suggestions that you might be able to use to stay cool in the hot weather. Um, the first thing is fabric. So fabric is a really important part of, um, being able to stay cool and natural fibers are the way to go.
Speaker 1 (00:50):
Polyester holds heat. and I know it's a natural fabric, but silk as well is, is kind of a holder of heat. I would recommend natural fibers that, that are biodegradable, that are like cotton, , linens and some modal. a lot of it is about how you style it, but I'm going to talk about fabric first. So, cotton knits are a great way to stay cool in the, in the hot weather they breathe and they're just really easy to care for. They come in all different types of cotton. So like that was a cotton Jersey. This has, this fabric is a little bit sheer. It's more of a slub cotton. then I, you know, there are fabrics that are actually called mesh cottons.
Speaker 1 (01:48):
They're hard to get, but they really keep you cool cause they're, they're very, they have a lot of air flow through them. Another fabric that's really good to have in your, closet is linen, especially the linen gauzes, they're really light weight and they're nice and airy. Um, as well as like cotton gauzes, which also are breezy and easy to wear now. But other fabric that I was talking about is modal. And I like that fabric because it's natural fiber. Um, it is more like around in terms of how it feels, um, but the right pieces worn will keep you really nice and cool. And it's all. And the other thing is, is everything I'm showing you is all sustainable. This is done in a closed loop system, so there's no waste or it doesn't get into the environment.
Speaker 1 (02:47):
So that makes it, you know, some fabrics that, that you could use, or that you could look for in your closet. Cause you probably have them already, to where on days like today when it's really hot out. The next thing I'm going to talk about is choosing the right styling. So we need, it's hot out wearing things that are fitted and cling to your body is not the way to go. The best thing to do is to wear things that sit off your body so that they're, and that have some drape to them. They're more comfortable. And that's kind of where I, I feel like the modal really does a nice job because it sits away from your body. If you buy the right body silhouette, and it keeps you really a lot more comfortable. It doesn't have to be oversized, but it needs to be, it needs to stay away from your body.
Speaker 1 (03:45):
So it's not touching. So the other thing is, no maxi dresses because maxi dresses are, they give you no airflow, cause they're all the way down to the floor. So you want stuff with slits. You want something that's a little bit shorter than a maxi, so the air can flow up into your skirts when you're going in. You know, when you want to wear a skirt rather than a pant. and again, just keeping your clothes off your body is a way to go. So what do you do about jewelry? It's always tough, you know, like I'm wearing a metal piece today. I think that when it's really hot out, it's too hot. You don't want to wear metal. There's so much out there that you can get to adore yourself.
Speaker 1 (04:34):
I was actually looking the other day and I saw these bracelets that were made of old sari fabrics and stuff. I thought that was really great idea. Just bangles. Another thing that you can do, and this is a silk piece, but it's, very lightweight is you could take a piece of a silk scarf and you could wrap it around and wear it as a bracelet. You can wear it as a necklace, play around with it. Where it as a necklace, are all different ways you can use and you can use these kinds of accessories. I have another one in, in a cotton gauze that's really lightweight. And, and it's just great to wear as a belt. You know, again, you could wear this, you could drop this and wear it as a bracelet, um, different things to do that you don't have to wear heavy duty stuff.
Speaker 1 (05:27):
As far as earrings go, you know, you want to keep them relatively light. You don't want to wear those heavy, heavy earrings, cause they just weigh you down. and as far as necklaces again, you might want to stick with things that are lighter weight, a little bit more delicate than this, things that draped down that are long and slender. Um, and, uh, that keeps you really nice and that'll keep you cooler. So that is what I have for jewelry. The other thing is is we, I was, I don't have it with me, but we make these headbands and that's another piece that's really good to wear. Cause you gotta, you could wear it as your headband. You could wear it as a bracelet. we do these tubes that you can wear as belts. You know, those are the things you use the accessories to, to brighten your outfit to break your wardrobe up.
Speaker 1 (06:26):
And then there's your hair. So if you're like me and you have long hair, I wear my hair up as much as possible. and off of my, of my face, I mean, right now I'm in air conditioning, so I'm always cold when I'm in the air conditioning. so I, you know, so now I don't care, but when I go outside, I put it up and I take my headband and I wrap it and I make it into it into a ponytail and I'm good to go. So those are some of the things that I do to keep myself cool in the summertime. I would love to hear some of the things that you do. One of the things I don't do is I don't stop layering. I love to layer, and this is a good example of it where I'm layering, um, a tunic over another tunic, but like this is the mesh that cotton mesh and it's so light weight, it's like wearing nothing at all. So, I always feel really cool in my clothing because my clothing is cool. So, those are my tips and I hope you enjoyed my little video for today. And, I would love to hear back from you and thank you for listening.