Coral summer dress with flip flops and flamingos

Beat the Summer Heat in Style

Summer is here, and it’s the perfect time to be outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather. But when it’s hot outside, it can be difficult to stay comfortable without sacrificing your sense of style. So, how can you beat the summer heat in style? Here are a few tips to help you stay cool and stylish all summer long with clothing you can find at Goodwill.

Choose lightweight fabrics

To make summer’s sweltering heat more bearable, choose natural, lightweight fabrics such as linen or cotton. Some fabrics, such as polyester, silk, or denim can irritate your skin in hotter weather. Save the denim jeans for the fall and look for a pair of lightweight linen pants or cotton shorts instead.

Wear layers

Layering isn’t just for the colder months! Wearing layers is a great way to mix up your look and transition from the outdoor heat to the air-conditioning. You can add or remove layers as the temperature changes. Some go-to summer layering pieces include lightweight cardigans, tunics, cotton or linen blazers and even a classic denim jacket. Shop at Goodwill for these summer staples to create an effortlessly layered look and stay comfortable no matter the temperature.

Opt for loose-fitting, breathable garments

Wearing loose-fitting clothing is known to help keep the summer heat at bay. This is because looser clothing promotes better blood flow instead of causing a tight, constricting effect. Shop at Goodwill to find breathable garments like breezy blouses, maxi dresses, and flowing skirts to beat the heat and stay fashionable this summer.

Protect from the sun with light colors

Dark-colored clothing absorbs light, while light-colored clothing reflects light. On hot, sunny days, choose lighter colors to reflect the sun’s rays and stay cool. Look for white or pastel colors, especially if you’re planning on spending a lot of time outdoors.

You don’t need to give up style or comfort to look great this season! Ohio Valley Goodwill is the place to find lightweight, breathable clothing at some of the best prices around.

Plus, when you shop at Goodwill, you’re also making a difference in the lives of people in your community! Your purchases from Ohio Valley Goodwill help to fund our life-changing job training and employment services for individuals with disabilities and our nation’s veterans.

Find your nearest Goodwill retail store and click here to view our monthly sales calendars to plan your next shopping trip. Then, share your favorite new summer pieces with the hashtag, #IGotItAtGoodwill!

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