I’ll tell you a secret. I have eczema and it gets tough for my skin when spring and summer hit.
My skin will start screaming at me to let it breathe and reminding me that it doesn’t want harsh fabrics clinging to it in the sweltering heat. Or else what’s the result? Itchy, skin irritations.
Well, I don’t want that. So, I like to listen to my skin and make wardrobe decisions to adapt to its needs 🙂
In the summer, sleeveless tops like this shell already make sense – whether you have eczema or not. It’s hot, you’re sweaty, and who wants pit stains? But it’s especially comfortable for me because I don’t have the discomfort of fabric of any kind touching the skin on my limbs. So rejoice, skin! You can breathe!
Truthfully, I get pretty uncomfortable being in direct sunlight when it’s really hot out (Puerto Rico was a horrible time for my eczema) but sometimes you can’t avoid it without covering up or being indoors 👿
For the parts of my body that are covered with fabric, I like to look for breathable materials like modal and cotton. Polyester and rayon seem to work too. And, of course, some spandex for a little stretch 🙂
I have this top in two colours. It’s made of 96% cotton and 4% spandex while the front is made of 100% polyester. As for this skirt, the shell is 97% cotton and 3% spandex while the lining is 100% polyester.
This a-line skirt was perfect for a walk in the sun. Stripes speak to me more in the spring and summer (see last striped look here). Plus, I like that the stripes are more subdued with the grey and off-white colour.
Another benefit of the a-line is that it’s forgiving on the thighs. Make sure to check the a-line skirts in the widget below. Banana Republic is 25% off with code BRSAVE for the US and BRCSAVE for Canada 😉
I finished this easy, breezy, casual outdoors look with a sunhat – which is great for protecting your skin from harmful UV rays – despite the fact that I look dumb in hats – and these cute cognac flats.
As you might have seen, I’ll be attending my first blogger event this Friday. It’s hosted by Clinique and I’m excited to both learn about their new products and meet other Michigan bloggers 🙂
Another exciting thing! As of tomorrow, it will be 3 weeks until I leave for Paris. I can’t wait. I think I’m excited because May has finally hit and I’m just so aware that my trip is coming up. I probably won’t be as excited next week but the week after – aka the week before the trip – I’ll be excited again!
Which wardrobe decisions do you make to deal with the spring and summer heat?
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Top: LOFT (similar)
Skirt: Ann Taylor (similar)
Shoes: ALDO (similar)
Hat: Jessica (similar)
Photography by Alora Rachelle