During the summer months, it may be warm outside, but with the A/C on full blast in the office, it can be downright cold inside. In order to be properly dressed for both the summer weather and the very different climate in your office, one has to be smartly dressed. Here’s how:
When base garments are appropriate for public consumption and can pull their own weight, then you can feel free to commute in them, covering them up only when you arrive at the office.
Adea’s Bra Friendly Camisole is the perfect example. With a modest neckline and straps that cover your bra, you can easily drive, bus, boat or train it to work on a hot and humid day in just that. Then, when you pull into the office, throw on your cardigan, blouse or jacket to become dress-code compliant.
In order to flex your outfit to meet the wide range of temperatures, you need to be able to add and subtract layers.
Invest in a collection of neutral cardigans and jackets that can add warmth, texture and dimension to your ensembles. I recommend black, navy, gray, white and cream as well as any colors that you have a strong affection for and thus, wear often.
Also, the addition of a layering camisole under a garment that you would prefer to wear without a layer– a beautiful ¾ or long-sleeve silk blouse, for instance – can instantly increase your comfort level and body temperature in a chilly environment.
If you are transitioning from a potentially sweat-inducing environment (the outdoors) to a potentially goosebump-inducing environment (the office), then you need to get dry fast to avoid catching a serious chill.
Demand moisture-wicking and fast-drying materials when shopping for base layers and undergarments – classic cotton may not cut it. Instead, breathable microfiber such as the high quality Italian variety that Adea uses are preferred.
And there you have it – the top 3 ways to stay both cool and warm during this tough-to-navigate season with its resulting manic temperature changes. Now, enjoy your summer in style!
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Americans love people with lots of spirit – individuals who are willing to push boundaries – in the best sense of the word. And, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, has done this with her flair for fashions that really work. This is why we love her.
After reading about Dolce & Gabbana’s new shop at 155 Mercer Street in Manhattan’s SoHo, I decided to pay a visit to see these digs for myself. On Friday, August 17th when it was close to 90 degrees F. I took the Downtown #6 subway and got off at Spring Street (a 10-minute trip). This left me at Spring/Lafayette and from there I walked west to Mercer where I crossed the street and took a short walk to 155 – all told a fairly easy jaunt.
There is something fun about watching the designer's vision on the runway. Yes, not all of the looks are practical, but it helps to bring what once were drawings and ideas to life. That part of the creative process is interesting to me. When it comes to street style, I have grown to appreciate this fashion scene.
We use Italian lingerie sizing for our bodywear and items tend to run small.
Because of the body-hugging nature of the fabric and our body conscious fit most women prefer to wear our layering tops as under-layers. If you are inclined to wear them on their own we suggest you size up. Please email us or give us a call if you have questions about your sizing. We're happy to help you get it right.
Relaxed fit. Wear alone or over any of our layering tees or camisoles.
Please email us or give us a call if you have questions about your sizing. We're happy to help you get it right.
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