Over the past few weeks the UK has been indulging in a wonderful heatwave, this has been an unexpected turn of events as when it was still snowing in April we were all expecting the worst weather ever this year, when in actual fact we’ve had a real Summer! I originally penned this out as if it was for going abroad, which it still is, but this can now also be applied to our heat-wave weather and barbecue parties.
Buy a decent sun cream
If you’re somebody who burns easily there is definitely no shame in buying the sun lotions that are intended for children, they’re designed to keep extra sensitive skin protected – I usually do this and buy it in SPF 50, but I’m really careful to keep applying throughout the day as I’m also someone who is paranoid AF about getting burned, especially when I’m on a beach. Keep applying the lotion to keep your skin protected, I cannot stress this enough.
Also don’t be shy about using after sun, I will always apply this after a long beach day to ensure that I’m keeping my skin protected through an extra layer, and I’m not going to be seeing any nasty burns.
It’s obvious that when it’s almost thirty degrees outside you’re not going to be putting on your favourite heavy knit, but I’ve found that cotton t-shirts have been a pain to wear in this heat, so opt for a light fabric such as silk or anything that has a chiffon material.
I recently bought the most amazing animal print cami from ASOS and it has been a life saver, it’s super lightweight, I can go braless in it and it’s breathable. I wore it with a pair of culotte shorts and I remained relatively cool (no over sweating), and my boobies were thanking me for it.
Don’t forget your big floppy hat and sassy sunglasses
My boyfriend and I often joke this is the way to spot a tourist, but there’s no shame in it. Even I’ve bought my floppy hat and my ~sassy~ sunglasses with me to Portugal this time, there’s no shame in keeping your head and eyes protected and there’s certainly some great options to choose from this year, with ASOS and Topshop taking the lead for best hats.
There’s no shame in buying a fan
I’ve been sleeping with a fan blowing on me every night, I know that you’re not really meant to but it’s been too hot to not use one. There’s no shame in it whatsoever. I’ve also been blessing my sister for lending me her desktop fan when I’ve been blogging, having that cool air blowing on me has been the main reason I’ve managed to stay so motivated.