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Summer Jeans

Sundresses, white shorts or white jeans are a must for your summer wardrobe. But, some jean fabrics can really make you sweat and not wearable in 102 degree outings.  The pants I’m wearing have been in my closet for about three years and I wear them during the dog days of summer because they are so comfortable, also here & here. They are 97% cotton, 3% spandex, very light weight from Style & Co.

When are the dog days of summer?  Historians say the phrase dates back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who would keep track of the seasons by looking up at the sky. The star Sirius was known as the “dog star” because it made up the nose of a constellation shaped like a dog. When Sirius would appear in the sky just before the sun, near the end of July, that marked the beginning of the very hottest days of the year. The Romans referred to this period as “dies caniculares” or “days of the dog star,” which was eventually translated as just “dog days.” Those days occurred from about July 24 to around August 24.  The Old Farmer’s Almanac lists the traditional timing of the dog days of summer as being July 3 to August 11.  All I know is, that in my neck of the woods the heat rises before noon and well into the night during this period.

Dressing cool and staying hydrated is paramount right now. Women’s bottoms designer Sophia Huynh says. . “Look for lightweight fabrics that are primarily made out of plant-based fibers like cotton, linen, or Tencel, which absorbs and releases moisture quickly – allowing your body to ‘breathe,” Huynh also explained. . . “Avoid synthetic fibers like polyester and nylon, which trap in heat and may make you sweat”.  I’ll drink to that!This top is also a summer staple, it took up residence in my closet 4 years ago. It is made of a linen blend that has to be ironed and therefore it does not get much wear.

Sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 & Sunnies are also a must.

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  • Reply Joi @INMYJOI

    You can’t go wrong with white denim- LOVE!!!

    08/02/2017 at 10:26 am
  • Reply Fashionably Idu

    I didn’t know about the dog days but I do know that it is HOT! You’re so right about fabric, not all white jeans are wearable in the summer. I have a couple that are just too thick and leave me wondering what the brand was thinking. You look hot as always!

    08/02/2017 at 11:46 am
    • Reply Neti*

      Yes; I have two pairs of said jeans. Thanks Dear.

      08/03/2017 at 12:29 am
  • Reply Antionette Blake

    Yes, make sure you use plenty of sunscreen to keep your body safe from the sun’s harmful rays. Looking good my sis.

    08/02/2017 at 3:32 pm
    • Reply Neti*

      Thanks Sis. I usually wear 50 spf but on vacay I get the 110 from Neutrogena.

      08/03/2017 at 12:30 am
  • Reply Missy May

    You look amazing in this outfit. I’m in love with your blouse. Bold and beautiful!

    08/02/2017 at 5:35 pm
  • Reply Lenya

    You look drop dead gorgeous in you dog_days_look, Neti. Love everything from head to toe. That top with the cut out sleeves is so cute. Stay cool my beautiful sista. Luv ya.
    big big hugs

    08/04/2017 at 6:22 pm
    • Reply Neti

      Thanks Bunches Sweet Sis.

      08/05/2017 at 11:19 pm
  • Reply NERLINE

    You look gorgeous, sis! I love the top. Thanks for the tips.

    08/07/2017 at 2:52 am
  • Reply Fashionably Idu

    Have a great week ahead with your fabulous self!

    08/07/2017 at 7:17 pm
  • Reply Edwige

    Beautiful colors on you Neti! The cold shoulder detail is beautiful! Great tips!

    Edwige |

    08/08/2017 at 2:59 pm
  • Reply Liz

    I had no idea that’s where the expression “dog days of summer” came from! In Georgia and Savannah, it felt like every summer day was a dog day. Now we’re back in Michigan and barely hitting the mid-80s, and I’m like, “Wow! What a mild summer!”

    I have a pair of white jeans for summer too, but I haven’t worn them much. I think it’s what you said about fabric and stretch. They just don’t breathe, and they’re not easy to move in during the sticky, sweaty heat. When I buy a new pair, it needs to be a hot summer day, and I need to step outside the store to test them in the heat and do some aerobics or something. That’s reasonable, right?! haha

    08/11/2017 at 11:55 am
  • Reply Jessica A Jannenga

    We are actually cooling down this week in Charlotte but it we had the heat this year ! Love your pink blouse with hints of lime and your white jeans look so nice!
    Thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    08/28/2017 at 9:23 am
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