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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