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How to Dress for the Summer

It’s starting to get really hot outside. The kind of hot that can be uncomfortable if you aren’t properly dressed. But we get it, dressing appropriately to avoid embarrassing sweat marks while remaining fashionable can feel like an impossibility. That’s why we have put together a few tips to help your fashion beat the summer heat.


Choose Light, Breathable Fabrics

Different clothing materials can be the difference between a comfortable summer evening and an early nightcap. That’s why we recommend that you choose a lightweight material such as cotton or linen. These materials allow for easy movement throughout any of your summertime activities. Cotton t-shirts are a great option because they rest lightly on your torso to allow for the ultimate breathability. If you’re looking for some of the best summer clothing that’ll keep you looking fashion-forward, try any of Routine’s latest releases like our bleach washed lineup.








Sport Light Colors

When you roll out of bed and your phone says it’s gonna HOT, it’s a good idea to choose lighter colors for the day ahead. The lighter, pastel-like colors absorb less sunlight to maintain a steadier, cooler temperature. On the inverse, you should try to avoid your dark greys, emeralds, purples, etc. colorways. However, if you are headed out for an evening this isn’t near as important as it is during a day in the sun.

Avoid Layers

It may seem obvious to avoid layering up in the summer but this tip cannot be overstated. When you wear multiple layers, such as an undershirt, your body heat is trapped between the layers and serves as insulation. Instead, when headed out for a night choose a shirt like one of our navy tees to hide any ignominious sweat marks while still providing a breathable cotton material.








Don’t Underestimate Work Out Attire

The same clothes that you choose to wear to the gym or to go on a run can be just as effective during everyday life. They are specifically designed to allow your body to breathe and some options like Routine Golf Polos remain breathable while maintaining a ‘business casual’ status. Obviously, you can grab less formal attire and take on the hottest of days in maximum comfort.

Grab Summer Accessories

The sun can drain energy from the best of us. That’s why it’s important to dress for success. This includes grabbing a pair of sunglasses or even a new Routine Hat to shade your eyes and avoid the dreaded summertime squint. Also, make sure that when you are out in the sun for an extended amount of time that you keep a bottle of sunscreen handy. Nothing can ruin your day like a painful sunburn.

~Keep it Routine.


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