How to dress cool under the heat dome

By Abby and Elle

Abby & Elle Upstairs Fashion & DesignWith half of the U.S. under a dangerous heat dome this weekend, it’s going to be hard to stay comfortable unless you get naked and stay indoors with the AC blasting (not such a bad gig).

But if you must leave the house, stay as cool as possible by wearing natural fibers. For example, silk is a great breathable, lightweight fabric that helps keep you cool even when the temp is rising.

No silk? Cotton and  linen are two other solid choices for sweltering days.

I wore this silk skirt on Friday, and I felt cool all evening, even though I don’t have AC at home. I know. Ordinarily it’s not a problem, but this weekend will put me to the test!

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Believe it or not, I think I bought this skirt at Vintage Ohio, the local summer wine festival. Although Ohio wines generally are too sweet for my palate, it’s a fun event because 1) you spend the day outdoors at Lake Farmpark — be sure to stop and say hello to the resident pigs, sheep and chickens, 2) everyone’s a little pie-eyed and happy, and 3) you can indulge in shopping opportunities with local vendors/artisans.

The event is in early August, so there’s still time to get tickets!

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I don’t have to tell you that it’s hot out there, so stay hydrated, stay cool, be safe.

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