Summer 2022 is proving to be one of the hottest summers in a while! A sure way to combat the heat wave is by wearing breathable and loose-fitting clothes. The last thing you want is to spend a small fortune on new clothes while the AC bill is racking up! You can be resourceful by altering your current clothes so that they are more fit for the sunny weather. Here are some alterations to keep you cool throughout the summer!
A tried and true alteration for summer is shorting a long garment. Turn a sheath dress into a mini summer dress by hemming the skirt! If you have enough fabric left over, you could make a summer blouse as well! A long dress could be altered into sleek separates, such as a crop top and shorts or a midi skirt! If you have pants or jeans that haven’t been worn in a while, shorten them for some stylish shorts!
Panels are a great way to loosen up a garment to make it more breathable. Add a patterned panel to basic colored tops for a pop of fun! For a more sophisticated look, add a lace panel in a complimentary color to your skirts or blouses.
Make it a Venty
Adding vents to your garments is another way to keep cool because they were designed to ‘let the shape breathe’. If you have a lightweight business jacket, adding double vents would increase the airflow while you’re in and out of meetings! For a night out, consider adding vents to your skirt or dress pants for an effortless chic look!