Beat The Heat Without Making A Summer Fashion Faux Pas

The summer heat is on, so a lot of people are taking it off to beat the heat. That makes for a lot of summer fashion faux pas, CBS 2′s Cindy Hsu reported. Unless you’re at the beach, super short shorts are not the way to go, said fashion expert Dawn Del Russo.

Del Russo said showing off your bra straps is another big “don’t.” “If you are comfortable, wear a strapless bra,” she said. “It’s the easiest way, fastest solution.” And you can always go with convertible plastic straps, but don’t wear them with a strapless top. Also, super sheer beachwear should be saved for the sand. Lexi Krapel, spotted walking in Manhattan, said she handles the changing temperatures with a super light sweater.

“I always say to bring a sweater with you no matter where you go,” she said. “I just think that’s very important so, that way, if you’re hot or cold, you can always take it off or put it back on.” If you like to wear white, keep the undergarments the same color as your skin — and watch those panty lines. As far as footwear, the high gladiator sandals don’t work well with shorts. And for men, heavy boots are a no-go, especially with black socks. And speaking of socks, don’t pull them up.

While some women try it, Del Russo said boots in the summer is another “don’t.” “It looks awkward, it looks uncomfortable, and your feet are hot,” Del Russo said. With all the heat and sweating going on, it’s a good idea to keep deodorant in your bag at all times.

If it sometimes rubs off on your clothes, you can stock up on deodorant-removing sponges at most drugstores or just use a baby wipe. Also, with the heat, less makeup is better Del Russo said oil-blotting tissues can help you look cool.

“It gets all the sweat off perfectly, but leaves your makeup in place really nicely,” she said. But the biggest tip is to keep cool and enjoy your summer.

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