While summer is the best time for beaching, vacation and some nice icy cocktails, going to work under such a fiery weather could be a painful task. Imagine you have to walk to the train station under 37 degrees while trying to make sure your high heels won’t step into any drainage channels on the streets that could send the heels to heaven – and by the time you reach the office your back is raining. Dressing carefully and well for work in summer is an essential skill every Hong Kong woman should master. Here are some tips:
Wear flare-cut bottoms
Summer isn’t just hot but also humid in Hong Kong. That sticky feeling of “skinny pants meets sweating legs” isn’t sexy and comfortable at all. Wearing a flare pants or skater-cut dress in light fabric, or a split-hem skirt that feels more airy would ease the problem.
Go for breathable fabrics
When it comes to outfit choice, go for summer-friendly fabrics like linen, cotton, rayon and silk. They’re comfortable to wear and help cool down your body. Invest in a nice cotton shirt and you will be able to minimize having a “wet spot” (sweat mark) on your back by the time you reach the office.
Bring spare shoes
Going to after-work drinks is a regular social activity for ladies working in the business districts, that means wearing a pair of nice heels would help shift some handsome eyeballs on you, except that you don’t want to wear heels all day long at the office before the drinks. Bring a pair of flats in the purse and wear them during office hour, it would definitely help reserve your energy for stepping on a pair of 4-inch heels in the evening.
Keep a cardigan at your seat
It’s 37 degrees outside, but the air-con indoor might just be 17 degrees. When your body turns from a blowing pot to a fridge, you would easily get sick. An easy way is to make sure you have a cardigan at your office that you can always use so that your body temperature wouldn’t change dramatically. This means health, which also means beauty.
Bring a deodorant
You wouldn’t want to go to a meeting after lunch and smell like you just went to hot yoga class. Just put one in your purse, you never know when it will be useful.
With these tips in mind, I hope you would survive summer time for work!