The first thing you need to know about summer footwear is that it’s not really for the faint of heart.
If you’ve ever wanted to show off your ankles or feet, you’ve already found the answer.
There are, however, some key points to remember when dressing for the season: The shoes you wear will reflect how you feel.
“We’ve been studying what works and what doesn’t, so we’re able to make sure you have a great pair of shoes for summer,” says Matt Bannister, head of footwear at British footwear brand, Lutron.
“So if you feel the feet are a bit more warm in summer and your ankles are a little bit less sweaty, then we can help you with that.”
There are also other ways to dress that will keep you cool.
“For people with a high body temperature, a shirt and a coat can be good in terms of keeping you cool, so a t-shirt and jacket is ideal,” says Bannisters.
“If you’re someone who’s got a bit of an armpit rash or something, or someone who has a dry skin condition, then a shirt is ideal too.”
There’s some great ideas out there for you to get some really cool looks,” he adds.
“The longer you wear it, the more it will dry out and make your legs look a bit tired.” “
You should wear it long enough that you’re not feeling the need to go out,” says Paul O’Sullivan, head tailor at Lutrons.
“The longer you wear it, the more it will dry out and make your legs look a bit tired.”
You’ll need to do this by keeping the top of your outfit short and thin and letting your hair fall freely.
“A shirt will always give you a bit too much volume, so don’t overdo it with that, but if you have an outfit that you like, you can always wear a long shirt and keep it a bit longer than that,” says O’Sullivans.
You’ll also need to be able to move your body comfortably and move in and out of your clothes, but there are a few tricks to get the most out of it.
“Try and keep your head in a good position as much as possible.
Make sure your shoulders and your elbows are relaxed, your neck is relaxed, and that your hips are in a relaxed position,” says Lutons head of sports, fitness and leisure, John McAlpine.
“Once you get comfortable with the style, you should take the time to learn it.”
You can also use your favourite colour.
“When we look at our clothes for summer, we use a lot of colours, but we’ve got a couple of cool colours that you can buy as well,” says McAlpines.
“These are ones that are very warm, so they give a lot more warmth than a cool blue or a warm yellow.”
And if you want to wear something a bit less summery, look for a pair of pants with a more neutral look.
“It’s about getting away from the usual summery look and going back to a relaxed, laid back style,” says Martin Brown, a sports clothing designer at Lutzwear.
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