Keep your clothes loose- The looser the dress, the better it is. The less fabric you have actually touching your body, the cooler you will be. A loose and a flowing maxi dress will keep you cool.
Layer with open-weave knits- That way you will be able to feel every glorious, cooling breeze.
Choose clothes in natural fabrics- Cotton is much more breathable than polyester or rayon. It’s also better at absorbing sweat and dries faster, than clothes which are made of synthetic fabric.
Take a nice, hot shower to lower your body temperature, and wash off any dirt and dead skin cells that could be making you hotter- A cold shower might feel more satisfying in the moment, but your body will react by actually raising your internal temperature.
Make sure your clothes are as fresh and clean as you are. Re-wearing your clothes between washes is a great way to avoid doing laundry, but even light wear leaves dirt, sweat, skin cells, and cosmetics trapped in the fibres of your clothes, which makes them less breathable and you hotter.
Avoid embellishments — particularly heavy embellishments like beading or anything made of metal- Embellishments weigh your clothes down so they are closer to your skin, trapping body heat.
Bring shades with you wherever you go by wearing a wide-brimmed hat or carrying a lightweight, woven scarf in your bag.- Drape the scarf over your shoulders or head whenever you feel like you are getting a bit too much sun. It’s so lightweight that you’ll barely feel it.
Wear only unlined jackets, skirts, and dresses- A lining is often synthetic which means one more layer between your skin and the air.
Leave your backpack at home in favour of a small sling bag- The last thing you want on a hot day is a huge backpack stuck to your back, making you sweat.
Wear socks- Sandals might seem like the most logical way to stay cool, but open shoes mean dirty feet, which mean hot feet. Socks help absorb your sweat and keep your feet feeling cool and clean.
Cover up to protect your skin from the sun and keep cool. Direct sunlight not only damages your skin, it raises your body temperature.
Stick to light colours. Dark colours absorb light and make you that much hotter while light colours reflect light and help keep you cool.
Wear as little jewellery as possible. Earrings are fine because they don’t really touch much of your skin, but necklaces, bracelets, and rings can often be more trouble than they’re worth once temperatures start to rise. Lightweight chains stick to your skin, heavy necklaces trap your shirt against your chest, metals get hot, and bracelets cover your wrists, which are a major cooling point on your body.