In spite of the fact that, merely two weeks ago, it was still spitting some snow where I live, it seems that spring has finally sprung. Actually, since spring only really lasts about two minutes in New England and the temperatures are already cresting 80 degrees, I think spring has sprung right into summer. With the weather already this hot, it looks like it's going to be another scorcher, and people are looking for new ways to stay comfortable. Air conditioners are great, but they get expensive, some people don't like to use them, and you can't run them all the time anyway – so here are some alternative ways to keep cool in the heat.
1. Chug, Chug, Chug
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One of the most important ways to keep cool in the heat is to stay hydrated. You just need to drink all the time. However, try to stay away from beverages like soda, and juices or teas with tons of sugar. They're going to make you thirstier, which will make you feel that much hotter. Stick to ice water, or make yourself some natural fruit drinks, like lemonade or smoothies.
2. Be a (Seer)sucker
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Well, you don't necessarily have to wear seersucker itself, but it is one of my favorite summer fabrics. It's all cotton, which makes it very lightweight. To that end, you need to wear lots of lightweight fabrics. Linen works as well as cotton to keep you cool. Most importantly, stay away from heavy blends that will make you sweat.
3. Take It Off
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Of course, another alternative way to keep cool in the heat is to wear … nothing. Now, obviously, don't start walking bare butted down the street like that poor, naïve Emperor with a new suit and no clothes. When you're at home, though, don't be afraid to strip down. Prance around in your panties and a tank top, or go the full Monty and dare to be completely bare.