There’s only one more month left until summer will be here, which means that it is just the right time to prepare our wardrobes for this hot season. During these heated months, it is important to wear natural fabrics that will be sensitive to your skin, will offer you protection from the dangerous sun rays, and won’t cause any irritations. Today, we’ll discuss three textiles that you should pay attention to when building your wardrobe for summer 2022.
Cotton is on the top of the list as the all-time favorite summer fabric, since there’s a good reason why every single guide to summer clothing includes this natural textile as the best option for your garments. Cotton allows air circulation, which allows your skin to breath, prevents you from sweating, and can also absorb moisture, so that you can feel nice and dry all day long. This fabric is widely available, so finding the right dresses, shirts, skirts, or trousers will be a breeze. On top of that, it is also one of the most affordable fabrics, so you’ll be able to create a whole new wardrobe without breaking the bank. The possible downside of cotton is that it creases easily, but in our opinion it only adds to its charm. However, if you’re packing for a trip and would like your garments to always look perfect without having to iron them, we would recommend blends of cotton and synthetic fibers such as polyester, as they don’t wrinkle as much.
When thinking of wool, we associate it with Christmas sweaters, freezing temperatures, and cold winter months. But there’s more to wool than everything you might know. In fact, there are more than 30 types of wool, and most of them don’t even come from sheep. So first of all, we need to make the difference between types of this fabric and which ones can be worn during the warmer season. The holy grail of wool that can be worn during summer is merino wool, since it is almost three times thinner than the regular one, which makes it lightweight and breathable. Merino is known for being the beloved fabric of the travelers, as its odor-resistance, natural UV-protection and thermo-regulation of the body comes in handy in any weather, whether humid, hot, or freezing cold. During summer months, it is best worn in t-shirts, long sleeves, and shirts, but when the temperature drops or the night gets too chilly, a merino wool knitted sweater provides a great additional layer.
Last, for surely not least, linen is another summer favorite fabric. It is made of very fine fibers derived from the flax plant and is known for being strong and durable, so if you’re building a brand new wardrobe and you want it to be sustainable and to last you a long time, linen is a fabric that you should pay attention to. Same as cotton, linen allows the air to flow between the fibers, which makes it quick drying, breathable, and also absorbent. In fact, this thin fabric can absorb up to 1/5 of its own weight and can just as easily release it back into the air, thus on heated days, especially at the office, where it can get crowded and hot, a linen shirt or a pair of pants will keep you cool and dry. Although it tends to get very wrinkly, it doesn’t in any way spoil the outfit, actually making it even more interesting and attractive. A linen top, shirt, or jumpsuit is a must-have in your closet this year.