Between a simple mask slide trick we participate in when follks aren’t around, and the open and empty areas of parks we frequently call our own, I’m not sure how else to convince you to wear one in 90 degree heat. Fact of the matter is, you should. You have to. How to is another story.
For me, the work has been in making sure my outfits are as heat-friendly as possible. That includes silk dresses, bras as tops, and hats shading my face. When I return home, there’s a gigantic muumuu waiting to help cool me off, and plenty of water to ring the mask through a good time or two.
Here are two heat-wave looks with a mask, if you fancy:
A bra as a top, because it’s that hot, a very old skirt that plays with the wind, espadrilles, that make me feel like I tried, and a top in case you do have to walk into a store and are met with their AC.
A silk dress that has you worry about the surprise break in the sky. But it leaves enough movement for cooling and concealing salty sweat drops. An oversize market tote for all the water you manage to consume and sneakers for practicality. Someone has to still run after the kids.
What are you wearing in the heat with a mask, lately?
(This mask is from Arraei Collective. Heads up: This post has affiliate links. If you choose to purchase something, I may earn a small commission.)
Love all these looks, especially the silk dress. Both would look great with the hand-embroidered masks they’re selling at orenda tribe- $30 but proceeds go to the Navajo Nation’s covid-19 response (they’ve been very badly affected by the pandemic- I don’t work for them I just think the masks are gorgeous.)
These masks are so gorgeous, Georgia. Thank you for sharing. Glad to see Native support. Looks like they’re being sold now by Folk Project for $15?
That silk dress is perfect on you!
Georgia, that website makes it hard to find anything. It won’t let me search, for masks! If you can, wd you please give a direct link to the masks page? I’d love to help their Nation. Thanks