Wherever you are in the UK at present, it's likely you'll be experiencing a sudden surge in temperature we'd all but given up on seeing this summer. Thanks to this "heatwave" of sorts - we're not naive enough to assume we're the only ones on the planet breaking a sweat - here are the Dos and Don'ts of summer dressing on your commute!
DO keep a positive mindset. Travelling to and from work during the height of summer, particularly if using public transport, can be a real pain in the arse. Nobody wants to spend a hot summer's day stuck in traffic on a bus, underground for what feels like an eternity, or glued to their computer screen for eight hours. On the bright side; no-one on the way to work or in the office can judge you for breaking out items considered otherwise "revealing." Like, a vest top and shorts can be smart too if you play your cards right.
That said, DON'T exploit the opportunity to wear less clothes to extremes. It may be hot but when temperatures and temperaments are running high, it'll take a lot less effort to piss off those around you with glimpses and whiffs of your smelly pits or unruly, matted body hair. Additionally, the general public may not respond favourably to an over generous view of side boob either.
DO use a roll-on deodorant that won't leave white stains on your clothing or emanate a strong baby powder smell. You're not in nursery school and while politely telling a stranger they've forgotten to zip their dress or do up their fly doesn't seem bothersome from time to time, being forced to remind someone their stained pits are contributing to odor pollution isn't nice. That said, don't dowse yourself or your clothes with multiple spritzes of perfume - ever hear of the term "choking hazard?"
Having a small wardrobe can be a positive thing but there's no time like the present to alternate each and every item suitable for summer wear! Unless you're willing to do laundry every single evening after work, for the love of God DON'T keep wearing the same stuff over and over within the space of a week when it's hot as f*ck. If you can smell yourself on your clothes, chances are everyone else can too.
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