It’s hoootttt outside! Many ladies often ask me, “aren’t you boiling in your long skirts, sleeves, and head wrap?” The answer is, “Yep, it’s hot, but I am much cooler than someone wearing short shorts and a tank top!”
How can this be?
The answer is simple: look at the Bedouins and those that lived outside in extremely hot weather. They all wore light colours, long, draped fabrics, and had their heads covered. Light fabrics reflect the sun away from your body much better than skin does! Skin fries under the sun; not only does this create health problems, but it also raises one’s body temperature like nothing else. A long, breezy skirt is much cooler than constricting shorts. Same with fluttery sleeves! As for the hair covering, I find that when I wear light fabrics on my head, I sweat much less than when I wore my hair down (sticky!) and got my scalp burned.
So here is my hot day hair wrap and outfit! The shirt is light, loose cotton. The skirt is a wrap skirt from Jerusalem, and the scarves are cotton/silk 🙂