How Do You Stay Cool and Still Look Good During a Hot Summer?

The temperatures are just going to keep risingStay Cool, Look Cool this summer, and as tempting as it may be to just hole up in your house with the air conditioner blasting, you've got a job to go to - and you've got an appearance to maintain. Hot temperatures are no excuse to look unprofessional.

Click here for some tips for women to stay cool and still look professional.

Click here for some tips on how men can beat the heat without sacrificing an appropriate professional look.

Among the common threads to look for when it comes to men and women:

  • Natural fabrics like cotton, linen and silk are more breathable than synthetic polyester or rayon.
  • Lighter, softer colors are better for dealing with the sun than dark colors like black.
  • Avoid the temptation to leave your jacket at home. It's better to have it when you need to look your best. For men, jacket-no-tie is considered more professional in office settings than tie-no-jacket.