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Tips for a Healthy Summer

This is definitely the hottest summer I have ever experienced in the UK. It has been a very warm summer. And it doesn’t feel like it is going to be cooling down anytime soon. Is it warm where you are? On some days I like the warmth (when it is not dead hot) and on some days I don’t. I can’t seem to make up my mind on whether this summer is fun or not, thanks to the unbearable heat. To ensure you enjoy the most of what summer has to offer, here are 5 tips for a healthy summer –

 

Drink plenty of fluids and infuse your water

I have drinking plenty of ice-cold fluids because I won’t be able to go on without doing so. Drinking plenty of fluids is a smart way to stay hydrated. I am always with a water bottle. I can easily get carried away with work and all, and go hours without having a drink. But having water with me at all times reminds me to drink.

Another smart to get yourself to drink more water is to infuse the water with flavour. You can infuse with limes, lemons, oranges, berries, or cucumbers, to make a refreshing taste. It is a great way to drink more water if you are not a fan of drinking water. If I had my way, I would drink soft drinks all day, but thanks to infusing my water, I get to drink more water.

 

 

 

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I recently got these Duralex Oicardie Clear 6 Tumbler Set some weeks ago. And I know it sounds cheesy but I love drinking in them. They are so pretty. This set of six Duralex Picardie Tumblers is great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can grab at a set at John Lewis, Selfridges, Ocado, Habitat and other stores for £8.

 

Apply Sunscreen and wear weather appropriate clothing

The last thing you would need this summer is a sun burn. So ensure you apply your sunscreen regularly. Staying out of the sun when it is dead warm is best. I still see a lot of people having picnics and tanning in this weather and I really don’t get it. Having a picnic when it is dead warm makes no sense. I rather eat indoors thank you.

Wearing weather appropriate clothing also ensures comfort at all times. I recently stocked my wardrobe with hats, sunglasses, shorts and camisoles, and I am enjoying styling them. Minimal clothing is what this weather needs.

 

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Make the most of the sunshine

It is easy to moan and whine about how terribly warm the weather is at the moment. But whenever I remember the Beast of the East, and how horribly cold and long last winter was, I appreciate how much the sun is shinning. Summer is a beautiful season and I plan to make the most of it with the family.

 

How are you coping in this weather? Do you have any tips for a healthy summer to share? Please sound off in the comments section below.

 

Thanks for reading. Have a lovely weekend.

 

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Outfit Post – Styling Distressed Denim

I must confess, I am usually not a fan of the distressed denim. Finding the right distressed denim for me is always hard. Most of the pieces in the shops are not for me. So I was quite happy to find this peach ripped jeans some time ago. I cam across it while shopping online and as a seasoned online shopper, I knew it was going to be the right fit.

For this outfit, I went for a casual chic look and it worked. It was a warm day but I felt cool in this outfit.

 

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There is something about the distressed denim that is quite catchy. Many people seem to like them, and it works great when styled correctly. As I am not a huge fan of the thread, I tend to find a few pairs of ripped jeans that I really like, and just stick to them. Styling the distressed jeans is usually easy. They are great pieces for the casual look, and they work with almost everything. They can be styled up and down with the right accessories and jewellery.

I am currently rocking these cornrows and I like them. It is a great protective for this heat wave. Wigs and all are a no-no for me at the moment because it is warm too warm, so I am happy to have this hairstyle on. It doesn’t look like this weather would be cooling off anytime soon.

 

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WHAT I WORE

Black Top – New Look

Distressed Jeans – River Island

Leopard Print Sandals – Sam Edelman

Burgundy Bag – Guess

Sunnies – Lacoste

Earrings – Dubai Gold Souk

Bracelet – Fitbit Charge 2

 

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What do you think of this outfit? Are you a fan of the distressed denim trend?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading. Have a great day.

 

Why Sustainable Fashion Matters

Many people are unaware of the level of pollution the fashion industry contributes on a daily basis. You may be consciously living the sustainable lifestyle but so long as you patronize the fashion industry. You also participate in its pollution activities. Which is why sustainable fashion is the topic of today.

The fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world after the oil and gas sector. It’s hard to believe as no one would have suspected that clothes and accessories could be such an environmental hazard.

 

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How Does Fashion Affect the Environment?

Pollution from the fashion industry is a result of processing the raw materials to turn them into the clothes we buy from the stores. For example, a lot of dye is used to produce denim. Some of the processing plants are located near water bodies and the dye gets washed into the water. This makes the water unfit for drinking and for water life. The fish die or get infected. In the long run, as the end consumers in the food chain, we get affected too.

The harsh chemicals used to process leather and denim is the cause of medical challenges for workers in those factories. These workers are in direct contact with the chemicals and bear the brunt of the prolonged exposure to the chemicals at the expense of their lives.

As bad as this may sound manufacturers are not the only ones who are guilty of pollution in the fashion industry. Research has shown that an average person uses a clothing item 7 times before it’s thrown away. Can you image that? Those who are diligently into recycling don’t think of recycling clothing.

Sustainable fashion not only helps to protect the environment but also helps to protect the lives of those who take part in processing it. It requires a conscious and collective effort to completely eliminate or reduce the harm the fashion industry can cause to the ecosystem. It is important to get involved because at the end of the day we all get affected.

The good news is that eco-friendly textile are being produced and developed to make clothes that are safe and sustainable. They are making a god alternative to their destructive counterparts.

 

What Role Can You Play to Support Sustainable Fashion?

There is a lot you can do to support sustainable fashion. Don’t throw away clothes that you no longer use. You can donate, sell or recycle those clothes instead. Another way is to repurpose those clothing items. Some people have been able to convert their old jeans to cute tote bags and old shirts to trendy tops. Patronize eco-friendly brands. Do a bit of research on which brands are engaging in sustainable practices.

The negative effects the fashion industry has to the ecosystem may sound surprising and even frightening. But this should not be the reason why you should throw all your clothes, shoes and bags away. If you want to support sustainable fashion, transition into a sustainable lifestyle gradually.

Take baby steps like recycling clothes, purchasing one eco-friendly clothing item at a time, or be more creative with your old clothes. Whatever you choose to do to help make this transition is a step in the right direction.

 

What do you think of sustainable fashion? Please sound off in the comments section below. Let’s chat.

Thanks for reading.

 

 

 

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