10 Ways To Survive Summer In The City

As much as I adore living in Paris, the heatwave is equally unbearable in this beautiful city as it is everywhere else. This is the first summer in my entire life that found me in a city and, I must admit I got quite overwhelmed by the heatwave. Even now that I am in Mykonos, my life begins after 9 pm most of the days. So what can one do? The key is to be creative, so here are some fun ways to help you cool off and survive summer in the city.

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#1 Play tourist

When you live in a big city, there’s always plenty to do. For example, you can visit your favourite museums. Most of them are climate controlled to protect their contents, so you will never find a better balance of temperature and humidity.

#2 Go to the pool or the park

Survive summer in the city by taking advantage of the water! Most cities have public amenities designed to help citizens beat the heat. Personally I love visiting the parks in Paris, and let’s admit it, who doesn’t? There are so many that one could visit a different one every day and still not having seen them all! I can’t even pick a favourite.

#3 Rearrange your schedule

Time your day around the sun’s highest and lowest points as much as possible. Make sure that most of your appointments, errands and everything else you have to do is scheduled for early in the morning or afternoon and evening. For example, you could make sure to go jogging before 7 am, when the sun has not fully risen and the air is cooler.

#4 Frequent rooftop bars

… or a friend’s rooftop. Don’t forget to take your natural mineral water face spray. I always have one in the fridge and take it with me during summer, whenever the size of my bag allows me to.

#5 Make popsicles

Have some fun at home by making alcohol and guilt free popsicles.

#6 Wear breathable fabrics & lean on light hues

Linen and cotton are simply the best. And luckily summer 2018 trends include lots of linen and loose button up dresses. Light colours, such as white and subtle pastel shades, are the best at resisting heat, not to mention, covering up sweat patches.

#7 Skip the high-heels

Feet swollen from the heat and high heels can be physically harmful. Survive summer in the city and do your feet a favour by investing on a couple of stylish flat sandals, sliders or espadrilles that can go a long way during the summer months.

#8 Wear your hair up

Keep your body temperature lower by wearing your hair up. I know I don’t at these very photos, but I wear my hair up most of the time during summer. My go-to hairstyle is the top knot.

#9 Take advantage of e-shopping

Shopping at the stores is big NO for me during summer. To be honest I prefer online shopping all year long for a great list of reasons. Here are my favourite online stores but please feel free to let me know your favorites too in the comments section!

Net-a-porter | Farfetch | & Other Stories | Asos | Matchesfashion | MyTheresa | Storets | Revolve | Moda Operandi | The Real Real | Vestiaire Collective | Browns Fashion | Shopbop | Yoox

#10 Smell like summer

A light perfume that reminds you of summer is the best perfume you can wear during summer in the city. My favourite one is Bronze Goddess by Estée Lauder. I call it “summer in a bottle” and if you are familiar with it, you understand why. Every time I smell this perfume, it transforms me right into a tropical beach! Have you tried it?

What about you? Do you have any favourite ways to keep cool and survive summer in the city? Let us know in the comments!

Happy August!

xoxo

Stella

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7 Comments

  1. Jo
    02/08/2018 / 15:46

    Whites are a must have to wear, along with a nice perfume. I must try the Estee Lauder. It sounds lovely.
    Jojo xoxo

  2. 02/08/2018 / 19:58

    My gorgeous blogger friend, I had no idea Paris got so hot. I actually assumed it was really us on the west coast here in LA that struggled with the sun — but errr yeah, I’m totally wrong. But I think your suggestions are so spot on. Since you know how much I love food, the Popsicles option is my fave!! I mean, grabbing one in this 100 degree weather over here is a delicious no brainer!

  3. 02/08/2018 / 20:02

    Oh what a great style! I love this outfit! Tomorrow I will do my hair up. A great tipp! So, I like to play tourist in my city too :-*

  4. 03/08/2018 / 16:51

    Beautiful shots Stella –
    In my case I adhere to flowy dresses, hair up and a good pair of sunglasses.

  5. 03/08/2018 / 17:15

    I love these photos. These are great tips. As you know I live in Florida and when I went to New York just 2 weeks ago there was a massive heat wave. The temperature still wasn’t as severe as Florida but it was very uncomfortable. I love evening roof top patios and in always taking a dip in the pool. I could use more stylish updos for my hair though. I’d also suggest a cold wet towel if you’re home or an iced beverage. haha… Can you ever go wrong with an iced beverage? 🙂 I’ll see you Paris soon, darling. I cannot wait to see you! Kisses.

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode com

  6. 07/08/2018 / 09:49

    This is such an adorable guide dear. Indeed, you may look and feel good with heels, but flats are just perfect for summer, especially when you’re planing to stroll around a lot! Anyway, love your photos dear, so gorgeous with that all-white outfit!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  7. 09/08/2018 / 06:52

    You what my best advice would be 😉 eat lots of ice cream!
    I tried this perfume a few days ago and I loved it.

    Veronika

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