How To Survive The Heatwave In Style

The heatwave we’ve all been waiting for has officially begun! We’re so ready for a dose of sun, happier moods, alfresco dining and outdoor socials that turn into long, warm summer evenings. But, with highs of 39°C (yes, you read that right!) in sight, it could also get pretty uncomfortable. Don’t despair, we’ve put together a quick little guide to help you keep cool and stay chic in the heat…

Wear this…

Yes, we think it’s possible not to totally melt under the scorching sun whilst still looking fabulous. Just keep it simple and light in a free-flowing linen dress paired with bright sandals that you can easily slip on and off. Then, add a cute mini bag just big enough for the essentials and keep your hair tied back in a twisted print scrunchie. Last but definitely not least, apply sunscreen!

Get a golden glow…

Make your skin reflect the sun by building your beauty look around lots of highlight, bronzing powder and golden shimmers. Our glow pot, which comes in two pearly shades, is perfect for creating luminous metallic eyes and glossy skin: simply dip your finger or brush into the pot and blend. Then, complete your look with a bold lip colour – we’re loving this matte ‘Rio Rio‘ orange shade – and keep it all in place with a quick spritz of make-up fixing mist.

Snack on something light…

Watermelons and summer go hand in hand, don’t they? Watermelon slushies aren’t just super healthy, boosted with vitamin A, potassium and lycopene, but they will also keep you hydrated when the heatwave is reaching its peak. Plus, they’re so easy and cheap to make! Simply chop the watermelon into pieces and put them into a blender with water. Blitz them, add some ice and blitz again. Then enjoy and thank us a melon.

Cool off here…

Hampstead Heath Ponds

A body of water is exactly what you’ll need to cool off in when the hot weather hits. Luckily, there are several to pick from right here in the heart of the city. Why not head over to London Fields Lido in Hackney or Pools On The Park in Richmond? Or, if you fancy something a little more adventurous, Hampstead Heath Ponds, Serpentine Lido and the newly opened Beckenham Place Park lake are the open-water swimming spots at the top of our list.