This Summer’s Hottest Shirt Is Made Of… Wool?

Summer’s heat beats down, leaving you hot and sweaty, and finding the best clothing to combat the discomfort is often tough. This summer’s hottest shirt is made of something that might surprise you, though. What is it? It’s wool. Merino wool is taking the clothing world by storm with its amazing cooling properties and ability to keep you dry in even the sweatiest conditions.

Merino Wool Properties


Those thick, warm sweaters Grandma pieced together might come to mind when thinking of a wool shirt, but actually the coolest merino wool t shirt around (in both senses of the word) ismade from Merino sheep whose coat fibres can be soft and fine, making it entirely different than the mohair wool commonly used in sweaters. The fibre of merino wool is graded by diameter. Merino wool with fibres measuring 19.5 microns or less is comfortably worn against the skin, and producers can change this diameter in thickness to accommodate their type of clothing. From base to mid-layer, merino wool can be produced in different thickness for a certain level of warmth and/or comfort.

 

 

Moisture Wicking Ability


During those hot summer days you no longer have to worry about sweat pouring down your body. Merino wool t-shirts and other garments wick away moisture, keeping you cool and fresh. The fabric works to vaporize moisture before you get all hot and sweaty, which is a great property in a shirt, whether you’re out working in the garden or taking a morning jog. Merino wool keeps you fresh the entire time.


Natural Sun Protection


Another reason people are going crazy for merino wool t-shirts is its natural sun protection. Summer months usually put you into fear mode as you cake on the sunscreen and layers trying to protect your skin from the sun, but merino wool does part of the job for you, as it absorbs radiation from the sun. It also doesn’t need to be pre-treated like many other garments, and, though allergies may be running high, it is very rare to have a Merino wool allergy, so many people usually susceptible to allergens in garments can easily wear the clothing. 


Temperature Regulation


The heat often makes it hard to stay fresh and cool, so another reason people are going crazy for merino wool t-shirts is the construction helps regulate body temperature. The fibres have an outer sheath and an inner core working to both repel and absorb water. It can actually absorb up to 33% of its own weight keeping your skin cool and dry in the hottest conditions. While regulating temperature, the fibres are also working to resist odours, and the lanolin in the Merino wool has antibacterial properties that keep you smelling and feeling fresh.

 

Next time you think of merino wool, don’t think of those old wool sweaters with their itchy fibres and bulky builds. This summer’s merino wool clothing is the opposite: a good-looking, quality garment that keeps you feeling fresh, cool, protected and dry.

Kylie Makeup – my opinion

I am sure that you have heard of the make up brand known as Kylie Cosmetics by Kylie Jenner. Kylie Jenner became a global superstar after her family appeared the reality TV programme called ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians.’

At just 19 years old Kylie Jenner’s popularity and fame is amazing for such a young lady. She became if more talked about after she underwent lip surgery – it must be said that she has undergone several surgeries to alter her looks.

For two long years Kylie had spoken of her desire to bring out her own make up brand. It is completely inspired by herself and it’s purpose is to allow everyone to get the Kylie look. Her collection started with lip kits, the kits contained a liquid lipstick and also a matching lip liner.

Obviously this collection is going to be popular due to who created it, I tried it recently and I was quite impressed. When you first but the kit the first thing you will notice is how good the packaging is. Her fans love it because it has an image of Kylie’s lips, they are dripping in color and she is sporting silver/gold teeth also.

The lip kits are really good. The one thing I will tell you all is that you need a bit of practice to be able to get the true Kylie look! I personally do not usually use lip liner, so there was a lot of trial and error. If you don’t have a steady hand then ask a friend to help you out because it can be a little tricky to remove. Once you have got the lipstick on it will last all night, even if you eat or drink it won’t rub off.

One other thing you should try out is the crème eye shadow, I would most definitely choose it over the lip kits. I didn’t think that I would love it as much as I do but I really can’t get enough of it! Other crème eye shadow will slowly fade as the night goes on, but Kylie’s eye shadow stays on all night and never creases.

Would I recommend Kylie’s collection? Yes, I would say that everyone would try it. It is not the cheapest make up out there because of its creator. If you are on a budget then I’d advise looking for other options.

Winter Fashion 2017 – What to Know

When the top brands showcased their winter collections at the NYC Fashion Week it was clear to see that they were very into burgundy, loved a spot of velvet, brought the jumpsuit silhouette in abundance and the wide leg trousers are certainly back in fashion.

Add all of those things together and you will see that the winter collections for 2017 are going to be extremely feminine and romantic. Here’s what you need to know for 2017:

Burgundy

A huge array of burgundy (and it’s close cousin, maroon) was on show when the catwalk was graced with this year’s collections – Tadashi Soji, Bibhu Mohapatra and Public School, were the designers that really pushed burgundy this year.

Velvet

It seemed that everyone had fallen in love with velvet this year. Check out Christian Siriano’s winter collection if you’re looking for some of the best designs out there – his floor length gown that hugged the body was truly amazing and then his cocktail dress that bares the shoulders is a must for every party.

The Wide-Leg Look

It is true that the wide-leg trouser certainly isn’t something new for a winter collection, but in 2017 it appears that the trend has gained a lot more popularity. Marc Jacobs collection this year is loving the wide leg look, his models were wearing a collection with a hip-hop influence. They wore dresses that would end mid-thigh or scraping the floor, then there was my favourite ultra-roomy tracksuit pant style trouser.

Jumpsuits

The jumpsuit silhouette is something that we’re going to be seeing a lot of this year. The models kept coming down the catwalk in the one piece. This year it seems that the designers have upped their game style-wise. Jumpsuits have become so popular that now you will even find them in Ralph Lauren’s winter collection. Head to the Madison Ave. flagship store and pick up a gorgeous stretchy back zip jumpsuit.

Embroidery

Khan is one of a number of designers that really went deep into the embroidery department this winter collection. The designers have really embellished their collections with jewels and studs.

No matter what style you prefer, you can be assured that there are plenty of pieces out there this winter collection that you’ll fall in love with. Remember, ladies, take some chances, be confident and show off this winter!