While we have been fortunate enough to enjoy some glorious weather at People Tree HQ, we understand the importance of keeping cool without compromising on style. We have compiled for you a mini guide on staying cool this summer with some of the best tips to keep you feeling refreshed for longer:

Keep hydrated

Water is one of the purest and greatest gifts from nature and keeping hydrated will go a long way towards helping you stay cool this summer. For that extra special treat, a refreshing touch of homemade lemonade will quench your thirst in the long summer days.

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Squeeze a few lemons, mix with water and sugar to taste – you can even add a slice of cucumber – chill for however long you wish, and voila! Old-fashioned homemade lemonade, ready to bring back memories of long childhood summer days.

Wear organic cotton

We cannot stress the importance of wearing natural organic cotton in hot weather. Our garments are lovingly handmade by skilled artisans in India and Bangladesh who understand the importance of breathable fabrics, allowing your skin to keep cool in a warm climate. Our designs don’t compromise on style, so you can benefit from the best of both worlds. See more designs here.

People Tree Organic Cotton T-shirtPeople Tree Organic Cotton Pencil SkirtPeople Tree Organic Cotton T-shirtPeople Tree Organic Cotton Skater Dress

Increase the amount of fruit and vegetables in your diet

Fruit and vegetables are full of vitamins, enabling you to feel full quicker without the need for heavy meals. This keeps you cooler, while giving you more energy for the long summer days ahead.

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Pineapples are full of vitamin C, manganese and vitamin B1, helping digestion and increasing your body’s natural defences.

50 shades…

…Or any other number of shades! According to beauty studies, keeping in the shade may delay the ageing process, prolonging your skin’s firmness. While a shade of tan is sought after by many, an important way to keep cool is to lounge in the shade or invest in a beautiful Fair Trade hat by Pachacuti.

Panama Hat by Pachacuti

How are you keeping cool this summer? Send us your ideas and pics on Instagram, twitter and Facebook: #keepcool.

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