summer Archives - Vermont Republic https://vermontrepublic.org/tag/summer/ Second Vermont Republic Fri, 26 Aug 2022 08:59:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://vermontrepublic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/cropped-LogoSample_ByTailorBrands-1-32x32.jpg summer Archives - Vermont Republic https://vermontrepublic.org/tag/summer/ 32 32 Why Are Athletic Leggings Hot This Summer? https://vermontrepublic.org/athletic-leggings-this-summer/ Fri, 26 Aug 2022 08:59:07 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=6682 All legging lovers know the struggle–many of our favorite pairs become impossible to wear in the summer. Is it too hot for you to wear your usual favorites? Keep on reading to find out how to find breathable summer leggings for 2022 that can take you through your errands, outdoor workouts, and city strolls while …

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All legging lovers know the struggle–many of our favorite pairs become impossible to wear in the summer.

Is it too hot for you to wear your usual favorites? Keep on reading to find out how to find breathable summer leggings for 2022 that can take you through your errands, outdoor workouts, and city strolls while keeping you cool and comfortable.

What To Look For In Leggings For Summer?

They can sometimes get a bad rep during the summer–but that’s due to picking the wrong designs and materials. Thanks to technical fabrics and clever cuts, there are now the ones you can wear in even the hottest conditions.

The main thing you should consider is not the aesthetics but the materials. The fabrics that work wonders in the winter can be impossible to wear in the summer heat. Focus on breathable ones made with moisture-wicking, quick-drying materials that keep you cool.

When thinking about colors and cuts, opt for lighter styles that show more of your skin to ensure you’re ready to tackle that summer heat.

Only after you consider those things should you begin to focus on a style. But don’t fret just yet–even when you narrow your options, you’ll still have a whole list of summer options to choose from, regardless of your taste.

Features Of The Best Summer Leggings

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Now you know the functionality is more important than looks when it comes to picking them. However, it’s normal if you still feel confused. Ultimately, we usually get the pair that looks best and don’t consider other features as much.

But picking the perfect one for summer isn’t too hard. Here’s a list of features to look for that’ll make shopping straightforward:

Fabrics

The secret to breathable is the material they’re made of. Look for technical fabrics designed for sports. Running and gym leggings are created to keep you dry and cool during sweaty workouts. They’re just as effective in protecting you from the summer heat.

For example, some feature a moisture-wicking material and offer UPF 50+ sun protection. The InstaBoost Technology is an added benefit, giving you a streamlined figure and a defined booty to wear those crop tops confidently.

Colors

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We all love black–they go with everything. However, they’re not the best option for summer. Black-colored clothes absorb more heat than any other color. That means you can pick two same leggings in black and white, and the black ones will make you sweat much more than the white pair.

Summer is the perfect time to get comfortable with lighter colors. You don’t have to pick white if that makes you uncomfortable; make sure they’re light. The lighter the color, the better it reflects heat.

Cut

The length can also make them more suitable for summer. Opt for the 7/8 cut or Capri–you’ll be surprised what a huge difference that makes. You can also opt for biker shorts, a combination of leggings and shorts.

If you prefer wearing leggings that reach your ankles, opt for styles with ventilation panels and slits. Get your type of athletic leggings at FIRM ABS.

What Types Of Activity Are Leggings Most Suitable For?

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The good thing is that because they’re so versatile, leggings can essentially be worn for any activity you love doing! From the gym to the outdoors, leggings are the go-to pants for women everywhere. Here are a few different types of workouts for which leggings can really come in handy.

Yoga

When getting your Zen on in a yoga session, leggings are a great companion. The last thing you want is to rip a pair of shorts or have your pants feel uncomfortable when you’re in a specific position. You’ll be participating in all kinds of bending, twisting, and other movements that call for pants with stretch. With leggings, you’ll have the mobility required for yoga. Plus, so long as they fit perfectly, they won’t budge. High-waisted leggings will stay put as you move through the flow. From Downward Dog and Child’s Pose to Happy Baby and Warrior, you can spend more time feeling relaxed in your yoga flow instead of worrying about an outfit malfunction.

Cardio Work

Cold muscles are tight and stiff, which is no good when you’re getting ready to crush a run, get into a workout, or even go on a hike. Leggings can be of use here, as they help retain body heat. This preserved heat will help warm and loosen your muscles, preparing them for the work ahead. After you’ve warmed up and stretched, you’ll be ready to go! Your leggings will give you the stretch, breathability, and overall functionality needed. Classic shorts or sweats don’t compare. We do not recommend leggings during the summer when temperatures are high, as overheating can occur.

Weightlifting

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The great thing about leggings is that fabric compression enhances blood flow. This is so crucial during any workout, but especially when weightlifting. It would be best if you had all the support you can get when squatting, making lunges, or any other movement. Even on upper body-focused days, you need your legs to be stable and robust to help get you through your training session. Your leggings will keep muscles warm and loose, offsetting the chance of injury.

With excellent blood flow in your legs, the creatine kinase enzyme that your muscles produce—which causes those painful aches and pains the day after—is minimized. That’s right – workout leggings can even positively affect your recovery! Even if your thing is CrossFit, collegiate sports, or bodybuilding, leggings provide the support female athletes of all kinds need.

These are just a few of the many workouts you can do in leggings. Others include dance-centric fitness like Zumba, band exercise, biking, and much more. While certain situations aren’t ideal—like outdoor fitness in the summer heat—workout leggings are versatile and can handle almost anything. Leggings should be your go-to when you need compression, mobility, and breathability. Who knew that they didn’t just look great but helped propel you to better performance in the gym, too?

Conclusion

Always check if the fabric is moisture-wicking and breathable, steer away from black, and get a shorter cut. With these things in mind, you can pick a perfect pair of summer leggings to keep you cool during hot weather.

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How to Select the Best Pair of Sandals for Your Feet – 2022 Guide https://vermontrepublic.org/best-pair-of-sandals/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 08:34:35 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=3912 Summer is well and truly on its way, and if you haven’t been enjoying the weather yet, we suggest you spend a day outdoors, even if it’s just in your garden or backyard or balcony – you won’t regret it! But while summer means a whole lot of things to many of us, it also …

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Summer is well and truly on its way, and if you haven’t been enjoying the weather yet, we suggest you spend a day outdoors, even if it’s just in your garden or backyard or balcony – you won’t regret it! But while summer means a whole lot of things to many of us, it also means doing away with heavy jackets and pullovers and sweaters and wearing something a lot more comfy and lightweight.

This doesn’t just mean clothing – it also means footwear. And what’s more perfect for the summer than the right pair of sandals? Forget tennis shoes, flip-flops, and bulky boots – sandals are the best footwear you can wear during the hot season. But if you want to be comfortable, chic, and versatile in your sandals, here’s how to choose the best pair of sandals for your feet.

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  1. The proper size

Obviously, you need the proper size of sandals, as sandals that are either too small or too big can quickly hurt your feet, not to mention make you walk awkwardly, which won’t do at all. But how do you know if a pair is just right? First of all, your toes won’t be hanging out. Secondly, your sole will not spill over the sides or back. But you should also be careful not to leave too much room because if there is too much space, your feet can easily get blistered.

  1. The right support

One aspect that isn’t ideal when it comes to sandals is that most of them don’t offer the right amount of support for your feet, especially the arches. Most of them are quite flat, which means that they can’t provide the right support so you can wear them for a long time. Your best bet would be to go for sandals that have a slight arch in the middle, such as the ‘Jesus’ sandals from Holyland4jesus.com, which are not only made from the finest leather and metal but also offer the right support so you can wear them the entire day without any discomfort.

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  1. The proper ones for your activity

While the first two factors for choosing the best sandals for your feet are quite obvious, there’s another factor that’s not as obvious to many: choosing the proper ones according to your activity. There are different kinds of sandals out there, and they all come with varying features so you can choose one depending on the kind of activity you are planning. If you are planning to use sandals at the pool, it’s best to go for ones that are waterproof and lightweight. If you are planning to go hiking, you should choose those that are geared towards more intensive physical activity, such as athletic sandals. If you want to wear your sandals for a simple stroll around town or a trip to the mall, then you can go for attractive leather sandals with straps that are stylish and elegant.

  1. The correct material

The correct material also makes a difference. For example, leather, fabric, and suede can easily let your feet breathe, while rubber and memory foam can provide ample support (but rubber soles are problematic for breathing). It’s best to go with a few kinds of sandals so you will always have one according to your preference, activity, and purpose.

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  1. The correct support for the back

There is another factor that can definitely make or break your sandal investment: the correct support for the back. Sandals that don’t come with any support around the back or ankles can end up hurting you simply because your feet are more at risk from blistering. A pair of sandals without the proper support for the back can also put more stress on your feet. If you want more support for the back of your feet, choose sandals which have straps at the back or straps just underneath the ankle area – but make sure as well that the strap of the sandals is not too loose or tight – if the strap moves around too much or pinches your skin, you can still get blisters.

  1. Know the right kind for your feet

The sandals you choose can also make you either more comfortable or less comfortable based on the width of your feet. What do we mean? By this, we mean whether you have narrow or wide feet. If your feet are wide, it would be better for you to go for sandals without an upper or side covering. This is so you can avoid pressing your foot against the material, which can also cause pain. The best kinds of sandals for those who have wide feet are sandals with back straps or ankle straps, as well as sandals featuring toe posts. These can give your feet a great lift as well.

If your feet are narrow, you can do well with sandals that have straps that are adjustable, since you can easily tighten the straps so you can relieve some pressure on the toes as well as grip the sandal’s sole much more securely.

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  1. The best choices for preventing sweaty feet or swelling

If your feet tend to sweat, you would do best with sandals that are open rather than closed, so look for a pair of sandals that do not cover the sides and the topmost portion of the feet. With this, you can keep your feet from sweating and can cool your feet down at the same time. If you can, stay away from heel or back straps, which can prevent the foot from moving – this may end up making your foot sweat more.

Warm temperatures can sometimes cause us to retain fluid, which can result in swollen feet. If you have this problem during the summer, look for styles that come with flat soles; if they can provide ample support for your ankles, even better. A pair of sandals with an open style are also quite effective since it can help your feet breathe and keep them cool.

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Hottest fashion summer trends of 2022 https://vermontrepublic.org/hottest-fashion-summer-trends/ Fri, 05 Feb 2021 09:04:23 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=1251 Summer is here, our beach bodies are ready, the temperatures and our enthusiasm are growing. If you’re looking to stay on top of the trends, you’re in the right place. Every year brings new trends and summer is the perfect time to show off our bodies and dress fabulously. The best thing about summer clothes …

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Summer is here, our beach bodies are ready, the temperatures and our enthusiasm are growing. If you’re looking to stay on top of the trends, you’re in the right place. Every year brings new trends and summer is the perfect time to show off our bodies and dress fabulously. The best thing about summer clothes is that it’s all about colors and bold patterns. The crazier it is, the better. You can be bold, colorful, noticeable, and fabulous. Every new season calls for a new, fresh wardrobe. So, let’s have a look at some of the hottest summer trends of 2022.

Cat-eye sunglasses

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These are huge right now. Everyone is loving them and for a good reason. A nice pair of black, small glasses with pointy edges can make any outfit pop in a matter of seconds. They are popular on catwalks and beaches, and now they’re finding their way into our daily lives. You can never be too edgy. They come in all sorts of different colors, but the ones that are most popular are black, white, and red ones. Also, depending on how bold and ready to experiment you are, you can go for the classic small, black frame or choose the one with the animal print. The black ones would go amazing with a cute, long, floral dress such as the one you can find on Floryday.com – cute dress and bold and provocative glasses balance each other perfectly.

Oversized hats

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As soon as you notice influencers and celebrities rocking a particular look, you know the trend is going to be huge. And sometimes literally. Big, round hats are seen on runways and on numerous celebrities around the world. Many brands are now experimenting with hats of all patterns, colors, shapes, and sizes. Here, the size definitely matters. New variations are coming every week and so far, we’ve had a chance to spot some of the designs on Rejina Pyo, Ryan Lo, and Simone Rocha.

Tie-dye

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Yeah, this was popular among hippie 12-year-olds back in the ‘60s, but it’s back. And everyone is loving it. The trend was completely dead until recently, truly no one saw this coming. But then, Beyoncé, Dree Hemingway, and Justin Bieber were seen wearing it and looking great! That’s when we knew this trend is going to take the world by storm. At first, it was all about surfer girl T-shirts, as the most obvious choice, but then the technique was applied on denim, mini dresses, and A-line skirts as well. It is regarded as a peaceful and colorful piece of clothing that screams pacifism.

Neon

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These vibrant tones are becoming quite popular this year. It seems that many of the past trends are coming back, and this one isn’t an exception. We’ve been obsessed with pastel colors, but neon is taking over once again. Neon colors aren’t just attacking our closets, they’ve been making appearances on many people’s hair as well. Have you seen the new hair color of Billie

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Tips to Upgrade Your Closet and Get Ready for the Summer https://vermontrepublic.org/tips-to-upgrade-your-closet-and-get-ready-for-the-summer/ Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:23:06 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=575 We are still months away from summer, but now that winter is over, and spring has come, you might want to think about the clothes that you will wear during the summer season. Of course, we often skip the whole spring outfits and clothes choices, and our brains immediately go to the summer state-of-mind. Hence, …

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We are still months away from summer, but now that winter is over, and spring has come, you might want to think about the clothes that you will wear during the summer season. Of course, we often skip the whole spring outfits and clothes choices, and our brains immediately go to the summer state-of-mind. Hence, here are some tips to get you prepared if by any chance the spring delivers us with high temperatures:

1. Lighter fabrics will be your best friend – it sounds quite simple, and perhaps one of the biggest mistakes you could make is to wear the same fabric as you would during winter. In the winter season, you can wear wool, tweed, and cashmere as much as you like, but in summer things need to be different. Invest in materials and fabrics such as fine cotton, seersucker, and breathable linen for this summer. You will not regret it, and it will mean that your winter clothes will be a thing of the past.

2. Invest in these shoes – during summer, you will need three pairs of shoes. The first one would be a good pair of loafers that have a light sole. It is a thing you will need to tie the whole summer look together. Online stores like Eweary have a wide range of loafers to choose from and they all have an affordable price. The second pair of shoes you might need is a pair of high-quality leather shoes (in a solid color like white or black), which will be perfect for a formal look. You should keep in mind that leather shoes need the right maintenance, so do not forget to take of them. The final pair that you might need is a lace-up in suede, which you can combine with a suit and a T-shirt, so the pair can be worn for various occasions.

Ready for the Summer
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3. Do not be afraid to let loose – although loose pants might be scary for a lot of people, they should not be. They are a great choice to loosen up and at the same time, look amazing. So, embrace the whole feeling of loose pants, and invest in some that have a little bit more space. Your legs will appreciate it during the hottest summer days.

4. Buy at least two pairs of good sunglasses – buying two pairs of sunglasses that are different will make any outfit look better. Sunglasses can be worn at any time, and it will not only protect your eyes from the Sun, but they will also tie the whole look together. Always try to buy glasses that will fit your face well, and you could go with neutral colors in order for them to work with any outfit combination you might choose.

Ready for the Summer
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5. Swap your purse with a cute basket bag – instead of carrying around a big bag you have worn for several months, you could lighten up your look by adding a straw basket bag. It will provide a joyous and lively tone to your summer clothes.

Conclusion

Do not forget to experiment with colors during the summer, especially lighter colors. It will make any outfit look fun and creative, and you will certainly light up the mood anywhere you go.

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