Get a fan!
I love a big fan, don’t you? I’m not talking about the electric ones that guzzle up energy and send your bills rocketing through the roof, I’m talking about the cute little paper fans that you can hold in your hand and wave to create a nice little personal breeze when you’re sitting on the bus or the train.
If feeling like a character from a Jane Austen adaptation is your thing, then this will be right up your street. But ever eager to avoid sweating myself to oblivion, the number of times I’ve whipped a paper fan out of my handbag to fan myself with has proven it to be a good purchase.
Big floppy hat!
Maybe you haven’t quite graduated to the stage where you actively seek out the shade, then embrace the fact that big floppy hats are basically made for girls who are likely to get sunburnt heads/ noses/ shoulders.
From this day forward, go forth and expand your collection of hats and wear them with pride. From snapbacks, to rave bucket hats, to enormous novelty straw numbers – There is no limit to what you can and can’t wear on your head when you are protecting your scalp from sunburn.
Loose, flowing clothing.
The fun of summer in the UK is being able to wear the backless dresses, the short shorts, the bikini tops and flowery mini sundresses that never see the light of day for 97% of the year… And here I am saying that a sheet with a single hole cut in it for your head is the way to go.
But when you’re a pale individual, sometimes there is method in the madness to covering up. Going for the loose, flowing t-shirts and dresses will keep you feeling cool and swishy in the sun when everyone else is mopping their sweaty backs, and give your body the cooling TLC it rightly deserves.