Staying cool in the summer can be a real challenge, especially when you wear hijab. Thankfully there are several things you can do to avoid getting too hot. But firstly, I think it's important to remember that everyone feels the heat in summer, no matter what they're wearing. In fact, you'll actually feel a lot cooler if your skin is covered up from the direct sunlight, as well as protecting yourself from sunburn.
My favourite garment to wear here in Lebanon is a white linen skirt. Lighter colours reflect sunlight so that you hardly feel the heat; white is easily paired with any other colour, but also looks great on it's own!
Designers have come up with many all-white looks, including maxi dresses for day and evening, and trouser suits with long jackets. I particularly like the tiered jacket by Aquascutum.
More summer style tips to come soon!