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Not that long ago we were suffering a nasty heatwave with temperatures hitting above 110 degrees. Dressing for heat when staying put at home is its own challenge.

I’ve recently been inspired by the simple dress of ancient cultures – Egyptian draped gowns and Roman tunics. In hot climates such as theirs, layers of light cotton was the trend.

Pictured is one of my go-to summer at home ensembles. The cotton print dress is by designer Lesley Evers. Known for her unique prints, she is a local favorite. This tunic dress is comfortable in hot weather but it feels a little short, so I layer underneath it a white cotton skirt by J. Jill. Although a simple summer staple, the subtle eyelet trim around the bottom of the skirt gives it a little extra interest.

I wear the shoes by Arcopedico only at home. They are made of a knit fabric with an arch support sole and are just right for comfort around the house.

Even in heatwaves. Even stuck at home. It’s uplifting to meet the day in style.

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There’s not a lot of information of how long COVID survives on textiles, but lots of places on your textiles can contain metal or plastic. If you’ve touched a contaminated surface with your clothes, sitting in a subway, leaning against a pole, there’s a chance you might bring that back home.

Angelique Corthals, a biomedical researcher and professor of pathology at John Jay College. (This quote is from an article in the New York Times, March 29, 2020. By Sanam Yar. Click here for the full article.)

(Note: the belief is that the virus could live on metal and plastic surfaces three to five days.)

Ms. Corthals also says that’s it’s a good idea to change out of your street clothes once you’re home.  I say that since we don’t know how long Covid-19 lives on textiles, it couldn’t hurt to also spray our street clothes with alcohol.

Remember, Keep Calm and Keep Your Distance. 

 

 

 

 

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