Staying Comfortable While Deal Hunting
With only a short time before the summer hits (and with many areas already feeling the heat), it will soon be time to prepare for some rather uncomfortable times if you are a person who frequents outdoor flea markets or garage sales in search of great deals. Since persistence is the name of the game, it is important to stay cool so that you don’t decide to call it quite, possibly right before stumbling on something that you have been looking for. This is why it is very important to dress for the part.
For many, a simple T-shirt and shorts will do the job. This can be moderately effective, but cotton tends to absorb (and show) a lot of sweat, so soon enough you’ll look just as hot as you feel. Instead, there is a pretty good alternative.
As someone who has visited Miami on numerous occasions, I would say that nothing beats a white linen shirt. The material is extremely breathable and cool, while still looking fashionable. I’m not a fashion aficionado by any means. I’m usually the type to pick practicality over style. But in all honesty, if you are going to be doing some outdoor shopping around, nothing compares to linen.
On other points, you also need to focus on staying hydrated. Dehydration can lead to headaches which will definitely dampen your bargaining skills. So always carry a supply of water with you when going out on the prowl.
Sunscreen is another no-brainer. If you’re going to be out in the sun for any considerable amount of time, then better apply some sunblock. You don’t want to be burned and “peeling” for a week or so after.
So be prepared and dressed for the part, and do great this summer!