For our day trip to the ancient pyramid ruins of Tenochtitlan, we were warned it would be close to 90 degrees with hardly any shade, so, I went with a look that would protect me from the sun and provide maximum comfort. This included a linen shirt and loose fitting white pants. You’ve heard me say this a million times, but I can’t overstate the importance of wearing colors that deflect sunlight when it’s hot AF outside. The white linen and long sleeves protect the skin from direct sunlight while providing excellent breathability. This applies to footwear as well.
I knew we would be walking and climbing for hours on rugged terrain, so I wore the classic military chukka boot (also called a desert boot). It’s a seasonal staple which is probably the most well-rounded footwear option during the summer months. The chukka features a thinner leather than your average boot and the ankle length cut allows for maximum air circulation, which means less overheating; Trust me, you don’t want to be walking around in soggy socks while viewing amazing sights. Lastly, the shock absorbing gum sole provided much needed traction and support while climbing.
Visiting the ancient pyramids of Tenochtitlan was such a beautiful experience. I’m glad I was able to do it comfortably and, of course, with style.
Wearing: Pants, Levis | Desert Boot, Nordstrom | Linen, Tasso Elba | Sunglasses, RAEN, |Watch, Timex