August in DC can be sweltering with humidity and uncomfortable temperatures which makes 9-5 attire uninspiring. Here are a few simple wardrobe ideas to keep you cool and dry.

I like to tell my clients (80% women) to dress from the inside out. So, I will start with undergarments.. Local designer, Angela Newman’s, Knock Out! panties are made with a patented fabric that absorbs odor and controls moisture. They sound pretty tough, however there’s  a variety of styles from briefs to lacy thongs.

For your blouses stick with natural fabrics such as cotton and linen- try some light colors. I recommend white. It’s the one solid colors that show little perspiration (most of the time).


Here’s “skirting” at you! Ditch the slacks and opt for skirts or dresses. Try full circle or a-line skirts, they keep you cooler being cut away from the body.



Step into comfort leaving those stilettos under your desk- ladies “gladiator” sandals are not for the office. Try to keep embellishments to a minimal. Go for thick straps and stacked heels- to create an office chic look.


About “face”! Foundation can melt away with the heat- try a BB cream or a bronzer for a color tint. I actually use air brush spray in Almond by Sephora (must use a primer to set), then a bronzer for date night and the BB cream for daytime. The BB creams can be challenging to find an appropriate shade. Believe it or not, I prefer Origins CC cream which comes in three shades. I’m a medium shade with my current tan, so play with different products at Sephora to find your perfect match.  Just keep makeup at a minimum.



Stop “necking” at me- if you are like me costume jewelry looks good but my sensitive skin reacts, once the sweat starts. Try replacing those statement necklaces with single-strand layering pieces. These pieces add color without the bulk.




Now, that you have the tools to stay cool in the Dog Days of August, go and liberate yourself! Stay cool fashion junkies. I will…






Aisha Keys

Craze Chameleon Studio, LLC




About crazechameleonstudio

Craze Chameleon Studio established in 1999 by founder Aisha Keys, a native Washingtonian, is one of the must vintage clothing collections in D.C. At the age of 23, her distinct fashion style turned the heads of many people on the streets of D.C., thus propelling her into a career as a personal shopper and fashion stylist to aspiring models, vocalists, musicians, and local fashionistas. Because of her ability to change her look from day to day, she was nicknamed the Chameleon; thus creating Craze Chameleon Studio. A studio of vintage clothes from the 20’s – 60’s. At the Studio, Aisha creates masterpieces utilizing her creative eye and vintage pieces. “…through my original style and vintage apparel, I show people how to put it all together and create their own unique fashion statement.” Aisha Keys. Craze Chameleon Studio has carved out its own niche among vintage retailers by providing up to the minute fashion that looks as if it is off the runway today, but is an original garment from fashion past. Since opening in 1999, CCS has been one of D.C.’s vintage clothing resource and one of the most celebrated vintage destinations in the D.C. area; supplying clothes to many retailers in the metropolitan area like Kaur, Nana, Meeps, Crossroads, Buffalo Exchange, Reddz Trading and Mustard Seed. CCS has an incredible array of vintage clothing from cocktail dresses, furs, suits, designer garments, accessories for men and women, and household collectibles and furnishings. There is an exclusive collection of used and dead stock items at the studio. To make an appointment call 2022008892 or email

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