From EmRata to Selena, These Celebs' Heatwave Outfits Are Ones I'd Wear IRL

You don't need me, the news or a thermometer to confirm that it's hot out there. We Brits love to talk about the weather, and usually we're prepared for all eventualities, but this heatwave has left us in a bit of a pickle (who else is melting on public transport and consuming too many Soleros?). Let's just say 35-degree weather is not our comfort zone, so what is one to wear?

We've been gearing up for this blast of Saharan warmth for quite some time and have already told you all about the summer staples required for a decent heatwave-proof working wardrobe, the best sandals for keeping your feet cool, the breeziest dress style to opt for, what our team is actually wearing to the office right now and so on.

You might be on the lookout for inspiration, and maybe you'd like it to come with a celebrity stamp of approval. So rather than anything outrageous (remember, celebs can wear whatever they want when they've got chauffeur-driven cars and people to fan them), I've delved into the picture agencies to find you shots of A-listers wearing genuinely appropriate hot-weather outfits.

From Selena Gomez in a fabulous linen dress from Three Graces to Yara Shahidi's casual wear to way shorts, keep on scrolling to see and shop these looks.


Emily Ratajkowski
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Style Notes: Many girls have fallen for the slinky charms of a Réalisation dress over the past few summers. Emily does her usual summer styling trick and adds sneakers for comfort.

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Selena Gomez
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Style Notes: From her straw hat down to her tan sandals, there's nothing about this Selena Gomez look that doesn't work for a hot summer's day (including the icy drink).

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Stacey Dooley
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Style Notes: If you're a die-hard denim wearer, you can't get a better hot-weather combination than Stacey's loose-fitting jeans and tee worn with simple, comfy slides.

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Zoey Deutch
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Style Notes: Not only are floral cotton dresses having a moment, but anything with a bit of swish and volume in this fabric will always be cooler to wear than a synthetic or tight-fitting option. You can always swap in sandals for a little extra foot-cooling.

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Yara Shahidi
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Style Notes: Don't like dresses? Maybe Yara's cute shorts and lightweight blouse might pique your interest. You could easily swap in a tee or vest if the demure shirt feels like too much coverage.

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Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits.

Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.