There's hot, and then there's instantly sweat-inducing heat that makes going out even a chore. When the extreme temperatures of the summer roll in, the last thing you want to think about is what you're going to wear, especially when you're main objective is just trying to keep cool. But figuring out what to throw on in the midst of 90-degree weather without compromising style for comfort is easier said than done. Fortunately, I've discovered the next best thing to wearing a bathing suit out in public.
We looked to some of our favorite fashion figures to help you get through those days filled with warmth, sunshine, and unbearable levels of humidity. Whether it's a simple tank with a colorful button-down, a romantic sundress, or a pair of loose trousers and a cutout bodysuit, these outfits will help you stay cool and refreshed so you can go about your day without the discomfort of sticky pools of sweat. Check them out now and then shop the looks to make them your own.
We called it a while ago about crochet: Your grandma's favorite hobby has become a certified go-to trend for fashion people this summer. It's an airier alternative to knits, so you're less likely to sweat when the sun's up.
We told you crochet mania is here to stay. One way to use your fashion to cleverly avoid uncomfortable sweating is to wear loose crochet or mesh bottoms. This ACNE Studios skirt can serve as a cover-up on the beach or as a look for a day out in the country. Finish it with a poplin shirt for a more urban vibe.
Loose pants are always a solid option for hot summer days when looking put-together is the main objective. While you don't have to put away your leggings just yet, it might be wise to swap them out since a wider cut will let your legs breathe. Play with menswear-inspired tailoring and prints (like pinstripe) for a classic approach.
Have an event to attend on a blistering, hot day? Wear a cute and flowy dress to get a fresh look without putting in too much thought. If a picnic is a part of your plans, a pair of cool sneakers helps to keep things low-key.
There's truly nothing a pair of tailored shorts with a classic tee or tank can't solve when the weather's hot. Keep it updated with a fashion-set favorite—the exaggerated-shoulder T-shirt—for an elevated take.