5 Things I Never Wear When It's Over 80 Degrees Outside

Welcome to July, the month when the heat of summer starts to really get serious. While in June you can expect a mix of warmer and cooler days, once July rolls around, it's day after day of toasty temperatures. When the thermometer surpasses 80 degrees, getting dressed gets tricky. You want to avoid discomfort and (god forbid) sweat at all costs, and what you wear can be your best friend or worst enemy.

Having lived through five East Coast summers now (a childhood of California summers truly spoiled me), I've learned the hard way that faced with face-melting heat and humidity, there are certain clothes that should really never be an option. Whether it be materials that instantly induce waterfalls of sweat or shoes that leave your feet feeling like they're trapped in their own individual toaster ovens, I've learned to avoid at all costs. Below you'll find the five things I never wear once temperatures hit 80 degrees along with what to wear instead.