Phew! It’s hot out there! The cooler months are off, and the summer sun is upon you, so what does that signify for your wardrobe? What can you wear that keeps you comfortable and cool without sacrificing style? In this blog, we’ll teach you how you can put together an cute day outfit suitable for that summer timeline. Stick with these fashion rules, and you’ll be feeling and looking your best this summer.
Things You Should Know
Wear breathable light-colored fabrics like jersey, cotton, and linen to stay cool and attractive the least heat.
Opt for loose styles of clothing that are sleeveless or short-sleeved to let your skin breathe and ignore sweat pooling.
Accessorize with protective gear like brimmed hats and sunglasses to look and feel cool.
Fabric & Materials
Opt for clothing made of jersey, cotton, or linen. These fabrics are breathable and helping your body release heat, which can support you sweat less. So, if you need to stay cool on a hoter day, stick with a jersey T-shirt, cotton, or linen.
- Wearing a cotton sundress to be cool and fashionable.
- Pairing a linen collared shirt with linen pants for a beachy, relaxed vibe.
- Stick with a plain tank top made of jersey stuff for hiking or lounging.
Choose light-colored fabrics.
When pick out your summer outfit, staying away from bold and dark colors. Now, this isn’t to say you can’t have fun with wilder patterns. Instead of black, wear white, gray or beige. Lighter-toned colors don’t absorb as much sun as darkened colors, make them ideal for hotter days.
- Swap a dark green shirt with a pastel or sky blue top instead.
- Ditching the black skinny jeans and wearing light pink linen pants.
- Keep in head that white clothing might be see-through, so make certain the fabric is thicker or you wear out something underneath.
Look for UPF-rated clothing.
Whether you’re doing your work, going hiking, or catching dinner with a coworker, sun-protected clothing can profit you. UPF-rated clothing is an extra layer of sunscreen, protect you from the sun’s hotter summer rays. If you understand you’ll be outside, opt for the UPF-rated shirt to keep it from burning.
- Pair leggings with a UPF long sleeve quick dry shirt when hiking to keep yourself protected and cool.
- Wearing a UPF shirt with khaki or linen shorts for the day out-and-about.
Ignore clothing made of polyester, acrylic or nylon.
These fabrics might look nicer, but they can actually trapping heat and cause you to sweat more. Stay clear of unbreathable fabrics like these to ignore sweat stains and be the most comfy.
- As a general rule, also stay clear of winter fabrics like wool and rayon, as their thickened materials are designed to keep heat in.
- Check the label on your garment if you’re uncertain what type of fabric it is.
Styles & Cuts
Wear sleeveless tops or short sleeves. When in doubt, always go for something with tiny or no sleeves. These styles of tops let your skin breathe itself in the humidity. Plus, if you tend to have sweat lines, there’s lesser fabric catching sweat.
- Go for the short sleeve collared button-down if you’re heading into office.
- Pair a sleeveless button-down blouse with a skirt for the put-together look.
- Opt for the relaxed T-shirt if you’re going for a hike or hanging indoors.
Opting out for the cool dresses or style top clothing. The best clothes to wear in the summer are clothes that moving with you. When it’s humid and hot, sweaty clothes cling to your skin is the last thing you need. Opt for the looser dress or style top that lets your skin breathe.
- Pick an A-line dress with loosened arms and a twirling skirt for the night out.
- Select a crop top for an workout or afternoon hike.
- Wearing a button-down shirt with breathable cut-outs for the casual look.
Added more workout clothing to the wardrobe.
When in doubt, opting for the athleisure wear. Leggings, Sports bras, sports shorts and workout tops are perfect for the hot summer months. Not only are they comfy, but they’re breathable and easier to move in. This is the one time the constrict clothing rule is exempt.
- You don’t want to be working out or exercise to wear athleisure clothes—simply wear what you felt comfortable in!
- However, you may need to skip the workout gear if you work in the office or other business space, as it might be seen as unprofessional.
Opt out for long dresses.
Ignore layering your clothing.The less clothing you wear in the hot weather, the better—after all, it’s humid out there! If you try to stay modest, opting for long dresses, shirts or skirts with long sleeves. Just keep in head that the more clothing you wear out, the hotter you’ll be.
- Wearing a maxi dress to cover your legs and staying cool.
- Cover your arms with a linen long-sleeved shirt for the relaxing look.
- Consider a kimono or light-weight cardigan if you felt more comfortable covered up.