What to Wear When You’re Sweating Before You Even Leave the House

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We’ve all been there: We’re excited for a day out and have our outfit planned out to a T. We go to get ready, and sometime in the chaos of putting a bra on or using a heat tool on our hair, we find ourselves absolutely dripping in sweat—and we haven’t even left the house yet. This is the difficult part about navigating summer clothes.

While fall and winter are about layering all of the clothes we can get our hands on, the dog days of summer are about wearing as little as we can while still putting our best foot forward, which can be easier said than done. It may be August, but don’t be fooled. The hottest days of summer are still ahead of us.

If you’re dripping sweat before even crossing the threshold of your front door, these easy, breezy outfit formulas were made for you and any hot days you have to get dressed for this summer—pit stains be damned.

 

1. A tank and linen pants

We’re denim shorts lovers through and through, but sometimes we need to branch away from them while still keeping it cool. Linen pants are ultra-breathable, meaning your legs won’t be constricted and will actually be able to breathe. When paired with a simple tank, it’ll look like you put more effort into your outfit than you actually did, and your legs will thank you for the air flow.

Abercrombie & Fitch

Squareneck Tank

4 colors available

H&M

Wide-Cut Linen Pants

4 colors available

Open Edit

Wide-Leg Linen Pants (Plus-Size)

2 colors available

MANGO

Ruched Baguette Bag

3 colors available

Steve Madden

Slide Sandal

2 colors available

 

2. A bodysuit and denim shorts

Some days are simply too hot to deal with a sleeve of any sort, which is why a tank bodysuit can be your savior. It’ll ensure your tuck is always pristine, and in a shade of black, your sweat stains will be seen by no one. Top it off with this season’s hottest Birkenstocks, and you’ve got yourself a casual, hot-day uniform.

Abercrombie & Fitch

Seamless Bodysuit

4 colors available

Abercrombie & Fitch

High-Rise Dad Shorts

4 colors available

BIRKENSTOCK

Slide Sandals

4 colors available

QUAY

Square Sunglasses

4 colors available

 

3. A cropped blouse and linen pants

Another way to style your linen pants? With a cropped blouse that makes a statement. It’ll be airy and breezy but still appropriate for an elevated event or date where your clothes don’t need to be making you sticky and sweaty.

Open Edit

Wide-Leg Linen Pants (Plus-Size)

2 colors available

Abercrombie & Fitch

Puff-Sleeve Top

4 colors available

Open Edit

Wide-Leg Linen Pants

2 colors available

ZARA

Woven Box Bag

2 colors available

Steve Madden

Block-Heel Sandals

3 colors available

 

4. A button-up and midi skirt

When all else fails, a midi skirt can save your look time and time again. The silhouette and longer length gives a more put-together look than your average bottoms—with minimal effort. Bonus: You’ll be a lot more comfortable.

 

 

5. A breezy mini dress

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it until the first leaf of autumn falls: The key to dressing in the summer is having a few good, lightweight dresses in your wardrobe. Having a looser black one means that you can mix and match your accessories each time you wear it and that you won’t be constricted by any extra fabric throughout your day.

Abercrombie & Fitch

Button-Front Mini Dress

3 colors available

O'NEILL

Ruffle Mini Dress

3 colors available

Bella Vita

Strappy Slingback Sandal

4 colors available

 

6. A cropped tank and tennis skirt

If you’re in the market to try out a new trend, a tennis skirt is the answer to both your style qualms and heat concerns. Paired with a tank and casual pair of sneakers, it’s a piece that does all the talking on its own, no excessive styling necessary. The best part? You can get more use out of it come fall, paired with a sweater or your favorite sweatshirt.

ZARA

Cropped Knit Top

6 colors available

H&M

Pleated Skirt

3 colors available

NAKED WARDROBE

Scoop Neck Crop Top

4 colors available

CONVERSE

Platform High-Tops

2 colors available

 

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