What To Wear When It's Hot Out — A.K.A. Every Day Of July


Welcome to high summer. It's the time of year when you step outside and immediately feel the beads of sweat accumulate under your t-shirt. As for your hair, it's lost any chance of being tamed in all this humidity. With temperatures climbing — and sticking — above 80 degrees, you need to determine ASAP what to wear when it's hot out, because, well, things won't be cooling off anytime soon.

To assist you on your quest to keep your life as perspiration-free as possible, you'll find 31 outfit ideas below, one for every single day of July. Some are polished enough to wear to the office — though you'll still need a blanket to keep you warm once inside — others are ideal for surviving outdoor activities when you really just want to sit in the shade. Guaranteed, these outfits will make you feel like summer is your season to shine (and not in the sweaty way). Bright colors, bold accessories, and vacation-worthy separates all await you below, so treat yourself to some summer shopping. Then, consider a few enjoyable ways you can beat the heat in your new looks — because you deserve more ice cream, Aperol, and AC in your life right now.

Sportswear + Blazer

When it's too hot for a full-on outfit, opt for comfy athleisure that is instantly polished up with a blazer on top.

Stylish Shorts

While shorts were once a workwear taboo, no longer. A linen or leather pair is a surprisingly chic choice.


If you need something breezy, and breathable, opt for a netted style to keep you cool.

Scarf Top

Why opt for a top when you can tie a simple scarf instead? Pair with trousers or denim cutoffs and you're set.

Summer Suiting

A creamsicle-colored shorts suit in silk or linen is a welcome alternative to stuffier styles.

All-White Layers

Keep cool by layering up in all white. Since it reflects heat, you'll be less likely to break a sweat.


Summer is all about keeping things simple, so opt for a one-and-done shirtdress.

Blouse + Culottes

Skip sticky jeans and opt for a pair of wide-leg pants that will keep you comfortable as you run around in the heat.

Sleeveless Midi + Sandals

Skip the sleeves and opt for a neutral-hued midi dress with a pair of sandals that pop.

Coordinated Colors

Now is the time to embrace bold colors. Try coordinating one color family head to toe.


On days when you just want to be done with it, a jumpsuit is a simple — yet eye-catching — choice.

Cutoffs + Statement Top

Don't be afraid to play with contrast. Style simple denim shorts with heels and a statement top for a night on the town.

Wrap Dress

A wrap dress is ideal for it's versatility. Dress it down with casual-cool sneakers or aim for something fancier, heels and all.

Tank + Loose Trousers

When pants are a necessity, the looser the better. Pair with a basic tank and you'll be feeling good.

Skirt + Sandals

When in doubt, opt for simple pieces that can easily be styled in many ways. Strappy sandals and a simple skirt are two such staples to add to your arsenal.


Take your swimwear game in a whole new direction by swapping out a standard bikini or one-piece for a fun tankini style in a bold pattern.

Baby Doll Crop

Don't be afraid to be a little playful with your summer styling choices. A puff-sleeve crop top is a sweet staple you can style a myriad of ways.

Blazer + Heeled Flip Flops

Love it or hate it, you can't deny the fact that flip flops are trending right now. Opt for a high-heeled iteration and style with polished pieces like a blazer or slip dress.

Floral Matching Set

Flowers are standard for spring, but they work equally well for summer too.

Crop Top + Midi Skirt

A swim top or simple cropped style is the ideal foil for a high-waisted midi skirt. The combo is polished, but will still keep you cool.

Tie Dye + Denim Skirt + Sneakers

For all your casual weekend activities, tie-dye and sneakers are winning combination.

White Vacation Dress

A billowy, breezy vacation dress works just as well for dressing up at home as it does for your getaway to St. Tropez or Athens.

Bowling Shirt + Skirt

Embrace the quirky-cool aestheic with a short-sleeve button-down. Tucked-in it's nice enough for the office, but left undone, it's a bit more appropriate for evening drinks.

Sheer Layers

Even if you're not quite comfortable wearing just your underthings beneath it, a sheer dress is a smart layering piece. Throw over jeans and a top for a look that feels special with next to no effort.

Swimsuit + Button-Down

To dress up your beach look and offer a bit of extra sun protection, style your swimsuit with a seasonally appropriate button-up.

White Jeans + Tank

A sporty tank is a smart option if you're worried about breaking a sweat. Style with white jeans and it's an easy weekend look at your disposal.

Layered Tops

Too toasty for a jacket? Consider layering two tops together for a textural but less-toasty option.

Bucket Hat + Statement Jewelry

Embrace a few of the season's top accessories trends and finish a simple outfit with a mix of casual and dressy finishers.

Slip Skirt + Crop Top

A slip skirt is the ideal day-to-night staple. Style with heels and a cropped tee and your outfit works for any and all warm-weather locales.

Floral Maxi Dress

For days when you crave something polished and ladylike, a breezy, floral dress is the way to go.

Graphic Tee + Wide Leg Jeans

Keep things simple by styling a cool graphic tee with comfy-chic wide-leg jeans. This duo works for the days when you want to impress without looking like you made too much of an effort.