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 not going to be 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.
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What To Wear When It's Hot: 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.
What To Wear When It's Hot: Stylish Shorts
While shorts were once a workwear taboo, no longer. A linen or leather pair is a surprisingly chic choice.
What To Wear When It's Hot: Netting
If you need something breezy, and breathable, opt for a netted style to keep you cool.
What To Wear When It's Hot: 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.
What To Wear When It's Hot: Summer Suiting
A neutral shorts suit in silk or linen is a welcome alternative to stuffier styles.
What To Wear When It's Hot: All-White Layers
Keep cool by layering up in all white. Since it reflects heat, you'll be less likely to break a sweat.
What To Wear When It's Hot: Shirtdress
Summer is all about keeping things simple, so opt for a one-and-done shirtdress.
What To Wear When It's Hot: 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.
What To Wear When It's Hot: Sleeveless Midi + Sandals
Skip the sleeves and opt for a neutral-hued midi dress with a pair of sandals that pop.
What To Wear When It's Hot: Coordinated Colors
Now is the time to embrace bold colors. Try coordinating one color family head to toe.
What To Wear When It's Hot: Jumpsuit
On days when you just want to be done with it, a jumpsuit is a simple — yet eye-catching — choice.
What To Wear When It's Hot: 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.
What To Wear When It's Hot: Wrap Dress
A wrap dress is ideal for its versatility. Dress it down with casual-cool sneakers or aim for something fancier, heels and all.
What To Wear When It's Hot: Tank + Loose Trousers
When pants are a necessity, the looser the better. Pair with a basic tank and you'll be feeling good.
What To Wear When It's Hot: Skirt + Sandals
When in doubt, opt for simple pieces that can easily be styled in many ways. Strappy sandals and a mini skirt are two such staples to add to your arsenal.
What To Wear When It's Hot: Tankini
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.
What To Wear When It's Hot: 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.
What To Wear When It's Hot: Blouse + 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 blouse or slip dress.
What To Wear When It's Hot: Floral Workout Set
Flowers are standard for spring, but they work equally well for summer too.
What To Wear When It's Hot: 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.
What To Wear When It's Hot: Tie Dye + White Denim
For all your casual weekend activities, tie-dye and white jeans are winning combination.
What To Wear When It's Hot: Floaty Vacation Dress
A billowy, breezy vacation dress works just as well for dressing up at home as it does for your future getaways to St. Tropez or Athens.
What To Wear When It's Hot: Bowling Shirt + Denim
Embrace the quirky-cool aesthetic 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.
What To Wear When It's Hot: 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 white tee for a look that feels special with next to no effort.
What To Wear When It's Hot: 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.
What To Wear When It's Hot: Jeans + Sporty 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.
What To Wear When It's Hot: Layered Tops
Too toasty for a jacket? Consider layering two tops together for a textural but less-toasty option.
What To Wear When It's Hot: 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.
What To Wear When It's Hot: Slip Skirt + Slides
A slip skirt is the ideal day-to-night staple. Style with flats and a cropped tee and your outfit works for any and all warm-weather locales.
What To Wear When It's Hot: Floral Maxi Dress
For days when you crave something polished and ladylike, a breezy, floral dress is the way to go.
What To Wear When It's Hot: Graphic Tee + Straight-Leg Jeans
Keep things simple by styling a cool graphic tee with comfy-chic straight-leg jeans. This duo works for the days when you want to impress without looking like you made too much of an effort.
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