What Not to Wear When It's Boiling Hot
It all started one morning when I was getting dressed for work during an especially hot week in L.A. As I was putting the finishing touches on my outfit (my everyday jewellery pieces), I decided to skip the rings, telling myself it wasn’t worth the discomfort in such heat. After all, your hands are the first thing to, for lack of a better word, swell in the summer.
This got me thinking: What else is simply not worth wearing when it’s really hot outside? A few things came to mind instantly, and a couple others after a conveniently timed trip to New York and quick chat with Who What Wear's East Coast team, and here we are: I’ve compiled a short but sweet (and lifesaving) list of the things to avoid wearing when the mercury is especially high—if you want to be even semi-comfortable.
Scroll through to see the full list and shop the best alternatives to each.
Okay, so black may be an obvious one, as it's known to attract heat, thus making you feel warmer, but have you ever stepped out in a grey T-shirt on a warm, summer day? Hopefully not, or you'd know that the light shade is the quickest to reveal even the slightest sweat stains—which no one wants in July.