What to Wear When It's Too Hot to Function

Ah, summer—such a lovely season, but not without its own set of woes. Humidity and high temps can really throw a wrench in getting ready for the day (and don't we know it). After all, putting together cute outfits for warm weather is not always so obvious.

When it comes to summer outfit planning, it's generally common sense to opt for lightweight fabrics and cropped or cutout silhouettes that you not only feel comfortable in but that are also appropriate for your desired occasion. But the latter, especially, takes a bit of creativity sometimes. Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite looks for those 80-degree days—hopefully, this makes beating the heat a little easier.

Catch the breeze with an open-back dress (and a basket bag for added style points).

A spaghetti-strap wrap-style dress is a summer staple.

Bra tops are summer-friendly on account of very little fabric but can also be layered for more coverage come colder weather.

A one-shoulder top and denim skirt are cool mix-and-match pieces for the season.

Not for the faint of fashion heart, but keeping just a top button fastened is one way to cool down your midsection.

Style a simple tank with printed pants and strappy sandals.

A breezy button-front dress and sneakers are perfect for off-duty weekends.

Dress up denim shorts with a metallic pair of strappy sandals.

Try a halter-neck top with cropped pants for a night out.

Committed to the third-piece rule? A loose linen button-down is a good go-to.

Try a clavicle-baring jumpsuit with a keyhole detail for extra breathing room.

A basic T-shirt and printed skirt work with sneakers, sandals, and heels alike.

The off-the-shoulder trend is an obvious choice to keep cool. Style it with a skirt and sandals for date night.

A bodysuit and high-waisted skirt are two pieces you'll wear on repeat all season long.

For the shorts-averse, wide-leg trousers in a lightweight fabric look great and avoid the dreaded cling.

If you're a hosiery fan, mesh tights add a bit of flair while still letting your legs breathe.

A tie-front crop top is cute, flirty, and cool (literally).

Denim cutoffs look good with just about anything and everything.

Available in sizes 00 to 24. 

Now bring on the sunshine (and humidity)—we're ready.