8 Ways to Cover Up in the Summer Without Dying of Heat
Your seasonal strategy
If it were up to you, you’d be in tank tops and cut-offs all summer long. But there are times (um, work, church, kids’ school fundraisers…) that call for something a bit more modest. Here, eight ways to look polished while keeping your cool.
Crochet top + pants
An open knit top provides ventilation. An open knit top with trousers provides class.
Oversize button-down + cropped culottes
Non-restrictive clothing is as essential to dressing in the heat as a sharp sense of style is to being taken seriously at work. Luckily, they don’t have to be mutually exclusive of each other.
Sleeveless trench vest + anything
A fluid workwear vest covers up just enough skin without adding too much fabric to your frame. And it works with everything from jeans and a tank to a mini shift dress.
Long-sleeve dress with cutouts
But if you must go for longer sleeves, look for breezy cutouts and vented fabrics.