How To Dress When It’s Hot And Humid Outside

How To Dress When It’s Hot And Humid Outside

It’s not officially summer yet, and we’ve already dealt with a heatwave in NYC. So if you’ve got something similar where you’re at, or you know it’ll get hot soon, keep reading! I’m sharing how to dress in the heat so you don’t show up as a sweaty mess.

How To Dress In A Hot Climate

To help you feel fresh and look good in the heat, there are 3 main guidelines to follow. You don’t have to apply each one, but the more you incorporate into your outfit the more put together you’ll feel.


1. Fabric First

Learn how to dress for the last weeks of summer so you don't show up as a sweaty mess, but instead feel polished and put together. These style tips will help you feel fresh.

Not all fabrics are created equal. In fact, some will wreak havoc in the heat. Synthetics like polyester, nylon and acrylic feel more clammy because the manmade consistencies trap warmth near your body.

Natural fabrics like cotton and linen are your best choices as they’re breathable and breezy. I also like silk because it’s super lightweight. Just be mindful that silk will show sweat so go sleeveless on sweltering days.

Athletic fabrics are another option. Because of the sweat wicking technology, you won’t get bogged down with moisture.

Learn how to dress for the last weeks of summer so you don't show up as a sweaty mess, but instead feel polished and put together. These style tips will help you feel fresh.

2. Silhouette Second

There’s a reason loose and flow-y clothes reign supreme in warm weather. They’re more comfortable! Tight clothes cling in the heat and make your body temperature rise. You know that feeling of sweat dripping down your back and causing your clothes to stick? It won’t happen when you’re in baggier silhouettes.

3. Cooler Color

Wearing all white, or light colors is the way to go when it’s really hot. First off, it looks chic. And secondly it’ll reflect the light in a way that darker colors will not. This is key when you want to keep cool. Pastels are also a good choice.

To breeze through these last weeks of summer when it’s still hot and humid, pay attention to what you wear. Choose natural fabrics, looser silhouettes and light colors.

Click play to watch the video where I share how the heat ruined my outfit. Basically I didn’t follow my own advice, and now you can learn from my mistakes!

Want to know which silhouettes will flatter your figure best? Get the free style guide that shows you what to wear based on your body shape. Click here for the guide.

Elysha Lenkin
I help women over 40 feel unforgettable in their clothes.

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