Sunshine, longer days, and open parks mean plenty of outdoor fun. Summer demands comfy clothes that will keep you cool. Unlike winter sweats and jackets, summer essentials must be made of materials that allow your skin to breathe. There are also plenty of activities in the summer like swimming and beach-going that require clothing like fast-drying coverups and swimsuits. Which essentials should you grab when the temperatures start to soar? Here are the top must-haves for comfy summer clothing.
When it comes to summer clothing, women’s loungewear like T-shirts become a prime component of the hot weather wardrobe. Versatile, stylish, and easy to match with a variety of separates, you can always find a good use for a T-shirt. You can typically find T-shirts in relaxed or fitted styles to match your comfort level. Fitted shirts are form-fitting while relaxed fit falls looser around the body. Both are highly prized in the summer wardrobe for their unique looks.
A loose, relaxed T-shirt and jean shorts are quintessential of a chic summer outfit. Short sleeves mean your arms stay cool but you can select your level of coverage at the neckline. Styles range from the ultra-modest crew neck to sleek v-neck cuts which each complement different outfit types. For example, a fitted V-neck shirt looks great tucked into jeans or a floral midi skirt. Pick all your favorite fits, colors, and necklines and fill your summer wardrobe.
There are gentle summer days when a pair of cropped jeans or relaxed fit linen pants work well, but then there are those hot days that demand comfy cotton shorts. Depending on where you go, you may want to wear different lengths, cuts, and styles. For example, the shorts you’d wear to the beach may be shorter than the ones you prefer to wear to a friend’s barbecue. Lengths range from the top of the thigh to down to the knee.
You can also select different materials like stretch jeans, polyester activewear blends, and linen. On the hottest of days, match these with a light cotton T-shirt or tank top. These materials allow air to move freely so that you stay dry and cool. Avoid any materials that cling to the skin and trap in sweat, such as fleece. Cotton, linen, and athletic shirts paired with your summer shorts keep you at your coolest even in the dog days of summer.
An 8 a.m. tee time can promise the best of summer morning weather. Crisp, with gentle breezes and the temperatures slowly rising by noon, you can enjoy a good chunk of the day in perfect comfort. Feel even better when you go golfing in pique men's polo shirts,which are made of 100% cotton and engineered to keep golfers cool and looking fresh through the front and back nine. This material absorbs sweat like no other and keeps a flattering appearance even after the temperatures climb. This gives you the confidence to grab a bite or refreshment after the game without feeling the need to change.
How can we talk about summer without mentioning a day at the pool or the beach? Swimsuits and coverups are essential parts of summer comfort, and there are plenty of styles out there to give you the most confident poolside swagger. Grab the “little black dress” of swimsuits — a one-piece in any solid color — and you’ll have an item you can wear to any aquatic outing.
Experiment with new styles as well, like two-piece sets with swim skirts, halter tankini tops, bandeau tops, and high-rise bikini bottoms. This is an exciting year to find a wide range of styles that herald both vintage aesthetics and new fashion horizons. Explore frilly tops, sleeved one-pieces, ruched waistlines, and the ultimate shaping with firm materials that smooth and flow over every curve of your body.
Flowy skirts seem to be made for the summer. They keep the air circulating and can be even more cooling than a pair of linen shorts. Not only do they feel comfortable, but they also elevate your style. Embrace the swirl of an a-line skirt as you walk down the street to brunch. Complete the set with a beautiful white blouse or tucked in t-shirt. Dresses are also excellent summer staples. Pick among different bodice types and skirt lengths for highly customizable looks. For example, go from the casual a-line tank top dress to the formal maxi dress that you can wear to a dinner party.
By wearing light, organic materials, and choosing pieces that keep you cool, you can stay comfortable all summer long.