J. Crew Straw Hat With Rainbow Pom-Poms
A hat is a heatwave essential—it shades your face and keeps you cool—and this one is woven to let in the breeze. Bonus? The pom-poms add easy-to-wear pops of color. When traveling, wear this item on the plane so it doesn’t get squished in your luggage.
To buy: $49.50, jcrew.com.
Everlane Japanese GoWeave Track Short
A simple solution that’ll help beat the heat, these shorts are made from a 100 percent triacetate fabric that’s designed to be cooling and crease-resistant. Plus, the silky texture drapes in a way that lets you dress them down or up, like with a thin tee for running weekend errands or a flowy silk tank for evening drinks.
To buy: $68, everlane.com.
Mango Bow Linen Dress
Nothing says “summer” like lightweight, breathable linen, and this dress features ultra-feminine elements like lace panels and wide, tied straps. It’s a one-piece pick that’ll make you feel cool and look amazing—plus, it's an easy and space-saving option to pack for a long weekend away.
To buy: $60, mango.com.
Wilfred Promener Blouse in Misted Yellow
The off-the-shoulder trend is still going strong, and you’ll want to reach for this top on the next hot day since it’s made from a lightweight fabric and has a flowy cut that won’t cling to your skin. Also available in black, cream, and bright red.
To buy: $89, aritzia.com.
Madewell Lakeshore Button-Back Maxi Dress
When the humidity and heat spike, opt for a dress that boasts endless comfort—like this sleek maxi with buttons up the back—to let you maximize your breeze level. One easy piece is all you need when it feels like (or actually is) 100 degrees outside.
To buy: $148, madewell.com.
Nitrogen Embroidered Tie-Neck Tank Top
When the idea of actually putting a layer of clothes on your body is the epitome of uncomfortable, you’ll love how loosely this tank drapes. It has a split hem in back for some extra airflow and adjustable straps that will stay put when it’s steamy.
To buy: $40, target.com.