As temperatures rise, we begin to think about how much effort we really want to put into getting dressed in the morning. That’s where breathable, lightweight clothing comes in. Mesh panels, open backs, moisture-wicking fabric, and more should be part of your everyday wardrobe to maintain a body temperature that will keep you cool in the summer heat. For the times you’re not in a bathing suit on a beach or parked in front of your AC unit, these pieces from some of our favorite brands may help give you a leg up against summer’s occasionally oppressive heat.
The Japanese GoWeave Swing Skirt
Down from $100
The Japanese GoWeave fabric that Everlane uses is not only breathable to keep you cool in the heat of summer but is also made to be wrinkle-resistant. The east A-line shape of this skirt keeps the fabric from sticking to you, no matter the humidity level.
Mippo Women's Tank Top, $11-$16 on Amazon:
Made from a modal and spandex blend, this yoga tank adds another level of breathability with a mesh panel in the back. There’s also an opening at the lower back for optimal airflow as you’re sweating.
Columbia Women’s Bahama Long Sleeve Shirt
This shirt features a breathable, lightweight fabric that has UPF30 protection against UVA and UVB rays. The mesh-lined back vents allow even the smallest breezes to cool you down.
Nonwe Women's Outdoor Cargo Pants
These pants are water-resistant, quick-drying, and lightweight. They have a partial adjustable waist for ultimate comfort and many, many pockets for anything you could need.
Cucuchy Womens Yoga Tops Flowy Fitness Workout Shirt
This yoga shirt comes in a handful of different colors for any outfit. It’s moisture-wicking and easily washable. The hem is loose to give you even more breathability
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