Mid Summer: Beat the Heat

Photo by   Alex Fu   from   Pexels

Photo by Alex Fu from Pexels


  • Climate: 80-100 degrees (F)

  • Dress Code: Summer Casual

  • Color Scheme: Lights and Brights

  • Full Outfit Price Range: $170-$343

Summer is hitting it’s stride with this crazy stretch of super hot days. Regardless of the heat, you still want to be able to go out, but what do you wear when you’re going to sweat through basically everything? We have you covered, but just barely. This outfitter will focus on breathability, light weight, and softer colors to keep you cool and stay as dry as possible when you step out into the sauna that is the outdoors.

The Top

Guidance: The focal point for the top with be short sleeves and light fabric that breathes, that’s lightweight cotton, linen, or blends of both.

Good Man Brand Slim Fit Sport Shirt: A mostly white shirt with a light pattern made of 100% cotton is a solid choice to make sure you look good and don’t overheat. $118*

Travis Matthew Split It Short Sleeve Button-up: Normally we wouldn’t include any gray, but this just has touches in the form of tropical flowers, so we’ll allow it. $95*

Theory Irving Trim Fit Linen Short Sleeve Sport Shirt: It’s light in color and in weight (it’s 100% linen). The lighter salmon color goes with just about anything and is just a little different. $60*

The Bottom

Guidance: Light weight and light color shorts or really thin pants are the play for the bottom half.

Bonobos Summer Weight Slim Fit Chinos: Light weight chinos are the only way to go if you are daring enough to wear pants in the summer heat. Bonobos makes some of the best of them. Keep the color light so you don’t attract more of the sun than you need to. $59 (on sale)*

Peter Millar Salem High Drape Shorts: Short are totally acceptable when the temps are over 85 all day and night. Go with something a little shorter to make your legs look longer. $59 (on sale)*

AG Wanderer Modern Slim Fit Shorts: Classic, plain-front khaki shorts that are lighter than normal and very stretchy to let you move freely. $85 (on sale)*

The Feet

Guidance: Let them feets breathe a bit with some light lightweight shoes that have limited amounts of leather.

TOMS Heritage Canvas Mens Carlo Sneakers: Canvas is the name of the game. It’s sturdy, breathable and looks great for less formal nights out. $50*

Rivieras College Slip Ons: Sure these are a bit casual, they are the lightest and coolest (in terms of airflow) on the list, but they also serve the purpose of supporting your feet while keeping them dry in this summer heat. $95*

New Balance 997 Sport Sneakers: Our “light bright” pick. These are streetwear influenced, and packed with color for a pop in your outfit that will be noticed wherever you go. $140*