Fashion

Beat the Heat: 10 Ways to Look Hot and Stay Cool

Fashion

Beat the Heat: 10 Ways to Look Hot and Stay Cool

LN-CC with Ksubi's shortest shorts.">
1. The uniform. This is it—the everygirl summertime standard. There’s a reason cut-off jean shorts and white débardeurs are so ubiquitous: they're easy, breezy, and sleazy; cheap, in all senses of the word. We love this Katie Gallagher tank from LN-CC with Ksubi's shortest shorts.
Acne Studio honda print muumuu.">
2. Muumuus. The best—a dress that lets the wind beneath your wings and protects you from the evil damage the sun can do. Safe for both work and the beach: Acne Studio honda print muumuu.
VPL’s ‘Convergence’ tank and Maison Martin Margiela’s tiny t-shirt.">
3. Is too a top! The bra top is controversial in some circles but none that we would want to be a part of. Wear it modest with a high-waisted bottom or let your navel out and make the world a slave 4 u. Our picks: VPL’s ‘Convergence’ tank and Maison Martin Margiela’s tiny t-shirt.
American Apparel. Bottom right: DSquared lace and denim wonders.">
4. They don’t call ‘em hotpants for nothing. Sure, sitting on the subway can get gross in shorts like these, but the poles are there for a reason. Bottom left: bottom from American Apparel. Bottom right: DSquared lace and denim wonders.
Kenzo’s tropical trousers and this Mary Katrantzou ziggy tent dress.">
5. Distracting prints. You could sweat a pool full and it would only make these prints look all the more rad. Keep yourself covered up and looking dry in Kenzo’s tropical trousers and this Mary Katrantzou ziggy tent dress.
Givenchy; BYO-bodyhair.">
6. In the clear with sheer. In 1992, artist Jana Sterbak made this genderfuck called Distraction. In 2013, Riccardo Tisci made this sheer tunic for Givenchy; BYO-bodyhair.
Acne Studios white jeans and this Jil Sander playsuit.">
7. It’s called white and it reflects the sun. It’s called cotton and it lets your skin breath. BAM. Kim knows. Don't be afraid to get your whites dirty with these Acne Studios white jeans and this Jil Sander playsuit.
Milly scuba look dress, right, or give the illusion of bodycon in this Hussein Chalayan optic hourglass shift on the left. Underwear optional. ">
8. Barely there. If you’ve got it, flaunt it like Lohan. Go for true body-consciousness in this Milly scuba look dress, right, or give the illusion of bodycon in this Hussein Chalayan optic hourglass shift on the left. Underwear optional.
Junya Watanabe mesh dress, Hussein Chalayan’s 1998 runway cutouts, and Alexander Wang’s enlarged dentelle.">
9. Strategic cuts. Mesh, lace, rips, slashes, and cut-outs, get your ventilation any way you can. From left to right: Junya Watanabe mesh dress, Hussein Chalayan’s 1998 runway cutouts, and Alexander Wang’s enlarged dentelle.
Be a Body.” Ditch the bra, pull your hair back, accessorize with natural pits and a good mani-pedi. Don’t forget the SPF. Give in.">
10. Be yourself. As a wise friend recently advised, “Allow yourself to stop caring, since everyone's possessed by the weather anyway and just crawling around looking for a body to fuck.” Or as Grimes put it, “Be a Body.” Ditch the bra, pull your hair back, accessorize with natural pits and a good mani-pedi. Don’t forget the SPF. Give in.
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When it’s so hot out that you sweat sitting still, the only thing you want on your body is a cold shower, and maybe another body. But propriety rules and we can’t spend the whole summer naked at Fire Island. In steamy, sticky, humid climates like the one we’re suffering through in New York right now, what is a girl to wear? Whether you prefer your look baggy or barely there, skinsational or SFW, we’ve got you covered—or not—with these 10 style tips to help you beat the heat. #humidsery #hairypits #hotinherre