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How to Dress to Stay Cool While Looking Great!

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Duke chapter.

Knowing what to wear in this heat can be a struggle. Nothing seems to keep the sun’s rays away. So, I decided to do some research and found ways to stay cool while looking great!

Fabrics are an essential part of repelling the heat waves that have been so strong recently. Choose fabrics like cotton, linen, silk, and lace.  These will keep you feeling fresh (especially if you choose a lace pattern that allows in some air). Tight clothing will trap in the heat, so go for flowing pieces that are cooling, flirty, and fun! Another important factor is color: Remember that lighter colors will reflect the sunlight. White, light blue, and peach are great colors for keeping cool and looking great!

This outfit is perfect for hot weather:

It’s loose fitting, light in fabric and color, and demonstrates the happy, easygoing vibe of summer.

Summer is going to be full of blacks and whites; so try this look that incorporates the “colors of summer” with a hint of neon that makes it fun for going out with friends or on a summer date:

J. Crew is the ideal place to shop for summer clothes that are comfortable, breathable, and cute! Cute cotton summer dresses are always a must. And J. Crew has a ton of options for “that perfect summer day.” 

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