Remember how just a couple of months ago, we were all begging for summer to arrive? Well, we’re about halfway through the heat of the season, and already I’m longing for the crisp, cool days of autumn. I know, I know—it’s totally crazy! But it’s just so hot outside, and taking the subway on a summer day? Fuhgeddaboudit. In a way, I’m one of the lucky ones—my office is within walking distance from my apartment. But even still, the 20 minutes I spent outdoors every morning and evening leave me perspiring like a soccer player during the World Cup—only way less sexy.
Apart from carrying around one of those ridiculous-yet-nifty spray bottle fan things, there are few solutions for staying cool. So, the easiest thing to do is to dress accordingly. Yes, that means stripping down to significantly fewer layers on a daily basis, but it’s important to take the materials you wear into consideration as well. The good news for you is that we’ve done all of the legwork: click through to see which fabrics are your best bets for summer, and to shop some of our favorite looks!