12 No-Sweat Style Ideas For A Cool Commute

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Fed up with steamy morning commutes that leave clothes sticking to every inch of your body? We're right there with you. So, to help you avoid looking like a hot mess, we crafted 12 genius warm-weather styling tips so you can get to work sans schvitz stains. Ahead, how to pull off mesh fabrics you can breathe in, the very best sandals with built-in ventilation, and more pointers for looking cool even when it's hot, hot, hot.
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Play with sheer, perforated, and mesh detailing for a look that lets you breathe. If you find it too revealing, experiment with layering to make it more office-appropriate.
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A cloth bag is a necessity because it won't rub or stick like leather normally does. Also, consider swapping your large carryall for a smaller bag in the warmer months to avoid extra weight.
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For the morning commute, it's smart to tie your hair up with a wrap or headband to keep your locks out of your face. And, turns out, this accessory also tames frizz by blocking out humidity.
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If you're anticipating a sweat show, we suggest you steer clear of solid colors. Patterned fabrics are much better at concealing those spots.
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Avoid tight, restricting bottoms, and seek out loose silhouettes. These printed shorts even have an elastic waist, which makes them all the more comfy.
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Trade in your pencil skirt for something more airy, like a flowy midi-skirt. The sheer paneling keeps it ultra cool, too.
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If you have a lengthy commute ahead of you, slip on these open-toed sandals for a comfy trip.
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Dainty jewelry will keep your look polished but won't weigh you down. Go for minimalist pieces that will still make a statement.
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Sleeveless tops are summertime saviors. Try a button-down style to keep it professional.
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If heels are a must, opt for an open style with cutouts for maximum breathing room. And, a not-so-flashy style like this still looks 9-to-5-ready.
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Save the denim for a cooler day, and don a pair of cropped culottes. If you need a little culotte inspiration, check out how our R29ers wear the breezy trend.
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To keep your sunglasses from slipping down your face, try a pair with nose pads, like these bright aviators.
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