The summer heat can sometimes be unbearable. Add humidity to the mix and you may be a sweaty mess by the time you get to the airport.

Stay Cool with These Summer Clothes

Luckily, there are some clothing items specifically tailored to let you breathe and keep cool during the hottest months of the year. Here’s a look at twelve such items.

Opna Women’s Short Sleeve Moisture Wicking Athletic Shirts

Made from a soft lightweight fabric, this is a great everyday shirt to wear when the temperatures are high. It’s highly breathable and the moisture wicking fabric will keep you dry. Choose from a variety of colors and sizes.

Amazon User Review: I was very pleased with the color, fit, and quality. The price makes it an excellent value.

Price: Starting at $7.95 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.6

Onno Men’s Bamboo T-Shirt 

Made from organic bamboo, this shirt will keep you cool in hot and humid climates. Shirts are made in a small, family-owned production environment and come in a variety of colors. Wear as is or as an undershirt.

Amazon User Review: I love bamboo fiber products (they're always so comfortable & breathable), so I bought this for my boyfriend so he has something lighter in the summer heat & he loves it - fits perfectly & comfortably, right out of the package”

Price: Starting at $29.00 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.4 

Sarin Mathews Women’s Casual Short Sleeve Button Up

A nice-looking casual shirt to wear for nearly any activity. The material is lightweight and breathable for those hot summer days. Choose from army green, black, burgundy, ink green, navy, and white.

Amazon User Review: This is such a cute shirt and so comfortable. It's light weight and stretchy. The partial button down front and curved hemline make it more attractive than a regular t-shirt for summer wear.

Price: Starting at $9.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

Runcati Men’s Short Sleeve Button Down

A perfect shirt for when you want to look good during a hot day. Made from a fine linen and cotton blend, you’ll be comfortable and stylish in this breathable button down from Runcati. Choose from a variety of colors including sky blue, green, black, and white.

Amazon User Review: They fit great and well made. Looks and feels great. Wonderful summer shirt.

Price: Starting at $8.89 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 5

Q.T. Bamboo Women’s Low Cut Breathable Socks

These no-show bamboo fiber low cut socks will keep your feet from becoming sweaty and stinky. The breathable, anti-bacterial, and moisture wicking material will be a comfortable retreat from your typical cotton socks. There is a 100% money back guarantee and the 6-pack of socks comes with a bonus laundry bag.

Amazon User Review: Very breathable low cut socks. Good silicone pad at back of heel with the added benefit of a cushion against blisters.

Price: Starting at $19.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.3

David Archy Men’s Breathable Bamboo Boxer Briefs

Say goodbye to wedgies and the squeeze. These breathable bamboo boxer briefs will keep you cool and comfortable in the tropical heat. The soft fabric is lightweight and odor-resistant and the waistband will stay put. Perfect for daily wearing, hiking, or going for a jog. Sold in 3-packs and a few different color options.

Amazon User Review: The David Archy boxer briefs are very comfortable and airy. They are made of great material that breathes very well during hot weather.

Price: Starting at $24.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.3 

Nonwe Women’s Outdoor Quick Drying Hiking Pants

These pants are ideal for hiking, running, or traveling. The adjustable elastic waist allows for a perfect fit and the material is lightweight, breathable, and quick to dry. If the heat gets too intense, these pants roll up easily with a drawstring on each leg. Choose from a few different colors and sizes.

Amazon User Review: This was the best quick-dry travel pants that I purchased through Amazon! The fabric is obviously non-absorbent, but it is soft and stretchy, not plasticky like many of the quick dry travel pants that I have ordered recently!

Price: Starting at $19.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.2

Columbia Silver Ridge Cargo Pant

Don’t worry about getting these pants wet. The lightweight material will dry very quickly. Columbia’s Omni-Wick technology pulls moisture away from the body so you’ll stay dry and comfortable in hot and humid climates. The pants feature UPF 50 sun protection and multiple pockets, while maintaining a sleek, straight leg design. Perfect pants for hiking, travel, or any outdoor activity.

Amazon User Review: Great pants for the summer! Just bought a second pair. I got my first pair at a going out of business sale, and loved them so much, I ordered a second pair from Amazon. The material is so lightweight, I expect they'll be even cooler than shorts in hot weather.

Price: Starting at $32.96 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.3

AUSELILY Women’s Short Sleeve Casual Dress with Pockets

Suitable for any occasion, this attractive dress is super soft, comfortable, and breathable. It’s a simple dress with the great advantage of having pockets. Casual enough to wear to the beach and it will still look good for a night out afterwards.

Amazon User Review: It's one of the most comfortable dresses I've ever worn and I actually feel more attractive wearing it.

Price: Starting at $14.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.3

FLY HAWK Men’s Dress Shirt Slim Fit Long Sleeve

This slim fit shirt will keep you looking and feeling sharp even when the heat rises. The high-quality fiber material is skin-friendly, breathable, and will wick away moisture. Suitable for both casual and formal settings, this versatile shirt is all you need to pack for a dressy look. Choose from a wide variety of colors.

Amazon User Review: The shirt is comfortable, I like that the material has a little stretch to it. It also resists wrinkles well.

Price: Starting at $22.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.0 

HindaWi Wide Brim UV Protection Summer Beach Visor

Keep the sun out of your eyes and stay cool wearing this HindaWi sun hat. The high quality, water resistant fabric is similar to a swimsuit. There is an adjustable strap to fit all sizes and has an open back, which can fit either a pony tail or a bun. Best of all, it can be rolled up easily to pack away in your handbag.

Amazon User Review: This hat has been a mainstay for all outdoor activities. It rolls nicely and travels well.

Price: Starting at $9.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.3

EINSKEY Packable Waterproof Sun Hat

A casual unisex hat to keep the sun off your neck and out of your face. This hat has UPF 50+ sun protection and it’s waterproof to keep you dry if it rains. The mesh vent will keep you cool on a hot day and the hat conveniently folds up to pack in your travel bag. One size fits most with an adjustable drawstring. The hat comes in a few different colors to go with whatever outfit you desire.

Amazon User Review: It folded up easily so as to be packed in my suitcase, but retained its shape perfectly upon unpacking. It has a wide brim that offers great sun protection, and stays intact even in windy conditions. It has good ventilation as well.

Price: Starting at $14.99 on Amazon

Average Star Rating: 4.5

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