9 Outfits to Keep You Comfortable in the Scorching Heat

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In the summer time, it gets hot.

But some places in the world get hot, hot, hot.

If you're planning a vacation to any crazy hot destinations, you're going to need to dress smart!

To help, I have put together some outfits to help you stay cool and look cute!

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The goals of this post is to give you cute outfit ideas that will keep you cool during vacation!

Below, you'll find tons of great clothing recommendations, so you can be comfortable during your vacation!

You'll also find some essentials that you won't want to leave home without!


You can't necessarily hike in the same clothes that you can explore the city in (obviously). So this section has been broken into two categories to help you find outfits that fit your needs.

Hiking/Outdoor Activities

Things to look for in hiking outfits:

  • Moisture-wicking material
  • Light fabric that breathes
  • Lose, flowing top
  • Snug pants or lose shorts

These features will help keep you cool and comfortable.

I personally don't like hiking in shorts, even when it's hot. I'm much more comfortable in capris, but you do you!

Definitely look into active wear. You shop for it at you favorite store.

I usually have good luck with C9 by Champion, which you can find at Target.

However, if you're willing to invest in some great active wear, you should check out Nike's clothes!

Hiking Outfit #1

This outfit covers you, but keeps you cool at the same time.

Here's super thin and loose Tank Top by Nike.

This one has more coverage on the shoulders which is great if you're going to be out in the sun.

Now, if you're like me and prefer wearing capris when hiking, check out these sweet Nike capris.

This combo is simple but cute, and they're easy to mix and match with other items in this post!

Hiking Outfit #2

If you love fitted tops, this Nike Pro Cool Tank is perfect for you! And it comes in so many colors! 😍

If you want, this top would easily pair with the bottoms in outfits #1 and #3.

However, if you're looking to avoid laundry, this tip will look lovely with these Tempo Running Shorts!

Hiking Outfit #3

If you'd like to stray away from Nike for a moment, you can get some great quality active wear from Under Armor, as well.

This HeatGear Tank Top is perfect for the hot weather. And, it pairs perfectly with these Under Armor Running Shorts!

Outfit #1

Dresses are a great way to look cute and stay cool!

Plus, they're super simple. No matching required!

They also offer you the opportunity to go straight from a day look to a night look with little effort, which is perfect if you're trying to save space in your suitcase!

This flowing t-shirt dress comes in so many different colors. And guys, it has pockets! 😍 Plus, you can easily add a belt for a completely different look.

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Exploring the City

While you're exploring the city you're visiting, you'll likely want to take some awesome pictures of yourself, whether they're for Instagram or just for you!

So, I have picked out some super cute pieces that will also be comfortable in the hot weather!

Outfit #2

If you prefer fit & flares, you should check out this beautiful dress, which comes in plenty of colors and prints.

Like I said above, dresses are great for going from a day look to night look in no time at all!

Pair this with a cute necklace or a belt, and you'll be ready for dinner!

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Outfit #3

This floral and striped tank top is cute and cool. It is mostly made out of Nylon, which is perfect for hot weather!

I prefer wearing longer tops with leggings, which is why I recommend it!

However, if you think that will be too hot for you, feel free to pair this with the Levi shorts in outfit #4.

Outfit #4

If you're looking for something a little sexy, you'll love this crop top!

It will pair perfectly with these High-Rise Levi Shorts.

Outfit #5

Everyone loves a cute wrap top, especially when you can pair it with this maxi skirt, which comes in tons of adorable colors!

Maxi skirts rock in the south because they're light and breathable!

This outfit is cute and oh-so comfortable!

Essential Items

When visiting any hot destination, there are a few things you're going to need!


Yep, you heard me! Well, actually you read it but still!

You need to wear sunscreen!

The intensity of the sun will likely surprise you.

For example, during the height of summer in Florida, it takes about 10 minutes to get a sunburn.

I like using Coppertone Sport SPF 50. It stays on when you sweat and and swim!

For my face, I use Banana Boat. This is perfect for your face because it doesn't feel oily like most other sunscreens!

If you're going to be outside and wearing makeup, make sure you foundation has SPF in it!


You're going to want your makeup to work for you while your in the hot weather.

Like I stated above, make sure that your foundation has SPF in it.

Also, if you're not setting your liquid foundation with a translucent powder, you definitely should, especially while you're in the hot destination.

As gross as it sounds, the translucent powder will help absorb the sweat and oils your face produces in the heat, keeping you from being shiny.

I use NYX Finishing Powder, and it works great!

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Cooling Towel

If you plan on doing any hiking, especially in a dry location, you'll absolutely want a cooling towel!

These are great on hikes when it seems like there's no relief from the heat.

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You'll want to keep the sun out of your eyes and off of your face, when you're hiking. So, make sure you pack a hat.

This Nike hat is perfect because it's lightweight and breathable.

It comes in a ton of different colors, so you can easily find one you love!

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The main takeaway is this: wear light, breathable clothing, whether you're hiking or exploring the city!

I put together 3 super cute hiking outfits and 5 adorable city outfits.

I hope you enjoyed my suggestions!

Have any other great tips for visiting hot destinations?

Let me know in the comments below!

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Until next time,

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