Welcome to Weekday Wardrobe, a series in which one Who What Wear editor or staffer will snap a pic of their 9-to-5 look each day and break down where you can shop it all to inspire your own everyday style.
After living in California for nearly seven years, I finally stopped rolling my eyes at friends complaining about the heat on an 80-degree day. In my defense, I grew up in Arizona where hot takes on a whole new meaning. I’m talking summer afternoons that are upwards of 110 degrees, with lows only dipping into the 90s. It’s just as intense as it sounds. (At least there’s no humidity, though!).
Naturally, I was forced to learn how to dress for these ultra-hot days, regardless of whether or not I actually ventured outdoors. Now, there are five specific outfits I rely on any time it’s over 90 degrees outside (like it was all last week). The key is to focus on lightweight materials, like linen and cotton, and generally just opting for as few layers as possible. It also helps if you avoid daydreaming about cozy fall weather—that will be here soon enough.